Networking

Setting up NetScaler lab environment from the scratch

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Environment: You have existing Dev QA lab networked with 172.22.1.0/16 (255.255.0.0) IP addressing.  Your Dev QA network has access to public internet and it runs the Firewall that is going to be your Default Gateway both of your labs. You want to setup a NetScaler lab environment for your client systems in 172.22.1.0/16 and allow them to access web servers running in a test DMZ network under 192.168.1.0/24 through NetScaler.   Pre-requisites: Download VMware ESXi Hypervisor software from VMware. I’ve used the current latest version vSphere Hypervisor which is a free bare-metal hypervisor. It ships with ESXi 6.0 along with […]

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Networking

CloudDNS | A free provider for hosting your DNS zones in cloud

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For a very small website owners, or for bloggers owing their couple VMs (in cloud spaces) hosting their websites, it a usual need to have a DNS zone setup for external/public access to their resources.  Most folks adopt for domain name/hosting providers who also service the DNS name resolutions/redirections at an extra annual charge.  It all works fine. Nut just for a one/two name resolutions do you really want to pay for a separate name resolution service? Particularly for single website owners it an overhead. Here comes the CloudDNS to make a relief.  On CloudDNS you can freely host upto […]

Citrix

Evaluating Web Filter Appliances

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Evaluating Web Filter Appliances Most of the enterprises would fall in need to enforcing restrictions and controlled access to internet for their users.  Establishing such a compliance among distributed users community in an enterprise requires a comprehensive solution.  Here am going to detail on various aspects to be considered for evaluating Web Filter Appliances for enterprises. Evaluation Criteria: Understand your internet access Policy and infrastructure requirements. What would be your internet access policy? Block all and allow only known or given specific list of web sites? Block unintended categories of web sites and create exclusions for your specific pages? Do […]