Every time computers are running smooth and things are looking fine and you think of looking at the items at the top of your Todo-list, things that you should have done weeks ago but couldn’t because of things preventing you, another one of such blockers kicks in: something does not work. But IT work can be a bitch […]
It is impressive to see, how we depend on working networks like the Internet nowadays. Sure, we often say that it isn’t a problem if we are offline. But such days can really piss you off.
VPNs are a fine thing, especially if you are not at home and you need to access your beloved network. I am using VPN connections since I have implemented them at my Pfsense using openvpn. Since I got my NetScreen/Juniper SSG5 here, I cannot use Openvpn anymore – So I was forced to dig into IPSec stuff. My […]
Today I’d like to talk about the support team of Netscreen as they’re doing a great job. That’s the story so far: After installing my firewall, I had to register it as I needed to activate DeepInspect. Web registrations and confirmation mails are usually not a big deal and it doesn’t take long – but after 30 minutes […]
… it was usually me doing fancy stuff on the network. Yesterday my blog was unreachable due to firewall maintenance. Yep, I have finally implemented the Netscreen Juniper and threw the old box away. I know, it is cruel replacing an old BSD box with an appliance, but it was the only way of reducing noise and power […]
No, I am not talking about the IT version of a fairy tale but a small networking tool to secure your network: the captive portal What the hell am I talking about? Captive portals are authentication layers on firewalls. You have to enter your credentials before you can proceed connecting your web. They are mostly used at WLAN […]