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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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Mar
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comment Nagios Terminal Services check?
I can't find the reference anywhere, but I am almost certain I found a page describing where you could get a count of sessions via snmp.
Mar
19
revised What is the export command supposed to do in Linux?
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Mar
19
answered What is the export command supposed to do in Linux?
Mar
19
revised How to detect which process is doing a port scan
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Mar
19
answered How to detect which process is doing a port scan
Mar
19
comment How to detect which process is doing a port scan
If course that is assuming that lsof or the kernel hasn't been patched by the unauthorized process so it won't be displayed.
Mar
19
comment Server chmod logs
@Webnet, on some systems a command like grep sudo /var/log/auth.log should show you all the sudo usage.
Mar
19
comment installing a mail server to be used with PHP
MTA = Mail Transfer agent (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Message_transfer_agent) -- MDA = Mail Delivery agent (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Message_delivery_agent) -- The sendmail is one of the oldest *nix MTAs. It included a binary that almost all other *nix MTAs emulate that allows you to send email through a command. Exim performs both MTA and MDA functions, so with exim you get what you need. As for how to send via PHP, I like to use PHPMailer (stackoverflow.com/search?q=phpmailer)
Mar
19
comment Check integrity of Debian system after possible rootkit?
If you suspect your system has been compromised you can't completely trust that. At the minimum you should boot from a livecd use a copy of debsums that isn't from the potentially compromised environment.
Mar
19
comment Check integrity of Debian system after possible rootkit?
Can you simply restore your backup to a temp location on some other system, and build md5/sha1 sums of them, then compare those against the server? You do have a backup right?
Mar
19
answered I want to version control my entire slice
Mar
19
answered Which Debian to choose?
Mar
18
comment No dual cpu support for VirtualBox with a CPU that doesn't support multicore?
You might be better off asking Sun why they developed their product a particular way.
Mar
18
comment What is 'FizzBuzz' for system administrators?
@Ben, updated to address your point. I have several occasions where I have had to provide this level of help to my users. I believe a sysadmin should know basic network configuration better then the back of their hand.
Mar
18
revised What is 'FizzBuzz' for system administrators?
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Mar
18
comment Upgrading Subversion 1.5 to 1.6 on Debian 5
You may not need to do a backup, but why wouldn't you? Particularly if you don't already have a regularly scheduled backup.
Mar
18
answered What is 'FizzBuzz' for system administrators?
Mar
18
comment Possible to make a script to simulate a VM Snapshot with pass-through disk?
What is the underlying storage system for that disk? Is is it a SAN that supports snampshots?
Mar
18
answered installing a mail server to be used with PHP