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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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Apr
22
comment Mounting windows shares with Active Directory permissions
Support for smbfs is deprecated. You shouldn't build anything new based on that.
Apr
22
comment Is there a way to use individual DSA key-pairs for Apache (WebDAV) Authentication?
See also: httpd.apache.org/docs/2.0/ssl/ssl_howto.html#accesscontrol
Apr
22
comment Is there a way to use individual DSA key-pairs for Apache (WebDAV) Authentication?
@Nate Wagar, by following the above you would issue a unique key and certificate each user. Though I would suggest you use something like TinyCA (tinyca.sm-zone.net) instead of creating all the certs manually.
Apr
22
comment AD logon script, how to
Are sure you need to do this with a script? There are group policy settings that cover backgrounds.
Apr
22
comment What could be causing LVM errors on first boot after install in Debian?
Is this still an issue? You can propablyskip the disk wipe the second time through.
Apr
22
comment Can I set up OpenVPN on two or more machines so that they can each act as client and server?
Why don't you just establish the work to home VPN and leave it running? If the VPN is always left on then you can acess each side at any time?
Apr
22
awarded  ssh
Apr
21
comment What is the optimum number of admins to server?
@monocasa, Instead of trying to guess or make up a number, perhaps you should describe what you are trying to do here or to a competent admin and let him make a recommendation based on experience. Or to put it differently, hire your senior admin first, and let him help you figure it out.
Apr
21
answered can you run a shell command via nohup at later time?
Apr
21
revised How to run a script in Ubuntu via SSH as superuser?
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Apr
21
answered How to run a script in Ubuntu via SSH as superuser?
Apr
21
comment Why no final dot for domain names?
@Zypher, nods if I can break your DNS server I wouldn't spend time messing around with things that depend on client appending an DNS suffix.
Apr
21
answered Why no final dot for domain names?
Apr
21
comment Is it bad to have the reverse DNS for two IPs point to the same domain name?
It isn't clear to me what particular service your system is running. You say domain, are you talking about a web server? The PTR record is barely used at all for HTTP, so it probably doesn't matter at all. OTOH incorrect PTR config can seriously break email.
Apr
21
answered Components needed for a VPN
Apr
21
comment Can I use a Mac Mini as a web server and database server? What are the pros and cons?
The No RAID point is no longer entirely relevant. A Mac mini can come with 2 drives. You can setup a software RAID.
Apr
21
comment Zero'ing out deleted files
@xenoterracide, When you are compressing or exporting a VM it does not look at the filesystem withing the guest. It has no way to determine if a block is used, or not. If you fill up all unused blocks with zeros within a guest then a VM will compress well.
Apr
21
answered Zero'ing out deleted files
Apr
20
answered DEBIAN minimum hard disk footprint
Apr
20
comment DEBIAN minimum hard disk footprint
What do you need such a small setup for? Given that storage is so cheap under most conditions is it really worth the effort to try to save a few MB here and there?