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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.


Feb
23
asked Monit lists Apache as Not Monitored
Feb
23
comment Effects of configuring vm.overcommit_memory
Thanks - I'm trying things with overcommit_ratio set to 100 to see what happens. The main problem I have is that when oom-killer starts it invariably kills sshd preventing me from accessing the server and seeing what is going on. I guess what I really need is to stop oom-killer from running and some means of recording what happens when it would have run so I can find the cause of the problem.
Feb
22
asked Effects of configuring vm.overcommit_memory
Feb
14
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
10
comment In SharePoint, What is the best way to move a subsite to its own site collection?
We have a Sharepoint install where every team site is in its own site collection. It's been like that for years. It prevents all kinds of functionality, particularly using lists between sites, and is a PITA to undo. My advice - don't do it :-)
Feb
10
comment How can I block Spotify on our company network?
You still need to get some kind of acceptable use policy which everyone using YOUR connection must sign up to. You need these people to take responsibility for their actions, otherwise you may find that you are held responsible for their (potentially criminal) actions! The users are already holding you responsible for everyone else's actions!
Feb
10
comment Your thoughts on managing passwords in a corporate server environment
You are asking how to manage authentication of user accounts rather than managing a list of passwords right?
Feb
9
comment What is the meaning of an equal sign = or == at the end of a SSH public key?
Interesting that the relevant RFC ietf.org/rfc/rfc4716.txt doesn't mention this, which may suggest you are right.
Feb
9
comment Unexpected URL referrers from trusted websites?
+1 for "Referer header ... should be consider completely untrusted". Any GET or POST submitted data should be treated as completely untrusted.
Feb
7
answered How to monitor the port state on ASA 5505
Feb
7
comment What factors can disrupt a VSAT connection?
Ok - asked question in body, then moved answers to answer. Flagged for community wiki. Better?
Feb
7
answered What factors can disrupt a VSAT connection?
Feb
7
revised What factors can disrupt a VSAT connection?
Rephrase question
Feb
7
comment How do I specify the DHCP IP address ? (CentOS 5.3)
I take it you mean that you want to send a directed DHCP request to a specific IP address rather than broadcast, but you still want the DHCP server to send the IP config details to the client. That is an interesting question.
Feb
7
comment What factors can disrupt a VSAT connection?
What factors can disrupt a VSAT connection? :-)
Feb
7
comment What factors can disrupt a VSAT connection?
This is what I know, but I'm always finding new things. Intended for community wiki. Any additional knowledge, experience, even anecdotal would be helpful.
Feb
7
asked What factors can disrupt a VSAT connection?
Feb
5
comment The A to Z of setting up a Linux box for secure local hosting
Would highly recommend koltsoff.com/pub/securing-centos - a very educational walkthrough on securing CentOS (most of which is easily applicable to other distros) - it doesn't cover the hosting, but everything in there should be understood and applied to any CentOS server that isn't behind a firewall you understand and control.
Feb
4
comment What sort of network problems can a single NIC host cause?
No - it's set to get it's IP address from the ASA (of course, I didn't check to see whether it was getting an IP address from the ASA - isolated from the network as soon as we narrowed it down.)
Feb
4
revised What sort of network problems can a single NIC host cause?
added 85 characters in body