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Generic sysadmin. Hack coder. Jack of all trades, master of some.


Please Note:

I expect you to read any reference material I link to in my answers. If the answer to your question is contained in said reference material and the reference source is not likely to disappear I will probably not cut and paste it onto SF unless it's really cool/interesting/obscure.
In return I promise not to link anyone to goatse or tubgirl

I expect you to think for yourself and do a little thinking (and mayhaps even some work) to solve your problems. If you aren't capable of this, please exit the profession via the door on your left.
In return I promise to do my best to aim you in the right direction, and to clarify any points you have trouble with


May
22
reviewed Leave Open Using BGInfo for a specific User
May
22
reviewed No Action Needed connect() failed (111: Connection refused) while connecting to upstream
May
22
revised Do unused application pools in IIS affect performance?
added 53 characters in body; edited title
May
22
reviewed Leave Open Do unused application pools in IIS affect performance?
May
21
reviewed Approve Multiple SSH keys per user on the server
May
20
comment Need to transfer the free volume group space to another volume group space
I would rather shoot myself in the HEAD than assign a logical volume as an underlying member of another volume group. This surely is madness...
May
20
reviewed Close Why arp cache is stored in both machine and switch?
May
20
reviewed Leave Open Windows 7, copy configuration
May
19
reviewed Reject Overriding nginx deny rule for a single location block
May
19
answered Digital Ocean and dynamic DNS
May
19
reviewed Leave Open How can I limit the number of RemoteApp sessions to 1 per user?
May
15
comment How to deal with passwords during automated deployment?
I agree with you on all points except #3 and #5: Even if your internal mail is secure there is always a chance that an employee will read or forward that mail via an insecure channel, and you're increasing the potential exposure if you have a security breach on your mail server. About the only time I would say it's acceptable to email passwords is if the email itself is encrypted (with something like PGP or S/MIME).
May
15
comment Cannot open mailbox
We need more detail from you in order to even take guesses at what the problem might be.
May
15
comment QoS Degrading VOIP
For what it's worth, I do my VoIP QoS/Traffic Shaping with pf pretty successfully (we still have occasional quality issues, mostly attributable to upstream congestion). You could probably put pfsense in place of your current router/firewall and get reasonable results without too much expense.
May
15
comment QoS Degrading VOIP
@CJF Bleh.... I guess a screenshot of that is about the best you can do then. I'm pretty sure Mark is on the right track though - Your QoS probably isn't "reserving" bandwidth, so the VoIP traffic is getting jammed up in a queue.
May
15
comment Buy or Build systems?
Although it deals with servers, the "professional realm" answer for desktop systems is generally the same as the linked duplicate.
May
15
revised Buy or Build systems?
added 2 characters in body
May
15
revised Rack Mount Servers - Build them or Buy them?
Canonize
May
15
comment QoS Degrading VOIP
@CJF You will need to consult the documentation for your router for information on how to view traffic statistics. (Frankly if you don't have them already you don't know if your link is being saturated, though it's probably a good guess...)
May
15
comment QoS Degrading VOIP
consumer grade router <-- I would suspect your problem lies deep in the dark, unknowable heart of this device. "consumer grade" hardware tends to be pretty lousy at things like this. That said, if you want us to try to help you you'll need to (a) show us your QoS settings, and (b) show us your traffic statistics (both when things are working well and when the quality drops off).