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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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Jul
18
comment What would be a good tool for change correlation in the systems amongst group of sysadmins?
Stop administering individual systems. Start using a configuration management system. Use a VCS to track your changes of your the config that is pushed by your configuration management system.
Jul
18
comment Upgrade SATA drive on Dell Poweredge 1950, RAID 1, Ubuntu server
I just installed new drives in a PE1950 five minutes ago. Works just fine. I do suggest you use a drive intended for RAID. For example the WD RE4 line. newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA5EM1PU0711
Jul
18
comment How to convince Google to list HTTPS version of website?
Are you forcing https on your site by redirectly all the http to https? Or have you just setup it so your site works for either/or.
Jul
18
comment How do I check for a specific IP Address, and then change it if it does not exist?
What OS are you running? Windows 8/2012r2 have better methods for managing network config.
Jul
18
comment Can I force powershell to ignore mouse input?
I haven't found a way, and have looked quite a bit. But that doesn't mean a way doesn't exist. Feel free to update your question to include that requirement.
Jul
18
answered Can I force powershell to ignore mouse input?
Jul
18
comment Should I use rsync compression over a gigabit LAN?
Oh, and it is entirely possible to not be either CPU, or NETWORK bound. You could be limited by the performance of your storage subsystem. In that case, compression or not won't really make any difference. The only way to fix that is to buy faster disk.
Jul
18
answered Should I use rsync compression over a gigabit LAN?
Jul
18
answered All terminal windows suddenly disappear in Linux
Jul
18
comment Squid forward SSL certificate with passphrase
Is your squid proxy in ssl bump mode? Or are your clients configured to point at it, such that HTTPS happens over an HTTP CONNECT?
Jul
17
comment Allow account to exchange email with admin only and hold/redirect other incoming messages
Sorry about my first comment, I saw exchange in the title, and gave you an Exchange link.. Anyway, block sending email to external domains. bentasker.co.uk/documentation/linux/…
Jul
17
comment Nagios 3.5 can't send notification email despite nagios logs ok / centos6
Warning: Contact ... timed out after 30 seconds - The mail command timed out. Try manually sending an email with the mail command from the command line. Is your MTA properly configured? When you run it from the command line, make sure you run it as the nagios service account.
Jul
17
comment Getting “Received too large SFTP packet” error when connecting with root account to the server via WinSCP
winscp has two different modes for ssh access. It can use sftp mode or scp mode. Figure out what you are using, then try connecting the other way. I think it defaults to sftp these days, so try using scp mode.
Jul
17
comment How to create a new MYSQL charset?
Where exactly is that error coming from? That doesn't look like a standard Mysql error message.
Jul
17
comment MySQL not accepting password, responds with using password: NO
You just gotta hate those annoying unicode hyphens.
Jul
17
comment What is the best practice for installing UPS and Replacing networking switch in existing servers environment?
Just schedule an outage Window and make the change? I am guessing that you probably don't have a fully redundant setup. You really shouldn't have to do anything on the servers for swapping out the switch. But the servers should be shutdown properly if they will be losing power.
Jul
16
comment packets hitting rules in different tables in the same chain
Setup a trace rule to debug what is going on. serverfault.com/a/126079/984
Jul
16
answered How do I do 'mount --bind' in /etc/fstab?
Jul
16
comment Forwarding email through a dummy relay to avoid blacklisting
I think you should just get rid of forwarding. It just going to cause problems.
Jul
16
comment Ubuntu 14.04 mdadm issues on boot
Well it seems like you trashed your /etc/password, and /etc/group and so the root user no longer exists. Either that, or something else is badly broken. You are almost certainly going to need to boot off recovery media to fix this one.