In a recent project I was required to use ActivIdentity ActivID for two factor authentication. This post is about my overall experience with the product and its poor approach to HA. While ActivID does work fine, and its tokens look nice and it works OK, this is not a product for any small or medium […]
I use a lot of technology that is developed in the US, and, consistently, when they ship that technology to ‘rest of the world’ they pass their support responsibilities so a distributor. While this looks like a good idea, the service the distributor delivers is usually poor. Why is this acceptable, and as a customer, […]
Magnificent. Really. A 40GB Internet connection, a fortune in state of art network gear and the quote is: “She mostly used it to dry her laundry,” he told The Local. “It was a big bit of gear and it got pretty warm.” Moral of the Story: Never forget that the mainstream is very different from […]
You have a pair of shiny new ProxySG boxen that you want to setup in active / standby for high availability. You configure it up and everything seems to work, and then it doesn’t, or other equipment on the same network experiences random problems.
What you are having is a Multicast problem with your Ethernet switches, most likely your Cisco switches, that has the problem. How to understand and solve the problem after the jump.
The five hottest skills for your networking career – Network World: “Cliff Samuels Jr: What are the five top hottest Cisco skills to learn today to stay ahead of the curve in a networking career? Is it VOIP, IPV6… Neil_Anderson: I would say the absolute top five are: security, mobility, unified communications/VoIP, video over IP, […]