* Posts by reub

6 publicly visible posts • joined 4 Nov 2014

Australia wants Google to jump higher and sweat before it can buy Fitbit


Does this opinion from the ACCC really matter? I mean Google can do whatever they want without bending over to some lame regulator here in Australia who thinks it has teeth but really can't do anything to a foreign owned and controlled company. Am I missing something?

VMware's flagship vSphere now in never-ending beta, if you're up for it


I sure hope they have worked out a better mechanism now than they did in the past with regards to beta version upgrades going forward. In previous times gone by you had to completely destroy and rebuild your entire setup every time a new build came out, as they did not support upgrades from beta to beta, nor ugprades from beta to final. The installer enforced this so technically it wasn't (easily) possible to do nor can you upgrade by saving the config and re-importing it.

No sane person is going to want to recreate their entire lab and rebuild vCentre (with dvSwitches etc) every few weeks for each new build. People who are *that* into it have paid jobs to do and won't waste hours and hours of time rebuilding their environment to help VMware for free (it's also as boring as all get-out to do). And it's certainly questionable if people will want to ever put a real workload on such a temporary setup.

I have never figured out if VMware understand the practicalities of this but this is just a token gesture to indicate they are "community friendly", or if they genuinely believe people are prepared to spend their waking hours testing their software for free.

Stop us if you've heard this: Cisco Aironet has hard-coded passwords


And this one too:


Cisco emits new branch box


Re: Sales pitch

The throughput listed is guaranteed regardless of the features enabled. That's why they are so 'underspecc'd' in the data sheets - they build so much fat into the numbers.

Personally I hate the way they now market the ISR4ks based on restricted performance. It makes sense that they can guarantee the speeds regardless of the features enabled, but it really sucks hard that now you have a box that is actually capable of much faster speeds with no features enabled, that sits idle under max rated throughput because it is now crippled by a license.

Cisco cops to enterprise IOS XE vulnerability


Re: Audit? Nah...

I was the customer who discovered it.

I didn't need any sort of vulnerability scanner - I just needed a Nexus 1000v switch which had (surprise surprise) CDP enabled. There appears to be a bug on the N1kv which means it sends out CDP with all zero's as the mac address, which caused the Cat3k to crash within seconds of booting up.

Australia Post goes a little bit grey with parcel forwarding service


The small print states that:


All ShopMate orders require a signature on delivery from the buyer. This offers greater protection in the event that an unauthorised person attempts to accept your parcel. For this reason, ShopMate will not deliver to PO Box.


My local Post Office regularly (often weekly) card things in my PO box which means I have to go to the counter to sign for the parcels before handing them over. Does Australia Post not trust Australia Post Outlets to do the right thing?