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Product Manager @ Smoothwall, long-time Linux user and occasional hobby programmer


Aug
18
comment Bash Script to Compress / Transfer / Remove Log Files
Are you 100% certain "logrotate" won't do a job for you, before you go building your own? It's very powerful, and prerotate/postrotate scripts might aid your transfer
Jul
14
answered tproxy squid bridge very slow when cache is full
Jul
9
comment Login before using the internet
There's no other way to do it, really. However, many devices (especially mobiles) will check to see if they can reach a particular website, and warn you that you may need to log in to use the internet so it is less of a problem.
Jul
7
answered Trans-atlantic VOIP
Jul
1
comment Use proxy like an /etc/hosts file
The proxy (if specified as an explicit proxy) does do the DNS lookup for both HTTP and HTTPS. The only caveat here would be the complaints from your browser (which may be fatal to some browsers!) if you try to redirect HTTPS traffic for, say, facebook. You can also rewrite urls with a squid ACL.
Jun
30
comment Can't connect to SQL Server on virtual machine while Open VPN client is running on my system
You may be able to manually add a route that lets you see the Hyper-V install instead. This may not be an optimal solution if there is something similarly addressed at the other end of the VPN!
Jun
26
answered Diameter traffic generator
Jun
9
awarded  Good Answer
Jun
3
awarded  Notable Question
May
29
awarded  Yearling
May
15
awarded  Famous Question
Mar
19
comment How do I setup an FTP server on Windows 7?
Jim, I know there's places where FTP is unavoidable: my question is "is this one of them?" - and this question is so often not asked - hence the proliferation of ftp servers with creds stolen left and right...
Feb
25
awarded  Custodian
Feb
25
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Linux: ps/htop show processes running for hundreds or thousands of days though host just rebooted
Feb
24
answered The proxy server is refusing connections vs Access Denied
Feb
19
answered Is it best practices to have separate login for a domain for domain admins?
Feb
19
answered Why issue a SSL certificate that expires in 2037?
Oct
18
answered Certain URLs (and some content) not being blocked by DansGuardian
Oct
18
answered Test a server for byte range support?
Jun
3
answered BYOD and Google SSL