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Real Name: Chris Francy

I work as a Senior Network Analyst at Northwest Educational Service District #189 in the Technology Services department.

The Technology Service department, in addition to supporting the staff at NWESD, provides network support services to 35 K-12 school districts in Northwest Washington region.

In my free time, when I am not at work or answering questions, I play a lot of video games on the PC (Steam Profile).

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Dec
10
reviewed Approve iproute2 rules and iptables NAT… what is the difference?
Dec
9
comment Number of important Windows Updates
Hrm, this key doesn't seem to be present on the Windows 8 and 2012r2 machine I have at my desk.
Dec
8
comment Does the “bs” option in “dd” really improve the speed?
Though I don't have any docs/refs, it seems likely to me that you wouldn't really see much improvement past the physical/logical block size of the device on a single drive. blockdev --getpbsz --getss /dev/sda. I would be somewhat interested to see a similar set of tests on a RAID5/6 with a physical controller and various chuck sizes. It seems likely that if you had a larger chuck size configured on your RAID controller, you might want to have your bs value match the chuck size.
Dec
8
comment Puppet (machine) State
A role+profile basically describes how a system is to be configured, which includes the related data at appropriate points. I would imagine you define a few roles for the various 'states'. You then go into your ENC/Hiera and set your machine to use a specific profile.
Dec
7
comment Avahi SSH advertising - is there a way to force a different username?
Does iTerm2 have a default username setting? Just change that?
Dec
5
comment How would you add a share to smb.conf via a script?
Can you tell us more about the environment and context of what you are doing? If I had a server and I wanted to programmatically change shares often, then I would create a directory, setup an include for that directory. Then I would just place one file per share in that directory.
Dec
5
comment What is the difference between those two IP addresses
Why is the local IP optional? - Because OpenVPN will bind the socket to the wildcard address by default 0.0.0.0 which means it will accept incoming connections for any valid IP address assigned to the VPN host. Just try with the option enabled vs no, and look at your netstat -ntl output.
Dec
5
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Dec
5
answered Puppet (machine) State
Dec
5
comment Creating a template in Hyper-V and what to do with
I doubt that you can use a disk with a checkpoint on it as a template easily. You will probably find it a lot easier to just make a fully copy your template vhdx files.
Dec
4
comment What kind of “Encryption” is needed on PC equipment used for medical purposes?
BTW, setting up Full Disk Encryption is relatively easy, to the point that I use FDE on all my personal devices. I think almost everyone really should have FDE setup by default for all computers.
Dec
4
comment What kind of “Encryption” is needed on PC equipment used for medical purposes?
Your question has far more to do with interpreting laws HIPAA then anything technical. Asking what policies and laws apply to you simply isn't something can be usefully answered by a random person on the Internet.
Dec
4
answered Switch Default Gateway to Another Router with Different Subnet
Dec
3
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
3
comment How to hide grub menu on boot and show it only when pressing a certain key?
There are several good answers that show up for a search for hide grub menu unless key is pressed. Did your research miss those? Did something not work about those?
Dec
3
answered Setting up wildcard mail accounts for forwarding on Debian 7
Dec
3
comment Setting up wildcard mail accounts for forwarding on Debian 7
Are you strongly preferring postfix for this? I think I can get you really close to what you want if you were using Exim, really easily.
Dec
2
comment Hyper-V File Server Backup
BTW if this is a new install, please do not use Hyper-V 2008r2. Hyper-V 2012 R2 is free, there basically no good reason to start with a brand new Hyper-V 2008r2 today.
Dec
2
answered Hyper-V File Server Backup
Dec
1
comment iptables IP address (source and destination IP address) mangling
Your question isn't very clear. What you are asking doesn't make a lot of sense. You want to modify the destination, without actually changing the destination?