A New Tech Talk Show–Security Talk with Yuri Diogenes and Tom Shinder

Yuri Diogenes and I have worked together on a number of projects over the years – last year we published three new books on TMG, UAG and Forefront Security for Exchange. You can find more information on these books on Yuri’s blog at http://blogs.technet.com/b/yuridiogenes/archive/2010/07/08/new-forefront-books-by-microsoft-press.aspx We also worked together on the TMG Firewall Administrator’s Companion which…

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IPv6 and DirectAccess Troubleshooting Cheat Sheets

What would you be willing to pay for a really cool IPv6 and DirectAccess troubleshooting cheat sheet? $5? $10? $100? ONE HUNDRED BILLION DOLLARS? Would you pay one hundred billion dollars for these cheat sheets? Since these cheat sheets are priceless we’re going to give them away. Thanks to DirectAccess guru and all around good…

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Heads Up on New Contest for Forefront Security Enthusiasts

Many of your might know my friend Yuri Diogenes from the great work he’s done over the years for ISA Server and the TMG firewall. Yuri has spent the last several years working in the CSS Security Team, and most of his work was focused on Forefront products. Last Month, Yuri moved from the support…

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Answers to UAG SP1 DirectAccess Contest 1–Round 2/Quiz 4and Contest 2 Round 1/Quiz 4

This is the big day! The results are in for the last quiz in Contest 1. First, I’ll go over the questions and answers and explain some interesting things that came up when I reviewed the answers I received, which had the effect of leading to two correct answers for one of the questions. At…

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UAG SP1 DirectAccess Contest 1–Round 2/Quiz 4 (Final) and Contest 2 Round 1/Quiz 4

Wow! This is it – the last quiz in Contest 1. That’s right – this is quiz 4 of the second round. To celebrate this occasion and to make things more interesting, we’re going to have FIVE questions. This will give those who are behind a better chance of catching up and put some pressure…

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Answers to UAG SP1 DirectAccess Contest 1–Round 2/Quiz 3 and Contest 2 Round 1/Quiz 3

Now for the moment you’ve all been waiting for – the answers to UAG SP1 DirectAccess Contest 1–Round 2/Quiz 2 and Contest 2 Round 1/Quiz 2! Last week’s quiz was a bit different with some practical problem solving scenarios based on screenshots. Let’s see how you did: =========================================== Question 1: Review the information in figure…

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UAG SP1 DirectAccess Contest 1–Round 2/Quiz 3 and Contest 2 Round 1/Quiz 3

It’s time for your weekly UAG DirectAccess quiz! We’re getting close to the end of contest 1, so make sure you don’t miss a step for the next two weeks. Last week’s quiz was definitely tricky and introduced some obscure or difficult to find information. This week I’m going to try something a little different….

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Answers to UAG SP1 DirectAccess Contest 1–Round 2/Quiz 2 and Contest 2 Round 1/Quiz 2

Now for the moment you’ve all been waiting for – the answers to UAG SP1 DirectAccess Contest 1–Round 2/Quiz 2 and Contest 2 Round 1/Quiz 2! Here you go: =========================================== Question 1: ISATAP is an IPv6 transition technology that enables computers to tunnel IPv6 packets inside an IPv4 header. Which of the following scenarios are…

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UAG SP1 DirectAccess Contest 1–Round 2/Quiz 2 and Contest 2 Round 1/Quiz 2

(If you didn’t participate in Quiz 1 – you can read the rules of the game over at http://blogs.technet.com/b/tomshinder/archive/2010/12/02/uag-sp1-directaccess-contest-quiz-one-round-one.aspx) It’s time for Contest 1-Round 2/Quiz 2 and Contest 2-Round 1/Quiz 2 Send your entries until 11AM Central Standard Time (-0600 UTC) on Monday January 17th. The scores are really close and at this point, anyone…

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Answers to UAG SP1 DirectAccess Contest 1–Round 2/Quiz 1 and Contest 2 Round 1/Quiz 1

Now for the moment you’ve all been waiting for – the answers to UAG SP1 DirectAccess Contest 1–Round 2/Quiz 1 and Contest 2 Round 1/Quiz 1! Here you go: ========================================================== Answer to Question 1: When the DirectAccess client connects to the UAG DirectAccess server, it establishes two IPsec tunnels – the infrastructure tunnel and the…

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