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Windows / Linux / Unix sysadmin since '96. Cut my teeth on Xenix (ick!) and have been a Linux user since '93 (yay-- Slackware!). Worked w/ more Windows NT 3.51 and 4.0 than I care to recall. Today MSFT stuff mainly pays my bills but I try to keep at least passingly familiar with Linux.

I write some code too, but my main gig is sysadmin and IT project work.

Server Fault bragging:

  • First user to hit the rep cap from their laboring wife's hospital room
  • First non-beta Server Fault user over the 10K reputation mark and the second user to do it, beta nonwithstanding. Also the first user over the 20K, 30K, 40K, 50K, 60K, 70K, 80K, 90K, and 100K marks... (yeah-- I guess I'm counting... >smile<)
  • First user to be awarded a tag badge (for "windows")
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Jul
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comment restrict user from sending email to an email address
>smile< It just happened to be somehting that I've done before.
Jul
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answered restrict user from sending email to an email address
Jul
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comment How do I get around restrictive email policies by ISP?
@erniedwork: I can't speak to the poster's ability or inability to switch ISP's (I've worked in some nasty backwater rural areas where there is only one choice, aside from dial-up), but many hosted SMTP offerings allow you to submit on alternative ports or via SSL to bypass deep-packet inspection.
Jul
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answered Running a Domain Controller as 1 VM & a RODC as another on the same machine, will it work?
Jul
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answered SMTP server for Linux with simple configuration
Jul
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revised Best way to share directory between Windows and Linux on VMPlayer
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Jul
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answered How can I get the ip address of a website?
Jul
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comment Windows environment variables: “Default User” vs. “System”
@towo: Though it might seem intuitive, this is not correct.
Jul
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answered Windows environment variables: “Default User” vs. “System”
Jul
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comment How to install magento extensions from behind an ISA Server?
My opinion stands: You need to sniff the traffic and see what the application is trying to do. Anything else is just random speculation.
Jul
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comment Best way to share directory between Windows and Linux on VMPlayer
The SMB/CIFS protocol isn't the greatest in the world, but it should perform well for you. The alternative would be to setup an NFS server and client, and that's a lot more work for what probably won't amount to a lot better performance. I wouldn't go thru the hassle of trying to setup the Linux guest as the "server" because you're not going to see any substantial performance benefit and you'll be storing data inside the VM's disk (where it's harder to get at later).
Jul
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revised Equivalent of SysInternals FileMon for Linux?
Fixed up misspelling, capitalization of title
Jul
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answered Best way to share directory between Windows and Linux on VMPlayer
Jul
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comment converting .mbx files to .pst files
They're totally different products, and don't really share a code base. Outlook Express has "Outlook" in the name to capitalize on hte brand, but it's really just a re-tooling of the old "Internet Mail and News" program that Microsoft shipped with Internet Explorer 3.0.
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revised How do I get around restrictive email policies by ISP?
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comment How do I get around restrictive email policies by ISP?
@Richard: That's a misstatement on your part. It is true that the default pricing only allows 150 relays/day, but you can always buy more.
Jul
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comment DHCP/Network problems
Yeah. Serving two (2) scopes. My guess is that broadcasts aren't being isolated between the subnets, somehow. I'm not even exactly sure how I'd configure that, but it sounds messy.
Jul
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comment What are the pros and cons of open source vs proprietary relational db mgt systems?
Why isn't it practical? You can maintain your own "fork" of the code if you're willing to pay for it. That's better than closed-source software where you have no option to maintain your own fork, no matter what you're willing to spend. I don't buy the "tied to people" argument, either. Code is code-- you can pay someone else to maintain code. If the code is unmaintainable to begin with then you've started with the wrong code. I don't buy, for a moment, that there's any "lock in" in open source. It's all a question of money, but at least with open source you have the option.
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answered converting .mbx files to .pst files