WiMAX is slated to provide high-speed connectivity over distances that dwarf 802.11's effective range. Of course, it also promises to keep things interesting for network administrators just coming to grips with Wi-Fi.
Articles by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
Administrators managing overworked e-mail servers and a spam-weary populace have reason to hope as the push towards authentication picks up steam.
Bad as they ever were ... and getting worse. Is your network safeguarded against the threat of a DDoS?
Like pesky flies, spammers just can't resist the allure of honey. Discover some sweet tricks for luring spammers into your honey-laced traps.
Server-based anti-spam protection isn't just a good idea, it's the only feasible idea for ISPs and businesses.
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.
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.
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.
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.
And it's about time. As prices on Gigabit Ethernet equipment tumble, now is a good time to seriously consider the speed and productivity gains gigabit Ethernet can bring to your network.
Cisco Systems Inc.'s Catalyst 5000 small to midsize campus-network switches are extremely popular. Some of them have Cisco's WS-X5012 -- 48-port 10Base-T -- boards running in them. As Cisco is acknowledging via a quiet recall campaign, a few of these boards are breaking down badly.