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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.


Jan
11
accepted Are there any benefits to using a Distributed vSwitch for iSCSI?
Jan
11
comment Outbound ports to allow through firewall - core requirements
I mean my own standard config for use across my machines - not a global standard for everyone :-) So for basic email and web access, in addition I would need to open up DNS - which of course is useful for lots of other things.
Jan
11
answered Different color prompts for different machines when using terminal/ssh?
Jan
11
revised Outbound ports to allow through firewall - core requirements
Clarification of question; edited title; added 28 characters in body
Jan
11
comment Outbound ports to allow through firewall - core requirements
Of course we are asking. As stated in question, I am looking for a best fits standard config to roll out now, as I don't anticipate answers to the question coming all that quickly until the point when something stops working... And wondering what core services I don't want to block (e.g. DNS) that I might not already have thought of.
Jan
11
comment Are there any benefits to using a Distributed vSwitch for iSCSI?
Actually - those sorts of answers are well worth hearing. I'm not wedded to the technology. I think we'll use them for VM networking, but possibly not for anything that doesn't require migration (vMotion, iSCSI - required for migration, but doesn't need to be migrated itself).
Jan
11
awarded  Civic Duty
Jan
11
comment how to map domain name to dynamic ip address
Why is this home use question more suited to serverfault.com than webmasters?
Jan
11
asked Are there any benefits to using a Distributed vSwitch for iSCSI?
Jan
11
accepted PowerShell Regex for validating DOMAIN\username
Jan
11
accepted VMware networking - PortChannel or not?
Jan
11
accepted How can I delete all alerts for a user in Sharepoint 2007 without visiting every site?
Jan
11
accepted VMware vSwitches and Dell PowerConnect BPDU guard
Jan
11
accepted Is it worth the effort to block failed login attempts
Jan
11
accepted VMware ESX 3.5 Host Health shown as unknown
Jan
11
comment Outbound ports to allow through firewall - core requirements
Well - of course you need to compromise to have a system acceptable by your business. Perfect security would not allow any internet connection at all...
Jan
11
comment Step by step guide for asa 5505
ASA doesn't run IOS. It is a similar OS, with many shared commands, but it isn't the same OS. Admitted good knowledge of IOS and Cisco networking will be useful, but there is more with the ASAs.
Jan
11
revised Outbound ports to allow through firewall - core requirements
Clarification because someone is being pedantic
Jan
11
comment Outbound ports to allow through firewall - core requirements
Bittorrent, botnets, viruses. There are many reasons why one would want to lock down a remote offices abilities. Of course there are other ways to deal with these, but limiting the ports that can be used seems like a good start. Of course, I am open to alternative suggestions for how to enforce internet usage, as long as they use the equipment we already invested in.
Jan
11
asked Outbound ports to allow through firewall - core requirements