Need Part Time Sys Admin(s)

From: David White 
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Obviously my email question to the list yesterday about hardware
recommendations for a quiet, small, reliable syslogging machine was really
popular.  On the flip side, I'm looking at some embedded PCs with
SSDs right now, and will probably settle on one soon.

Now for the point of this email...

I am looking for someone who could possibly be on hand on an as-needed
basis to monitor some CentOS servers and keep them running if something
were to happen (rarely: think - only when I'm travelling, deathly sick, or
get run over by a bus).

I'd like this person to be local (hence I'm emailing the local Linux user's
group), and I'd like to meet with this person before hand. An NDA is
required (as we're dealing with clients' information), and trust worthiness
is an absolute must.

*Requirements:*
Experience in CentOS CLI with specific experience configuring and
maintaining LAMP stack environments, including (specifically):

   - Sign an NDA & noncompete (you won't steal my clients - of course
   you're welcome to work in the industry on your own stuff... just don't
   steal my clients)
   - Postfix + Amavisd-new + Doevecot
   - Apache
   - PHP
   - MySQL
   - BIND
   - Some knowledge and common sense in server & private-key security

*The following experience is preferable:*

   - Drupal + Drush
      - Including installing, configuring, and updating Drupal core as well
      as contributed modules
   - Wordpress
   - SSL certificates
   - CSF (A firewall platform I like to use)
   - Nagios


It goes without saying that SSH / CLI experience is necessary. Now
obviously many of you possess these skills. I realize that. I'm not looking
for the Einstein in server administration. I'm just looking for a reliable
person I could contact (and put my clients in touch with) in case I'm sick,
travelling, etc...

Duties would include:

   - Monitoring the servers (I use Nagios for alerts, and soon, will likely
   be added a 2nd Nagios server for distributed monitoring).
   - Responding to problems (which occur rarely)
   - Keeping all information you are provided completely safe and
   confidential
   - Cleaning up the mess if the unthinkable happens (I die or get deathly
   ill)
      - Yeah, this is a morbid thought. I don't plan on dying any time
      soon. But I care about my clients, and want to make sure there's good
      contingency plans in place in case I disappear of the face of this planet.

Email me your resumes and references if you're interested. Again, this
wouldn't be a lot of work ... it would just be on an as-needed basis. And
if I call you up, and you're not available for weekend X, then no big deal
- I'll find someone else... I just want a good team in place.

Thanks,
David

-- 
- David White -
Smooth Stone Services *(soon to be CENTS)*
*Computing, Equipping, Networking, Training & Supporting *
*Nonprofit Organizations Worldwide*

Existing Website: http://www.smoothstoneservices.com
New Website (coming soon): http://developCENTS.com

=============================================================== From: David White ------------------------------------------------------ I sent the below email in October, and only heard back from 1 person who indicated they were interested. I haven't heard back from that person again, so I thought I'd reach out to the group again, in case any of you were interested in this. -- - David White - Smooth Stone Services *(soon to be CENTS)* *Computing, Equipping, Networking, Training & Supporting * *Nonprofit Organizations Worldwide* Existing Website: http://www.smoothstoneservices.com New Website (coming soon): http://developCENTS.com

=============================================================== From: Lynn Dixon ------------------------------------------------------ David, Some how I missed that first email. I would be interested. I am an RHCE and working as an Linux admin at a local fortune 400 company. I would like to help out. You can verify my cert at http://red.ht/lynndixon You can email me or call me at 423-618-1414 if you decide I would be a good fit. I have a resume available as well. Thanks!

=============================================================== From: Garrett Gaston ------------------------------------------------------ I think that one person may have been me. But I actually never heard anythi= ng from you. Anyway=2C I think Lynn is your guy for sure. Date: Thu=2C 13 Dec 2012 12:28:02 -0500 From: dwrudy@gmail.com To: chugalug@chugalug.org Subject: Re: [Chugalug] Need Part Time Sys Admin(s) I sent the below email in October=2C and only heard back from 1 person who = indicated they were interested. I haven't heard back from that person again= =2C so I thought I'd reach out to the group again=2C in case any of you wer= e interested in this. On Tue=2C Oct 23=2C 2012 at 1:03 PM=2C David White wrote= : Obviously my email question to the list yesterday about hardware recommenda= tions for a quiet=2C small=2C reliable syslogging machine was really popula= r. On the flip side=2C I'm looking at some embedded PCs with SSD= s right now=2C and will probably settle on one soon. Now for the point of this email... I am looking for someone who could possibly be on hand on an as-needed basi= s to monitor some CentOS servers and keep them running if something were to= happen (rarely: think - only when I'm travelling=2C deathly sick=2C or get= run over by a bus). I'd like this person to be local (hence I'm emailing the local Linux user's= group)=2C and I'd like to meet with this person before hand. An NDA is req= uired (as we're dealing with clients' information)=2C and trust worthiness = is an absolute must. Requirements:Experience in CentOS CLI with specific experience configuring = and maintaining LAMP stack environments=2C including (specifically):Sign an= NDA & noncompete (you won't steal my clients - of course you're welcome to= work in the industry on your own stuff... just don't steal my clients) Postfix + Amavisd-new + Doevecot ApachePHPMySQLBINDSome knowledge and commo= n sense in server & private-key securityThe following experience is prefera= ble: Drupal + DrushIncluding installing=2C configuring=2C and updating Drupal co= re as well as contributed modulesWordpressSSL certificatesCSF (A firewall p= latform I like to use) Nagios It goes without saying that SSH / CLI experience is necessary. Now obviousl= y many of you possess these skills. I realize that. I'm not looking for the= Einstein in server administration. I'm just looking for a reliable person = I could contact (and put my clients in touch with) in case I'm sick=2C trav= elling=2C etc...=20 Duties would include:Monitoring the servers (I use Nagios for alerts=2C and= soon=2C will likely be added a 2nd Nagios server for distributed monitorin= g). Responding to problems (which occur rarely) Keeping all information you are provided completely safe and confidentialCl= eaning up the mess if the unthinkable happens (I die or get deathly ill) Ye= ah=2C this is a morbid thought. I don't plan on dying any time soon. But I = care about my clients=2C and want to make sure there's good contingency pla= ns in place in case I disappear of the face of this planet. Email me your resumes and references if you're interested. Again=2C this wo= uldn't be a lot of work ... it would just be on an as-needed basis. And if = I call you up=2C and you're not available for weekend X=2C then no big deal= - I'll find someone else... I just want a good team in place. Thanks=2CDavid --=20 - David White -Smooth Stone Services (soon to be CENTS) Computing=2C Equipping=2C Networking=2C Training & Supporting Nonprofit Org= anizations Worldwide Existing Website: http://www.smoothstoneservices.com New Website (coming soon): http://developCENTS.com --=20 - David White -Smooth Stone Services (soon to be CENTS)Computing=2C Equippi= ng=2C Networking=2C Training & Supporting=20 Nonprofit Organizations Worldwide Existing Website: http://www.smoothstoneservices.comNew Website (coming soo= n): http://developCENTS.com

=============================================================== From: David White ------------------------------------------------------ Thanks to all of you who have contacted me. I've gotten a number of emails, both through the list and sent directly to me, this time around. Garrett, if you did contact me, then I apologize for not getting back to you. I only remember seeing 1 other person (not you) contact me, so I must have missed your email. I'll try to get back to those of you who contacted me over the next few days, but thanks again.