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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
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answered Different techniques to secure a server
Feb
7
revised How to automatically start mysql after server restart (CentOS + other distros)?
Added manpage link to answer
Feb
7
answered How do I find all network clients (WinXp) that have local printers connected?
Feb
7
answered dead man's switch for remote networking interventions on Linux
Feb
4
comment Comodo Antivirus - Free antivirus for commercial use
It all depends how you present your proposition to your boss. A free anti-virus product may not only cost your sweat and toil, but if it isn't centrally managed, the sweat and toil of the other 199 people who run it, including your boss. Plus, I doubt that Comodo will plug into your mail server, or run on your Linux file servers. In which case you will probably be paying to run another AV on those. Present a total cost of ownership case for your preferred solution, if he throws Comodo onto the pitch, do a TCO of that and compare.
Feb
3
answered How to setup a reliable SMTP server on Windows Server 2008 R2
Feb
3
comment How to remove second ip address from vlan interface on switch
Dell and Cisco switches have similar commands, but they diverge quite a lot once you start configuring spanning-tree and I am sure some other things too. Would be great if Dell took the trouble of publishing a cheat sheet to translate between the two.
Feb
3
revised How to remove second ip address from vlan interface on switch
edited tags
Feb
3
comment How to remove second ip address from vlan interface on switch
On Dell PowerConnect switches, When you aren't sure how a command works, try typing it followed by ? which will then show you the possible options. You can keep typing at ? at the end of the command to see further options. If you see <cr> it means you don't have to add any other commands.
Feb
3
comment Split tunnelling for Site to Site VPN on Cisco ASA
Thanks. That's a nice answer. My searching is fruitless, but I can do what I need anyway :-)
Feb
3
asked Split tunnelling for Site to Site VPN on Cisco ASA
Feb
3
accepted Where ACLs are applied
Feb
3
comment Where ACLs are applied
Thanks for the info. Damn - VLAN1 is the production network, so I can't do much experimentation there. I wish that the Dell 62xx switches supported egress IP filtering, which presumably would allow me to block access coming out of VLAN 2.
Feb
2
comment PCs using certain IP addresses cannot ping out
You are using 20.0.0.0/24 subnet internally?
Feb
2
comment Where ACLs are applied
Network hardware - we have Dell and Cisco, but I think they work the same way.
Feb
2
asked Where ACLs are applied
Feb
2
comment Best hosting provider
Why don't the people at stackoverflow start migrating these to webmasters instead?
Feb
2
answered Configure ntpd to just measure, don' set the clock?
Jan
31
answered How can I restrict SSH access when the source IP is dynamic
Jan
31
comment Can Virtual Hosts in Apache loads any directory?
You need the quotes as you have spaces in your path. I don't think it is that.