Posted 27 April 2012 | | 0 Comments
For some time now, the well regarded SpamHaus global DNS Blacklist system has been helping mail servers to protect against SPAM and other unwanted mail content. It's a mature, autonomous system which allows mail servers to run a Blacklist check against connecting IP addresses to verify their 'trustworthiness' and if found to be untrustworthy (due to previous sending of spam, belonging to a dynamic IP address range which shouldn't' be sending email, etc), the email communication is rejected. Great stuff, 'nuff said. Good work SpamHaus!
There are a large number of othe...read more
by Andy | 27 April 2012
Posted 19 April 2012 | | 6 Comments
A problem fell onto my desk the other day concerning the use of a particular feature on the Allot AC1400 NetEnforcer, Allot’s AOS-based appliance which is a high capacity bandwidth management device that can help network administrators control, manage and above all give visibility to protocols running over network links.
The feature - ‘Traffic Steering’ - is a delightfully simple, yet very useful capability that allows the NetEnforcer to transparently redirect selected traffic to a ‘Service Port’ or designated link and is available on all AOS (Allot Operating Syste...read more
by Andy | 19 April 2012