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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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Mar
21
comment How to stop spammers from sending spam as me
Its just like snail mail. Anyone can write your address on the envelope to make it look like you sent it, but it doesn't mean you did. In email its just changing a few fields of data to have the same effect.
Mar
16
comment Win 7 & Windows Server 2003
Just to clarify, is the username/password combo that you are using on the windows 7 machine, windows 2003 machine, or both?
Mar
9
comment tcpdump unknown device
Can you post the results you are getting from the ifconfig -a command and the exact tcpdump command you are using?
Mar
1
comment RAM Size vs Speed
That slight change in speed will hardly be noticeable compared to the gain of 1 GB of RAM.
Feb
26
comment Changing name servers for website only
the nameserver holds your records, you only need to change the records associated with what you want to happen, not the entire nameserver. You may mean A records, not nameserver in this case, that is what is associated with domain name to ip resolution.
Feb
26
comment Ethernet switch capacity question
more or less, but there is packet overhead and the ability of the switch CPU to cycle the information of 48 ports at one. If its a switch designed for this, no issues, but if its a set of daisy-chained 12 ports, there will be major issues. Its all in the equipment that you choose.
Feb
26
answered How to monitor VOIP packets
Feb
26
answered VOIP and internet connection speeds [cable vs. fiber]
Feb
26
answered Ethernet switch capacity question
Feb
10
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Jan
19
comment Getting My “Foot in the Door”
installation work is good, it gets you familiar with the equipment, standards and especially layer 1, which can be VERY important in troubleshooting issues later. I can't tell you how many brilliant techs fail to solve certain problems because they don't even consider wiring as an issue.
Nov
23
answered How can I assign a dynamic IP address to subdomains?
Sep
30
comment DNS Configuration: Am I doin' it right?
It may take some time for the changes to propagate. Some hosts can take 24-48 hours, some will have it updated in 4-6 hours.
Sep
30
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Sep
30
comment DNS Configuration: Am I doin' it right?
They are faster (1 query vs 2 queries). It is especially useless when you are just looking at the same server, CNAMEs are best for pointing to a server outside your domain, see this article: rscott.org/dns/cname.html
Sep
30
answered DNS Configuration: Am I doin' it right?
Sep
28
revised full bandwidth utilization or bad connection?
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Sep
28
answered full bandwidth utilization or bad connection?
Sep
28
answered what is an A record and how it is related to DNS?
Sep
27
comment SPF help; My emails are still considered spam
Since RDNS is setup, you now need to check central blacklists, which most major ISPs will reference, you can check common blacklists using this tool: mxtoolbox.com/blacklists.aspx. It would also help to know exactly what the bounce error message is saying (error codes and all).