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DNS/DHCP issues in modern Windows versions

Static IP addresses are a solid way to configure machines if you have few enough of them to manage them manually. But the more ability you want to have to change things on the fly, the more limiting such a configuration scheme becomes. Unfortunately I’ve had severe problems with getting servers with DHCP leases (or […]


SMS notifications from Zabbix

To increase visibility of critical alerts, I’ve set up Zabbix to send messages to the phones of certain technicians via a GSM modem. This post documents what I had to do to get things running. Zabbix server MOXA ethernet-to-serial gateway Siemens GSM modem The first thing to do is to get the driver for the […]