Ezine 196 Free Ebook Networking and Security Basics
This free ebook from Dell explains network concepts from topologies to
firewalls. I particularly liked the security case studies. When
I read the the the 'Top 10 Strategies to Consider' I thought, 'duh, why
haven't I done this before?'
I just hope that this free offer, which was discovered by Paul DeBrino,
is still active by the time you get this email.
Dell / Sonicwall
Reminder of the Last Ezine's Simple Router Security
Because I don't install a virus checker I
feel like a high-wire acrobat with no safety net, thus I take extra care
where I plant my mouse. While people who have virus checkers believe
they are immune from attack, I realize that I am vulnerable and thus am on
the look out for threats.
This is what I did to make my HOME router a little more secure: using my
browser, I logged on to my router and changed the default password. My
router's IP is 192.168.1.254, but yours is likely to be different, check the
documentation via the internet.
I once had a pupil who said. 'Mr Thomas, I am reading but I am not
understanding'. That's how I feel about the router article below.
It seems important, security gurus urge me to read it, but I cannot grasp
Where I got stuck with the article's logic was if someone had already
compromised my machine, why would they bother with the router settings?
Nevertheless, I was happy to take-up its recommended action and change my
Calculating IP Address
ranges is a black art, which many network managers solve by creating custom
Excel spreadsheets. IPAT cracks this problem of allocating IP addresses
in networks in two ways:
For Mr Organized there is a nifty subnet
calculator, you enter the network address and the subnet mask, then IPAT
works out the usable addresses and their ranges.
For Mr Lazy IPAT
discovers and then displays the IP addresses of existing computers.
Download the Free IP Address Tracker
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Will and Guy's Humour - Hilarious Sayings
In this collection we have a variety of sayings that we found funny.
Behind the words each had a thought provoking message.
- On the keyboard of life, always keep one finger on the Escape key.
- I don't have a solution, but I certainly admire the problem. -
- Pay no attention to what the critics say; no statue has ever been
erected to a critic. - Jean Sibelius
- Everyone has a photographic memory. Some just don't have film.
- If you dig a hole for someone else, you'll fall into it - Hungarian
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