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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.


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revised Is it worth the effort to block failed login attempts
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Dec
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comment Block facebook even in the case users get their hands on tor, freegate and similar applications
I imagine that Blackberry and corporate cell phone use would limit the number of these that are in place in the corporate environment - and seems like total overkill to prevent staff checking Facebook.
Dec
29
asked Is it worth the effort to block failed login attempts
Dec
29
comment do I need to install fail2ban on CentOS
-1 Can you qualify this further? Is there not a risk of Denial of Service from brute force attacks that fail2ban reduces?
Dec
29
answered Block facebook even in the case users get their hands on tor, freegate and similar applications
Dec
27
answered Disable keybased SSH login on demand
Dec
24
asked Create a Sharepoint 2007 Page Layout that can be used to create new pages
Dec
24
answered Which hosting controller should I install in a dedicated server, that can handle PHP 5.3?
Dec
24
comment Postfix character encoding?
If it is only your VPS provider who is seeing the incorrect name, but the rest of the world gets it, seems like the problem may lie with them. But if they are just seeing a malformed name, is the problem a big one?
Dec
23
comment VMware vSwitches and Dell PowerConnect BPDU guard
Sorry - I got a bit confused with Dell's different terminology/functions. I can't actually enable/disable bpduguard at all. Dell offer bpdu-protection, which might be the same thing and can only be enabled globally (default is off - so what happens if I switch it on now?) and bpdufilter which looks like something else altogether.
Dec
23
revised VMware vSwitches and Dell PowerConnect BPDU guard
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Dec
23
revised BixData or Zabbix?
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Dec
23
comment Display maintenance site to requesters based on their IP address
Glad things worked out for you. How did you do it in the end?
Dec
23
answered BixData or Zabbix?
Dec
23
comment Create a Hand In Items In SharePoint 2010
This is a good question - I am sure there are many people who need to accept files from anyone into a given folder, but don't want to give everyone access to that folder.
Dec
23
asked VMware vSwitches and Dell PowerConnect BPDU guard
Dec
23
comment VMware vSwitches and spanning tree
Do you have spanning tree disabled for the ports, or are you using portfast and bpduguard disable on these ports instead? I have Dell PowerConnect switches, which don't suppport disabling bpdu-guard at the port level (can only do globally).
Dec
23
answered How can I delete all alerts for a user in Sharepoint 2007 without visiting every site?
Dec
23
asked How can I delete all alerts for a user in Sharepoint 2007 without visiting every site?
Dec
23
accepted VMware vSwitches and spanning tree