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I work at a large international development charity in London, as International Operations Manager. I manage a team of Regional ICT Service Managers, based in developing world countries, who keep our users happy through fixing problems, setting up great connectivity and generally making sure users can do their day jobs.

I previously worked at the same place as International Network Systems Analyst. I looked after a bunch of ICT systems in offices in the developing world, as well as looking after systems in our HQ. I gained a lot of knowledge in that job, and the techy side competes with the people stuff in the new role, hence I still hang out here a lot.

I'm passionate about the use of ICT in developing countries, both in terms of dealing with the inherent problems for ICT in those places, and using ICT as a tool for development.


Oct
20
comment Email Attachment Size Limits
Good question. This gets debated a lot between users who are used to pseudo-infinitly large mailboxes from "free" providers such as Gmail, and us sysadmins who are working with limited storage and backup budgets.
Oct
20
comment Using Active Directory as an LDAP server for Linux clients
@alharaka - just read that VMware are discontinuing ESX after 4.1 after which all vSphere versions will be ESXi based and managed via PowerCLI or vCli. So its all in the licensing of vSphere.
Oct
20
answered ssh getting disrupted intermittently
Oct
20
comment Can I limit SSH access to a particular folder on a cPanel server?
What OS are you using?
Oct
20
comment Mass email - cron job
You could just use cron to send the message to the email address for the list - mailman would then handle sending the message to the list members. Pretty simple. Of course, you have to think about exactly how you configure your mailman list according to your requirements, but most things are possible.
Oct
20
comment Create Exchange 2003 server side rule without logging in as user
Thanks - I upvoted the new answer. You might want to delete this one :-)
Oct
20
comment Where should .htaccess be located for a www.example.com/abc/
You need to check whether your host directive allows .htaccess to override the httpd.conf settings - there should be a line with 'AllowOverride. Check that your httpd.conf file has lines saying LoadModule rewrite_module modules/mod_rewrite.so` and AddModule mod_rewrite.c and they aren't commented out. See also httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/howto/htaccess.html
Oct
20
answered How do I add a new virtual host to my apache?
Oct
20
answered Where should .htaccess be located for a www.example.com/abc/
Oct
20
answered Moving web application to default port on IIS
Oct
20
comment Using Active Directory as an LDAP server for Linux clients
@alharaka - you can use Management Assistant Server to script your ESXi systems, although of course you won't be able to do vMotion etc, which is when virtualisation really comes into its own. I've seen some hacks out there that give you access to a service console on ESXi, and from there you can install Likewise and join to an AD domain. But I'm not sure why you'd bother.
Oct
20
comment “Connection failed” error when trying to telnet into SQL Server
@mh - you are making a few assumptions then jumping to conclusions. Not helpful.
Oct
20
answered “Connection failed” error when trying to telnet into SQL Server
Oct
19
comment Disk-Less Web Servers
And a decent SAN with preferably 10G Network backbone. And why not throw in some tiered storage on that SAN for good measure :-)
Oct
19
comment Create Exchange 2003 server side rule without logging in as user
Could you give a little more detail in your answer? The Google results for the search don't make me feel any more enlightened.
Oct
19
asked Data storage on same guest as vCenter?
Oct
19
comment Upgrading ESX 4.0 -> 4.1 with vCenter Server & Update Manager running on a local VM
Yes - this ran through my head in the past too. However, we went for it all the same. We did encounter some issues with vCenter (to do with hitting the 4Gb limit in SQL Server Express - why did VMware tempt us into that?), and this was easy enough to resolve once we figured out what host vCenter was running on.
Oct
19
comment VMware ESX 3.5 Host Health shown as unknown
Most definitely. I can't believe we are still on 3.5...
Oct
19
answered VMware ESX 3.5 Host Health shown as unknown
Oct
19
comment Implementing emailing (bulk & event based) features for my website
You don't specify what kind of hosting you are looking to get from Godaddy. Presumably server hosting?