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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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Nov
10
comment VPN not showing computers in network, but can use UNC path
Do you really need network browsing? It sure seems to me that Microsoft has mostly given up on doing anything with that.
Nov
9
awarded  puppet
Nov
8
comment No network adapters in Virtual Machine after converting from VirtualBox to Hyper-V
Give us more details please. Is your first Hyper-V VM? How is your virtual switch configured? Do you have networking working in any Hyper-V guests on that system? Which type of network adapter did you assign to your guest VM? Does your network require VLAN trunking...
Nov
7
comment Why am I not getting an ARP reply with this request?
You probably need to brush up on your TCP/IP fundamentals. You can only arp for systems on the local network. ARP does not cross a router. If the address is not locally connected you arp for a gateway defined in one of routes.
Nov
7
comment What is a safe alternative to wildcards in /etc/sudoers?
Use filesystem ACLs so users don't have to run chmod 777. BTW, chmod 777 is evil, you almost certainly don't want that, if want a half-way secure system.
Nov
7
awarded  routing
Nov
6
comment Cannot connect via RDP due to NLA error
Daylight Savings happened a few days ago these were both working fine - Well that might be a very strong hint that your problem might be time related. Use of the AD requires time to be accruate within 5 minutes (by default). Are you sure one of your servers didn't somehow not make the DST switch? Are you sure your timezones are properly configured on all computers? Are you sure time is synced properly?
Nov
6
comment How do I display users' folders (My Documents, Contacts, etc.) in their profile location after redirecting them to server?
It isn't clear to me how your users are accessing the original un-redirected location. If you redirect the desktop, then the Documents folder then it is redirected. Accessing the Documents folder via the standard Windows GUI should automatically redirects you to the network path. Are you using some third party tool or something that isn't getting redirected?
Nov
6
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
6
comment How do I monitor RAID status when using an external eSATA RAID5 SATA port multiplier?
port multipliers are the devil! Some of them have very ugly failure modes. Where a failure on any single disk results in the failure of all of the disks behind the multiplier. I have experienced this type of failure first hand. See: zdnet.com/are-sata-port-multipliers-safe-7000011897 usenix.org/system/files/fastpw13-paper7_0.pdf If you can avoid using one, I strongly suggest that you do. At least keep a good backup.
Nov
5
comment Change OpenVPN server's tun0 address from xxx.xxx.xxx.1 to xxx.xxx.xxx.11
Sure, even with your comment it isn't entirely clear to me what exactly you want, but I can assure you that OpenVPN is extremely flexible, about what you can make it do.
Nov
5
answered Change OpenVPN server's tun0 address from xxx.xxx.xxx.1 to xxx.xxx.xxx.11
Nov
5
comment VMWare: Are long running snapshots really THAT bad?
is there a better way to accomplish this? - A storage system (e.g. SAN) that supports de-duplication would deal with this just fine.
Nov
5
comment Accessing server with its own public key
Does the key work on the command line?
Nov
4
comment The Backup Paradox
How is that a paradox? You buy as much insurance (backup) as you can afford, or as much as the data is worth, or to the point where you get diminishing returns. There is no way to be 100% certain in backups, or anything else in our reality.
Nov
4
comment The Backup Paradox
how do the pros deal with this conundrum - Just add more redundancy, multiple backup systems, stored with multiple methods. As much as the powers-that-be choose to pay for.
Nov
3
comment Redirect HTTP to HTTPS /etc/apache2/sites-available/default not working
So you have posted a config, but why not also spend a few minutes and actually describe your problem. What exactly happens when you try to visit the http site? Do you get an error, do you get incorrectly redirected or what? Please don't expect us to reason your mind.
Nov
3
comment Importing available module into PowerShell v2.0 results in error
You downloaded the version designed for PS v2.0 right? Since you have tagged this Windows 7, I am curious why you haven't upgraded to WMF4.
Nov
3
comment why online tools can not find my MX record?
Does your DNS provider have some kind of magical wildcard record setup? Perhaps that is causing problems. Signs point to yes, since dig randomgarbletygobbledygook.helinus.com. actually returns a result. Anyway, what happens is you disable the wildcard record?
Nov
3
comment How do I create node groups in puppet
You might need to take a look at the roles/profiles patterns (see google). Or perhaps you can achieve what you want via hiera.