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bio website emitcode.com
location Snohomish, WA
age 24
visits member for 2 years, 4 months
seen Sep 7 at 16:04

I enjoy developing software professionally and in my spare time. To me, there is not much more rewarding than completing a difficult project, algorithm, or even just designing something elegant.

Passionate about software and writing not only correct code but easily understood code, I strive to teach others about anything I have learned. I embrace knowledge sharing and I wish that everyone would be willing to give programming a try so that they too can feel the same satisfaction that comes to me each and every day.

My best quality is my analytical thinking process and the ability to rapidly solve any problem that faces me. However, this becomes a weakness when I get lost in thought about the esoteric concepts around every day things; springs and rocks fascinate me on a near weekly basis.


Jul
29
comment What is causing this seemingly excessive ICMP traffic?
If you intend on hiding the IP address in the image, you may want to also hide it in the packet capture bytes displayed in the ICMP payload you have selected. Simply convert your source IP to hexadeciaml, look for the 4 bytes representing it, then mask the next 4 bytes in the packet, stopping at and masking 0xB2 (178).
Jul
29
comment What is the safest way to convert a Windows Server 2012 Hyper-v system to Linux with KVM?
@MichaelHampton Bizzare? I would say it's just a little different. Most people consider Arch unstable in terms of its releases and maintenance requirements (it's a holy war like arguing different programming languages). But basically I believe Arch to be much easier to install, maintain, and get going. It's exactly what I need, nothing more, and I can harden it very easily. I had to get my two cents in after you said "bizzare"! But yeah, timing the migration will be a thing I need to do. I'm looking for more of a "You shouldn't do that because of X" response, a sanity check if you will.
Jul
29
comment What is the safest way to convert a Windows Server 2012 Hyper-v system to Linux with KVM?
@MichaelHampton The rollback would be just powering off, removing the disks with the partially configured Arch Linux, and shoving the original disks back into the server after removing them from the drive array that was acting as the secondary so that I would be able to copy/convert the VHD files. The source would be on the original drive array, the destination on the live drive array for the new configuration. Hopefully that makes a bit more sense :)
Jul
29
comment What is the safest way to convert a Windows Server 2012 Hyper-v system to Linux with KVM?
@MichaelHampton How would you go about testing it? Would you do a live backup of the image and time the conversion on a different server? Since the host OS doesn't have the conversion utilities needed, I can't do it on itself.
Nov
4
comment Why do some machines respond with many RST packets instead of RST-ACK to refuse a connection?
@AlexanderJanssen It's just RST and the varying ports were due to not reading the output an additional time. But, still there should be a RST-ACK coming back and not just RST!
Nov
4
comment Why do some machines respond with many RST packets instead of RST-ACK to refuse a connection?
I also just realized that I requested a connection from 53 to 80 and then it refused it with RST and then the machine for some reason responded with RST from a different source port and caused all of that confusion. My mistake for not reading it three times :)
Nov
4
comment Why do some machines respond with many RST packets instead of RST-ACK to refuse a connection?
Actually, no HTTP is being done. It's a different protocol, but on port 80. Anyway, the odd part is that those source port numbers are not 80. When you connect to a host from port A to port B, they should respond from port B to port A. So in this case, I request a connection from 53 on 80 and they should respond with packets from 80 on 53, no? Additionally, it's standard for an active refusal to be done with a RST-ACK packet, not just a RST packet.
Nov
4
comment Why do some machines respond with many RST packets instead of RST-ACK to refuse a connection?
@AlexanderJanssen Close to, but not quite. Edited the original post for you.
Oct
10
comment What special configuration is needed to have a domain controller with DNS on a VM in Hyper-V?
It was a NAT issue and after fixing it up it started working after the midnight maintenance restart. +1 for suggesting nmap!
Oct
10
comment Is there a way to make software available for remote installation in Windows Server?
Group Policy Software Distribution was what worked for me. Thanks to you both.
Sep
30
comment What special configuration is needed to have a domain controller with DNS on a VM in Hyper-V?
Interestingly enough now. This problem is not present on the machines which are wired into the router, only machines wirelessly connected. Perhaps the wireless switch is behaving differently than the wired one?
Sep
29
comment What special configuration is needed to have a domain controller with DNS on a VM in Hyper-V?
@AnsgarWiechers Yes it's pointed to the correct nameserver. I do get the same error when using nslookup to query that nameserver directly as well.
Sep
29
comment What special configuration is needed to have a domain controller with DNS on a VM in Hyper-V?
@KenWhite Agreed. I forgot about that. They all look the same sometimes. Too bad there's not an easy way to move your posts or close them yourself without voting.
Jul
15
comment Multi-homed domain controller, web host, etc
Looks like it worked after a disable/enable of the interface after changing the setting! Thanks again.
Jul
15
comment Multi-homed domain controller, web host, etc
@HarryJohnston You are quite right that it doesn't like it when I do that. But doing it for the private interface alone seems to work fine. We'll see in a few hours, which is usually the delay we're notice the update at.
Jul
14
comment Why does Active Directory: Domain Services configuration sit at “Examining DNS configuration”?
I love auto correction. But anyway, AD seems like a great thing to step away from even when understanding your typo. I'm getting pretty deep into why people get mad at it, but also why others love it. Good times. :)
Jul
12
comment Why does Active Directory: Domain Services configuration sit at “Examining DNS configuration”?
I am confused. Are you asking a question or making a statement? It would be odd to ask "We are you literally using mysite.com?" Anyway, if you mean to ask if I'm actually using mysite.com, then no.
Jul
12
comment Active Directory: Domain Services and Remote Desktop
Yep, just pretty much forgot it would alter that and now it works fine.
Jul
12
comment Why does Active Directory: Domain Services configuration sit at “Examining DNS configuration”?
It seems to work just fine when I do "corporate.mysite.com". This is apparently the normal practice though. No clue as to why.
Jul
12
comment Why does Active Directory: Domain Services configuration sit at “Examining DNS configuration”?
I'm playing with AD for the first time. So I guess I'm taking my domain and adding that to a new forest. Previously I configured it as corporate.mysite.com from a tutorial. I wanted to redo this as mysite.com instead this time, so I could have myserver.mysite.com instead of myserver.corporate.mysite.com or something crazy as the default. I could also quite possibly have no clue how to set this up correctly.