DHCP Fingerprinting: Identify Device type, vendor and OS

What is DHCP Fingerprinting? A DHCP client interacts with the DHCP server in a network to obtain unique IP address (for the session). But it also acquires other info like default gateway, DNS server, etc. During the DHCP protocol exchange, there is an option for the DHCP server to query information on the type... »

Distributed Core/Leaf-Spine Network Architecture: An Intro

Distributed Core/Leaf-Spine Network Architecture: An Intro

Distributed Core/Leaf-Spine Network Architecture is catching up with large data center/cloud networks due to its scalability, reliability, and better performance (vs. 3-tier Core-Aggregation-Edge Tree Networks). Maybe it’s time for enterprises and smaller networks to consider implementing Distributed Core/Leaf-Spine Networks, as the architecture enables companies... »

Bluetooth Monitoring?

Monitoring the Wi-Fi spectrum for unauthorized connections/probing/intrusion is quite common, but what about the Bluetooth spectrum? Shouldn’t unauthorized connections be monitored there too? Isn’t it possible for a scammer to connect with a Laptop, Computer or handheld device from outside your premises via Bluetooth... »

PCoIP: Enabling Graphics with Desktop Virtualization

PCoIP, developed by Teradici (and licensed by desktop virtualization vendors) is a useful protocol that enables high-definition and 3D graphics (among other demanding applications) without lag in centralized DV scenarios. PCoIP is a desktop display protocol that transmits encrypted images of desktop sessions to... »

Asus Zenfone 5: Advantages & Limitations

Asus Zenfone 5: Advantages & Limitations

Disclaimer: This post is about a new phone we bought, and are excited about. It is not about Computer Networking/IT Technologies. Video Introduction: So we bought this new Asus Zenfone 5 Smart Phone recently. Here is our observation on the main advantages and limitations... »

Cloud ERP: Should You Opt for it?

An ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) suite is a software application that integrates multiple department functions into a single platform. With everything else available on the cloud, why should the ERP software be on-premises only? There are vendors who specialize in Cloud ERP solutions now, and... »

Delivering your Desktop from the Public Cloud?

I guess you are familiar with Desktop Virtualization. Using it, companies can host (and process) user’s desktop sessions in their data centers, and just send the desktop image to the end-user terminal over the network. This process happens within the enterprise network/private cloud. What... »

Zero Clients – Advantages and Limitations

What are Zero Clients? You maybe familiar with a thin client used in desktop virtualization. There is also something called as Zero Client, also used in desktop virtualized scenarios. In a Zero Client – unlike a thin client – there is no CPU, no local storage,... »

WW-DRT: Open Source Wi-Fi Router Firmware

It is possible to replace the firmware/GUI that comes built-into most consumer-grade wireless routers with a third-party open source firmware (DD-WRT). But why should you do that? To increase the features and functionality of the consumer-grade wireless router, of course. You may not be able... »

Event: HP World Tour 2014 (Mumbai, India, July 04)

HP World Tour 2014 event will be held on July 04 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Santacruz, Mumbai, India. This is a one-day business conference featuring (among others) spotlight sessions on hot topics like Big Data, Cloud, Mobility & Security. HP Executives, industry luminaries... »

My First Novel has been Published as an eBook!

Disclaimer: This is a general post, not related to Computer Networking/IT Technologies. If you were wondering why I’ve not been active on this blog for sometime, it’s because I was busy writing a novel! This story is titled – ‘The Archers Revenge’ and has... »

An Interesting Perspective on ERP Systems

ERP or Enterprise Resource Planning System/Software is an important enterprise application that integrates all the individual department functions into a single software application. But an ERP System is not a magic wand that will solve all the problems faced by companies, and increase profits/reduce errors,... »

Can you buy Network Switches & Load an OS of Your choice? – Yes!

On the day of writing this article, customers can buy bare-metal or white-box network switches and load any one from (at least) three flavors of Linux-based network operating systems, into it. If that makes you hope that network switches may one day become like general-purpose... »

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