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Snort: Intrusion Detection/Prevention Management

Snort has always been, and still is my favorite IDS (Intrusion Detection System) although I manage many UTM (Unified Threat Management) Firewalls with built in IPS/IDS (Intrusion Detection/Prevention) now. The commercial UTM Firewalls with IPS/IDS are easy to use and

Posted in Admin, Apple, Linux/Unix, Network, Security, Technology

How I Prepared and Passed CISSP

I locked myself in for 2 months to prepare for the CISSP (Certified Information System Security Professional) exam, and now I’m back triumphant to tell the story. Yes, I just received the Congratulations email from ISC2. I’m sharing my experience

Posted in Admin, Life, Network, Reviews, Security, Technology

OpenDNS for safer and faster browsing

There’s been a lot of buzz around the OpenDNS lately. OpenDNS is a DNS provider that offers free service, with safer and faster browsing experience. This is how it works. 1. You register an account in OpenDNS site. 2. Login

Posted in Admin, Network, Reviews, Security, Technology

Web 2.0 & Death of the Network Engineer

Allan Leinwand at GigaOM has an interesting post about Web 2.0 & Death of the Network Engineer. I was recently meeting with a Web 2.0 company discussing their network infrastructure plans. As I started asking questions about their racks of

Posted in Admin, Network, Technology

The Email Problem and Solutions

Today it’s impossible to think business and personal communications without email. Sending and receiving emails costs you and me nothing. It’s free! The zero cost (for users), the efficiency of delivery, and ease of use has made it so popular.

Posted in Admin, Email, Network, Reviews, Security, Technology

Free Web Hosting Management with Virtualmin

Few years ago I was looking for a virtual host management system, that’s when I came across Virtualmin. The features satisfied my requirements and of course you can’t beat the free, price wise :). I’ve been using it in an

Posted in Admin, HowTo, Linux/Unix, Network, Technology

Taiwanese quake disrupts Internet access

The earthquakes that shook Taiwan yesterday, killed 2 when a building collapsed, and injured at least 40. The quake also damaged undersea cables that disrupted Telecommunications and Internet connections around Asia. When I went to office this morning, after 3

Posted in Hong Kong, Life, Network, Technology

Is the Internet Security failing?

Security Absurdity: The Complete, Unquestionable, And Total Failure of Information Security. Noam Eppel writes how the Internet security is failing and what can be done about it. He compares the current state of security industry with a boiling frog: They

Posted in Admin, Links, Network, Security, Technology

Email is 35

Email has just turned 35 and it’s very difficult to imagine working without the emails today. Here are few interesting links to Email and it’s history. IT programmer Ray Tomlinson sent the first message in late 1971. The test messages

Posted in Admin, Email, Network, Technology

OpenVPN Implementation

This guide describes how to install and configure the OpenVPN Server in Linux and clients in Windows XP and Mac OSX. There are many advanced features in OpenVPN and if you’re interested in those advanced stuff, there’s a more detailed

Posted in Admin, Apple, HowTo, Linux/Unix, Network, Security, Technology, VPN, Windows

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