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I am a senior support engineer for enterprise storage systems. Day to day duties include network troubleshooting (DNS, routing, etc), system administration, permissions management, custom scripting (Bash/Perl/Python), log file analysis and hardware diagnostics.

I tinker with Bash, VB.net, Python, Perl, Autoit, C and and SQL in my spare time.
I used to be a Telecommunications Specialist (VoIP, Data, Infrastructure).
My degree is in Classical Numismatics and Archaeology.

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May
25
revised Best way to break up a large subnet
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May
25
suggested suggested edit on Best way to break up a large subnet
May
13
comment How to route VoIP phone through VPN
Routing VoIP phones across the world is not going to solve your call quality issues, it might even make them worse. You'll lose any QoS effect that the circuit you are currently using provides. If that is what your provider is telling you, it is time to get a new provider.
May
13
answered Can't access internal local website by host name
May
13
comment Can't access internal local website by host name
Windows machines use WINS for hostname to IP.
May
10
awarded  Vox Populi
May
10
answered How to wire a patch panel with incomplete labels
May
10
comment How do I label the network ports in our office?
I honestly don't know about profit margin, I just know whenever I wired buildings, I tested and labeled everything before leaving, regardless of whether that was specified or not, as it is part of the job of cabling. Out of all the companies I've worked for while wiring, that was the case, and that was across 4 different states. Maybe it is just a US thing. To me though, cabling means running, terminating, testing and labeling, nothing less.
May
10
comment How to wire a patch panel with incomplete labels
That isn't really 568B, that is the start of the 25 pair color code: Primary: White, Red, Black, Yellow, Violet. Secondary: Blue, Orange, Green, Brown, Slate.
May
10
comment How do I label the network ports in our office?
A competent low voltage tech would test and label regardless of what his papers say.
May
10
comment How do I label the network ports in our office?
Here is an example of one that does tones and continuity for both cat5e/6 (RJ45) and coax (BNC). Should make testing from port to port easy, even for an inexperienced tester. amazon.com/dp/B00006HO7S/…
May
9
comment Running command on multiple servers
have you tried an automated ssh query?
May
9
comment “fallback” http server
If it is a custom app, it may have a custom setting for this. If not, you might be able to script something to send requests to the server and based on the response, take actions. Say if it does not receive a response, it could then shut it down and pull up a backup server app (a lamp stack or nginx or anything else) that has a basic version of the site to use while the main one is down.
Apr
22
awarded  Suffrage
Apr
22
awarded  Critic
Apr
22
comment Multiple public IPs with multiple default routes - Windows
One problem with this type of concept is not going to be changing the DNS records to point to the new IP of the failover, but in the delay of propagation before connection is restored to the primary and the DNS has to be changed yet again.
Apr
22
comment ISP like Linux WAN router/gateway
Is there any reason you can't use a device that is designed for this exact purpose, such as an edgemarc, sonicwall or cisco router? They require minimal setup to do what you are looking to do, will generally have lower maintenance and power consumption, and are easily configured to handle snmp and telnet or ssh services as well.
Apr
20
comment Cisco ip phone set-up
The first thing you should probably do is factory reset the phone so that you have full access to the configuration menus. After that, the conf is based on whatever VoIP system you are using. You can find the admin guide for the phone here: cisco.com/en/US/docs/voice_ip_comm/cuipph/7906g_7911g/6_1_3/… To factory reset it, see the "Resetting or Restoring the Cisco Unified IP Phone" section.
Apr
20
comment Understanding IOS Firewall
I have never seen an ACL that when active doesn't implicitly deny that which is on the accept or allow list. There should be no reason to use anything but the allow statements where necessary.
Apr
15
answered redirect my web site