Category: IT

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Making the Hop

It’s something I’ve briefly mentioned in the past but not something I’ve ever covered in detail. However, it is something that’s appeared on my radar again – point-to-point WiFi links. While I’ve never been...

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There’s Nothing New in IT

Ok, I’ll admit the headline might be a bit much. Especially as we’re now in a world where automation is king (really, stop hand cranking stuff!) and mobile devices are everywhere. However, when you’ve...

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What’s the story on webRTC?

Ask some people, and they’ll claim webRTC isn’t making great inroads. In fact, a podcast I heard recently triggered me to actually write this article. After all, it’s a technology that’s helping change a...

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Wired 802.1x on OS X

Getting 802.1x going on OS X for wired networks is not something that should be particularly difficult. In fact, when you connect the machine to the network, you’ll get a little popup window asking...

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TTL for Now

It’s always the little things that get you in technology. I’ve seen instances of stations taken off air by a simple fuse blowing. You also wouldn’t believe the level of embarrassment that can come...

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SIP-ing Through the Firewall

Here’s an odd puzzle for you. Fire up a SIP soft-phone and connect it to an external provider. Dial a number and you can make a call successfully. Doesn’t sound particularly unusual. Now fire...

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Shared Nothing Hyper-V Infrastructure

The “standard” way to build a VM farm involves centralised storage, usually some form of SAN, with a number of compute nodes. The resultĀ is an infrastructure that looks something like this:   I’ll admit...

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WDS for Windows and Linux

Where I work is very much a Windows shop. Well, there’s also almost 2000 OS X laptops to worry about. However, most of the infrastructure we operate is built around Windows. Active Directory provides...