George Chetcuti’s Blog

Last Updated on 30 Oct. 2014, Total: 565 Blog Posts

With a career spanning more than 23 years in IT, George Chetcuti has hands-on experience on HP high-end UNIX setups, Windows high-availability clusters and cloud computing. He has overseen various network projects and managed IT departments. The aim of this blog is to address various network related issues and topics from networking concepts to hands-on tasks for the community of network administrators, where your comments and suggestions are always welcome. He also writes about Windows 7 in the little free time he has at www.windows7library.com.

9 Command-line 10 Sept. 2013
152 General 23 June 2014
38 Implementation 23 Oct. 2014
23 Monitoring 16 Oct. 2014
183 News 30 Oct. 2014
94 Products 28 Aug. 2014
45 Security 10 Oct. 2014
5 Troubleshooting 2 May 2012
16 Virtualization 23 June 2014
  1. More security features for Amazon AWS

    Amazon AWS adds support for encryption of EBS data volumes and the associated snapshots... Read More

  2. Mozilla Thunderbird Vulnerability

    The vulnerability in Mozilla Thunderbird email application 17.0.6 can result in multiple attack vectors on the client end which may eventually result in complete compromise of the end user system... Read More

  3. Mozilla smartphone OS

    The Mozilla Foundation makers of the Firefox web browser will be releasing an operating system for mobile phones later on this year. The first handsets running Mozilla's "Boot to Gecko" (B2G) software will be available in Brazil on Telefonica Vivo's mobile network. Gary Kovacs, chief executive of Mozilla, said this openness would make a difference to the way applications on... Read More

  4. Mozy’s Data Shuttle

    Have you ever wondered how you can transfer a large data set to an online backup provider over a limited bandwidth? There's no need to saturate your limited bandwidth with the upload of the initial full data backup when moving your backup platform to the cloud. With Mozy's Data Shuttle service you will get a storage device, perform the initial... Read More

  5. MySQL 5.6 support on Amazon AWS

    Amazon RDS now supports version 5.6 of MySQL... Read More

  6. NAP Logging

    During any NAP (Network Access Protection) deployment, it is important to have a record of events in particular during the initial stages. During initial stages you will be gathering information about computers and their compliancy levels. Through the NAP logs you identify which computers are non-compliant and can take the necessary actions before going for NAP enforcement. Additionally, you would... Read More

  7. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory uses Amazon’s Simple Workflow Service

    NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) uses Amazon Simple Workflow Service (SWF) as an integral part of several missions including the Mars Exploration Rover (MER) and Carbon in the Arctic Reservoir Vulnerability Experiment (CARVE). These missions continuously generate large volumes of data that must be processed, analyzed, and stored efficiently and reliably. Read more - http://aws.amazon.com/swf/testimonials/swfnasa/... Read More

  8. NSA to cut system administrators by 90%

    The National Security Agency, hit by disclosures of classified data by former contractor Edward Snowden, said Thursday it intends to eliminate about 90 percent of its system administrators to reduce the number of people with access to secret information... Read More

  9. Nessus 5.0 Released!

    Tenable Network Security has released version 5.0 of its vulnerability and configuration assessment product Nessus. Tenable Network Security is a major provider of Unified Security Monitoring tools, including Nessus, the well-known vulnerability scanner. Version 5 includes new plugin features, customized reporting with multiple filters and new report formats, new severity levels and much more. Read about the new features here... Read More

  10. Net share command

    The simplest way to share folders is through Windows Explorer and in almost every environment this is a common practice, however, Server core installations are getting more popular in virtualized environments. In case, you need to upload some files to a server core installation, the net share command may save your day! To view any existing shares on your machine... Read More

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