Random IT Stuff

Little snippets of random information as we stumble through the world of Infrastructure Support. None of this should be taken as best practice, but it might get you out of a jam.

MS SQL encryption with Moodle

If you like things a bit niche you might be running Moodle on Linux connecting to a MS SQL server running on Windows. This all works well with the MS SQL Server drivers for PHP. The drivers support encrypted SQL connections but Moodle doesn’t provide an option to enable this. There is an issue logged […]

Automatically backing up Juniper switch configs

Over the past few years I’ve spent a considerable amount of time trying to find an cheap or free solution for backing up network devices at my workplace. As we were completely a Cisco house this lead be to installing RANCID on Ubuntu. This was a brilliant solution only taking a couple of hours to […]


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