Articles by Carla Schroder 

Build A Linux-Based Wireless Access Point (Part 1)

With a little time and effort, you can build a Linux-based wireless access point that provides the features of high-end WAPs with less expense. This week we take a look at your shopping list. First of two parts.

Make Sense of SNMP/MRTG Alphabet Soup

Best of ENP: Using MRTG, you can capture and display the SNMP data on your network. Here's how.

SNMP for Everybody

Best of ENP: SNMP's everywhere, and in many different versions. Get started with the basics before learning about implementation on several different platforms.

Run a Business Network on LInux: Remote Help Desks

Phone support doesn't always cut it: Sometimes your help desk has to see what the end user's seeing to solve a problem.

VoIPowering Your Office: The Thorny VoIP Security Thicket

VoIP over the untamed Internet is inherently insecure. While we don't have answers to all the threats, knowing what they are is a start.

VoIPowering Your Office: VoIP Appliance Power-Shopping, part 3

After backtracking to factor in some costs we neglected to consider in parts 1 and 2, we proceed to examine Fonality's PBXtra solution.

Linux Wi-Fi Works With wicd

If you find yourself more confused than connected when you're using a Linux laptop, wicd may be the ticket.

VoIPowering Your Office: VoIP Appliance Power-Shopping, part 2

The second in our ongoing series. This week's stars: SIPxchange ECS and a trio of offerings from RockBochs.

Run a Business Network on Linux: SMTP Forwarding

If your needs don't include a full-blown MTA, consider setting up an SMTP relay like small, simple sSMTP.

VoIPowering Your Office: VoIP Appliance Power-Shopping, part 1

This is the first in a series of guides to all-in-one VoIP solutions. This week: Asterisk (the ancestor), Switchvox (the offspring).

VoIPowering Your Office: Driving the Big Green trixbox, part 2

Fonality's Heads-Up Display is a VoIP management interface for the ages—and is an integral part of the appliance package.

The Best Virtualization Program You've Never Heard Of (Part 2)

Part Two : Sun's VirtualBox is a quiet performer. Learn how to get it up and running.

Run a Business Network on Linux: Intrusion Detection (Part 4)

Part 4: Learn how to configure Snort to collect network data and present useful reports.

VoIPowering Your Office: Driving the Big Green trixbox, part 1

What started life as Asterisk for amateurs is now available as a flashy plug-and-play VoIP appliance. Here's a first look.

The Best Virtualization Program You've Never Heard Of

VMWare has been around forever, Xen benefited from a lot of hype, but don't miss this solid, open source performer from Sun.

VoIPowering Your Office: Do I Really Need this VoIP Stuff?

The best phone system for your business is the one you've thought about carefully.

Run a Business Network on Linux: Intrusion Detection (Part 3)

Part Three: Snort is a best-of-breed intrusion detector. This week, learn how to configure it on Ubuntu Server Edition.

VoIPowering Your Office: Siproxd Trumps NAT

As detailed an explanation of why SIP and NAT don't mix as you'll ever want to read—plus a convenient solution.

Wireless Authentication and Encryption with Zeroshell Linux (Part 2)

Part Two: Zeroshell makes it easy to harness FreeRADIUS and other open source tools to secure your wireless network. This week, learn how to set it up.

Run a Business Network on Linux: Intrusion Detection

Part Two: Before you start adding services to your Linux-based network, you need to make sure it's secure. Open source Snort will provide you with some reassurances that your new network isn't host to unwanted guests.

Wireless Authentication and Encryption with Zeroshell Linux

Part 1: Zeroshell makes it easy to harness FreeRADIUS and other open source tools to secure your wireless network.

VoIPowering Your Office: Provisioning, Attending, and Active Directorying

sipXecs will auto-provision selected phones, offers a 'personal' auto attendent, and can integrate with corporate databases and mail apps.

Connect Users with Your Secure FTP Dropbox

Best of ENP: Last week we built a secure FTP dropbox for our users and clients, this week we take a look at helping those end users access it with the best in Linux and Windows FTP software.

Run a Business Network on Linux

Part One: Running Linux on your business network means you have a lot of choice. Our new series on Linux for business networks helps you consider your options and choose best-of-breed applications.

VoIPowering Your Office: Taking SipXecs for a Spin

Our installation/setup experience with the new SipXecs iPBX was a bit rocky—possibly not the program's fault.

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