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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).


Nov
6
comment Simplex, half-duplex, full-duplex (ccent1)
No idea what documentation you're looking at, or what would have the specifics you're looking for. In the CCENT I would assume if they're talking about duplex it's in relation to a port, that test isn't terribly complicated. Have you worked in IT for a while?? The Cisco tests really aren't meant for complete beginners.
Nov
6
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Nov
6
answered Simplex, half-duplex, full-duplex (ccent1)
Nov
5
comment Is the gang scheduling employed by VMware a serious drawback?
Versions of ESX prior to 2006 were at a disadvantage compared to Hyper-V (in terms of CPU scheduling at least) which was released in 2008. If anyone is shocked by this they deserve their geek card revoked.
Nov
5
comment How can I eliminate the huge, cached MSI files in C:\Windows\Installer?
"You can't delete these files" -> You shouldn't delete these files, because doing so break stuff.
Nov
4
comment The Backup Paradox
Nobody gets 100% uptime, absolutely nobody. 5 digits is about the best that can be planned for, and that costs astronomical amounts. I think your premise is flawed, everyone can tolerate downtime and dataloss, it's just a matter of what it's worth and the likelihood of such an event.
Nov
4
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Nov
4
revised Mean Time Between Failures — SSD
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Nov
4
answered Unzip piping order
Nov
3
answered Mean Time Between Failures — SSD
Nov
3
comment Getting Cisco UCS Server's CPU Serial Numbers
It's probably a tech who uses the word "CPU" to mean "computer case"... as many laymen do.
Nov
3
comment Is there a way to copy over the ssh passwordless authentication to a new RHEL linux server w/o being prompted on the initial login?
This works, but it's a bad idea. Better idea would be to push the new host key to the clients using whatever configuration management they've got on the clients. Of course, it's not half as bad an idea as disabling Host Key checking...
Nov
3
revised Connect to multiple AP with one Wifi adapter under Linux/FreeBSD?
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Nov
3
comment Connect to multiple AP with one Wifi adapter under Linux/FreeBSD?
@Chorinator No, networking in Windows is at least a decade behind Linux and the BSDs. There's a whole lot it can't do and connecting to two different WiFi networks simultaneously is one of those things.
Nov
1
comment How to flush DNS resolver cache on Linux (and FreeBSD)
FreeBSD does not have a DNS Resolver Cache by default. You would have to install/configure a full DNS server (unbound is installed with base, but not configured by default), or a caching client such as nscd (installed with base, but not configured by default)
Nov
1
comment ports in freebsd jail fetching but not updating
In the port's directory make package and the package will be dumped in /usr/ports/packages/. Setting up and using Poudriere isn't very hard either, and makes rebuilding packages for updates easier.
Nov
1
comment ports in freebsd jail fetching but not updating
The easy answer is "Don't build ports in a Jail". Build the package on the base system, or using Poudriere. Then install the packages you built in the jail.
Oct
31
comment hMailServer IP got blocked, what should I do?
Your server can only be configured to use one hostname in it's HELO. That should be the hostname that matches DNS forward and reverse. This has nothing to do with what domains it serves.
Oct
31
comment hMailServer IP got blocked, what should I do?
yes, that's it exactly. You'll need to contact your ISP to have that changed.
Oct
31
answered hMailServer IP got blocked, what should I do?