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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
14
answered What's the easiest way to let my Ubuntu Server send email behind a proxy?
Jan
14
answered What ports do I allow over my internal firewall interface?
Jan
13
accepted Outbound ports to allow through firewall - core requirements
Jan
13
comment Outbound ports to allow through firewall - core requirements
+1 Thanks for updating your answer in light of the revised question.
Jan
12
comment How can you tell if you are on physical or virtual hardware?
mattdm is right - whether your server OS is running in a virtual layer may be proof of nothing. You probably need to weigh up the benefits of pursuing some kind of claim with your host, unless you are just looking to get out of your contract by claiming they breached it somehow.
Jan
12
revised Outbound ports to allow through firewall - core requirements
Remove possibly unhelpful detail; deleted 2 characters in body
Jan
12
revised How can you tell if you are on physical or virtual hardware?
added 1 characters in body
Jan
12
comment How can you tell if you are on physical or virtual hardware?
What OS is the server concerned?
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?