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Just 1,91% of all PCs are fully patched!

This is the shocking headline that you can find today on secunia’s blog.
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This is the shocking headline that you can find today on secunia’s blog. In my career I have been talking to several IT managers in several companies and there is no trend to a patched server/client environment. Microsoft is providing the WSUS 3.0 to deploy Windows Updates throughout a company with even thousands of servers secure and fast.
It is important to everyone to keep the systems patched not just the OS the applications as well otherwise the milw0rm readers will have it easy to crack the individuals system.

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New Version of Network Tracer Wireshark

Wireshark 1.0.3 has been released. Installers for Windows, Mac OS X Intel 10.5, and source code is now available.

Updates in this release:
Security-related bugs in the NCP dissector, zlib compression code, and Tektronix .rf5 file parser have been fixed.
WPA group key decryption is now supported. A bug that could cause packets to be wrongly dissected as “Redback Lawful Intercept” has been fixed.
This release includes an experimental package for Mac OS X Intel 10.5. For a complete list of changes, please refer to the 1.0.3 release notes.
Official releases are available right now from the download page.

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Website moved back to Germany

After one year in Ireland I finally moved back my homepage onto my colocation server in Germany hosted in the myLoc datacenter in Duesseldorf.

The Facts

  • Modern data center
  • 10,1 Gbit Backbone
  • Redundant Layer 3 Backbone Router
  • min. 99% reliability
  • Marken-Hardware
  • Argon fire-fighting system
  • Redundant air condition
  • Redundant energy supply
  • UPS and generator
  • 24/7 security service

The hardware and stats of the server can be checked below:

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My Future >> Germany

After almost three years here in Ireland I finally made the decision to move back to good old Germany. The main reason is that I want to develop myself personally as well as professionally. A proper school education is important for my future life so I will leave after six years the very best company and employer ever: Siemens Enterprise Communications Ltd. to start a career as a full time student in the Technikerschule Erlangen.

(Technikerschule Erlangen)

After my professional education as IT-Systemelektroniker three years ago I target the Techniker for Informatik. This will take me two years and allows me after successful completion to study at any college Bachelor of Science in Computer Systems and MEng in Information and Network Security, form my own company or teach at schools!

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eyeOS – the future ???

eyeOS

I was just chatting with an old friend from Germany and he showed me this nice little application called eyeOS.

I didn’t waste any second and installed it on my LAB web server.

You can reach it using http://me.go-unified.com/eyeOS/ and login with username and password: demo

The lazy people can also just click here to find see a screenshot.

Basically it is web based operating system. You can compose office files. Use it as file / web server and install or create customer applications on it. It is fully flash enabled so the icq2go application for example is fully supported. I am going to try to get some of our HiPath OpenCommunications applications working on it because in my opinion applications like eyeOS are a great alternative to Citrix.

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sipX version 3.10 released

A bit late but I was busy doing some work on mt OCS installation. For this Friday there is a customer demo planned with MS Exchange 2007, OCS 2007 connected to a HiPath 3800 via a sipX gateway and the ESTOS Call Control Gateway.

At least I finally got it kind of installed and just found that there is a new sipX release. The major changes are as below:

  • New and improved look & feel (skin) and new project logo
  • Automatic device discovery
  • Personal auto-attendant for every user on the sytem
  • Integration with Microsoft Active Directory and Exchange 2007
  • Schedule based find-me / follow-me functionality for every individual user, user self-configurable
  • Enhancements and extensions to the Call Center ACD server
  • New plug & play devices: Additional Polycom phones and new firmware, Linksys, IpDialog, Nortel video phone
  • Updated support for plug & play management of Polycom, LG-Nortel, Audiocodes, and Snom phones
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The best friends in the world… ever!

Who would have thought I manage to do that

Out of nowhere my best friend Nadine brought me onto the first page of todays Irish Independent! Whooooooooot!!!! Unfortunately the shot is not the greatest but it was early, I was tired so I have more tear sac than eye

But check it out yourself

Irish Independent 25.02.2008

http://www.independent.ie/lifestyle/the-best-friends-in-the-world-ever-1297050.html?start=3

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Siemens Answers

As a loving Siemens Employee I have to youtube this video and put it on my homepage. It is well made and shows what Siemens is about – no SEN but still – Siemens together we can do that!

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TCP / UDP traffic router sipX

Last week I spend about 10 hours installing my unified-communications.local domain. It is a Windows 2003 Server Domain containing five servers: Domain Controller with Sub C, Exchange 2007 Server, OCS 2007 Standard Server, OCS 2007 Edge Server and an OCS 2007 Mediation Server.

I tried to network the Microsoft UC applications to our HiPath Open Communications platforms directly but we still have the same issue as in the past with Beta 2 of Exchange 2007. Microsoft expects our signalling and payload in TCP instead of UDP. Siemens HiPath operates according the SIP standard on UDP RFC 3261. So I was looking for a way besides the eicon Call Control software and a hardware based QSIG – SIP router.

And I found it in the open source application sipX http://www.sipfoundry.org/

It is a fully blown SIP PBX that operates on both UDP and TCP and can be configured as middle ware application. One leg connected to the HiPath STMI2 card and the other to the Exchange 2007 UM role / OCS 2007 server.

Currently I have some postgreSQL issues with my box but as soon I get them resolved you can expect a complete step by step guide on setting this up.

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New Software and a nice URL

After a few month absence from my private life I am back and there is whole bunch of new software versions out on the market!

VirtualBox Closed Source 1.5.4 http://virtualbox.org/

Fine new features like RDP, USB and also USB over RDP are available using the closed source version.

Asterisk 1.6.0 http://www.asterisk.org/

Lots of new stuff like new dial plan, voicemail features and a really interesting enhancement on STUN

Also a special announcement for a new button on the SEN wiki homepage:

http://wiki.siemens-enterprise.com/

Next to inormation about Siemens Products and their partners can now third party vendors upload their own free apps. This is a massive improvement and a big step towards HiPath Open Communications! But I still miss the board 😉