Is it ok for me to chat with you about this?
I recently built/installed/configured my own “home brew” residential proxy server on one of the many “boat anchors” and spare components, bits and pieces lying around the house. It’s been running for 48 hours and I’m pleasantly surprised and happy with most of the results.
I am a retired I/T Pro over 25+ years exp. working with IBM, MS, AT&T, BoA, PB, etc… I am the first to admit I that I don’t know everything about I/T but I can definitely tell the difference between BS and the real deal. @dimitri You are the real deal.
I used to build UNIX/Linux Boxes i.e. Squadron and Eclipse Main-frames at IBM’s Poughkeepsie, NY Campus, so I have a hazy memory of Linux and the various tools and applications we used. A lot of what you’re doing reminds me of certain aspects of my former job.
I have my own retirement practice/business that I’m growing and it has NOTHING to do with I/T and is NO threat to you or anyone else on this forum.
I have no intention or interest in stealing anyone’s business or threatening anyone. I just want to grow my business in peace and occasionally ask for help.
Whenever I ask my former work-mates and colleagues for help and advice on a particular project the help and advice is given freely with professional respect, cordiality, politeness, without judgement, sarcasm, rudeness, insults or personal “ad hominem” attacks.
If the help that I’m asking for needs to be paid for and the terms are reasonable and I’m not being conned or screwed, I’m always happy to pay for the real deal.
Wishing you all the best with your project.