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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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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.
Jan
28
comment Hardware options for hosting 5 websites
VPS all the way, and if you need more power, get more VPS.
Jan
27
revised keeping an SSH connection alive
made tags less specific
Jan
27
answered keeping an SSH connection alive
Jan
27
revised stp vs utp whats the exact reason for using stp
edited tags
Jan
27
comment Disable internet access for a single computer
You could assign a fixed IP address via DHCP if you want. I expect a file server already has a fixed IP.
Jan
27
comment Disable internet access for a single computer
+1 for pointing that out given it is a Win 7 desktop being used as a central file store. There are ways around these issues, but probably only warranted in an environment over the OP's size. For example, time synch should probably be done via an internal time server, and the config is pushed out via Active Directory. WSUS and SCCM are there to provide updates without giving direct access to the internet.
Jan
27
comment Get linux to change default route if one path goes down?
Not semantics at all. Default routes and default gateways are configured differently. If you used the right terms, or linked to some useful information then your answer would be more helpful. By the way, I didn't down vote your answer.
Jan
27
comment How to use nagios to monitor a printer
It is possible that the OIDs are fairly generic. You could do an snmp_walk on the printer to see everything that is generated, but if you don't have the MIBs for the printer installed, the output may not mean anything to you. Note again - this may only return the values for an snmp_query. Some of the things you require might only be available via traps. The MIBs and documentation for your printers (let's hope you don't have too many different ones) will give you the best overview.
Jan
25
answered Get linux to change default route if one path goes down?
Jan
25
comment Get linux to change default route if one path goes down?
You can't have two default gateways, by definition of default. You can set multiple routes however, and weight them.
Jan
25
answered How to use nagios to monitor a printer
Jan
25
answered Security: How to check if our server is hacked?
Jan
19
comment How can I add config options for a specific hostname outside <VirtualHost>?
You'll find once you've got the hang of apache config files the text editor is far more powerful than any management tool, and far more secure.
Jan
17
answered How can I add config options for a specific hostname outside <VirtualHost>?
Jan
17
revised SSL encryption standards by browser
Added link