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comment Can my redundant network setup be made more robust?
@Gene, we were not using all Netgear equipment. But RSTP is a standardized protocol (IEEE 802.1w). Getting STP correct is table stakes for making switches of any type. You have to handle the case where someone plugs in another switch to a port sensibly, no matter what. Even Cisco can't get away with "must use all Cisco in your network", and NetGear is no Cisco.
Aug
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comment Can my redundant network setup be made more robust?
It was a few years ago, but at the time Netgear's implementations of all spanning tree variants was buggy as hell. We ended up paying a bit more and bought Dell PowerConnects in our access layer instead. HPs are also in the "quality but not ludicrously priced" category. Basically, anything but Cisco is generally fine for the access layer.
Aug
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revised How to do regional DNS like a CDN does?
Typos again. Damn phone.3
Aug
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answered How to do regional DNS like a CDN does?
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awarded  Caucus
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reviewed Approve Keep printed documents on Windows Server 2008 R2 Print Server
Aug
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reviewed Approve What is a Pem file and how does it differ from other OpenSSL Generated Key File Formats?
Aug
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reviewed Approve Ansible change default value according to a condition
Aug
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reviewed Approve CentOS 7 iptables not persistent after reboot
Aug
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reviewed Approve openvpn: after changing to server mode, client does not create TUN device
Aug
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revised Why should I firewall servers?
additional con
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revised Why should I firewall servers?
typo
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revised Why should I firewall servers?
added mor disadvantages to firewalls
Aug
9
comment Why should I firewall servers?
Even in front of a single server, a stateful firewall doesn't do much of anything to help you if you're accepting connections from everywhere. You need to be using TLS or other encryption for everything anyway, so all a firewall can do is say "hey, there goes some more data past me on port 443". Firewalls are pretty much dead: etherealmind.com/why-firewalls-wont-matter-in-a-few-years
Aug
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answered Why should I firewall servers?
Aug
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comment Why should I firewall servers?
Stateful packet inspection firewalls do NOT belong in front of servers. They are a huge liability in DDoS attacks, and are typically the first thing to fail under attack.
Jul
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revised Can we build a Hyper V failover cluster without a SAN or other shared storage?
Clarify question with better grammar
Jul
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reviewed Approve Unable to connect to Server 2008 R2 physically or through LogMeIn