About Ismail M. Settenda
I'm a 41 year-old male and currently the lead Consultant at ICT-Pros Consultants Ltd.We are based at the foot of the Kilimanjaro and Meru mountains in Tanzania. ICT-Pros is an emerging ICT company whose major business is consultations and I.T support on ICT project's within East Africa and based in Arushawhich you may have heard is the "Geneva of Africa" or the home of the East African Community.
I am also a Certified Ethical Hacker with over 11 years experience in I.T mainly in networking and scalable services and hold an MBA in Information technology as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Food Sciences and Technology (Hons).
At work I do a lot of computer related stuff and while I am generally responsible for researching on technologies that would benefit the company, I mostly do unix server adminstration, routing for our network infrastructure as well as fibre installations as well as manage community projects i.e Arusha Internet Exchange Pointand the Arusha Linux Community.
My knowledge and skills include, but are not limited to:
- Mail server setup
- Cisco Networking
- Virtual and Clusters servers
- Database management
- VoIP server installations
- Information Security and Assurance
- Web designing
- Consultations on network and server design, setup and maintainance
- Network and servers security audit, policy and implementations
- Structured Cabling installations
- Fibre Optic Cable audits and installations
- Configure, troubleshoot and fix most linux applications namely; asterisk, apache, postfix, clamav, dovecot, bind9, MySQL, squid, samba and so on
- Preferred server platforms are: FreeBSD, Debian and Ubuntu
- Shell/bash-scripting and limited Perl
My main project at the moment is Relax and Recover.!! - a highly modular disaster recovery framework for GNU/Linux based systems.
Some of my other projects are hosted with this site,.
The last project was on backup software namely Clonezilla and G4U which are disk image tools for backing up data. I really like clonezilla so you may check out Clonezilla
I'm not a free/Open Source/media nutjob per se, but in my opinion sometimes people should be allowed to share helpful material under their terms. So there is an E-Books and Movies site which I try update regularly and where I plan to host all or at least most of my available material.
Furthermore I occasionally report and fix issues on the Arusha Linux Users mailing list incl. some Windows issues.
I'm also a voluntary addon editor, reviewing addons submitted to unix.or.tz before they can become public.
As long as they don't conflict with my current project timetable or policies I welcome and regularly receive offers to assist or work on projects, apps or customizations to existing installations and have always endeavoured to complete projects on time.
Although I have a preference for challenging short term projects I do undertake long term projects if you're willing to pay appropriately. In addition I on the otherhand am also open to volunteer or participate in community based and socially beneficial (even if they are trivial, long term and low budget) projects. So if you need an extra hand please feel free to contact me.
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- ismailmss[@]gmail.com (+256-756-321183/+256-778-841183)
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