Category Archives: General Info

Using systemd-resolved to optimise DNS resolution.

When you work from home and are required to use the corporate network you’re often shoved into a dilemma where the VPN configuration that is pushed to your [..]

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Enabling Verbose Logging on Linux with Emulex Host Bus Adapters

Where did my disks go? So no and then you may run into an issue which cannot be explained properly by just looking at the standard events that [..]

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Reducing MFA/2FA requests on cloud apps

Intro Third party authentication and authorisation providers like okta, azure, gcs or aws often have a trusted connection to the tenants. This sometimes allows that authentication requests via [..]

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NXDOMAIN hijacking and ISP behaviour

Something none storage related. This article at “The Register” triggered me to write this post and explain why I don’t see this behaviour in my household. The trick [..]

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HBA Firmware and Drivers – The Storage Grey Area

Whenever things goes haywire on an OS or application there are two areas that are looked at first: Networks Storage In a fair few cases the issue is [..]

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Preventing client DNS leaking on OpenWRT

A while ago I wrote an article whereby I provided an OpenDNS resolver server via DHCP to the computers, tablets and phones of my kids. (See here). This [..]

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Getting rid of whitespace

No, not storage related but more towards coding scripts etc and assuring your git repositories do not show up with huge diff sections you need to correct. Just [..]

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Brocade is no more

Exactly 20 years ago I installed my first Fibre Channel switch. It was from a startup company founded by Kumar Malavalli, Paul Bonderson and Seth Neiman who wanted [..]

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Hitachi Va….. what???

VANTARA. Hitachi Vantara. Yes, took me a while to get used to it as well after almost 15 years at HDS but I must say reading all the [..]

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The paradigm shift in enterprise computing 10 years from now.

The way businesses arrange their IT infrastructure is based based upon 3 things: Compute, Networks and Storage. Two of these have had a remarkable shift in the way [..]

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