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CTO of XDA Developers.

Linux systems are my specialty. As with any good system administrator, I dabble in networking, storage, virtualization, Android, and more.

LOPSA since 2008

I enjoy spending time with my family, social media, gaming and going backpacking. I have also blogged professionally for MakeUseOf, Lifehacker, and my own personal blog about system adminstration.


Jun
8
comment Open source DNS server with database backend
We use PowerDNS as primary and secondary. I suppose if you want further redundancy you could use a different server for secondary and delegate dns down to that server - instead of doing MySQL replication, although it would not update as fast at the primary one would.
Jun
8
answered .htaccess Hotlinking Blocking All Requests
Jun
8
answered How do you do the offsite hard drive backups?
Jun
8
answered Low Latency or High Bandwidth, which is more important for database replication?
Jun
8
answered Open source DNS server with database backend
Jun
8
awarded  Editor
Jun
8
revised Network monitoring tool for FreeBSD
Correct formatting and add ntop
Jun
8
answered Linux in a small business
Jun
8
comment What is the best way to determine the physical memory in Server 08? I believe my system props is wrong
The OS was showing the wrong amount? Or the BIOS? And, by saying "was" - is it fixed now (after a reboot?)
Jun
8
answered Network monitoring tool for FreeBSD
Jun
8
comment Password expiration policies
This is a research interest of mine. I believe security is as much about user education and psychology as much as technical requirements for security. The most secure installation can be undermined by unsafe practices for the end-user or even administrators!
Jun
8
answered Password expiration policies
Jun
8
answered What is the best way to determine the physical memory in Server 08? I believe my system props is wrong
Jun
8
answered Taking periodic backups of a MySQL database
Jun
8
comment Remote Desktop Protocol as a remote control?
Are you sure the HomeServer has an audio card? I believe you would need one to be able to forward the audio through RDP.
Jun
2
answered How to add URL's to wiki (MediaWiki) powered documentation?
Jun
2
answered Send files from host to any VmWare VMDK
May
28
answered Windows Vista having trouble accessing hard drive
May
28
answered Why is the localhost entry missing in hosts file?
May
28
answered Upgrade server software without blackout period