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Apr
21
comment ISP like Linux WAN router/gateway
I'll say +1,000 for Vyatta. IMHO they're as close to Enterprise as you're going to get in open source (free or paid version with support and more features). Very good features, and VERY stable.
Apr
21
answered Top Infected Machines - Dealing with Threats?
Apr
21
answered Does anyone out there know how to install and manage an SMTP service on a machine that runs Windows VIsta?
Apr
21
comment Transitioning from Finance to IT careers - degree required?
Good advice, though IMHO in terms of Linux I'd try to jump right in with Red Hat/Fedora/CentOS or SuSE/OpenSuSE - they have the largest share of the enterprise market.
Apr
21
comment Transitioning from Finance to IT careers - degree required?
For a guy who's just getting started in the field, let's not start off with false information. Mac OS X and Linux are both derived from Unix (in its' many forms over the last 30 years). Mac is not a flavor of Linux. They have some common ancestors, but are very very different.
Feb
10
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Feb
8
asked Cisco Switches - find parent/uplink via SNMP
Feb
8
comment Should dev be admin on their computer?
I'll admit that I both work in higher education and am a "systems administrator/programmer", as is everyone in my group, so I guess my experience isn't totally relevant. But I can't imagine working as a developer at a shop that wouldn't give me full control over my workstation (OS choice and installation, software choice, etc.) let alone root privs on it.
Feb
8
comment Which motherboards support ECC RAM and USB 3.0?
As mattdm said, I'd go with a major vendor. In terms of reliability (not necessarily future-proof), I'd go for a used, just-off-lease machine from Sun, HP, IBM, etc. over a home-built box.
Jan
28
comment Inexpensive Network Monitoring tools for Windows
Yeah... I know... you want Windows. I'm assuming that even a Linux VM is out of the question. What about one of the monitoring appliances? I think some companies make a Nagios appliance... On a side-note, I'm a Linux admin, but my group also runs a bunch of Windows servers, and even a few Mac Xserves and a few Solaris boxes. Just because your company designs and manufactures screwdrivers, and you have a million in stock, doesn't mean you should use one to put a nail in the wall.
Jan
28
answered External USB HDD with Linux: usage tips?
Jan
28
comment Secretly share an XP My Documents folder
Agree. If it's something management wouldn't like, don't go near it. If it is something they'd approve of, setup a storage server - even just a spare desktop running Linux and SAMBA and give just those two people access to it. At least use real access control.
Jan
28
answered How to replace/delete HTML code from hundred of files?
Jan
28
comment ssh without password does not work for some users
You said "new RHEL4 box". Did you mean RHEL5? 4 is pretty ancient at this point...
Jan
28
answered What is the best network design for a new multi-floor building?
Jan
27
awarded  Revival
Dec
8
answered New Server hardware verification tests
Dec
8
answered Plugging Surge Protectors into UPS
Dec
8
comment My LAMP server is getting hammered with traffic, how can I see what's causing the load?
yes, tail -f your log files and watch what's going on...
Dec
8
comment DHCP server can't assign addresses to some machines
As to rogue DHCP servers, no need for a Microsoft tool, just tcpdump for DHCP traffic and look at the source ports.