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Hello, my name is Chris. I'm a husband, father, and son; work as a systems administrator; and help my friends and family at every opportunity. Perhaps it's best to leave this short, and say I'm someone who's glad to meeting you and hope I can help with whatever problems.

I'm a Windows administrator by day; but my first passion is FreeBSD and Open Source Software. I put my money where my mouth is on a quarterly basis. I'm inspired everyday by my peers, their abilities, drive, and passion for competent applications of technology and supporting operationals. As a Myers-Briggs INTJ and DISC C/D I value Quality highly and at times can be a purist. Incomplete jobs are loans with high interest (see Technical Debt).


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comment Inplace migrating ZFS RAIDZ with 3 drives to 4 disks, when pool has more than 1/3 of free space
Correct. This should work. But: 1. It will take a darn long time. If possible, move the data to something else and rebuild from scratch to save a lot of time. 2. If any disk has an error during this process (probably somewhere in the 1:1000 to 1:10 likelihood) you'll be losing data as there wont be any redundant disks. 3. Backups, backups, backups.
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answered is host id size of IP address will vary between the private and public networks?
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revised What features of Windows 8.1 Pro will not work without a Microsoft Account?
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comment What features of Windows 8.1 Pro will not work without a Microsoft Account?
@Andy Thank you for reminding me! If the Store is disabled, and you leave any of the default Apps installed, MS provides updates for WSUS that you can import (manually). The current list can be found here: support.microsoft.com/kb/2971128
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Dec
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comment IPv6 issues with Server 2012
@EEAA, I meant that the Windows DHCPv6 Server can't get it's prefix from DHCP-PD. Windows can pickup an address from a DHCPv6 server or SLAAC.
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answered What features of Windows 8.1 Pro will not work without a Microsoft Account?
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comment IPv6 issues with Server 2012
@Zoredache Comcast only does dynamic prefix allocations, and only by DHCPv6; and Windows doesn't support that, so... yeah.
Dec
10
comment IPv6 issues with Server 2012
I should note: I really hate my own answer here, but the EXTREME lack of IPv6 support in Windows hamstrings what I can honestly suggest people try to setup.
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comment IPv6 issues with Server 2012
@MichaelHampton I'm sure the problem is that the router has stateless autoconf configured (our new Comcast Business modem did) and the clients are preferring the IPv6 configuration, including mDNS addresses or Comcast DNS server, over their internal IPv4 scheme, including DNS on their server.
Dec
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answered RFC5321 “receiver should check […] reply code” (why?)
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comment IPv6 in a SOHO network
1. SOHO gear is typically not the concern of people who manage large networks. 2. Google: IPv6 Benefits, your question shows a sharp lack of research. 3. Your ISP appears to be "behind" in technology, to put it kindly. I sincerely doubt you'll have access to IPv6 for many years. 6to4 requires minimal ISP support. 6in4 tunneling would work, though significantly slower than any sort of native connection.