Does this make any sense?

So today the nytimes website went down.  The Syrian Electronic Army are being blamed.  Can we work out who they are and how they accomplished this?

If you ping www.nytimes.com the IP address comes up as 141.105.64.37.  A whois on this IP address shows that it’s in the IP range owned by Shorefront Media, Inc addressed in Moscow (reference – http://whois.domaintools.com/141.105.64.37). Continue reading Does this make any sense?

Dot Net Nuke – A critical error has occurred. An unexpected error has occurred

Some of you might have seen this error after upgrading your DNN from v6 to v7.  It’s a bit scarey because it means that no-one can log into your DNN instance, not even a super user.  Troubleshooting must therefore begin on the hosting server.  Check out the log files under .Portals_defaultLogs.  For me the critical error was:

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Speeding up login times – Group Policy v’s Branded IE

This is the age-old issue of balancing the need to get log in times as quick as possible v’s keeping the M in MOE.  The Environment can be managed to the ‘nth degree but each extra tweak comes at the expense of an extra micro second at login.

For me Management is key as I look after around 3500 student facing and lecture theatre PCs.  Continue reading Speeding up login times – Group Policy v’s Branded IE