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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
28
answered What tools are available to sleep desktops at night to save power?
Oct
28
answered New system administrator - Any security suggestions?
Oct
28
answered Workaround for blocking SIP port (5060) by ISP
Oct
28
answered Looking for a software alternatives to a Fluke Meter
Oct
28
comment Authenticate Subversion users with svnserve AND SSH
You could use key based authentication with WebDAV. You will still need some kind of authentication server, and configure your web server to use certificate based authentication.
Oct
27
comment dns/mx records for sub domain
+1 Good point. You would need an MX record only if you wanted to add redundancy, mail filtering or some other function.
Oct
27
answered dns/mx records for sub domain
Oct
27
comment dns/mx records for sub domain
An MX record is always for a domain (or subdomain) - the MX record specifies a host (with a priority) that mail addressed to the domain (or subdomain) should be delivered to.
Oct
27
comment Cisco ASA 5505 :: Techniques for limiting consumed hosts (max 10 with base license)
@virtualeyes - I would say the learning curve for an ASA is much less than for Linux APF/iptables if this is your first encounter with a firewall. The Cisco press book on ASA is a pretty good reference, and outlines all the features. I am a fan too.
Oct
27
accepted PKI Issuing CA on Domain Controllers
Oct
27
comment How to create a CNAME a DNS name at the level abc.xyz.mydomain.com (sub-sub-domain) if my DNS host only supports xyz.mydomain.com (sub-domain)?
It would be helpful if you gave an example of what they are actually asking for - obfuscated if you are paranoid about sharing your domain name on this forum :-)
Oct
27
answered How to create a CNAME a DNS name at the level abc.xyz.mydomain.com (sub-sub-domain) if my DNS host only supports xyz.mydomain.com (sub-domain)?
Oct
26
comment What's wrong with my SPF record?
If you want proper troubleshooting on this, you will need to give the domain name you are having trouble with.
Oct
26
answered Negotiation timed out - issue with windows IKE2 VPN
Oct
26
revised DNS resolution failing over to secondary DNS - why?
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Oct
26
revised DNS resolution failing over to secondary DNS - why?
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Oct
26
comment How to extinguish a small fire in a server rack to minimize damage to surrounding equipment?
@RoundTower - in an ideal world that would be in place. Welcome to my real world...
Oct
26
comment How to extinguish a small fire in a server rack to minimize damage to surrounding equipment?
@mfinn - yes, we test the site annually. Still don't want to use it though.
Oct
26
comment Cisco ASA 5505 :: Techniques for limiting consumed hosts (max 10 with base license)
I am pretty sure the deal is less bad if you buy the ASA with the 50 user license, but I can't say for sure. If the price seems high, there are other firewalls out there - you always pay a premium for Cisco, and sometimes there is value in that, other times it is questionable.
Oct
25
revised Cisco ASA 5505 :: Techniques for limiting consumed hosts (max 10 with base license)
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