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location London, United Kingdom
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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.


Jan
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asked Really clear introduction to Sharepoint architecture
Jan
28
comment Trouble with IIS SMTP relaying to Gmail
I agree - if you have the TLS box ticked in the SMTP server config, then for some reason this isn't working right, and something like Wireshark may help you figure out why.
Jan
28
comment Can any of the popular IM networks work like this?
+1 That's a great answer - use one IM product for internal system, and use a client that allows access to multiple IM systems. That gives you your redundancy and doesn't rely on your customers using a particular IM network. Pidgen will hook into XMMP locally, then all the major IM networks apart from Skype.
Jan
27
answered DHCP is started but not enabled in Windows Server 2003?
Jan
27
awarded  Commentator
Jan
26
comment Slow Read/Write Performance over iSCSI SAN
"You probably are also using ethernet instead of fibre which is also not help performance." I'm not sure this is always the case. If you have a dedicated ethernet network for the SAN with decent switches, and bonded links to your SAN array and hosts, you may get performance better than some fibre channel solutions.
Jan
26
answered TFTP uploads failing
Jan
26
comment TFTP uploads failing
Nice discussion on some of this here - grimwell.wikispaces.com/tftpd
Jan
26
comment TFTP uploads failing
Aha - a bit of a breakthrough. I installed auditd, and things started to appear in the audit log relating to tftp. I then used grep tftp /var/log/audit/audit.log | audit2allow -M tftpwrite to generate a SELinux rule to allow tftp to write. I then applied this with semodule -i tftpwrite.pp and restarted xinetd. Now I am able to save over existing files, which gets me some of the way there. I am still unable to create new files, despite the presence of the -c flag in the config for xinetd. Would be nice to be able to create from network devices saving their config via TFTP.
Jan
26
comment TFTP uploads failing
Ok - I've now tested running outside of xinetd using the following command: in.tftpd -l -c -v -u root -s /tftpboot This seems to work ok. However, when running with the following xinetd config, which I believe does the same thing, I get the same error with writing files.
Jan
26
awarded  Student
Jan
26
answered Use Google analytics to alert on traffic spike source
Jan
26
answered Cable guides for CAT 5e in the rafters?
Jan
26
answered Cannot access router page or ping gateway, but internet works?
Jan
26
asked Cisco VPN endpoints disconnecting from a VLAN
Jan
26
comment TFTP uploads failing
Unfortunately I do have the -s flag set. Reading files works just fine, so connectivity is functioning. There is no /var/log/audit/audit.log. Not familiar with strace - I guess that is the next thing to try.
Jan
25
answered Group Policy dealing with IE zone assignment not sticking!
Jan
25
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Jan
25
revised TFTP uploads failing
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Jan
25
asked TFTP uploads failing