IT Trenches:

October, 2009

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October 23, 2009  6:40 PM

Stuck on a blacklist? Sue the big guys! Cisco, Microsoft, Comcast, TRUSTe



Posted by: Troy Tate
blacklist, Cisco, Comcast, eavesdropping, lawsuit, Microsoft, net neutrality, privacy, TRUSTe, wiretapping

A web based tool I frequently use is called Network-Tools.com. I frequently use the site to lookup names associated with IP addresses and whois information and ping to the addresses. A recent notice on the page raised my concern. The notice...

October 23, 2009  5:58 PM

Tools I use – Startup Control Panel



Posted by: Troy Tate
application, portable application, regedit, tools, Windows, windows service, windows startup

One of the tools I frequently use is called Startup Control Panel. This is a free tool from Mike Lin. It is a portable tool so it does not require any client installation...


October 21, 2009  1:20 PM

Microsoft IT professional resource – RunAs Radio



Posted by: Troy Tate
Active Directory, AD, dba, Development, education, IIS, IT education, Microsoft, podcast, Powershell, SharePoint, sql, virtual machines, Virtualization, webcast

I just came across an excellent resource for IT professionals working with Microsoft products. It is called RunAs Radio. There are weekly podcasts about topics of interest to those of us...


October 15, 2009  6:44 PM

Free Training – Laura Chappell presents: Wireshark 201 Jumpstart – Filtering on the Good, the Bad, the Ugly



Posted by: Troy Tate
analysis, education, ethereal, howto, IT education, Laura Chappell, Metrics, Monitoring, network analysis, Networking, packet analysis, packet capture, performance monitoring, protocol analysis, reporting, tcp/ip, tools, trace files, training, troubleshooting, wireshark

Laura Chappel, the BitGirl, is at it again with another in her series of Wireshark Jumpstart webinars. The next one is called


October 15, 2009  12:51 PM

Google’s Postini services restored – cascading issues caused message delivery issues



Posted by: Troy Tate
antispam, antivirus, Cloud Services, corrective actions, Google, incident report, root cause analysis, saas, service level, service outage

I recently posted about Google’s Postini - cloud email security service - delivery issues. This is a follow-on post about the incident root cause...


October 13, 2009  7:59 PM

Google’s Postini – cloud email security service – delivery issues



Posted by: Troy Tate
antispam, antivirus, Cloud Services, Google, saas, service level, service outage

Since very early today, US Eastern Daylight Time, Google's Postini services have been experiencing some service issues. It is unknown as of this writing as to the cause or full scope of the issue. However, when logging into the Postini support portal, an administrator is given the following status...


October 7, 2009  6:38 PM

IT services and The Three Chinese Curses



Posted by: Troy Tate
bot, botnet, career, information security, information technology, infosec, IT, network analysis, professional, Security, service level, support, trojan

In America, October is the time when haunting, evil spirits and curses come to mind. Earlier today I posted a blog entry titled Can IT education bring an end to the...

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October 7, 2009  5:34 PM

Can IT education bring an end to the recession?



Posted by: Troy Tate
career, economics, education, information technology, IT, technology

Well, by my title I don't mean entirely end the recession, and especially not just through IT education alone. I was listening to the radio the other day and heard a snippet about an upcoming story. Unfortunately, I was unable to hear the entire story. However, the topic of the upcoming story...


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