The ranting of an IT Professional:

December, 2009


December 31, 2009  2:53 PM

A Decade of Technology



Posted by: Jason Tramer
Blackberry, broadband, cell phone, decade, google, high speed internet, iphone, Linux, modems, new year, open source, palm, review, technology, Virtualization

For my last blog post of the decade I wanted to take a step back and look at how technology has changed in the last ten years. It's pretty stunning when you think about it. Being a consultant and thus always being the vanguard for new technology it sometimes shocks me when I wax nostalgic and think...

December 30, 2009  2:54 PM

Allowing management access to an ASA across a site to site VPN tunnel



Posted by: Jason Tramer
access, ASA, ASDM, CLI, interface, Management, site to site, VPN

Ok, so you want to manage your ASA from a network connected via site to site VPN tunnel. No prob. Two easy steps makes this happens. First you have to add the network as an allowed access via the inside network. (I will use the 192.168.1.0/24 network in my example) From CLI it's: http...


December 30, 2009  2:34 PM

Microsoft refutes IIS “semi-colon” bug



Posted by: Jason Tramer
IIS, Microsoft, Security, semi-colon, semicolon, undocumented feature

A few days ago I posted about a newly discovered bug in IIS 6.0, well Microsoft has refuted that this represents a security risk. Read about it here; http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/12/30/iis_web_server_bug_rebuttal/ Hmmm who to believer? Security experts or Microsoft? Tough call...


December 28, 2009  3:42 AM

New bug discovered in IIS



Posted by: Jason Tramer
bug, hack, IIS, Security

Check it out here: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/12/25/microsoft_iis_semicolon_bug/ This is usually the point where I make a snarky, sarcastic commment about Microsoft but really it's just too easy.


December 23, 2009  8:02 PM

Citrix Client being released for the Blackberry



Posted by: Jason Tramer
Blackberry, Citrix, client, reciever

Check it out: http://crackberry.com/citrix-receiver-arriving-month-blackberry-smartphones All I can say is it's about time. This has been available for the iPhone for quite awhile now. Given that Blackberry tries to position itself for the enterprise workspace you would think this would have...


December 23, 2009  6:07 PM

Microsoft loses patent suit on XML



Posted by: Jason Tramer
Microsoft, MS, word, XML

Check it out: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/12/23/i4i_word_microsoft_xml/ I have to say that this surprised me. Many have taken on the Redmond beast in the gladiatorial arena that is the US justice system but few have ever concurred the beast and come out unscathed.


December 23, 2009  3:28 AM

Blackberry services down across North America



Posted by: Jason Tramer
AT&T, BES, Blackberry, down, North America, not working, outage, RIM, Rogers, Telus, Verizon

RIM has done it again. Another outage today, blackberry services are down across North America. BBM, internet are down. Last time BES was uneffected but this time our BES service isn't working anymore. Four months ago I didn't even have a blackberry and didn't care but now that I have gotten used...


December 18, 2009  10:19 PM

Syntax for the SVMotion command



Posted by: Jason Tramer
svmotion, svmotion.pl, syntax, Vmotion

Whenever I need to do a Storage VMotion in ESX I never seem to remember the command. I always end up looking this up so I  just wanted to record the syntax for the SVMotion command in the Remote CLI so that next time I need it six months from now, I’ll have an easy reference. Here it...


December 16, 2009  2:20 PM

BES now fully supported for Exchange 2010



Posted by: Jason Tramer
2010, BES, Blackberry, Enterprise, Exchange

A colleague sent me this link:


December 16, 2009  2:17 PM

Adding a secondary address to an interface on a Cisco ASA



Posted by: Jason Tramer
address, arp, ASA, Cisco, interface, IP, route, secondary, static

Unlike in a Cisco router where you can used the secondary command to add a secondary address to an interface, the Cisco ASA does not support this. Here is a workaround however. 1. First find out the mac address of the ethernet interface you will be using: sh interface Ethernet0/1 This should...


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