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  • MultimediaMan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:09
    pfSense, Smoothwall, MikroTik all support some sort of VPN - this is probably better than having a Windows device directly exposed to directly to the...
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  • TransformX's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:42
    TransformX replied to a thread IT stories and rants in The Lounge
    My instant answer to such questions is: you didn't invest enough money to get this. There are two options: you pay for a state of the art backup...
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  • UtwigMU's Avatar
    20th January 2022, 14:26
    UtwigMU replied to a thread IT stories and rants in The Lounge
    I would go with VPN. You can set wireguard on Mikrotik router (costing from 50€ up) with RouterOS 7 (beta but it's very stable and out for more than...
    35 replies | 21140 view(s)
  • Umfriend's Avatar
    20th January 2022, 13:26
    Umfriend replied to a thread IT stories and rants in The Lounge
    I can RDP into my SOHO-Server but only from two IP-addresses. I wonder if it would be easy to set up some two-factor security so I could access it as...
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  • UtwigMU's Avatar
    20th January 2022, 02:06
    UtwigMU replied to a thread IT stories and rants in The Lounge
    Oh, so you're not completely alone, you have a network engineer. I did VLANs in 2020: 3 new Aruba PoE switches with optical uplink between new...
    35 replies | 21140 view(s)
  • MultimediaMan's Avatar
    20th January 2022, 01:34
    Synology is fairly decent, especially for the money. I have about 45 server instances (about 1/3 of them are physical); we retired a large-ish...
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  • UtwigMU's Avatar
    19th January 2022, 17:01
    UtwigMU replied to a thread IT stories and rants in The Lounge
    I use Synology with iSCSI and Windows image backup. I have implementing secondary backup in to do but there is other sh#t that appears more urgent to...
    35 replies | 21140 view(s)
  • MultimediaMan's Avatar
    19th January 2022, 16:37
    Alone. Today the subject of backups came up: we have about 9TB of storage on one File Server (Windows OS)... we had a call to restore a file from...
    35 replies | 21140 view(s)
  • UtwigMU's Avatar
    19th January 2022, 14:05
    UtwigMU replied to a thread IT stories and rants in The Lounge
    This is really a lot of work and looks like you brought the infra to a state where it's functioning normally without disruptive failures. Are you...
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  • UtwigMU's Avatar
    18th January 2022, 17:15
    I think with Skype and Nokia they just used cash they had parked in EU that they would have to pay taxes on. They were not that well managed Github...
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  • Umfriend's Avatar
    18th January 2022, 12:45
    Now I am really ignorant but I wonder: How many of MSFTs' acquisitions turned out well and how many were duds?
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  • UtwigMU's Avatar
    18th January 2022, 10:21
    MSFT buying Activision Blizzard ATVI, it has market cap of ~60bn
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  • MultimediaMan's Avatar
    17th January 2022, 17:58
    I hear you. I've been working for an apparel manufacturing company in IT Infrastructure for most of the past year. Many of the production machines...
    35 replies | 21140 view(s)
  • UtwigMU's Avatar
    17th January 2022, 14:25
    UtwigMU replied to a thread IT stories and rants in The Lounge
    So the shit is about to hit the fan! After new year our renowned fscking 60-year old C-suite dinosaurs acting as IT architects came out with IoT...
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