Ezine 196 Free Ebook Networking and Security Basics

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, but yours is likely to be different, check the manufacturer’s 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 the theory.

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 router’s password.


Guy Recommends: The Free IP Address Tracker (IPAT) IP Tracker

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

Guy Recommends: Tools4ever’s UMRAUMRA The User Management Resource Administrator

Tired of writing scripts? The User Management Resource Administrator solution by Tools4ever offers an alternative to time-consuming manual processes.

It features 100% auto provisioning, Helpdesk Delegation, Connectors to more than 130 systems/applications, Workflow Management, Self Service and many other benefits. Click on the link for more information onUMRA.

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. – Ashleigh Brilliant
  • 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 proverb

See more hilarious sayings

See more interesting network computer utilities

E195 Router Security  • E158 Network Apps  • E153 Network Utilities  • E149 Performance Monitor

E138 Network Utilities  • E137 IPv6  •E121 NCPA for Network Connections  • E111 Mobile Devices

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