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sonicwall’s IPsec and linux

Sonicwall’s are pretty common in my ecosystem. Maybe it’s dell country, maybe it’s just all the small businesses. But Sonicwall is definitely on the windows agenda. There’s the Net-extender app which is supposed to work on linux/unix machines, but I’ve had mixed success.┬áThere’s a few open source options out there…

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Status update

So things have been awfully quiet here. I lost a post a did a while back due to a backup system that I hadn’t vetted. The short of it is, I went to ESXI, I cried, I came back to proxmox/kvm. There was quite a few potential posts that I…

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WinServ2016

So I was excited to get my hands on this. I mean, compare 2008 to 2012, and at least in my opinion, it’s a pretty spectacular improvement. The server management interface in 2012 and 2012R2 is nicely consolidated especially when managing multiple servers from say, your domain controller. Now the…

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Gigabit Packets Matter Too

That’s right, that first pair is twisted together. No I didn’t bother to check if it negotiated to gigabit and/or full duplex.

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