This is a set of items that I had posted in previous years.
January 10 2007
I have been doing testing on IPv6 technologies in my lab and I have used Dibbler which is a DHCPv6 server and client. My tests showed that this software works well on a LAN and with a DHCPv6 relay on a separate subnet from the client. Give it a try!
November 30, 2006
I have been using FREEping from tools4ever to ping multiple systems all at the same time and give stats about the min/avg/max response times. I like using FREEping in addition to PingPlotter which I purchased many years ago. Nessoft also offers MultiPing but I haven't tested that yet. VisualRoute is also a good tool that gives a graphical output from Traceroute data.
November 28, 2006
I have been playing with Wireshark. This is the latest version of Ethereal. I like the color coding of decoded packets. As an extra feature it also has the ability to create ACLs for any packet. The price is right and the code is tight. Check it out!
I also discovered KDiff3 as a utility to compare two files. I have used it to compare two Cisco router configurations.
November 25, 2006
This weekend I discovered Ubuntu. It is a great Linux distribution. It is easy to configure and get going and has a good look and feel.
I have been continuing to work on my EIGRP presentation for the December Colorado Cisco User Group meetings. The presentation will use a Cisco 871W wireless router to give the attendees remote access to the lab/demo. That should be cool!
I have been playing with The Metasploit Framework. This is a great utility for helping perform vulnerability assessments and general security testing. Version 3.0 is out now and is very cool.
I have continued to perform research on IPv6. More and more vendors are talking about their IPv6 compatibility/conformance. It will be exciting to see how Microsoft Vista will cause organizations to create a plan for their IPv6 migration.
I have been studying a lot about wireless LAN technologies. In particular, Cisco's Wireless LAN Controller and WCS. It is great to see that the integration of Cisco and airespace has culminated in an integrated product set that is fully deployable.
I have been working with ActiveState Perl on my laptop and I like it. I have been using the Net::Telnet::Cisco Perl module to connect to routers and switches and backup configuration information. The next step is to get my Perl scripts to work with SSH to connect to net devices.
April 10, 2006
This weekend I updated this web page and made it a lot more attractive.
April 5, 2006
I went to the RMISC.org annual 1-day conference and I learned a few new things.
Richard Bejtlich told us about Sguil which is a sessionizer of connections for NSM or forensics testing.
April 2, 2006
I have been testing IPv6 multicast applications and I ran into Video LAN Client (VLC). This is the coolest little utility for playing and then streaming content. You can stream content to IPv6 or IP multicast addresses and then retrieve those streams with the exact same client. I have also tested Microsoft's ConferenceXP with IPv6 privacy addresses as a way to conduct a conference over IPv6.
I have been using a whole disk encryption application on my laptop that has worked our great. I am using SecureDoc from WinMagic with AES 256 and it works fantastically. There is no noticeable performance impact on my system and it has installed and operated so smooth it is unbelievable. I highly recommend that if you haven't used a whole disk encryption system that you check out SecureDoc.