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  • We're now multi-homed running BGP across two T1's
    07/02/2008 6:56PM
    Our network is now multi-homed running BGP across two T1's; one connected to Qwest and another connected to Verizon. The Qwest guys absolutely rock. They have been above the call of duty helpful. Tweaking BGP to get it to work right can be an error prone process. ... Read Full Article
  • Using your Treo 700w as a modem
    05/11/2006 10:51AM
    If you have a Treo 700w or some other Windows Mobile 5 device, you will doubtlessly want to connect your laptop through it. Verizon has turned this capability off. To work around this problem take a look at a package called [pdanet][1]. Works like a champ. [1]: http://www.junefabrics.com/pdanet/ ... Read Full Article
  • When you need to move IP addresses - rinetd.
    01/19/2006 11:51PM
    If you ever have the situation where you are transitioning from one block of IP addresses to another because you are changing ISP's and you want to keep all of your services up and running while your domain name changes propagate check out: rinetd - I tried for hours to see i ... Read Full Article
  • Google Striking Fear into the Corporate Masses
    11/06/2005 12:41PM
    As reported by slashdot: *"The New York Times reports that [Google is striking fear][1] into the hearts of even unrelated industries. From the article: 'We watch Google very closely at Wal-Mart," said Jim Breyer, a member of Wal-Mart's board. In Google, Wal-Mart sees both a technology pioneer and the se ... Read Full Article
  • A truly weird programming language.
    11/02/2005 11:45PM
    I've stumbled across an extremely weird language for fault-tolerant distributed service computing called [Erlang][1]. Here's an interesting overview called [Erlang for C/C++ Programmers][2]. [1]: http://www.erlang.org/ [2]: http://npt.cc.rsu.ru/user/wanderer/ODP/Erlang_tutorial.html ... Read Full Article
  • Bad Precedent: VoIP Backlash From Phone Companies
    10/21/2005 11:16PM
    This kind of thing could kill the net, and quick. As reported on Slashdot: *"An article from the online edition of IEEE Spectrum says phone companies in France, Germany, Egypt and Saudi Arabia have announced they will [block VoIP calls on their networks][1]. Using new software from Narus Inc., the carriers ca ... Read Full Article
  • GPL 3 May Force Services to Release Source Code
    09/30/2005 10:01AM
    Richard Stallman discusses the possibility that GPL version 3, as yet to be released, will force web companies that base their services on GPL software to release the source code: The article can be read at [ZDNet][1]. How bad this will be will depend on the "linking" clauses. If, for web applicati ... Read Full Article
  • Google is now 7 years old.
    09/27/2005 12:25PM
    As reported on Slashdot, our favorite search engine company is now 7 years old. *"On this day, in 1998, [Google was born][1]. Seven years later, and it has not only become the most popular search engine on the internet, but it has also become an integral part of many people's online life. From [Google search] ... Read Full Article
  • Dictionary attacks on dns1
    04/04/2005 10:37PM
    From the "why it's important to have good passwords" department, we're seeing more and more dictionary style ssh2 attacks on our servers. Apr  4 17:28:19 dns1 sshd[3815]: Illegal user cvsadmin from 218.145.54.195 Apr  4 17:28:19 dns1 sshd[3815]: Failed password for illegal user cvsadmin from 218.145 ... Read Full Article
  • High-Tech Tension Over Illegal Uses
    02/21/2005 11:50PM
    From an article over at Washingtonpost.com, one of the most important cases being heard by the Supreme Court: ### "Supreme Court Will Consider Devices That Help Users Copy, Share and StealNext month, the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments on whether a file-sharing service named Grokster should b ... Read Full Article
  • UN Wants ITU To Take Over From ICANN
    02/21/2005 2:07PM
    In what will certainly be a controversial move, the UN is looking at ways to move limited Internet policy and governance away from [ICANN][1] (the Interet Consortium for Assigned Names and Numbers, a US based organization) to the [ITU][2] (International Telecommunications Union). Watch for fireworks to follow; see ... Read Full Article
  • VOIP is growing up
    01/21/2005 4:29PM
    PC Magazine has a roundup of the latest VOIP services that provide phone service over IP.  They don't include another one that I just got an ad for, which is SunRocket (), so I don't know how it stacks up against the rest.  I was skeptical at first, but the more I read about it the more I beli ... Read Full Article
  • Hackers break into George Mason University
    01/10/2005 4:29PM
    If you know anyone who attended or works for George Mason University, you should let them know to watch their accounts carefully. Apparently they just had a major hacker break-in and steal something like 30,000 personal information files. More info in this article on [news.com][1] [1]: http://news.com.com/Hacke ... Read Full Article
  • Why RSS is cool
    10/25/2004 11:36AM
    I really like to keep up with news and current events, but recently I found that I was spending more and more time navigating web sites just to get my daily dose of news. So I got myself a free RSS reader for Windows called Feedreader, and added my favorite news sites to it. Slashdot, CNET News.com, washingtonpost.com ... Read Full Article
  • The Twenty Most Critical Internet Security Vulnerabilities
    10/09/2004 3:02PM
    The SANS institute has released their [top 20 list][1]. Check out the webserver section. [1]: http://www.sans.org/top20/#u2 ... Read Full Article