Douglas Toombs

Douglas
Toombs

Douglas Toombs is a contributing editor for Windows IT Pro and the author of Keeping Your Business Safe from Attack: Monitoring and Managing Your Network Security (Windows IT Pro eBooks).

Articles
The Foundation for JFFNMS 3
Here's how SNMP came to be.
Setting Up SNMP 3
Before you install JFFNMS, you need to set up SNMP on the system you'll use for monitoring. Here's how to do it.
Need a System Sentinel? Try JFFNMS 6
JFFNMS uses SNMP to monitor and report a plethora of useful system statistics—such as resource utilization, service availability, and process status—and, best of all, it's free!
Mail Filtering with Fluffy the SMTPGuardDog 6
Install and use this open-source mail proxy server to filter spam and thwart viruses by blocking unwanted attachments.
Sniff with Snort 2
Snort is a highly capable NIDS application that not only runs on Windows but also is kind to your IT budget because it's an open-source package.
Disaster Recovery with Dfs 4
Although Dfs won't work for all file types, this affordable, reliable mechanism can help you recover data in times of disaster.
Planning for Wi-Fi
Discover several key technical considerations that you need to address to successfully deploy Wi-Fi.
Web Monitoring Solutions 4
Five top-of-the-line products handle basic Web monitoring functions, but that’s where the similarities end. Each package brings different strengths to the table.
Use a VPN for Wireless Security 6
By nature, wireless Access Points are a security problem. Learn how to use your AP's security capabilities in conjunction with Microsoft Routing and Remote Access Service to protect yourself from the inherent risks.
Single-Domain Migration 4
Learn how to make the switch to AD, and you need never look back.
Superior RIS: Deploying Alternative OSs 8
A free utility from 3Com lets you make any bootable disk routine a RIS Cient Installation Wizard menu option.
Superior RIS: Automating Application Setups 5
RIS isn't just for Win2K deployments anymore. Find out how to automate your third-party application installations, too.
Superior RIS: Customizing Win2K Installs 3
Tweak RIS's OSChooser screens to ask the right questions.
The Freedom of Telnet 4
Discover how you can remotely manage Win2K systems anywhere with Win2K's Telnet service.
How to Get the Most out of Your Win2K Pro Installation
Learn what to expect from your Win2K Pro installation and the tools to use to get the most out of this OS.
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