25 Aug 2019
A sysadmin often has to facilitate requests to provide access from the network they manage to resources hosted by an external party. If the target resource cannot be accessed, they have to establish whether this is due to the traffic being blocked by a device on their network or by...
14 Jul 2019
As a sysadmin one of my responsibilities is the management of an Avaya telephone system, a component of which is Avaya Call Management System (CMS). Avaya CMS collects call traffic data and provides a means of reporting against it. In addition to the reports included as standard, CMS also provides...
02 Jun 2019
I recently discovered a problem with the domain name of a website I manage. Attempting to resolve a DNS record which had been created a few days earlier was resulting in intermittent failures. This post details the process I used to diagnose the problem with nslookup and how I turned...
26 Apr 2019
WordCamp London (WCLDN) was held at the
London Metropolitan University on 5th - 7th April 2019. The first day was to
promote contributing to the WordPress project, followed by a two day conference.
I attended both days of the conference.
10 Mar 2019
I was recently assigned the task of configuring TLS cipher suite settings on a number of hosts (servers and other devices). Whilst making the configuration changes I required a means of testing which cipher suites were enabled. I needed to be able to quickly and easily repeat the tests until...