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I'm a Linux guy that loves managing Linux servers and workstations as part of my living. I don't spend much time on it simply because I don't need to. I love to answer questions that relate to Linux and try to do so when I have spare moments.

I'm a Linux guy that has to manage customers' Windows servers and workstations as part of my living. It pays well but I find it frustrating to have to deal with Windows-specific issues and interfaces when I could just be done already if I used my favorite tools. Sometimes I write programs in Go that help me manage the Windows machines and sometimes I just give up and ask for help here. I don't love Windows and I'm highly appreciative of the folks here that have clever answers for frustrating problems.

I'm a Go programmer that used to be a Perl programmer... and I love that it's part of my day job. I loved Perl very much, but there is just too much goodness in Go to stay on the Perl wagon. I love having a cross-platform language that packs its own runtime without needing to hack something together like I had to do with Perl. I haven't really answered much in the way of Go questions, but I'm certainly on the lookout for questions that aren't already answered well. I spend as much time as I can expanding my Go experience, especially when it comes to building cross-platform tools to help myself or my customers live a happier computer-using life.

I'm a father and a business owner. I love my kid more than anything else. Seriously, who doesn't say that? I already know I'm biased, but he's the best kid anyone could ask for. I run my own business and have done so though multiple relationships, several staffing changes, many city moves, a bunch of chemotherapy, and plenty of general business and life chaos. Through my business, I have provided valuable input to giant companies like Johnson & Johnson and Amazon.com all the way down to mom-and-pop-sized local businesses and many in between. Running my business has been an amazing amount of freedom and an incredible amount of burden. And it has been an incredible experience.


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revised How do Windows DFS referrals work for laptops away from the office?
More clarification...
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comment Failing to connect to server via SSH - “Server refused to allocate pty”
If you can SSH as root (and sometimes systems are configured to allow it) you can use this method above via SSH. In fact, I just did. ssh root@host "mount devpts /dev/pts -t devpts" was exactly what the doctor ordered.
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comment How do Windows DFS referrals work for laptops away from the office?
So, how do Windows DFS referrals work for laptops away from the office?
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comment How do Windows DFS referrals work for laptops away from the office?
Just FYI: the mesh network IP assignments are not assigned based on the user's home office network or any thing like that. There's no way to know which office the user "lives" at based on their mesh IP. In fact, some users are exclusively on-the-road users and have no home office.
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comment How do Windows DFS referrals work for laptops away from the office?
@GAThrawn: The laptop is connected via a mesh-style network like Hamachi or NeoRouter and always has a mesh-network-specific IP address. Routes are setup such that when they are off-network, the traffic destined to that network will flow via the mesh network. For this example, the Chicago office is 10.0.0.0/24, the LA office is 10.0.1.0/24, the NY office is 10.0.2.0/24, and the mesh network (all users on it) is 10.99.0.0/16. When the user is in the LA office, they are 10.0.1.55 and are in the LA site. But when out-of-office, they are on 10.99.11.22 and don't fit in any site.
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comment User can not access network printers with Windows 7 connected to Windows 2008 R2
They are a domain user. I was referring to their profile being local on the computer, not roaming or otherwise.