Collection of useful, relevant or inane places on the the Internets for 14 Dec 10:
- Cisco IOS Hints and Tricks: HP Virtual Connect: every vendor has its own dinosaurs – Ivan points out that HP Virtual Connect doesn’t make sense. I agree and still can’t make sense of the product range. Of course, Cisco isn’t having a whole lot of luck getting their version using FCoE adopted. Two years and the only company with FULL support is Cisco and its direct partners.
- HP Blogs – FCoE: Out of the frying pan and into the fire – The HP Blog Hub – Nice post from HP Networking that FCoE is only temporary. Of course, I’ve been saying that for two years and the only company still pushing FCoE after all that time is Cisco (everyone else is kind trying to avoid it because it’s stupid but Cisco has the market share). Funny to see Cisco attempt to defend its proprietary protocols as open choices. Pure sophistry and self justification.
- Cisco web slowness | Bits On Wire – Pavel does a video showing how slow the ‘new and much worse than ever’ Cisco web site is. Here hoping cisco does something about it.
- Man in the Middle (MITM) Attacks Explained: ARP Poisoining ´ ShortestPathFirst –
we will discuss and outline a method whereby the Layer 2 network can be compromised, giving an attacker the ability to circumvent the limited protections of a collision domain and thereby observe traffic for which they would normally not have access to. This is accomplished through an attack known as an ARP Poisoning attack, which is also commonly referred to as an ARP Spoofing attack.
Very good explanation on MITM attack with ARP poisoning.
- The true cost of your new Christmas laptop? Ask the eastern Congolese | Madeleine Bunting | Comment is free | The Guardian –
The minerals are dug by hand from remote mines, often by forced labour. Conditions are dangerous and accidents frequent. Many mines are directly controlled either by corrupt army commanders or armed rebel groups ñ the difference between the two is perilously hard to pin down.
Your computer uses rare earth metals which are only found in African countries where militia and rebels use the mines as a protection and funding racket. Blood diamond you might have heard about, but blood computers exist too.
- The 1U Olive – TechExams.net IT Certification Forums – Building a JUNOS emulator on Nokia IP 330. Because you can’t study without an emulator.