I also like John's comments....
I would be interested in Firewall issues, interpreting logs
etc.....network speed issues
General network management would also be great, but not exclusively Window
We are a mainly a Mac district so it would be helpful to cover Mac OSX
server "stuff" as well.
Elementary Technology Coordinator
Orange Southwest Supervisory Union
Randolph, VT 05060
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School Information Technology Discussion <[log in to unmask]> writes:
>Ditto John's comments. Network management & security issues are not
>near the top of my fun list,
>so identifying the "practical useful things I can be doing to maintain
>a healthy network" appeals to me.
>On Apr 1, 2005, at 8:16 AM, John McSweeney wrote:
>> What I need most and would like to see includes:
>> General Overview information on lan/wan management and security issues
>> - not too highly "granular" technical
>> ie- best practices on windows desktop setups- ghosting/imaging
>> remote management of workstations including software management, AV
>> spyware, adware, malware strategies
>> most important--
>> Strategies for monitoring traffic, assessing threats and distinguishing
>> non threats (false positive port scans)
>> configuring firewalls, interpreting firewall logs.... ( I have been
>> reading many online threads about suspicious repetitive icmp/pings,
>> potential port scans or attempts to probe vulnerabilities...some of
>> which may be serious- some not but hard to tell which???
>> identifying intruders at the castle door,
>> understanding of tcp, udp, icmp packets, which and how to block, which
>> are necessary to leave open for users and allowed applications
>> understanding some of the more important port traffic to be wary of...
>> ie- doing netstat -a command on any given windows machine yields a
>> different list of listening ports
>> port 1025 might say network blackjack but since 1025 is the first
>> dynamically assigned port it could actually be any number of things..
>> in short- I would like to leave with a top ten ( or 20 or 30) list of
>> practical useful things I can be doing to maintain a healthy network
>> (more or less)
>> without needing to understand all there is to know about TCP/IP theory
>> and practice.....
>> On Mar 31, 2005, at 11:28 AM, Peter Drescher wrote:
>> We associated with the UVM-VI partnership grant are planning a
>> Institute in the summer in Randolph. Three days, July 11-13. We are
>> looking at different strands.. In watching this list we have noticed
>> there have been a number of technical concerns and discussions around
>> If you were to attend a summer training around specific Technical
>> What might they be?
>> Security? Wireless Networks? Anti virus/Spam? Routing and Switching?
>> In the next couple of days it would be great if the list could generate
>> needs concentration in this area.....
>> Thanks in advance....
>> Peter Drescher
>> Technology Integration Specialist
>> Vermont Institutes
>> 45 College St.
>> Montpelier, VT 05602
>> 802-828-1381 (voice)
>> 802-828-0076 (fax)
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