Articles by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols 

WiMAX Bridges the Last Mile in Broadband

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.

Stop Spam Soon

Administrators managing overworked e-mail servers and a spam-weary populace have reason to hope as the push towards authentication picks up steam.

Understanding and Preventing DDoS Attacks

Bad as they ever were ... and getting worse. Is your network safeguarded against the threat of a DDoS?

Stopping Spam Before the Gateway: Honeypots

Like pesky flies, spammers just can't resist the allure of honey. Discover some sweet tricks for luring spammers into your honey-laced traps.

Spam Cleaning with the Big Boys

Server-based anti-spam protection isn't just a good idea, it's the only feasible idea for ISPs and businesses.

Stopping Spam at the Gateway

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.

Windows Server 2003: A Worthy Upgrade?

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.

Samba 3: Linux File Serving for the Active Directory Generation

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.

From NT Domain to Server 2003 Active Directory

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.

Affordable Gigabit Arrives

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.

Faulty board Catalyst for recall

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.

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