George Chetcuti’s Blog

Last Updated on 29 July 2014, Total: 527 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
37 Implementation 10 July 2014
20 Monitoring 19 May 2014
161 News 24 July 2014
93 Products 29 July 2014
34 Security 25 July 2014
5 Troubleshooting 2 May 2012
16 Virtualization 23 June 2014
  1. The European Cloud Computing Strategy

    The European Commission aims at enabling and facilitating faster adoption of cloud computing throughout all sectors of the economy in order to boost the productivity, growth and jobs in Europe. The strategy includes three key actions which are Standards & Certification, Contract terms & Conditions, and European Cloud Partnership Read more here - http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/activities/cloudcomputing/cloud_strategy/index_en.htm... Read More

  2. There is Too Much Cooling in Data Centers

    According to an assistant professor of computer science at the University of Toronto Scarborough, server environments can easily operate at warmer temperatures thus saving costs on air conditioning without endangering the health and performance of the hardware. Read more here – http://www.tomsitpro.com/articles/datacente-cooling-science_research-UTSC,1-549.html... Read More

  3. A live MSExchange.org Webinar sponsored by KEMP Technologies

    Is your organization's network service up-to-date with the latest configuration best practices for High Availability and Load Balancing? Now is the time make sure, before you have an outage. Learn the latest from a Microsoft Exchange MVP who will help you identify where your High Availability network stands today and avoid future outages. Join J. Peter Bruzzese, Microsoft Certified Trainer... Read More

  4. Dell SecureWorks discovers another APT

    Security experts at Dell SecureWorks has been on the go discovering number of APTs (Advanced Persistent Threats) threatening various sectors such as, energy and military. This is the second cyber espionage activity that Dell's CTU (Counter Threat Unit) has discovered this year. Dell's experts have found that Mirage (latest APT) has C&C (command & control) servers IP addresses originating from... Read More

  5. HTTPS sessions can be hijacked!

    Security researchers discovered that even HTTPS encryption that is used for secure connections throughout the Internet can allow attackers to hijack web browser sessions that support SPDY or TLS compression. SPDY is an open networking protocol used by Google and Twitter. This security weakness can be exploited when web sessions are protected by SSL or TLS and are using one... Read More

  6. Microsoft latest staff giveaway

    Microsoft announces a massive giveaway to its 94,000 employees! According to v3.co.uk each Microsoft employee would get a Surface RT tablet, a Windows Phone 8 and a Windows 8 computer, which would cost Microsoft some $100 million. It is a noble gesture by Microsoft which would not only help keeping its employees happy but it would also raise the number... Read More

  7. GoDaddy.com outage was not caused by DDoS attacks

    The global hosting service provider GoDaddy.com says that a series of internal network events has corrupted its router data tables and caused the intermittent service outages of last Monday. Go Daddy also denies claims made by hackers on Twitter that the outage was due to DDoS attacks against their services. Read the full press release here - http://www.godaddy.com/newscenter/release-view.aspx?news_item_id=410... Read More

  8. Windows Server 2012 Test Lab Guide

    This Microsoft Test Lab Guide (TLG) provides step-by-step instructions to create the Windows Server 2012 Base Configuration test lab, using computers running Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8. For a test lab based on physical computers, you can image the drives for future test labs. For a test lab based on virtual machines, you can create snapshots of the base... Read More

  9. Selection and Operation of Secondary DNS Servers

    There are always lessons to learn from major incidents. For instance, outages like the one that the global hosting provider GoDaddy has suffered yesterday should remind us of how best online resources are deployed! A must-read RFC about the selection and operation of secondary DNS servers defines the best practices to set up a secondary DNS server for your domain... Read More

  10. Security implications of HDMI Ethernet Channel

    VGA is almost dead and with new PCs and laptops we get HDMI, but under the hood this brings many other capabilities than just displaying video. HDMI Ethernet Channel could circumvent corporate security in a number of ways, such as through the use of network-enabled display technologies and via HEC-enabled corporate laptops, but the technology is still largely unsupported. Often... Read More

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