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I'm a technologist celebrating 15 years on the Internet. I've worked with organizations large and small and across multiple verticals to include financial, life sciences, consulting, retail, marketing/media, gaming, and the public sector (federal and state).

My experience spans from layer 1 (designing and installing physical infrastructure) to layer 7 (app development) and layer 8 (managing programs and projects).

I enjoy a good conversation, technical or otherwise. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or comments.


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comment Protecting against DDoS attacks?
actually, I think this topic is more relevant to the security@stackexchange. There's a recent thread of syn flooding protection there.
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answered Internal Code Signing: Key Distribution, or Certificate Server?
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comment Simple IP load balancer for web service that runs on Windows XP or Windows 7 Professional?
Well, you have to balance cost with time. You can build your own or use an existing solution (FOSS or commercial). If you'd rather not build your own, then you'd have to "learn" linux or settle with DNS RR LB (which doesn't provide HA). To tombull89's point, if you can't afford a NLB license and if HA is important, then perhaps priorities need to be reassessed.
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comment Permanently assigning IP address for an embedded device
Yep - any communication to/from devices could generate a collision. The effect is broken comm until the conflict is resolved. With that said, following the RFC is a good practice IMHO.
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answered How reliable are IP address-based firewall restrictions?
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answered Pros vs Cons of Rate Limiting ICMP
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answered Is Citrix accessible through proxy?
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answered Permanently assigning IP address for an embedded device
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answered Setting up a Remote Gateway to service computer network
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answered Manage DNS outage
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answered Dynamics CRM 2011 On-Premise & Security Certifications (ISO 27001, SAS70, etc)
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answered ftp.example.com pointing to many different servers
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comment SSL Enabled site refusing connections
Working down the OSI stack, is the port open and accessible? Try telnetting to 443 and see if you're able to establish a connection (note that windows telnet doesn't necessarily open a connection even though it may look open on the console).
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comment Virtual PC Locks Everyone Out with a “To log into this remote computer…” error
How are you connecting to the VM guest? RDP? Console?
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comment Does my small network need a domain name?
Specific to the BIND comment, since it sounds like you're a Windows shop, replace BIND with MS DNS server. It's a service available on most (all?) "Server" operations systems (with the exception of 2008 Web). Backtracking a bit, you may need to point internal clients to the internal DNS server and let the internal DNS forward to public DNS servers for external query resolution. You might be able to setup a .local domain on OpenDNS and set suffix search order on local clients to prefer local first, but that can expose your internal IP scheme to the public.
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