Archive for October, 2010

Wireshark – New Corporate Sponsor (Riverbed Technology)

October 22nd, 2010 No comments

By now you may have seen the press release and announcement about the purchase of CACE Technologies by Riverbed Technology (my  employer).

Wireshark is more than a protocol analyzer. It is the foundation for relationships between several groups of people: the user community, the developer community, Wireshark University (driven by Laura Chappell), and CACE Technologies. Each one is an important part of Wireshark as a whole. Read more…

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Disabling SMB v2.0 on Windows Vista / Win7 / Server 2008

October 14th, 2010 No comments

Server Message Block (SMB) Protocol  is the file sharing protocol used by default on Windows-based computers. SMB 1.0 was designed for early Windows network operating systems such as Microsoft LAN Manager and Windows for Workgroups, but until Windows Server 2008 and Vista, all Microsoft-based operating systems continued to use it more or less in its original format.

SMB 2.0 was introduced in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. SMB 2.0 is designed for the needs of the next generation of file servers. Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista support both SMB 1.0 and SMB 2.0 in order to preserve backward compatibility. Read more…