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    • LDAP Security Issues

      LDAP Security Issues

      RFC 2829 – Authentication Methods for LDAP defines the basic threats to an LDAP directory service: Unauthorized access to data via data-fetching operations, Unauthorized access to reusable client authentication information by monitoring others' access, Unauthorized access to data by monitoring others' access, Unauthorized modification of data, Unauthorized modification of configuration, Unauthorized or excessive use of

    • SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol)

      SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol)

      Network management systems use SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) to communicate with network elements. For this to work, the network element must be equipped with an SNMP agent. Most professional grade network hardware comes with an SNMP agent built in. These agents must be enabled and configured to communicate with the network management system. Operating

    • How to Set Up Skype

      How to Set Up Skype

      Voice over Internet Protocol or VoIP is now recognized as one of the most popular methods of communicating over the Internet. Skype is one of the most popular programs for PC to PC calling with VoIP. Skype allows users to talk to anyone around the world for free. However, there are a few requirements that

    • FCAPS

      FCAPS

      FCAPS is an ITU standard model for enterprise management. The five FCAPS domains are: Fault Management Configuration Management Accounting Management Performance Management Security Management Fault Management Fault management is the domain where network problems are discovered and corrected. Steps are then taken to prevent them from occurring or recurring. By doing so, the network remains

    • LAN Switching and Switch Types

      LAN Switching and Switch Types

      Switches represent the features and technologies that can be used to respond to the requirements in emerging network design. Some basic operations and technologies of switches are as follows: Fast Convergence: Switches stipulate that the network must adapt quickly to network topology changes. Deterministic Paths: Switches provide desirability of a given path to a destination for certain

    • How to Find a LinkSys Router IP

      How to Find a LinkSys Router IP

      Linksys is the home networking division of Cisco, Incorporated and has significant penetration in the U.S. home networking market. A common question that arises for consumers who are new to home or small business networking is determining how to find a Linksys router IP address on a new or legacy network. When shipped from the

    • Two Factor Authentication

      Two Factor Authentication

      Two factor authentication is term used to describe any authentication mechanism where more than one thing is required to authentate a user. The two components of two factor authentication are: Something you know Something you have Traditional authentication schemes used username and password pairs to authenticate users. This provides minimal security, because many user passwords

    • Westell Default Passwords

      Westell Default Passwords

      Westell is a provider of DSL routers and other DSL-based devices that telephone companies and DSL subscribers use for wireless Internet in homes or offices, instead of using cable or satellite Internet. Westell products generally have the same features as other routers, such as dual antennas, four Ethernet ports, and WPA encryption, but connect to

    • Cisco Switch Commands

      Cisco Switch Commands

      Cisco IOS software is installed in the manageable Cisco switches for better LAN management. It delivers network services and enabled networked applications. The Cisco IOS has a command line interface that helps users to execute the Cisco IOS commands. Cisco Switch Commands The Cisco switch IOS has different EXEC modes with distinctive prompts. These modes

    • RG-11

      RG-11

      Coaxial cables are necessary for rooftop antennas and dish antennas in order to provide crystal-clear sound and audio input. RG-11 bands typically have 75-ohm wires made of copper. Polyethylene dielectric makes sure that there is minimal loss of picture and sound while the antenna receives audio or video feeds. Most users of the RG-11 have

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