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Just another sad, but unremarkable tale of a bright kid who squandered his potential and ruined his life by turning to a career in IT.

Since first embarking down this dark path, I've done a little bit of everything, from small businesses to large datacenters, Linux to Windows, networking and security, DBA roles and, in my darkest moments, even some light mainframe operations.

These days it's Microsft products paying the bills, for what difference it makes. Whether it's a multi-domain AD environment with tens of thousands of users, a small cluster of Linux webservers, or a tangled web of network cables, systems are all just complex tools to do complex jobs, perpetually in need of someone to make them perform better and ensure they're always available when someone needs them.

Since being a lawyer seemed too boring, being a doctor seemed too hard, and my idea of a good time usually involves using a powerful computer anyway, I really can't imagine doing anything else.

Recently certified Genius of network:

Dear HopelessN00b Genius of network... it's easy for you to speak. If I could explain my problems in my language probably also an hysteric like you could help me, but in another Language (english) is no easy for me. Anyway thanks, I'll continue to try online. Ps. I make this job from 1998 when you were probably coming out of college. So before to speak... think!


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comment ERROR: PleskFatalException: Unable to connect to database: mysql_connect()
The only way to get of a Plesk infection is to completely wipe the disk and reinstall your operating system from scratch. Good luck.
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comment My laptop cannot boot
You should ship it to me. If I can't make it boot, I can probably use it for parts. Worst case, I'll keep it at my desk and beat annoying users with it.
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comment DCpromo creating child domain
Not to mention you probably don't want a child domain anyway. They are only recomended in a very small number of scenarios - you probably want a second forest instead.
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comment WSAECONNREFUSED: Connection refused error when connecting through WiFi. Working fine with Ethernet cable
You haven't provided anywhere near enough information to diagnose this, and good luck. I won't go near, touch or even look at SAP for less than 4 bucks a minute. <shudder>
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comment NetBIOS ping issues
Well, it's typically a wildcard entry, but the intermittent nature of it makes it hard to pin down. Can you isolate it to devices on one switch or AP or connecting to a particular DC or server?
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comment How is NUMBER_OF_PROCESSORS env variable generated?
You can check the RAM dimms remotely somehow, as I've had to do it too. iLO, maybe? As to why it matters that they're populated, in modern servers, a column of RAM dimms is generally coupled to a processor. If you want to be able to use the RAM in a given column, the corresponding processor has to be present and in use. Possibly vice-versa too, though I don't know I've run into that scenario (with populated processors but an unpopulated column of RAM dimms). I do know, however, that weird things happen if you don't follow the RAM dimm installation guidelines.
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comment NetBIOS ping issues
OK, and presumably, the problem isn't that pings go to the wrong IP address, but that everything does... whatever you're actually trying to use, right? Check your DNS and WINS servers for this 92.242.140.21 address, as well as the hosts file on the machine you're pinging with. That address is coming from somewhere, may as well check the obvious places first.
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comment NetBIOS ping issues
What's the actual issue? I have a hard time believing that the real problem is that you can't ping by NETBIOS name.
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comment How is NUMBER_OF_PROCESSORS env variable generated?
@Justin In that case, tell me, this blade... the 2nd proc isn't disabled in the BIOS, right? And both rows of RAM dimms are populated, right? Making those assumptions, I'd have to say chipset driver, like Ed suggested.
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comment ssmtp configuration..when i got mail am getting mail with www-data. how to replace www-data with my name
No. No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, NO! Go back and read our tour page, follow the helpful links and read everything else you had to click past to post this atrocity. Once you understand what this site is about, and who it's for, keep looking around, use the search to try to find an answer, and if all that fails, only then should you find an example of a good question to model your question off of, and ask it.
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comment Two Windows server, not in domain, grant permissions to each other's users
Questions must demonstrate a minimal understanding of the problem being solved. Try including attempted solutions, why they didn't work, and the expected results. See How can I ask better questions on Server Fault? for further guidance.
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comment Error when I rsync site to vesta before adding it to the CP
This question appears to be off-topic because professionals don't use webpanel shit to admin their servers.
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comment Could I have 2 nat on vpc
Questions must demonstrate a minimal understanding of the problem being solved. Try including attempted solutions, why they didn't work, and the expected results. See How can I ask better questions on Server Fault? for further guidance.
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comment usually how long a password will be good?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is fundamentally unanswerable.
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comment Faulty DC preventing NTFRS replication
@joeqwerty Indeed, but I've found it a useful troubleshooting step. The fact that it doesn't resolve the issue for our furry friend here definitely indicates there is more wrong than just an NTDS link.
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comment Applying user settings on a Windows Server 2008r2 server slow from external computers
Roaming profiles? (And/or offline files?)
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comment Fedora 8 on intel atom device using live image burn with unetboot
Fedora 8: Code Name Werewolf, released: 2007-11-08, end-of-life: 2009-01-07. This has been end of life for almost 5 years. In fact, it's been out of life for 4 years, 10 months, 19 days, 10 hours, 43 minutes and 48 seconds. I suggest upgrading. At least 5 years ago.
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comment Faulty DC preventing NTFRS replication
@Bnlf Well, like I said, now it's time to troubleshoot with dcdiag and such.
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comment Outlook reports “no default gateway” on Lan Domain
This is very not clear, but sounds like you want to add a route with to this other network, instead of changing the default gateway.
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comment Port 5005 on my VPS is listening, but closed
Alright, so what the hell is a network slug? All I can find is the github page for that ZNC thing, but no documentation about what the guy meant that term to mean.