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bio website think.io
location Ireland
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seen Jul 16 at 11:27
Sysadmin, Gamer, ex-lawyer, admirer of humanity... in a strange kinda way

Dec
4
asked How to maintain local Sync of files to multiple computers
Dec
2
answered Proxy server monitor
Dec
2
answered What OpenSource iSCSI appliances/apps support windows clusters?
Dec
1
awarded  Self-Learner
Nov
27
comment which linux flavor is best for MySQL server
Would tend to disagree as it makes patch management / security issues more complex to deal with. Going with a standard major distributions package gives you a nice population to compare results against when something breaks.
Nov
27
answered Is it possible to replicate/cluster two different databases
Nov
26
comment How have you saved green by going green?
umm, wouldn't it just save on paper?
Nov
26
answered How to Achieve High Availability for SMB using virtualization?
Nov
21
answered Connect to VMWare Server 1.0.x with Ubuntu 9.10
Nov
20
comment Telnet without passwords
Off the top of my head 1) There are levels of dumb terminals; some can understand ssh some can't 2) more encrypted traffic flying around the network rarely hurts. 3) what in the nines are you doing on a LAN that the overhead of an SSH session would actually impact them? (thats a serious question I want to know) 4) The overhead of deployment of SSH-Keys isn't usually much of a hassle and the benefits almost always outweigh the drawbacks. 5) SSH brings a lot more to the table than just security; there are controls in it that are not available to telnet and 6) you don't have a hole in your server
Nov
16
comment Why not block ICMP?
levels and levels of this, your answer was rightly voted up, well put. Mostly I know when it's blocked you never can quite tell whats going wrong with intermittent things, especially when there are multiple ICMP blocks along the way.
Nov
15
comment Why not block ICMP?
it just seems odd to me to kill off diagnostic tools essentially for the sake of it; as the information that an attacker would be interested in could likely be derived assuming you have any other service at all running on the machine. Your right; it does seem very "cult"y, don't question just do.
Nov
15
answered Telnet without passwords
Nov
15
answered How *much* server resources needed to make a *decent* cross-browser testing server
Nov
15
answered Why not block ICMP?
Nov
14
comment Windows Server 2008 Services won't start after patch
files.think.io/random/svchost.reg is the registry file I ran at their direction which solved my issues.
Nov
14
accepted Windows Server 2008 Services won't start after patch
Nov
14
comment Windows Server 2008 Services won't start after patch
Given Microsoft solved this one and they haven't posted a comment :P I'll tag this one as the answer and add info as i found out what it was...
Nov
13
answered Windows Server 2008 Services won't start after patch
Nov
13
comment Windows Server 2008 Services won't start after patch
It looks like one of the patches knocked DCOM from out underneath the server; dcomcnfg has no objects in the computers folder; thats probably not good...