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bio website dunxd.com
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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.


Sep
19
comment Monitoring Apache with Munin - what am I doing wrong in my Apache configuration?
Submit that as an answer and you can have the points.
Aug
20
comment Fetching all PHP files and store their size
I'll give you the benefit of the doubt that your aren't trolling. Link to the site by all means, but why not include some context with your answer, like how to use OSSEC for integrity check. That adds value to the link and makes for a good answer.
Aug
20
comment Fetching all PHP files and store their size
There are a whole slew of reasons why link only answers aren't valued here. Respect the feedback that others give you. Read serverfault.com/help/how-to-answer
Aug
20
comment Fetching all PHP files and store their size
While this link may answer the question, it is better to include the essential parts of the answer here and provide the link for reference. Link-only answers can become invalid if the linked page changes.
Aug
20
comment Fetching all PHP files and store their size
You might go into detail about how you would use OSSEC to do an integrity check.
Jun
3
comment Is it okay to use a SSH key with an empty passphrase?
Until your client laptop gets stolen and used to breach your perimeter before anyone has a chance to revoke the SSH key. A passphrase on the key would give you more time to revoke the keys.
May
23
comment User security settings for scheduled task on Windows Server 2008 R2
There is a hard coded SQL server account in the EXE that has the permission to write to the database. This is separate from the AD user used to run the scheduled task. When the executable is run as an AD Domain Admin, it works, when it is run as a normal user, it doesn't. Are you suggesting that the AD user the task is run as has a bearing on whether the exe can talk to SQL?
Apr
30
comment Windows 2008 R2 AD servers on fanless flash based systems
Update - I've now deployed four of these with another 11 to go. Very happy with this choice. The fanless stuff looked cool, but the cost of the microservers was so low it was hard to argue with.
Apr
23
comment Measuring network latency
Requests for recommendations of products are off topic, but saying what tool to use, particularly generic ones, surely is on topic, else most of the content here will have to go.
Apr
23
comment Multiple-NIC vMotion in vSphere 5 with separate core switches
Oh yes - it is a lesson learnt but not a lesson easy to put into practice. Still stuck with the two cores - next hardware refresh will be the first opportunity to make a change.
Apr
22
comment Multiple-NIC vMotion in vSphere 5 with separate core switches
I've been here too - and I am beginning to wonder whether having two sets of stacked switches for use with VMware is a good idea (or at all). I've seen very little extra value from having this extra level of redundancy but it has been an extra complexity challenging every networking project. If I were doing all this again, I'd just stack all my switches into one. The failure of a whole stack seems well within our SLAs and we can get redundant hardware and extra throughput within a single stack.
Apr
18
comment Stable version of Mysql
I don't really understand why you would ask "Currently which MySQL version is stable" and wait for an answer rather than just looking on the MySQL website and getting the answer straight away.
Apr
18
comment Securing information against domain administrators
"They want it to be impossible for anyone from the company to intercept, read or do anything with information they will exchange and manipulate" - one has to ask whether they trust themselves even.
Apr
17
comment website hangs after multiple ctrl+f5 (virtual server debian)
When you say the website hangs do you mean that it hangs in your browser, or at the server end. How do you know which?
Apr
16
comment SPF Record with or without plus
The default identifier is + so they have the same outcome, just the intent is more obvious when using the first notation. I guess someone could override the default interpretation by their SPF setup (whoever manages the server receiving mails), but it seems unlikely.
Apr
16
comment Site is not loading since early today
Those DNS issues you don't understand - figure them out, or seek advise. You won't get far telling anyone there are "issues" but not saying what they are.
Apr
11
comment What is the correct way to configure AD replication in a hub-spoke design
Thanks - now all my DCs have <automatically generated> entries under NTDS so now AD can manage this automatically.
Apr
11
comment What is the correct way to configure AD replication in a hub-spoke design
Can you explain how to do "Undefine/delete manual bridgehead selections in each site."?
Apr
11
comment What is the correct way to configure AD replication in a hub-spoke design
Where am I doing the deletion (dssite.msc on the HQ DCs or remote ones?) Where does the auto-create happen? I don't want to do this without understanding how I am potentially breaking things and how long AD will take to "heal" itself.
Apr
10
comment The mysterious //tmp/cbmew.php
Have you looked at the code in cbmf.php by opening it in a text editor? It sounds suspicious.