Content posted in May 2003
Grab a Mop and Bucket
Commentary  |  5/30/2003  | 
Afternoon everyone, As promised, we've "swept up" all the entries from this issue's last mile that just couldn't fit on the back page. Top 11 signs your server room needs a spring cleaning. The latest copy of Win 3.11 is...
Slow down there Nelly!
Commentary  |  5/29/2003  | 
In response to the current supposition that the newly christened 802.11g specification scales back throughput to maintain compatibility with 802.11b devices, Robert G. Moskowitz offers the following advice to those interested in 802.11g. Why are people so paranoid of standards...
New issue online
Commentary  |  5/29/2003  | 
Hi everyone. Sorry for the delay (holiday weeks are just killers). We've posted the first installment of our May 29th issue, featuring an in-depth look at security policy monitoring by Mike Fratto. In addition to the normal story, you can...
Everything is vulnerable
Commentary  |  5/28/2003  | 
It seems everything electronic these days is vulnerable to exploitation. And even though I'm on vacation, such vulnerabilities can't be ignored. Thanks to Tim Heagarty CISSP, MCSE for pointing out that our new Axis Network Camera was vulnerable in a...
Mr. Management: Slow Train to Config Management
Commentary  |  5/26/2003  | 
The SNMP Configuration Working Group has nearly completed its work to leverage SNMP as a configuration mechanism.
Freshness-Dated IT Service Model
Commentary  |  5/26/2003  | 
Where the IT utility model holds more immediate promise is in metering hardware capacity.
Back on track
Commentary  |  5/20/2003  | 
Well, reinstalling fixed my authentication problem with the CRM app. I was able to turn IIS authentication back on and viola! Instant sign-on. Phew! There is a key in the registry that appears to turn this on and off, but...
Editor's Survey: Desktop Management
Commentary  |  5/19/2003  | 
We're putting together a desktop management solution review, and to help Mike DeMaria (the author of that review) solidify his thinking and approach to testing, we would like to ask for your advice and thoughts. Please take a moment to...
New content online
Commentary  |  5/18/2003  | 
Hi everyone, We've published the final installment of our May 15th issue today, featuring a review of iSCSI Adapters by Steven J. Schuchart Jr. and a workshop on wireless authentication by Dilip Advani. Plus, we've posted the following tidbits. Buyer's...
Java and blank passwords...
Commentary  |  5/16/2003  | 
is a bad thing. For the second time in a one week period I have been reminded that Java does not like blank passwords passed via the command line. Two EAI products have now choked on this and I have...
More Gore!
Commentary  |  5/14/2003  | 
Earlier this week, we posted the latest edition of "Last Mile," which included the Top 11 Reasons Al Gore joined the board of Apple Computer. As we promised, here are the other entries that didn't make the final cut, but...
Industry Insights: Wearing Two Hats
Commentary  |  5/12/2003  | 
Technologists need to know how to separate the real-world improvements from the extras.
How To Contain Spam
Commentary  |  5/12/2003  | 
It's a lot easier to adjust software to keep up with the spammers than it is to pass, revise and enforce laws.
We've Got a WCA Winner!
Commentary  |  5/12/2003  | 
When it comes to winning our yearly Well-Connected Awards challenge, it takes keen intuition, impressive, deductive reasoning, and no second-guesses. Or maybe a heck of alot of luck, we just don't know. Whichever the case, we've got ourselves a...
New Content Online
Commentary  |  5/12/2003  | 
Hi Folks. Our latest issue is now online, featuring a comprehensive review of WLAN Hotspot solutions by Dave Molta. Also on the docket you'll find the following stories and features: New Top 11 List: signs your summer intern is insane...
A Spare Is Just a Spare
Commentary  |  5/8/2003  | 
Before you introduce a redundancy scheme, you must understand exactly how the product works.
Commentary  |  5/6/2003  | 
No, I'm not talking about the Octopus, Oyster, Prawn and Scallop stew I had at the Circo Restaurant at N+I. I deployed the CustomerLookup web service before I left for Interop, but it was an older version and it turns...
Exchange. Again.
Commentary  |  5/5/2003  | 
Yes, you guessed it. Our exchange server puked while Steve and I were in Las Vegas for Networld+Interop so you know what I did all morning. Fix exchange. It was evident that I needed to move the MTADATA directory to...
New Content Online
Commentary  |  5/5/2003  | 
We've just published the final installment of current issue, featuring a review of Cenzic's Hailstorm Protocol Modeler By Patrick Mueller. Here are a few more stories and site features published today. * TechQuiz: Showcase your SNMP savvy -- You could...
Complete N+I Coverage: Now in Handy-Dandy Form
Commentary  |  5/5/2003  | 
Hi Folks, Looking for our N+I, Best of Interop and Well-Connected Awards coverage in one complete package? Look no further than our show page, with links to show reports, awards, Reality Check shows and more. It's everything we've been providing,...
Networld+Interop Audio Report
Commentary  |  5/4/2003  | 
If you couldn't make it to the show, but you'd like to hear what caught the attention of our editors, be sure to check out the following informal audio reports, made from the show floor last week. (requires Real Player)...
Reality Check Update
Commentary  |  5/4/2003  | 
G'evening all, We've been burning the weekend candle on both ends to bring some N+I goodness your way. As promised, we've been working hard to get the accompanying audio files for our Reality Check presentations. We have the first one...
Networld+Interop Reality Check
Commentary  |  5/1/2003  | 
On Wednesday, April 30th, NWC editors presented "Reality Check," our live series that expounds on recent cover packages, digging into real-world issues such as reliability, integration, business justification and vendor viability. We present to you now the Power-Point presentations used...
Networld+Interop Audio Report
Commentary  |  5/1/2003  | 
Direct to you from the show floor in Las Vegas Nevada comes Executive Editor/Technology, Bruce Boardman with a nearly real-time report on everything from new technologies to groovy giveaways. (requires Real Player)...

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