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Hello, my name is Chris. I'd love to introduce myself, but how do you summarize a life in a few sentences? I could tell you about the two beautiful women in my life, my wife and daughter; or that I work as a systems administrator; that I help my friends and family at every opportunity; or about the work I've done in my community. 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).


Sep
18
comment Is there a specific name for the “.\” (dot-slash) shorthand used to log onto a Windows machine?
in the URI scheme ./ would be localhost <- In a URI "." would be a the end of a DNS entry, so the root zone. Not localhost.
Sep
17
comment Deploying iSCSI Diskless Clients via WDS
I think I get the gist of your Answer, but it doesn't seem specific enough to be of any help, and I'm not sure if it actually answers the Question...
Sep
17
comment Deploying iSCSI Diskless Clients via WDS
Could you be more specific about what you're trying to do? I get that your booting over iSCSI using iPXE, but why are you involving .wim files? Are you trying to boot from an image file on an iSCSI store? Or are you trying to boot a RAM Disk loaded from an Image (what WinPE does)? Or something else?
Sep
17
comment Any way to block IP address host header spoofing?
My apologies I don't known nginx, but why do you want to block requests with invalid host headers?
Sep
16
revised What is the clock frequency inside 10Gb and 100Gb Ethernet cards?
Plain wrong information updated - Cabling - Copy edit
Sep
15
comment How to zero fill a virtual disk's free space on windows for better compression?
@romkyns It doesn't matter anymore as all modern versions of Windows and Hyper-V support trim (as of Win7 and Hyper-V 2012), there's no need to zero before compacting. The PreCompact utility only zeroed parts of the disk with deleted files, the part that hadn't ever been used was left untouched. Using something like sdelete would fill the dynamic disk to static size, which could then be compacted back down to only the size actually used.
Sep
11
answered It it safe to forward an ephemeral port to an internal host in a NAT environment?
Sep
11
comment Wireless network infrastructure for an office with 40 employees
Bluetooth is 2.4GHz only. DECT is 1.9GHz - No interference with 5GHz there. Nobody should be rolling out new 2.4GHz WiFi anymore. Interference in the 5GHz only reaches half the distance of 2.4GHz, so much better even with noisy neighbors. The rest is all very relevant still.
Sep
11
answered Which TTL is in effect for nameservers?
Sep
11
comment Allow user to access only one computer in domain
Of the "Local Admin" thing could be configured in GPO... But either way, not on the SBS server.
Sep
11
answered Must create PowerShell script to change Password Expiry and Date to change next password
Sep
10
awarded  Guru
Sep
10
comment rate limit apache httpd server
Related: serverfault.com/questions/252555/…
Sep
10
comment Please wait for User Profile Service… on WIndows 7 takes around 1-2 minutes to process
1. This is completely wrong and will have no effect on profile loading speed. 2. Non-Administrators will not be able to change the DNS settings. 3. Users should not be changing their DNS settings, they should be getting them from DHCP. 4. This question is answered above, the correct answer has nothing to do with network settings.
Sep
10
comment Which interference is the lesser evil when setting up wifi
I would still recommend testing because I would know simplifications like "each network is equally busy" doesn't actually happen. Also, you should consider using 5GHz equipment as it's range is significantly less than 2.4GHz, and has less interference issues.
Sep
10
answered Which interference is the lesser evil when setting up wifi
Sep
7
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
7
comment Is it good practice or too draconian to reject mails from mailservers with no RDNS
"It's obvious that both FQDNs will be different - and that is completely acceptible." No. You can only configure one PTR record and your mail server can only announce one hostname in the HELO. So it should be obvious that both can match.
Sep
5
answered Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard + Essentials Setup for Small Office
Sep
5
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Windows computer with static IP and 169.254 APIPA address