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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.

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Jul
7
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
7
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.
Jul
7
answered converting .mbx files to .pst files
Jul
7
revised How do I get around restrictive email policies by ISP?
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Jul
7
comment How do I get around restrictive email policies by ISP?
@Pete: I'll drop in an edit here.
Jul
7
answered Remote connection sql server not working but if firewall disabled it does?
Jul
7
comment Best Pratices for a Network File Share?
The trick that I've used with a "common drive" that has worked well is a script that deletes directories and files more than a specified number of days old (analagous to a janitor cleaning up the mess everyone left). Having said that, I've seen multiple occasions where employees left sensitive material on the "common drive" because they didn't understand that it was accessible to everyone. Clearly, some education was in order.
Jul
7
comment How do I get around restrictive email policies by ISP?
I think you're suggesting that your ISP is doing some kind of deep-packet (or not-so-deep) packet inspection and blocking / manipulating traffic bound for destination TCP port 25. If that is the case, your only real option is some kind of hosted solution since traffic to Internet email servers from your machines will, by definition, need to be bound for destination port 25.
Jul
7
comment How do I get around restrictive email policies by ISP?
If it were so obvious the poster wouldn't be here asking for a way to do it differently.
Jul
7
answered DHCP/Network problems
Jul
7
comment DHCP/Network problems
Re-read your question carefully. You are missing some words, I think.
Jul
7
comment Change Active Directory password over VPN
You will really, really like just having a site-to-site VPN, though. It makes life so much nicer.
Jul
7
revised How to install magento extensions from behind an ISA Server?
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Jul
7
answered How do I get around restrictive email policies by ISP?
Jul
7
comment Change Active Directory password over VPN
You've probably already spent more "dollars" on supporting such a configuration with "hacks" versus just getting a low-end router that supports doing an IPSEC tunnel.
Jul
7
revised Change Active Directory password over VPN
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Jul
7
comment Change Active Directory password over VPN
A site-to-site VPN solution can't be that expensive. Most of the the SonicWall gear supports standards-based IPSEC tunnels, and even a very cheap router, like one of the DrayTek Vigor series, would support terminating a tunnel on the far end.
Jul
7
comment Change Active Directory password over VPN
I think he's having the users logon with local accounts on the client computers, and then using the "poor man's trust relationship" to allow them to access domain resources (i.e. an account in the domain that matches the local account's username / password).
Jul
7
answered Change Active Directory password over VPN
Jul
7
answered Counting duplicates in a sorted sequence using command line tools