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bio website latrix.org.uk
location Stourbridge, United Kingdom
age 53
visits member for 4 years, 8 months
seen Jul 9 '12 at 13:57

I have had computers in my life since the mid eighties, and somehow ended up earning my living out of being really good at doing IT. Discovered Linux about 7 years ago, and am now a full convert.


Aug
24
answered is there a command that automatically downloads files from server?
Aug
24
answered Should core system servers be able to connect to the internet for maintenance/support?
Aug
23
comment Can you use your own drives on Dell PowerVault MD3000i?
In some cases the specific firmware includes features for de-duping data on a block level (e.g. NetApps does that).
Aug
23
answered Differences between SSH's tunnels and OpenVPN
Aug
23
answered Virtual Server Networking
Aug
23
comment Virtual Server Networking
Be careful, the NAT mode has some limitations (documented in the manual).
Aug
23
answered Small Business Server 2008 without Exchange… how and why?
Aug
23
comment rsync over ssh performance
RAID will only speed up your disk access if you use RAID0 (stripes). All other forms of RAID generally don't result in a speed gain. If you want faster disk access, you need faster disks, and make sure they are spread nicely across your disk adapters.
Aug
23
comment Connected to VPN, I can ping and remote into servers but cannot connect to http, svn or mssql
That's probably because he made sure the firewall would let traffic for his machine go through. And that is the correct way to do this (reduce access to the minimum that will do the job).
Aug
23
awarded  Supporter
Aug
22
comment Two-Way SSH VPN Tunnel and UDP Connection Tracking
Could you post the content of your routing tables on A and B? That should shed some light.
Aug
21
answered Two routers on different subnets - will this configuration work?
Aug
21
comment nslookup can't find anything
DNS forwarding has to be configured in the DNS server, it is NOT automatic. If you don't need internal DNS, I would simply point to the external DNS servers provided by your ISP. If you do need internal DNS, then configure that to resolve unknown hosts through the DNS servers provided by the ISP.
Aug
21
awarded  Autobiographer
Aug
21
answered Ubuntu Server - Two Interfaces Living Together (in perfect harmony)
Aug
21
answered du vs. df difference
Aug
21
answered How Can I monitor internet usage within my lan
Aug
21
comment Development Network set up?
I usually prefer the capital outlay, as it shows as an asset on the balance sheet, whereas your subscription is just an expense. I can see the benefit of having professionals managing everything for you, which may work well in an environment that isn't big enough to warrant a dedicated IT person. However, if your internet connection goes down, or your VPN plays up, your developers won't be able to work at all. Plus, you depend entirely on the hosting company for any changes you need. This is really down to choice. Your decision!
Aug
21
awarded  Teacher
Aug
21
answered Development Network set up?