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bio website ladadadada.net
location London, United Kingdom
age 34
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seen Jun 25 at 16:51

I'm an Australian by birth but currently live in London. I'm a traveller at heart and I love seeing how different the rest of the world is. I'm always up for something new and interesting.

I've been playing with computers pretty much my whole life, working with them since 2000 in tech support and programming and as a full-time Sysadmin since 2006. I've been fascinated by security since about 2003 and I tend to become the default "security guy" at most places I have worked.

I enjoy all forms of sport and outdoors activities but particularly cycling, hockey, sailboarding, snowboarding, camping and Frisbee. I'm also passionate about the environment, growing my own food, cooking it and eating it.


Apr
28
awarded  Caucus
Apr
15
comment How do I distinguish between these two certificate situations?
The source data is back online now and it looks like it stretches back for years. It covers the entire IPv4 address space so it's likely to include any site you care about.
Apr
14
answered How do I distinguish between these two certificate situations?
Mar
15
comment Why am I connected to 65.52.240.48?
@acidzombie24 That /19 is twice as big and yes, the first half of the /19 is the IPs in the /20. It seems weird they would list them like that. There's a canonical subnetting question on ServerFault if you're interested in that topic.
Jan
9
comment Allowing access to source files for only a group of users in a webserver
Linux privileges can get more complicated than this with extended attributes and SELinux/Apparmor/grc but a discussion of that doesn't belong in a comment requesting clarification.
Jan
9
comment Allowing access to source files for only a group of users in a webserver
Linux/Unix file permissions have three types of access: read, write and execute. You didn't specify which of these types of access you want the priv_group group to have. Restricting a server administrator is pointless as they have the ability to lift any restrictions. Directories and files are distinct and even if users have access to a directory, they can still be restricted from reading, writing and executing files in that directory (although they may be able to delete files if they have the write privilege on the directory).
Oct
7
comment Bad owner or permissions on /root/.ssh/config in a virtual machine
@frankster Of course not; It's a bad idea. I have answered the question "Is there another solution/workaround for this issue?"
Sep
11
awarded  Commentator
Jul
27
awarded  Informed
Jun
21
comment My IP did not bind to my domain name
My guess is that you have a typo in the zone file for this domain. If you edit the zone file into your question we might be able to spot it for you. The named-checkzone file or your logs should be able to verify that you have a typo. I'm not suggesting that you sell the domain, simply that you have someone else run bind for you.
Jun
21
answered My IP did not bind to my domain name
Jun
21
comment My IP did not bind to my domain name
The first two A records you added, are they the IP addresses of your name servers or name.com's name servers? This matters. If you get this wrong the domain will not work. Are you using nslookup (or dig) to query the authoritative servers directly? If not you could be seeing cached responses. I always recommend IntoDNS for help with DNS questions, you will probably find them helpful.
Jun
3
awarded  Critic
Mar
14
comment Non-authoritative answer? Can't connect to my website?
Did you try a DNS lookup at school to see if it was different from at home?
Mar
14
awarded  Teacher
Mar
7
answered Bad owner or permissions on /root/.ssh/config in a virtual machine
Feb
23
comment Where can I find the VMware vSphere client?
That should be http://{your-esx-server-ip}/ and not any of the host's IPs. There's also a slightly more canonical reference.
Feb
23
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Feb
18
comment Amazon Glacier inventory - how to tell which files are which?
Although it doesn't actually help you right now, the old adage to never use version 1.0 of anything seems to apply here. Once the early adopters have triggered all the booby-traps in Glacier I'll feel much more comfortable using it. I do hope you manage to figure this one out and post an answer to your question. If it helps motivate you to come back and post an answer, I promise to upvote both when you do.
Jan
25
comment Two websites give different values for my IP
Very curious. Those IPs are owned by completely different ISPs (Virgin and BT) so it's unlikely to be routing changes after the packets have left your home. I'd love to see that traceroute. Do several until you get a different ISP at the first or second hop. Might be worth using the APIs at whatismyip.{com,org} to get regular, timed results from both.