Systems Administration

HPE Aruba's 510 line of campus routers support 802.11ax. Which in plain English is Wi-Fi 6, duh

The Register - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 12:30
Of course they've crammed some AI in there too

HPE Aruba today released a line of wireless routers supporting next year's 802.11ax/Wi-Fi 6 standard – and then immediately sullied them by applying the AI marketing buzzword.…

[HELP] Getting a number from a JSON

Tasker: Total Automation for Android - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 12:29

I'm trying to run a task to convert between any currency to USD, but the variable output of the JSON file always changes depending on the currencies being converted.

How can I use REGEX or something similar to be able to pull the number out of the output:


Here is the link to the API

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Windows October 2018 Rollups Broke Domain authentication to our NAS for Mapped Drives

Sysadmin - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 12:07

We have a Terastation that holds archive data. In the past I set this up so that users can use their domain user credentials so that I could push agroup policy to map users to this UNC path with domain credentials.

As of this October rollup, Windows 10 and Windows 7 machines can no longer use the previous method we were using to do this and can now only authenticate locally to the Terastation. I'm reading a lot about the mapped drive issues with Windows 10 but I am not sure if this is in that same realm of issues.

Anyone dealing with this at all? I am having a hard time finding any results about this particular rollup and issues with mapping drives to CIFS file shares in this manner.

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Our office gets its fair share of malicious emails. In an effort to combat spam, would it be a bad idea to make a leaderboard showing who's identified the most malicious emails ?

Sysadmin - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 12:02

We're a small office (<50 users) and I'd like to try build a positive atmosphere around identifying and reporting spam. There would be no reward beyond being top of a list.

Is this a good idea ?

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Regex with lookahead and lookbehind still type3?

Computer Science: Theory and Application - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 11:56

Disclamer: I don't study CS (or linguistic), so I might not even fathom how stupid this question is.

In some regex implementations it is possible to have lookahead and behind tokens. But wouldn't that make the grammar described context sensitive, thus not truly a regex anymore?

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IT after 40

Sysadmin - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 11:54

I woke up this morning and had a good think. I have always felt like IT was a young man's game. You go hard and burn out or become middle management. I was never manager material. I tried. It felt awkward to me. It just wasn't for me.

I'm going head first into my early 40s. I just don't care about computers anymore. I don't have that lust to learn new things since it will all be replaced in 4-5 years. I have taken up a non-computer related hobby, gardening! I spend tons of time with my kid. It has really made me think about my future. I have always been saving for my forced retirement at 65. 62 and doing sysadmin? I can barely imagine sysadmin at 55. Who is going to hire me? Some shop that still runs Windows NT? Computers have been my whole life.

My question for the older 40+ year old sysadmins, What are you doing and do you feel the same?

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How to you archive Encrypted Emails - How do you deal with Disclosure / Audit of encrypted emails

Sysadmin - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 11:52

Hi Guys,

I am really struggling here and would like some help


Scenario - Client A uses Egress Switch, Client B Uses O365 Encryption , Client C uses (3rd Party CloudEncryption Service ).(They all use Email Encryption Clients)

We receive emails from all of the above clients and when the email hits our exchange it archived into one of the archiver servers. We can only archive the "you have received an encrypted email" e-mail not the content of the encrypted emails.

How do you deal with this situation where you need to have the content of the encrypted emails for disclosure / audit / GDPfuckingR ?

Solutions please - options ?

Open to discussion ?


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NetApp flashes plump figures. China trade worries? Let's manage 'variables within our control'

The Register - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 11:49
It's all about hyperconverged – no we're not breaking out those numbers

With one eye on uncertain currency movements and the developing US/ China trade war, NetApp reported a solid set of Q2 numbers, albeit figures that highlighted a slowdown in its monumental all-flash array sales growth.…


Sysadmin - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 11:45

Just curious how many sysadmins here use FreeNAS for their homelabs or even at their workplace? Are there any better NAS alternatives?

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New PC with 32 bit architecture?

Sysadmin - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 11:34

My company uses an EMR whose developer is a time traveler from the past and their product only runs on ActiveX. They also require the use of a proprietary Hylafax build on the 32 bit version of Ubuntu server. They do not have a 64 bit version. They advise the 64 bit OEM version on the Ubuntu website won't work because reasons and they were unable to walk me through a setup of Hylafax in that version (I know next to nothing about Linux).

