Bert ter Beest

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Automated checking of external IP

You host your own mailserver (and the provider even lets you), but the external IP address of your DSL/Cable connection is dynamic. So after a few days suddenly you realise there is no connection to the mailserver, and all the mail is bounced back to the senders. Sure makes for a quiet weekend, but not …

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Testing Exchange connectivity

Nowadays everyone wants to be able to sync their phone with email and calendars. Ofcourse you have to provide this on the widely used Windows Small Business Server or normal Exchange Servers as well. You have setup Exchange, even managed to add a certificate (as you should!) but something is not working with the phone …

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Handy backup scripts

Making backups isn’t really a priority for most of us. But if you ever had a crash you know the horror of not having one. Here’s some basic scripts for various systems that preform automatic backups. I have added scripts for Cisco devices, MySQL backups for Linux and Synctoy file synchronisation (automated). For easy editing …

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57 Things every admin should know

Administrating tasks in Windows can take up a lot of our time. It doesn’t help that Microsoft decided to add more and more wizards that you basicly have to use in order to preform simple tasks. It doesn’t feel right most of the time and useing the CLI makes you look good, am I right? Lucky …

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New tech blog

Hello friends and random strangers. To keep track of some handy tools and settings in my work field I’ve decided to make a blog. On this blog you wont find any whimsical stories about my life or anything like that and it won’t be updated that often most likely. I just use this to keep track of some …

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