Archive for March, 2011
As an administrator within a mid-sized organization, you can find yourself wearing many occupational hats, which becomes only second nature after awhile. One of these many hats I wear, is that of lead network administrator, which is something I am particularly fond of… I love networking and everything about it (except maybe wiring racks and crimping ).
Today many data center networks are designed in a dual public-private network setup, which simply put is you have a private network parallel to your public network — effectively you run two cat6 copper runs to all racks and servers. The traditional concept behind More >
It used to be all the talk, everyone knew it, accepted it but few did anything about it and still even today, very few do anything about it. What is it? Data Integrity. But it is not in the form of how we usually look at data integrity; it is not backups, raid management or similar — it is host based intrusion detection.
What is host based intrusion detection (hIDS)? In it simplest form it is basically the monitoring of a file system for added, deleted or modified content, for the purpose of intrusion detection and (post) compromise forensic analysis. At More >
It has been a busy couple of weeks for the LMD project, lots of late nights and sleepless days behind me and I can say I am a ‘little’ happier with where things are in the project now
This release has no major feature changes or additions other than a modification in the default hexdepth that is used to scan malware; increased from 15,736 to 61,440 (1024*60). This enables LMD to better detect threats that it was having a little difficulty with due to the byte size of some malware. At the moment there is no byte-offset feature that would More >
On this day eight years ago, Advanced Policy Firewall (APF) version 0.5 for Linux was publicly released. Since then, APF has stood the test of time and still remains to this day, one of the most widely used Linux firewall solutions, with especially high usage in the web hosting industry.
I was 18 years old when APF first met the world, I was a very different person back then and so to was the web hosting industry. There was but a handful of dedicated server providers, it was a time when Cobalt RAQ’s still dominated a large part of the More >