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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.


Nov
14
comment What is the best network topology for a small sized school network?
When you say small - how small? How many devices on your network? How are these physically and logically arranged? It may make sense to split up into subnets based on location, or department, but it really depends on your specific size. Also, you say you want to improve it. What sort of problems are you looking to fix? If it isn't broken don't fix it.
Nov
14
comment Monitoring routes, hops
It's a script you can easily edit. For example, perhaps you know your preferred route. Instead of grepping the latency, you could grep for your preferred route, and raise an alert if it changes. You don't even need Nagios to use this script. You can just use cron to run the script and do something with the output. I'm not sure if this is going to help you solve your problem - from your question it sounds like you just want to know when the route changes so you can do further manual checks to trace the problem.
Nov
10
comment Limit access to web site when bandwidth reaches limit
Do you happen to know whether mod_bandwidth reduces the bandwidth for each connection, allowing further connections, or if it prevents further connections once the bandwidth limit is reached. The docs/FAQ don't make this clear. I'm after the latter.
Nov
10
answered Monitoring routes, hops
Nov
9
comment Limit access to web site when bandwidth reaches limit
Hosting the files separately is a good option - although a standard hosting package may use a server less capable/more congested than my VPS. Unfortunately (actually fortunately) my service provider has not yet implemented bandwidth monitoring/reporting for their VPS system.
Nov
9
comment Limit access to web site when bandwidth reaches limit
CDN is an expense I don't want to incurr at this stage. If things get exciting then I'll consider it, but right now I am looking to avoid any such investment till it looks like I really need it.
Nov
9
revised Limit access to web site when bandwidth reaches limit
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Nov
8
answered Moss 2007 - Event Log EventId:7888 Windows NT user or group not found
Nov
8
answered Where to maintain central source repository?
Nov
8
comment This morning when sshing in, server asks for password (has never happened. normally use identity file)
Ooh - you don't want to be logging in as root! That is what sudo and su are for! I hope your friend isn't also logging in as root...
Nov
8
answered How to diagnose causes of oom-killer killing processes
Nov
8
asked Limit access to web site when bandwidth reaches limit
Nov
6
awarded  Tenacious
Nov
4
comment Why DELL PowerConnect and Juniper are so rare ? Why do enterprises stick with Cisco?
Although PowerConnect OS and Cisco IOS are very very similar, some of the features have different names, and because they are so strong on training everyone understand's Cisco's nomenclature. Dell haven't made a good go of translating. Dell's PowerConnect documentation is also pretty poor - one of those things where you need to know what they call something before you can find the documentation about it... If they sorted all that out, I am sure they would have a better market for their products.
Nov
4
answered Connect to Cisco ASA 8.2 VPN with Android 2.1 L2TP/IPsec?
Oct
27
revised Is there some advanced traffic shaping frontend for linux?
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Oct
27
answered Is there some advanced traffic shaping frontend for linux?
Oct
27
answered SSH Web Tunnel Monitor
Oct
27
answered ftp in a non-networked environment is insecure?
Oct
27
answered How to setup a domain in apache