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location London, United Kingdom
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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.


Feb
19
comment How to disable signature prompt for third-party provider in Microsoft Word?
The user can be instructed to tick the Don't show this message again box, then click Ok. I guess you are asking to do this centrally for all users so that the users aren't bothered by the message, or don't otherwise screw up the rest of your config. Is that right?
Feb
19
comment ASA 5505 outside access for clients with dynamically assigned IPs, no outside access for clients with static IPs
What is the license on the ASA? Base config only allows 10 clients, so if you have already have 10 clients connected then the 11th won't be able to connect. It doesn't look like you had this issue, but worth noting as this has bitten me a couple of times.
Feb
14
comment Configuring encrypted e-mail in Outlook 2010
Are you talking about encryption of traffic between the Exchange 2010 server and the Outlook 2010 client, or are you talking about the clients sending and receiving encrypted messages with their contacts? Or are you talking about encrypting the mail stored on clients and/or server. All of these are encryption scenarios related to email which would require a different approach.
Feb
14
comment Best way to calculate optimal subnet masks for a range of IP addresses?
You mean if rewritten in almost exactly the same way as they phrased the question? I still disagree that this is a shopping question. It isn't asking for product recommendations - it is asking for the right tool to use. Fair enough that this is a dupe, but just closing the question like this chases new users off.
Feb
13
comment Best way to calculate optimal subnet masks for a range of IP addresses?
This isn't a shopping question...
Feb
12
comment Windows key database for WDS
We can ONLY buy OEMs then upgrade them to Windows 7 Enterprise - which is a pain because Microsoft don't allow upgrades from Windows 7 Pro - you have to do a fresh install. Maybe it isn't the same everywhere, or with customers of different scales. We have about 800 PCs and still have to buy Windows 7 Pro OEM from Dell :-(
Feb
12
comment how to disable a user to install program being domain user?
Chrome installs into the users account so generally Admin rights don't come into it.
Feb
12
comment Where is the high load coming from?
Monit is also helpful as you can see the load from monitored applications, which may give you an indicator of who the culprit is.
Feb
11
comment Security Risk involved in disabling SMTP authentication on POP3 Server?
So how did any mail get delivered to your mailboxes before you implemented this? You only need SMTP authentication for mail that is to be relayed to another server, not mail destined for the server. Sounds to me like you have changed a setting on your server from how it was before. Sure - your mailserver could be configured to only allow mail to be received by a given provider (e.g. your filtering company) - if McAfee doesn't support that feature then to be honest you should take your business elsewhere!
Feb
11
comment Mod_Rewrite Rule (or an Alternative) For Reorganizing Directory Structure
Did you test it? Does it work? If so don't worry too much about resource consumption. This will be nothing compared to the load placed by normal requests.
Feb
8
comment Is an IPSEC tunnel limited to the slowest direction of an asynchronous connection?
Ah - we use split tunneling to avoid that. I'd better update the question again...
Feb
8
comment Is an IPSEC tunnel limited to the slowest direction of an asynchronous connection?
Fleshed out the question a bit, because I am still confused :-)
Feb
8
comment Is an IPSEC tunnel limited to the slowest direction of an asynchronous connection?
Hmm - so the opposite of what mgorven said, and someone voted them up. Hopefully there will be some more votes or comments to clarify.
Feb
8
comment Is an IPSEC tunnel limited to the slowest direction of an asynchronous connection?
Can you rephrase that because I really don't understand what you are trying to say.
Jan
25
comment How do you document/track your permissions
I would also suggest that you delegate management of the groups to an appropriate person in the business. If they have an email address and appear in the GAL then they can be managed through the Address Book in Outlook in a very user friendly way.
Jan
25
comment Using postfix to relay/forward to gmail
That is the simplest option, and as long as the rest of the postfix config is working to handle mail sent to your domain it will do the trick.
Jan
11
comment Email going to a user at a similar domain name
In that case, since people probably put your domain correctly, it is the other guy's problem. In which case I'd leave it, especially if they are a competitor :-)
Jan
11
comment Email going to a user at a similar domain name
A common bug in the users operating system combined with a namespace problem. They sign up for user1456@gmail.com, then tell people that their email address is user@gmail.com, or people forget the suffix. No - that's my email address because I got there first! It happens all the time with different people. Maybe there is a genetic fault amongst those who share my surname. Or maybe it's all in the memes.
Jan
10
comment How do you search for backdoors from the previous IT person?
The higher your ServerFault score the higher your chances of being a BOFH :-)
Jan
10
comment Email going to a user at a similar domain name
I regularly get email for people with the same initial and last name as me who use the same popular email provider. I can't believe the idiots out there who give my address instead of their own when applying for jobs. Mailing lists I can understand people not being careful about, but job applications? Anyway, I once tracked down one of these people, as they actually got invited to interview. It was worth a transatlantic phone call - she was very very grateful.