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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've been an independent consultant / contractor since 2004. I write some code too but my main gig is sysadmin and IT project work.

Server Fault bragging:

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  • First user awarded the Legendary badge (hitting the rep cap 150 days).
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  • First user to be awarded a tag badge (for "windows")
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  • First non-beta 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, 100K, and 110K marks.

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Jul
20
answered Move to new Exchange Organisation
Jul
20
comment Permission denied on files in a directory on a CIFS-mounted Windows share in Linux
Sounds like your 3rd party program was putting ACLs on the files, then. I was going to suggest copying the files to see what happened to the ACLs, but you beat me to it.
Jul
20
comment How secure are password-protected WinRAR archives?
@JimB: I don't consider open source software inherently "more secure" than closed source, but I'd definitely like to have the option to look at source code (or pay someone else to). Ultimately, you have to draw a line somewhere re: trust (trojanized compilers, microprocessors, etc, could exist). I'd much rather have a peer-reviewed cipher than a non-peer-reviewed "certified" proprietary cipher any day of the week. I will also happily agree that a cipher implementation isn't necessarily correct only because it is based on an openly available spec.
Jul
20
awarded  Enlightened
Jul
20
comment Permission denied on files in a directory on a CIFS-mounted Windows share in Linux
I dropped an edit on here. Let me know what you think re: that. I've got to step out for a bit, but I'll be back on in a couple hours. (Okay, everybody, go to it-- rep's all yours!)
Jul
20
revised Permission denied on files in a directory on a CIFS-mounted Windows share in Linux
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Jul
20
comment System cannot find file even when it exists
Assuming you have <TAB> filename completion turned on in CMD, I'm wondering what happens if you go into that directory and enter your "more" command, a space, and hit <TAB> to get the filename before pressing <ENTER>. It sounds to me like something is up w/ the filename and possibly trailing non-visible characters.
Jul
20
answered Maximum size of an indexing service catalog
Jul
20
revised Permission denied on files in a directory on a CIFS-mounted Windows share in Linux
Spelling, added permissions tag, capitalization, etc...; edited title
Jul
20
answered Permission denied on files in a directory on a CIFS-mounted Windows share in Linux
Jul
20
answered Chkdsk capabilities
Jul
20
comment How to use Symantec Backup Exec with S3 Amazon Storage?
Thanks, JS! Saturday was my birthday, so this is a bit like a late birthday gift. Now it's just me and splattne... heh heh...
Jul
20
comment Common Backup filename
+1 - Embrace ISO-format dates! MM-DD-YYYY and DD-MM-YYYY are EVIL.
Jul
20
answered How to use Symantec Backup Exec with S3 Amazon Storage?
Jul
20
revised How secure are password-protected WinRAR archives?
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Jul
20
answered Why is my system constantly downloading from 255.255.255.255:bootps?
Jul
20
answered How secure are password-protected WinRAR archives?
Jul
20
revised IIS 6.0 and Indexing Service on Windows Server 2003
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Jul
20
answered IIS 6.0 and Indexing Service on Windows Server 2003
Jul
20
comment Differences between IE6 and later with regard to HTTPS handling
Excellent! The psychic powers pay off again... Sorry to hear that the client can't make the change easily, but fortunately this sounds like a management problem now and not a technical one.