Hampton Inn Internet frustration continues – Brainshare Day 2

The problems with wireless Internet continues at Hampton Inn in Salt Lake City downtown. Yesterday they changed the SSID on the residents and failed to inform them. After being flaky all night, the DHCP server stopped allocating IP leases. It is an entire mess, and I am certainly not impressed by . . . → Read More: Hampton Inn Internet frustration continues – Brainshare Day 2

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My Brainshare sessions today

Tut181 – Hot Tools with Laura Chappell – This was my first opportunity to have a session with Laura Chappell, and I must admit I was not totally in agreement with her methods. I do not remember signing authorization that my computer would be scanned by her Languard machines if I connected, and while I . . . → Read More: My Brainshare sessions today

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My view on Chris Stone Brainshare speech

It was quite apparent where Chris Stone wanted to go with the Netware Services platform from his speech. Although he said all the right things in regards to continued support for Netware, it was pretty evident to the both of us that he really was not into it. Linux is Novell’s future, and Netware . . . → Read More: My view on Chris Stone Brainshare speech

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Brainshare 2004 officially has started

With the press ever-present, Brainshare 2004 officially started today with Jack Messman speech. Taking cues almost verbatim from past Novell critiques, the chairman gave his “if you have ________ (Security, Migration, Liability, etc.) questions, we have answers” speech. I am not kidding about Novell using past critiques of their marketing.

“Novell has products, not solutions,” . . . → Read More: Brainshare 2004 officially has started

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Brainshare 2004- Hampton Inn frustrating internet

Well it seems this hotel’s connection to the Internet is about as flaky as a Microsoft server. (Oops, I must have drank too much of the Novell kool-aid yesterday.) The wireless inside the building is great – 100% percent connections throughout the building, but last night the ping time to the Internet was over . . . → Read More: Brainshare 2004- Hampton Inn frustrating internet

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Brainshare 2004 has started for me

The other admin and I made it to Salt Lake City today flying by way of Minneapolis. I hate to be such a Iowa noob, but having the mountains in the distance really is pretty cool. The other admin has been out to our office in Utah a number of times and to top . . . → Read More: Brainshare 2004 has started for me

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The joy of operations

I just completed a long weekend relishing in the joy of the long hours of an operations job. Our task this weekend was an eDirectory upgrade to version 8.7.3, which should provide us with a number of benefits such as “roll forward logging” and better SNMP support for DS events. From the start, the . . . → Read More: The joy of operations

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Best Practices: Integrating Citrix MetaframeXP with your Novell environment

NOVELL: Citrix Integration Methodology Design Guidelines
The aim of the document is to provide an updated source of integration information between the Novell and Citrix environments. Much can be achieved by tight integration between the environments, yet many organizations still regard the choice as an “either or” decision. The aim of this document is to show what . . . → Read More: Best Practices: Integrating Citrix MetaframeXP with your Novell environment

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LT Auditor+ Install: Real life Netware 6 Auditing experiences

-or how auditing is similar to Intrusion Detection Systems-

I have commented before about auditing within in Netware. Well it took a little longer to make it into the budget than originally expected, but we have just completed the install for the enterprise using Blue Lance LT Auditor+. In the process, I discovered configuring auditing is about the same as configuring an IDS system. Before I proceed, here is the Blue Lance model of Novell security in depth:
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Novell continues Mergers and Acquisitions pattern and buys SUSE

Novell Acquires SUSE and IBM Tosses In
With eyes fixed on the burgeoning Linux enterprise market, networking software specialist Novell (Quote, Chart) on Tuesday announced plans to shell out $210 million in cash to acquire Germany’s SUSE Linux AG.
The SUSE acquisition is Novell’s second major deal in the enterprise Linux space, coming just a few months after . . . → Read More: Novell continues Mergers and Acquisitions pattern and buys SUSE

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