So the question here is where do I find a 32 bit PC outside Antiques Roadshow? We really don't want to buy refurbished or used and it needs to be able to accept a PCI fax card. The other requirements should be pretty easy but they are:

  • Intel Core 2 Duo - 2.0 GHz or better
  • 2 GB Memory 160 GB Disk Drive Space
  • 1 GB Network Connection (Full-Duplex, Linux Compatible NIC)
  • DVD-ROM Drive
  • Available PCie slot (x11x41x8/x16)
  • Chassis to accommodate a full height or low profile add-in PCie fax card

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Prevent users from powering down workstations?

Sysadmin - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 11:13

I'm sure I'm not the only one to deal with the issue of users powering down workstations at days end, thereby preventing patching, A/V updates, etc. I know GPO's can be used to completely remove 'Shut Down' and 'Reboot' from the Start Menu but sometimes there are legit reasons for users to reboot (this is Windows after all!). I was pondering whether a logoff script could be written that prompted the user somehow. That way at least I could remind them not to shut off the damn machine!

Yes, I know WOL is theoretically an option to boot machines, but I have had NO luck in actually getting it to work. Anyone out there have a solution to this issue? TIA!

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Google: Our DeepMind health slurp is completely kosher

The Register - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 11:10
Now go away, we’re saving the world

Analysis Google’s DeepMind operation insists UK patients have nothing to worry about now that Google has absorbed the subsidiary - but lawyers and privacy campaigners have raised doubts.…

Good 'ol VARs

Sysadmin - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 11:09

I receive a disproportionately large amount of sales calls from VARs and such. I rarely answer the phone because of it. This one guy from a VAR has been calling me twice a week (including 4pm on Fridays) for over a year and a half. I never answer. He just leaves a voicemail that I never return. I would've given up a long time ago and deleted my name from the CRM.

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HyperGrid Enables Enterprises and Service Providers to Cloud Smarter With HyperCloud 6.0 - Virtualization Information - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 11:06
HyperGrid, the market leader in Hybrid Cloud Management, is enabling enterprises and Managed Service Providers (MSPs) to Cloud Smarter with HyperCloud 6.0, the next generation of the industry's first intelligent Hybrid Cloud Management (HCM) platform....(read more)

User in AzureAD does not exist in Local AD

Sysadmin - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 11:03

I am having a strange directory sync issue with multiple users. Office365 is saying there are two accounts with the same UPN, but only one account actually exists in AD. I even went so far as deleting the account in AD entirely. Strangely enough, one of the accounts disappeared in O365, but the other still remained and is still Synced in AD according to O365.

I've searched AD every way I can think of. The account does not f-ing exist.

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Japan's minister of cybersecurity says he never used a computer in his career.

Sysadmin - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 10:55

Once again proving that people in high level security positions transcend us peons doing the technical work.

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New IoT Security Regulations - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 10:51

It falls upon lawmakers to create laws that protect consumers. While the US government is largely absent in this area of consumer protection, the state of California has recently stepped in and started regulating the Internet of Things, or "IoT" devices sold in the state­ -- and the effects will soon be felt worldwide.

iPhone Mail App 'days to sync no limit' issue

Sysadmin - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 10:41

Hey all, running into an issue that I am hoping one of you may have a solution for, as I can not seem to find answers elsewhere. One of our directors updated his iPhone 12.1 and where he previously had his days to sync set to 'No limit', it was changed to two weeks. Since this update, when he tries to switch it back, it will load about 6 months of emails and then just say 'Loading'. If he tries to open an email, it will not load it.

Along with this, while it is 'Loading', it will not load new email. If he switches it back to 2 Weeks, it immediately loads the new emails. Setting it to One Month also seems to work fine as well.

Have any of you run into this as well?

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#KubeCon 2018 Q&A: Kublr Will Showcase Its Comprehensive Kubernetes Platform for the Enterprise at Booth S/E 17 - Virtualization Information - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 10:41
Read this exclusive pre-show interview between VMblog and Kublr to learn what they have planned for the upcoming KubeCon North America 2018 event and why you need to visit their booth. ...(read more)

Pixel 3 Ambient display breaks when Tasker is running

Tasker: Total Automation for Android - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 10:39

When tasker is enabled, ambient display goes blank after a while. The screen goes blank and it just shows the home pill and the back arrow.

Anyone having the same problem? any suggestions on how to fix it?

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