Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols

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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

You’ve been thinking about Gigabit Ethernet for a long time now, haven’t you? Perhaps you’ve even installed some server-to-server gigabit network links, although price tags of over a grand per port have likely kept you from deploying it to the desktop.

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