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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.

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Apr
8
answered What should I be doing while I wait for a progress bar?
Apr
8
answered Is there a difference between a self-signed certificate and one signed by your own CA?
Apr
8
revised How do I set up my own proxy server?
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Apr
8
answered How do I set up my own proxy server?
Apr
7
comment What are some IT jobs where you don't sit at a desk for 8-10hrs a day?
I don't think the two questions are directly related. Plus this one is far less argumentative.
Apr
7
comment Is there a way to create a copy-on-write copy of a directory?
It doesn't appear maintained, but perhaps boklm.eu/copyfs
Apr
7
comment How to build an outbound load balancer with linux?
I wonder if the split on the same source/destination is really an issue though. It is rare for a single web page to be served by a single web server. A view of serverfault.com usually hits at least 10 different addresses (eg ads.stackoverflow.com, ajax.googleapis.com, edge.quantserve.com, l.collective-media.net, pixel.quantserve.com, serverfault.com, sstatic.net, www.google-analytics.com, www.gravatar.com). A single page view would be using both links in practice, it just wouldn't always be balanced.
Apr
7
comment How to build an outbound load balancer with linux?
@kbyrd, RE: caching of routes, it takes both the source and destination address into account. So if two computers from his network visit serverfault.com then possibly they could be served by different links. A single system accessing a single external web site would used a single path though. Depending on the bonding mode selected, your solution with bonding will have the same behavior.
Apr
6
answered fwbuilder/iptables manually scripted + autogenerated rules at startup?
Apr
6
comment How to build an outbound load balancer with linux?
This is overly complex a simple split routing is possible. lartc.org/howto/lartc.rpdb.multiple-links.html
Apr
5
comment Is it possible to search an apt repository via a web browser?
packages.ubuntu.com
Apr
3
comment Denyhosts vs fail2ban vs iptables- best way to prevent brute force logons?
@Evan, denyhosts does not use iptables (by default). It uses TCP wrappers and updates your /etc/hosts.deny when a system is to be banned.
Apr
3
comment How to get a udp response with netcat
Do you have a firewall? Seeing the packet via tcpdump doesn't mean that it will be accepted.
Apr
2
comment Forwarding port 3306 on Mac OS X in order to connect to a remote MySQL Database
Keep in mind that there is a known bug/feature related to some mysql libraries and tools refusing to make a TCP connection when you use localhost. When localhost is used to connect unix socket will be used. bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=31577 I am not sure if this applies to Mysql Workbench. Your issue seems to more about getting the connection started though.
Apr
2
answered How to know when the kernel was last compiled?
Apr
2
comment Can't run an executable under Linux
Are you actually trying to run this from the console or through a terminal like putty? Your TERM that you mentioned in your comment suggests you are using some kind of web gateway. It is possible your web gateway is causing problems, and the application just will not be able to work in that environment.
Apr
2
comment Automatically mount partition when needed
+1 for autofs. I like the docs at autofs.org better though.
Apr
2
comment Ntpd monitoring
I suspect most people want to plot the amount of offset and drift over time. Something like this (satsignal.eu/mrtg/daily_ntp.html) perhaps.
Apr
2
revised Is it safe to run apt-get update every night?
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Apr
2
answered Is it safe to run apt-get update every night?