Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols


Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols

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Stop Spam Soon

Administrators managing overworked e-mail servers and a spam-weary populace have reason to hope as the push towards authentication picks up steam.

(3/4/04)

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Understanding and Preventing DDoS Attacks

Bad as they ever were … and getting worse. Is your network safeguarded against the threat of a DDoS?

(1/9/04)

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Stopping Spam Before the Gateway: Honeypots

Like pesky flies, spammers just can’t resist the allure of honey. Discover some sweet tricks for luring spammers into your honey-laced traps.

(11/19/03)

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Spam Cleaning with the Big Boys

Server-based anti-spam protection isn’t just a good idea, it’s the only feasible idea for ISPs and businesses.

(11/5/03)

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Stopping Spam at the Gateway

Bandwidth-sapping spam is more than just an annoyance; it’s increasingly becoming a drain on the bottom line. Fortunately, administrators can fight back with technology that yields cleaner in-boxes and fewer mail server meltdowns.

(10/2/03)

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Windows Server 2003: A Worthy Upgrade?

While blessed with across-the-board improvements in speed and management options, Microsoft’s biggest and best server OS yet also has more than its fair share of teething problems.

(9/18/03)

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Samba 3: Linux File Serving for the Active Directory Generation

Open source file/print services suite Samba 3 beta 3 is generating interest as the clock ticks away for NT 4 and as IT departments continue to scrutinize every line in their budgets. Discover what the network manager needs to know before making the jump to Samba.

(8/26/03)

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From NT Domain to Server 2003 Active Directory

Finally, an NT Domain to AD upgrade without the pain. Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols discovers that with some prep work, administrators can expertly conquer an upgrade that once left scores of battered IT managers in its wake.
(7/24/03)

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Affordable Gigabit Arrives

You’ve been thinking about Gigabit Ethernet for a long time now, haven’t you? Perhaps you’ve even installed some server-to-server gigabit network links, although price tags of over a grand per port have likely kept you from deploying it to the desktop.
(6/19/03)

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