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I am an experienced Software Engineer and ICT Engineer with over 15 years of experience working with a diverse range of clients across several areas of industry. I hold a great depth of knowledge in my primary fields of Software Engineering using C# for all versions of the .NET Framework and ICT Infrastructure Engineering, while maintaining a good working knowledge of a diverse range of related areas within Software and ICT Engineering.

My experience includes specification and development of bespoke software solutions, both as a Software Engineer and as Technical Lead Engineer for Construction, Oil & Gas, Manufacturing and Offshore industry sectors. I also have extensive experience with specification and configuration of complex document capture and purchase-to-pay solutions using the Kofax and Basware software platforms, both as a Software Implementer and as Lead Technical Engineer.

In addition to my software experience, I have extensive experience in the specification, installation and maintenance of a wide variety of ICT Infrastructure, including Windows, Linux and Unix implementations (both heterogeneous and homogeneous environments). I have extensive experience with both Oracle and SQL Server from the perspective of both Software Engineer and DBA, as well as experience in the installation and maintenance of email servers including Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Domino and Linux-based MTA's such as Sendmail and Postfix.

I have experience with a wide variety of network protocols, including wire-level traffic analysis and implementation of network-wide security and VPN management of both IPSec and PPTP type VPNs. I also have experience with management of both POTS and VoIP telephone equipment.

I believe in taking a First Principles approach to any problem, whether it be the specification of a new system to specific client requirements or resolving a fault within a software implementation; this approach allows for the best practical solution for the problem in-hand.


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answered ssh connection being assigned wrong IP address
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comment SQL Server variable size and increase it
Not true - the VARCHAR(max), CHAR(max) and VARBINARY(max) datatypes in SQL Server 2005 and 2008 allow for storage of up to 2GB without using NTEXT, TEXT, IMAGE or other BLOB types.
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answered SQL Server variable size and increase it
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answered How to Record Windows Network Traffic including POST data
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answered OS reinstall on a machine with Whole Disk Encryption
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comment Windows Server 2008 R2 VPN Trouble Seeing Server Shares
Can you ping the server over the VPN? Can you see the shares if you NET VIEW \\<SERVERNAME>? What about if you NET VIEW \\<SERVER_IP>? Can you map to the shares using NET USE X: \\<SERVERNAME>\<SHARE>? What about using NET USE X: \\<SERVER_IP>\<SHARE>?
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comment Which is the case for permission?
@jw013 has given you the correct answer, but for your future reference, this is available to you in your systems documentation - man chmod in this case explains the file mode bits in detail.
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comment Current zone configuration for a DNS entry
Most likely they want to pass this on to a new / different DNS Hosting company so that the existing zone is already in-place when they switch to the new host - essentially preventing downtime. Once switched over, they would then make any required changes (ie, change the IP Address for certain A records, or redirect elsewhere by changing A records to CNAME records). Of course, it's also possible that they have asked for the zone, which is as described above, but mean something different - it may be best to ask them what they expect to receive from you.
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answered Current zone configuration for a DNS entry
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comment How to solve error 550 4.4.7
OK, so the message never leaves the senders server - there are only a couple of key places you can look, either: 1. the senders server is improperly configured, 2. the senders firewall is improperly configured and won't allow a connection to your server, 3. your firewall is improperly configured and is rejecting the connection from the sending server or 4. your MX records are improperly configured in the public DNS (this last option is quite unlikely as I assume you're receiving other messages).
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comment How to solve error 550 4.4.7
I assume 10.2.0.14 is not one of your IP Addresses?
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answered How to solve error 550 4.4.7
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comment Managing laptops and desktops in the organization and pushing windows updates to them
+1 for WSUS, an invaluable tool on any Microsoft-centric network - just be sure to have plenty disk space available to store the updates.
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answered Unexpected auto-route after adding a new /29-Net