ReddingITPro

Technical Blog of Jason Olson

Configuring a basic Road Warrior OpenVPN Virtual Private Network Tunnel

If you’re a road warrior like me, you’re often accessing the internet from insecure hotspots. All traffic that traverses an open wireless connection is subject to inspection, but furthermore even

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Smokeping

Here is a great tool that I’ve used over the years to help troubleshoot ISP latency issues and QoS issues when working with VoIP lines, but it can be used

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Cisco Smartports

In troubleshooting  a network problem recently, I was reminded about a feature set which is turned on by default on their Small Business and Catalyst Express Switches called Smartports Roles,

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Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)

Many of you have probably heard about the news coverage surrounding the downtime of the WordPress.com website (link). Perhaps the biggest lessons learned here is the complexity of spanning tree

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DSL & TCP/IP Overhead

While researching for our online backup solution, Digital Umbrella to come up with a better calculator for estimating transfer time, here is a great article I came across which does

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70-290 Concepts: Networking/Terminal Services

·          Under Windows Server 2003, the default share permissions are Everyone: Allow Read (previously Full Control in Server 2000) ·          Under Windows Server 2003, the default NTFS permissions are Administrator/System/Owner:

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Building Relationship

As we’ve gone through the years of building our small business, it has become abundantly clear that meeting and knowing the right people is the cause of many successes in

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