IPv6 Best Current Practices | APNIC

2017/01/31

APNIC has a list of documents and information regarding Best Practices for IPv6 deployments in various types of environments.

FYI, I dislike the term ‘Best Practice’ because in IT solutions are almost never “one size fits all”. I’ll generally refer to Recommended Practices.


Securing the Internet of Things | Homeland Security

2016/11/16

DHS has released their v1.0 Security Principles for the IoT.

The growth of network-connected devices, systems and services comprising the Internet of Things (IoT) provides efficiencies and personalization of experience that is attractive to both manufacturers and consumers.

Source: Securing the Internet of Things | Homeland Security


How To Set Timezone and NTP Sync on Ubuntu [Quickstart] | DigitalOcean

2016/11/02

It’s been a while since I got under the hood of a linux VM. Nice to see that timekeeping configuration has gotten simpler to implement and manage.

Setting your server’s clock and timezone properly is essential in ensuring the healthy operation of distributed systems and maintaining accurate log timestamps. This tutorial will show you how to configure NTP time synchronization and set the timezone

For brevity and ease of recollection in the future, the command is

timedatectl

Source: How To Set Timezone and NTP Sync on Ubuntu [Quickstart] | DigitalOcean

Also, http://blogging.dragon.org.uk/setting-up-ntp-on-ubuntu-14-04/ has a nifty command that useful for monitoring the status of ntpd on a machine.

watch ntpq -cpe -cas

Will Australian train stations one day be free of turnstiles? – Hardware – iTnews

2016/10/31

Before we go gateless, lets first get some wireless networking for commuters huh?

Inside transport ticketing’s gateless future.

Source: Will Australian train stations one day be free of turnstiles? – Hardware – iTnews


Cloud Computing Security for Tenants: ASD Australian Signals Directorate

2016/10/31

A short and useful guide for organisations with a security consciousness wanting to get on board with a Cloud provider.

This document is designed to assist cyber security teams, cloud architects and business representatives to work together to use cloud services securely.

Source: Cloud Computing Security for Tenants: ASD Australian Signals Directorate


Download Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS) from Official Microsoft Download Center

2016/10/31

Why am I only finding out about this tool now? How long has this been around?

The “Local Administrator Password Solution” (LAPS) provides management of local account passwords of domain joined computers. Passwords are stored in Active Directory (AD) and protected by ACL, so only eligible users can read it or request its reset.

Source: Download Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS) from Official Microsoft Download Center


Fixing Microsoft Site can’t be reached error in Chrome – gHacks Tech News

2016/10/31

I’ve been having problems over the past few weeks getting to Microsoft downloads using Chrome on my MacBook. The fix in this article worked a treat.

Source: Fixing Microsoft Site can’t be reached error in Chrome – gHacks Tech News