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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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Dec
10
comment Ansible, Chef, Puppet or ____ : Which has the strongest Windows support and smallest init footprint
Chef seems to be trying very strongly to add native desired state configuration support DSC. They have been getting support in this directly from Microsoft. That will potentially make a big difference in the future if the other configuration management systems don't also add that support.
Dec
10
comment IPv6 record will not take for rDNS
Your attempt at anonymization of your data is almost certainly hiding the error in this case. But one of the errors related to your NS record is that you are missing the trailing period, see 'rdnsmain.domain.com.3IP6.A.B.C.ip6.arpa' has no address records
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
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
awarded  Good Answer
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
answered Switch Default Gateway to Another Router with Different Subnet
Dec
3
awarded  Nice Answer
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 How to use pfSense as a firewall in order to assign url whitelists to IP groups
You should almost certainly be using an web proxy/filter to do http filtering. Trying to do http filtering at layer 3 just doesn't work. I believe pfsense will run squid/squidguard just fine, depending on your hardware.
Dec
1
comment Method for setting up Volume Shadow Copies on Server Core
The 'answer', for me, was was to use the GUI from a server OS, since the workstation OS doesn't include the feature, and the other options are a pain. Yes, I know this doesn't exactly answer my question as written, but this is the 'answer' I used to the problem I was having, which I thought others might find helpful.
Dec
1
comment How can I get a report of all MAC addresses nearby?
If you have a Linux based firewall install arpalert or another package like that.