Category: Networking

Setup NTP on CentOS Linux

Set Your Server's Clock with NTP

What is NTP? NTP (Network Time Protocol) is the time protocol that most servers in the world use to keep in sync.  Most companies will have a local NTP server that they keep in sync with an external timing source…

Install VNC Server on Linux

Connected with VNC

Setup a Remote GUI on Linux Using VNC Server There are some times when having a remote GUI console can be very helpful.  You may want to use the GUI interface for configuring the machine or to use applications.  I…

Joining Buildings with Fiber

Extending Network Across Fiber Joining Two Buildings

Network Challenge – Connect Two Buildings I have had to extend my network into a second building two times in the last several years.  The first time I got lucky.  Although there was no fiber to the building –to either…

Setup DynECT Dynamic DNS

Use Dynamic DNS to send traffic to up nodes to protect uptime

There are some things in life that don’t make any difference to you when everything is good.  But suddenly make you happier when there is a problem.  For me, DynECT Managed DNS traffic management is one of these.  It doesn’t…

Create a SonicWall SSLVPN

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SonicOS Version There are several great tutorials out there on how to setup a SonicWall SSLVPN.  Each one is somewhat different as the SonicOS changes and the steps and location of items changes from release to release.  So, while they…

Choose a Link Balancer

Choose a Link Balancer to manage uptime over multiple ISPs

ISP Outage Anybody with any IT experience will tell you that at some point, you will have ISP issues. Depending on the issue you could be down anywhere from just minutes to hours. I once had an issue with a…

Install Ruckus Wireless

DIY Wireless - Make a Ruckus

DIY Wireless The simplest multi-access point wireless installation that I have ever installed was to install Ruckus Wireless gear.  I stumbled across Ruckus by reading comments in spiceworks forums , and from those who used it for their own network. …