61,183 reputation
567136
bio website stoneyforest.net
location Grand Rapids, MI
age 32
visits member for 4 years, 5 months
seen 13 hours ago

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).


1d
comment How do I configure RAID 5, especially stripe size, with 24 x 1.2 TB drives for CentOS 6?
Everyone, please remember that you weren't born experts, everyone learns at some point. Please be nice to those who know less than you do.
1d
comment How to [politely?] tell software vendor they don't know what they're talking about
The whole first half of your suggestion seems to have been done already. The whole second half is exactly what the OP is asking.
1d
comment DIMM disabled? Whats wrong?
Did you check for BIOS/Firmware updates for the motherboard?
1d
comment Inctercept and digitally sign packets data using Squid proxy server
Why not use IPSec AH?
1d
comment nginx rewrite location not found
Have you checked the logs?
1d
comment Inctercept and digitally sign packets data using Squid proxy server
You want to "digitally sign" individual packets... For why?
2d
comment All connections from this network get stuck in SYN_RECV state, connections from my home or phone properly get ESTABLISHED
Sorry, but that's definitely a different problem from what the OP describes.
2d
comment BSOD on Hyper-V guest Windows 2008 0xCA
STOP )xCA = PNP_DETECTED_FATAL_ERROR (ie a Driver didn't load properly that Windows thinks is essential to booting). The installation is likely borked, try booting a Windows Setup ISO and repairing.
Jul
9
comment Installing to an iSCSI target and booting it without PXE
@R4D4 Yep. Answer away. Also, if you're answer is decidedly more complete feel free to mark it as the correct answer, or not; whatever you think really.
Jul
8
comment Installing to an iSCSI target and booting it without PXE
@R4D4 Pat has certain biases and insights due to his involvement with his own PXE software product (which he isn't mentioning as it's caused some troubles in the past). To clarify one detail, I use iPXE in production and have for years without encountering any bugs, unpredictable behavior, standards issues, or major frustrations. The documentation could be better.
Jul
7
comment Installing to an iSCSI target and booting it without PXE
You have to use iPXE, a hardware iSCSI NIC, or equivalent to boot Windows from iSCSI. PXE is used for booting over BOOTP/TFTP, not related to iSCSI.
Jul
7
comment Installing to an iSCSI target and booting it without PXE
What NIC? Are you running a recent build of iPXE (I know they added several NICs during last year's SoC).
Jul
6
comment How to test connection to Google mail server?
Is there any reason your Internet connection might be blocking these ports?
Jul
3
comment Disable Hyper-V pausing due to low disk space
What exactly do you expect Hyper-V to do when it can't process guest VM writes anymore???
Jul
3
comment Creating VLANs between network namespaces
This question was cross-posted to unix.stackexchange.com/questions/110507/…
Jul
3
comment Creating VLANs between network namespaces
Do not cross-post questions to multiple Stack Exchange sites. If a question should be on another site please Flag it to be migrated. unix.stackexchange.com/questions/110507/…
Jul
3
comment Is it safe to use HTTP status 308 Permanent Redirect?
308 is not a standard - it's a proposal, still in the experimental stage. Browers should fall back to a 300 interpretation of any 301-399 error that they don't specifically understand.
Jul
1
comment Can I rely on scsi host numbers to always stay the same?
Yes, the bus location is consistent with the slot number; within the same firmware revision at least.
Jun
29
comment Ethernet switch signal quality
@BigChris Cat5e is certified for 1GbE operation up to 100m. Cat6A is certified for 10GbE up to 100m. The Cat6 standard has been discouraged for a decade or two, but works for 1GbE@100m and 10GbE@55m.
Jun
27
comment Set udp packet size limit
Could also be an undersized buffer on the receive side, or a variety of other things. I'm pretty sure the problem is in the code somewhere too.