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February 26, 2010  3:54 PM

MS to cut off support for Vista



Posted by: Jason Tramer
discontinuing, support, vista, Windows 7, Windows XP

Read about it here: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/02/26/microsoft_vista_xp_2000/ No surprise really, Vista is the red headed step child that Microsoft hopes they can shove into the attic and everyone will forget about.  What does it mean though? Well for everyone who is currently using...

February 25, 2010  8:38 PM

New Blackberry supports Cisco Compatible Extenstions



Posted by: Jason Tramer
9700, Blackberry, bold, ccx, Cisco, Cisco Compatible Extensions, RIM

Great news for people who use Cisco WLAN controllers, the new Blackberry Bold 9700 supports CCX and all the great features that represents. As a big fan of Cisco Wireless products this is really nice to see.


February 25, 2010  4:30 PM

Cisco 1411 Wireless bridge – Radio interface won’t come online



Posted by: Jason Tramer
bridge, Cisco, disabled, interface, non-root, radio, reset, root, Wireless

This gave me some issue the other day. I was setting up two Cisco 1411 wireless bridges to connect to each other for the first time. One was root bridge, the other set as non-root bridge. After i set them up I was checking the web interface of the non-root bridge and the Radio interface was...


February 19, 2010  2:13 PM

The network location cannot be reached



Posted by: Jason Tramer
duplicate name, NetBIOS, routing and remote access, service, TCP/IP, The network location cannot be reached, Windows 2000

I was working with an issue with an old file windows 2000 file server where some users were able to access network shares alright but some couldn't. The ones that couldn't could ping it ok but when trying to access file shares would get the error "The network location cannot be reached". After...


February 12, 2010  2:56 PM

Cisco router not handing out DNS server to DHCP clients



Posted by: Jason Tramer
Cisco, client, DHCP, DNS, pool, router, server

I had a weird issue yesterday. I had a Cisco 1800 series router that was configured to hand out DHCP and up until a few days ago everything worked fine with it. Then suddenly out of the blue it still handed out DHCP but did not hand out the DNS-Server option even though it was configured. I...


February 9, 2010  7:49 PM

Installing an XP vm in ESX



Posted by: Jason Tramer
ESX, no harddisk, VM, XP

Unfortuneatly XP lacks the drivers for either the LSI or Buslogic controllers that ESX uses for their virtual harddisks. Here is a good article on this that includes links for the...


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.


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