Posts Tagged ‘Networking’

Pathetic Speed

Most people think I’m joking when I say my school has absolutely pathetic bandwidth. Yes, that’s the result of the best of several speed tests. You don’t get much more sorry than that. And sadly, it gets much worse around finals week as everyone goes online at the same time.

USS Jimmy Carter codenamed Richard Nixon?

Well, we all know trans-atlantic data isn’t exactly secure. But now we know the USS Jimmy Carter can be used to intercept data along those under water cables. The new submarine can provide another gated level of security for the intelligence community. Why they didn’t name it the USS Richard Nixon? I’m not really sure. […]

A plan for worms?

According to Slashdot, a new variant of the Sanity worm is out, except this one patches to prevent it. Even good hacking isn’t a good thing. It’s still illegal and shouldn’t be done. But government agencies should really start looking into such a thing. It’s obviously possible. There’s enough exploits in most software that a […]

No network access

I’ve been silent because I have no network access on campus yet. For some reason my dorm, and the one across the hall aren’t hooked up to the switch in the basement. Hopefully that will be resolved quickly, but I’m not holding my breath. I’ve been told 5-10 business days. Meaning it could be until […]

Akamai taken out by bot network

Doesn’t this creep you out? Akamai, an extremely robust network, designed for those who need intensive server-side power, taken out by a bot network. 14,000 servers in 1,100 networks in 65+ countries. Just makes you wonder how vulnerable the internet really is. Yea, it’s a web, and not based on a central hub. But it […]

1.6 losing networking?

I’ve had this bug a few times, and I can’t figure it out, so I ask if anyone else has had this. Occasionally, when browsing, it suddenly acts as if there is no network. No response when connecting to a server. To my surprise, closing Mozilla, and reopening it fixes it. Has anyone seen such […]

Server Slow

This server has been occasionally getting slow. Perhaps networking, perhaps load. If anyone finds it to be fast or slow, leave a comment. If it’s slow, a traceroute would be nice.

Blasted network problems

My FM114P Router seems to have fallen to a case of bad Caps. Sucks. Thankfully Netgear is providing a replacement.

IBM Access Connections

For those without Macs. IBM’s Access Connections is what makes Thinkpads feel a bit Mac like. It allows the computer to change network configs real nice and quick. Kind of like Location manager. Also is capable of automatically finding your network between multiple network adapters. Much more mac like than Windows XP is by default. […]

Grub, a Network Admin’s Greatest Nightmare

Yikes, just got a chance to try out Grub, a distributed web crawling project… aka cheap bandwidth… This thing is scary. If I were a Network Admin, I would be working on ways to block this right now. This thing is bad news.