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I am currently employed as an apprentice mechanical engineer. I frequently code in my spare time and have been deeply involved in computing for as long as I can remember (my earliest memories are navigating my full 4 GB hard drive on Windows 95 and thinking, what is all this junk occupying C:\windows\ and taking up room for all my games? Delete!).

I'd like to share my tips and tricks and anything else I've picked up over the years with the StackExchange community, so I look forward to helping!


May
29
awarded  Notable Question
Mar
20
suggested suggested edit on Copying Linux users and passwords to a new server
Mar
12
comment BBWC: in theory a good idea but has one ever saved your data?
Obviously that was the feature you were aware of. But again, you didn't make that clear. @mfinni is just being helpful.
Mar
12
comment BBWC: in theory a good idea but has one ever saved your data?
Very informative, good job on keeping those outputs for however long.
Feb
21
comment Installing proftpd - dependency issues (libcrypto.so and libssl.so.10)
If you're on StackOverflow with enough points you can link accounts and you'll get 100 points here. Or you could pastebin the answer for me to supply 8-)
Feb
21
comment Installing proftpd - dependency issues (libcrypto.so and libssl.so.10)
yum appears to be in an unclean state, run yum-complete-transaction to let it resolve pending transactions - they might include your dependency packages.
Feb
21
comment Configure iptables over SSH without getting locked out?
Whenever I'm doing risky things that cause connection drop-outs (eg reconfiguring OpenVPN settings), I set a cronjob that will reset to defaults after a period of time. If things go well I cancel the job, if they don't I wait until it sets up access again.
Jan
10
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
7
comment How can I disrupt my roommate's BitTorrent?
If it's one of the SerComm based routers, it may have a root backdoor access which you could use to change the wifi key github.com/elvanderb/TCP-32764
Jan
7
answered Bittorrent ports, why do I need them?
Oct
14
comment Command line to list users in a Windows Active Directory group?
But is there any way around the truncated group names?
Sep
23
awarded  Popular Question
Sep
11
revised FreeNAS FTP Error: 425 Unable to build data connection: Operation not permitted
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Sep
11
asked FreeNAS FTP Error: 425 Unable to build data connection: Operation not permitted
Sep
11
answered FreeNAS FTP Error: 425 Unable to build data connection: Operation not permitted
Aug
22
comment Setting up VMWare ESXi 5 with a single physical NIC
Indeed. The fact what you're suggesting cannot be achieved without physical access (or KVM I suppose) means that this is not currently feasible in my situation where the server is in another country.
Aug
22
comment Setting up VMWare ESXi 5 with a single physical NIC
I don't have physical access to the server, which is why all I can have is the public IP for the vSphere host that OVH is assigning it on their setup.
Aug
22
comment Setting up VMWare ESXi 5 with a single physical NIC
Hi. My vSphere host is the ESXi server itself, correct? This server is only accessible to me from the Internet so I'm not sure it can practically have an RFC 1918 IP. The VMs themselves I appreciate would. But then how do I actually setup directing a request to connect to the server IP at port x, to a VM?
Aug
22
revised Setting up VMWare ESXi 5 with a single physical NIC
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Aug
22
comment Setting up VMWare ESXi 5 with a single physical NIC
That's correct @sysadmin1138 - I do only have a single IP address to work with too.