Recently I was investigating some high bandwidth use on our links and was using NTOP in pfSense. Not having used it for some time, I had a quick look for some guidance. I came across these: http://www.ntop.org/support/documentation/ http://techowto.files.wordpress.com/2008/09/ntop-guide.pdf I discovered the ntop-guide.pdf on this blog by Mukom: http://techxcellence.net/ Thanks for sharing Mukom. Advertisements

I have been using pfSense in a number of offices primarily since the 2 release. In most cases, I have the squid 2 package running a transparent proxy to try and reduce internet traffic. Recently, I discovered that squid was no longer caching LAN traffic. Everything seemed to check out ok – service, version, configuration […]

I came across this recently. It appears focused on protecting the desktop rather than the server which wasn’t what I was looking for at the time. However, from a personal perspective, I was quite¬†intrigued by the option of backing up to another persons internet connected pc etc. Even better, this option is free.¬†Occasionally, I have […]

Just came across this fantastic diagram created by Michel de Rooij and published on his EighTwOne blog: http://eightwone.com/2011/04/05/exchange-2010-sp1-network-ports-diagram-v03/

I’m always being asked to do things for preferably less than nothing. So, I’m always on the lookout for free stuff. At the moment we are re-evaluating how we backup our data and servers. Most of these are now virtualised using VMware vSphere 4.x ESX hosts and iSCSI SANs. Anyhow, I recently discovered that Unitrends […]

I came across this article by Keith Mayer a few weeks ago: http://bit.ly/106ES98 However, it was only this week that I was able to dedicate some time to setting up my own sharepoint lab. Its pretty cool. I especially like the scripts that make it easy to unprovision and reprovision the VMs. It is only […]

I have pfSense 2.x running at a number of sites. In most cases I have a basic modem router configured in bridge mode. Just today I came across this post from Josh @ interspective.net: http://www.interspective.net/2012/05/pfsense-initial-configuration-adsl-wan.html It was an interesting alternative and one that I will definitively have a look at doing some time. Well written […]