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I am working for a company which is doing infrastructure operations and IT consulting jobs in Germany, Europe.

My sphere of activities includes virtualization topics, IP networking, storage, server operations, monitoring, backups and network security. I was awarded the Microsoft MVP title for Windows Networking for several years in the past, although my public activity on Microsoft-specific topics has declined seriously due to lack of time so it is not likely to happen again that soon.

If you need to get in touch, just mail the company: office@syneticon.net

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Jul
12
comment Non-root users cannot access NFS mounted directory
Note that home setting questions are off-topic here. Your question should have a better home either at Super User or at Unix&Linux.
Jun
17
comment PowerShell Get List Of Folders Shared
plus, it would require RPC communications, which are likely to be firewalled in many configurations even where generic SMB is permitted. Admittedly, net view would not return hidden shares.
May
14
comment Find out the device for my cd drive in my unix VM
Sorry but this is a really trivial Linux handling question. As such, it likely belongs to another StackExchange site (U&L and SuperUser spring to mind)
Apr
30
comment Pass doesn't ask for passphrase
Are you aware of ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2136182 ? It looks exactly like your issue and suggests setting GPG="gpg2" in /usr/bin/pass
Apr
25
comment Windows another RAID 5 fails
@starR you can't "Repair" because the state of the array is "Failed". Even if SMART says that the disks are healthy, one of them might have been kicked out of the array at some point due to a transient failure. Or SMART is simply lying (possible, although rather improbable). At any rate, your array has lost two disks out of three which is considered a total loss as far as the RAID5 reassembly algorithm is concerned.
Apr
25
comment Windows another RAID 5 fails
Did you try "reactivating" already?
Apr
3
comment adding PATH with SETX or PATHMAN or something else?
FWIW, there is another "pathed" utility published on code.google.com which seems to do pretty much the same with a slightly different syntax.
Nov
25
comment Allow users to remotely modify Windows Scheduled Tasks without granting them log on rights
This surely works, but the OPs requirement included "without granting them the right to log on", which precludes making the users members of the Administrators group - you effectively can't revoke administrative rights from administrators.
Sep
10
comment Hard disk failure is imminent
@MichaelKjörling you are right, although bad sectors due to surface defects seem to be more common.
Jul
9
comment Best way to copy millions of files between 2 servers
@BenjiXVI the bottleneck will surely be the CPU as gzip will only ever execute on a single core. You can reasonably expect around 30 MB/s with the default compression level of 6 - but this will not max out Gigabit Ethernet.
Jun
29
comment How do I attempt stop DoS attacks: Smurf on Home PC
I stumbled upon this old question which is a duplicate of serverfault.com/questions/361417 and got out of my view after it got duplicated and migrated to superuser. I wonder if you ever got it sorted with your ISP.
Mar
28
comment How can a computer/OS tell what kind of RAM is in the machine?
"This is so wrong on so many levels". +1 for mentioning the Windows way of querying the data though.
Mar
28
comment How can a computer/OS tell what kind of RAM is in the machine?
My point is that your wording is inaccurate to the point where it gets easy to misunderstand. WMI can interface with SMBIOS but it is not in any respect its implementation (which resides on the hardware / BIOS side and not within the OS).
Mar
28
comment How can a computer/OS tell what kind of RAM is in the machine?
Note that WMI is able to query DMI/SMBus information but is not the Windows implementation thereof. Additionally, dmidecode which purely queries and decodes DMI information is available as a Windows port too.
Feb
27
comment IP forwarding on the same network
what is connected to eth0 - the rest of your internal network? If so, then yes, you want to bridge eth0 and wlan0 but in this case you should leave eth0 and wlan0 unconfigured and only configure an ip address for your resulting bridging interface - br0 (which would probably be DHCP-configured then just as your eth0 interface was before you added the Wifi config)
Jun
29
comment Can I mark a folder as mountpoint-only?
@Collin I had to fix the mount line in my post, sorry for the confusion
Jun
28
comment Can I mark a folder as mountpoint-only?
@rob the problem is not the mount itself but the requirement to remove the user's write permission for the mountpoint. As the OP already found out, this would not work with fusermount. But it would work with mount.fuse
Jun
28
comment Can I mark a folder as mountpoint-only?
@collin so even using sudo is not an option?