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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
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
Feb
4
comment What sort of network problems can a single NIC host cause?
Yeah - we swapped the cable out for a known good one, and checked the existing cable on another computer. Not a cable issue...
Feb
3
asked What sort of network problems can a single NIC host cause?
Feb
3
answered Strategy for gaining ssh access without setting up a router
Feb
3
comment Cisco ASA - Enable communication between same security level
what physical port is 192.168.10.60 connected to? Need a clearer idea of your topology to help here.
Feb
3
answered How to bridge two networks via VPN (IPsec)?
Feb
2
answered VPN Connection causes DNS to use wrong DNS server
Feb
2
comment What tools should I use to assess bandwidth for web server farm..?
Just checking, but will you be moving all your servers into the new datacenter? Surely the new datacenter won't charge you for traffic between the servers inside the datacenter?
Feb
2
answered What tools should I use to assess bandwidth for web server farm..?
Feb
2
asked Monitoring IPSEC traffic on Cisco ASA
Feb
1
comment Two local networks, but Windows Web Server 2008 chooses wrong connection for accessing the internet
I think you need to give more information about your DHCP config - why are your 10.X NICs getting config from DHCP? Sounds like you don't want that config so why not use static config on those NICs?
Feb
1
comment Cisco VPN endpoints disconnecting from a VLAN
Hah - I am SO glad we replaced that old VPN Concentrator with a ASA 5510! We don't see this problem anymore since then, but other changes have also occurred in the last two years.
Feb
1
accepted ntop to analyse bandwidth usage on multiple ASA 5505
Feb
1
answered ntop to analyse bandwidth usage on multiple ASA 5505