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I am a web developer, ColdFusion programmer, dba, software architect, and systems and network administrator through my consulting business, Ziggy Consulting.

I used to own and operate DtDNS, a DNS hosting and management service with a focus on dynamic DNS services. I started DtDNS in March 1999 and sold it to another company in February 2011.

I also love to fly since I earned my private pilot certificate in 2008.

My primary work is web development with ColdFusion, but I also manage networks of remote thin clients deployed as kiosks, a number of web servers at various locations, and a small data center for a web development/hosting company.


Dec
1
comment Hosting your own DNS
Is your e-mail hosted at that site as well? Keep in mind that if you lose connectivity there, and e-mail is outside that network, that your MX records will disappear and e-mail will stop working even if it's housed elsewhere. If it's at the same site as well, not a big deal, but I've seen this argument fall apart for this reason several times in the past.
Dec
1
comment Hosting your own DNS
When considering outsourcing, also ask what kind of DDoS protection or mitigation they have in place. DNS providers get attacked all the time and some are able to keep running without breaking a sweat and others will crumble into a pile of crumbs at the slightest spike in traffic, so be weary of outsourcing unless it's a reputable provider that has many servers deployed with anycast routing enabled.
Dec
1
comment Why are ISP's installing routers on my site when the feed is a form of ethernet already?
When I had a T1 through AT&T (many moons ago) they even required that we keep a separate phone line and they provided a modem which was connected to the console port on the router they provided in case the data connection went down for some reason (for remote troubleshooting). In the several years we had that T1, the one time it went down, just after midnight on New Year's Day, they had a technician on-site within an hour to fix it. Good luck getting that kind of support from cable providers these days.
Nov
1
answered interpret .cfm files with .net IIS 7.5
Oct
20
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
11
comment How to add 50 or so aliases to an existing DNS zone in Windows Server DNS?
I wouldn't worry about PowerShell and looping over the contents, just paste in dnscmd /recordadd example.com at the beginning of each line, ensure the RR types are correct (CNAME vs. Alias(CNAME)) and name the file with a .bat extension and run it as a batch file.
Oct
11
comment How to add 50 or so aliases to an existing DNS zone in Windows Server DNS?
In the DNS control panel, select the zone in question, right click, then choose Properties. The General tab will tell you if it is an Active Directory-Integrated zone or not. Alternately, it will say "Primary" and specify the filename that the data is stored in. If it is an AD-Integrated zone, then editing through the control panel or using dnscmd /recordadd are the only ways I am aware of to manage records. On the command line it would be dnscmd /recordadd example.com test10 CNAME foo.com
Oct
11
comment Setting up Bind DNS on WIndows 7
Perhaps there is not a Linux server readily available, or they simply have more familiarity with Windows and don't want to spend days learning a whole new operating system just to get a DNS server online. BIND works just as well on Windows as it does on Linux once it's configured properly.
Oct
11
answered Setting up Bind DNS on WIndows 7
Oct
11
answered How to add 50 or so aliases to an existing DNS zone in Windows Server DNS?
Sep
20
answered How to create virtual subdomains by using DNS with wildcard
Sep
20
comment Is there a domain registrar that reliably provides ability to edit glue records?
They allow you to create/edit glue records for any domain in your account. You would go into the nameserver settings for the domain and select the "create nameserver" option.
Aug
29
revised Can I rollback last update on SQL database?
Re-wrote question to correct spelling, grammar, and clarity.
Aug
29
comment Website and email hosting on different servers
HostGator's default DNS sounds nasty. CNAMEs are prohibited in MX records, according to RFC974, RFC1034 3.6.2, RFC1912 2.4, and RFC2181 10.3 (as reported by DNSStuff.com). In this case one should delete the mail.domain.com CNAME record and re-create it as an A record which points to the appropriate HostGator IP address to resolve the issue.
Aug
27
comment Moving mail from one server to another — with no control panel and only pop3
Sorry, I wasn't trying to start a debate, just providing some additional information for future passers-by who may not have as much experience with the matter. Webmail brings up other considerations. In my experience many webmail front-ends will use IMAP to communicate with the server to maintain folders and sorted mail, read status, etc. all synched with other clients accessing the mailbox. In POP-only webmail clients, the ones I've worked with will pull the mail into the webmail app and use its own data store just like a standard mail client would since POP has no concept of folders.
Aug
25
comment ColdFusion MX 7 Licensing Issue?
ColdFusion 7 had an issue where if the server was unexpectedly rebooted or the ColdFusion service was killed or otherwise not shut down properly, that on occasion, it would "lose" the serial number and revert back to "developer/trial" mode. Re-entering the serial number through the administrator corrects the immediate problem. We still have a couple of CF7 servers in production and this comes up every year or so on one of them. No issues like this with 8 or 9 though that we've seen.
Aug
25
comment Moving mail from one server to another — with no control panel and only pop3
Most POP clients will download the mail from the server and store it locally within the mail client, so in most cases there wouldn't be any mail stored on the server to migrate. Some clients have an option to keep a copy on the server (sometimes forever, sometimes for X days), but even if the copy on the server goes away the client will generally retain a local copy of the message regardless of what the server does on its end. Usually in a pure-POP environment you can just migrate the accounts and point the client to the new server with no loss of stored mail.
Aug
25
answered Coldfusion Service + IIS
Aug
11
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Aug
11
awarded  Nice Answer