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Tech Tip: “The type of filesystem is RAW” may not always signal disaster

This week, a client had a Windows server hard reboot (for no obvious reason) and when it came back their data volume wasn’t available. The data partition was visible in “My Computer” and Disc Management, but it didn’t show free/used space and clicking on the drive letter resulted in an invitation to format the disc. […] more »

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New Exinda Firmware Release: 6.3.7.1639

Exinda has released an update to their v6.3 code. Full details are at http://support.exinda.com/#Topic/55562000000355001 In summary: Fixed in 6.3.7 (from 6.3.5):   [APP-7755] edge cache: Enable NTLM authentication pass through for parent proxy [APP-7903] edge cache: When playing youtube videos on android devices sometimes the wrong video is shown (Also in 6.1.9) [APP-7840] sdp: Resolve issues […] more »

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How to: Set “Password Never Expires” on Office 365 accounts.

This isn’t something we’d recommend for normal operations.  However, using Office 365 with external applications isn’t great when it comes to dealing with password resets. In many cases, the first thing a user knows is that their email no longer connects, as the countdown warnings on a regular domain account don’t necessarily apply. With this […] more »

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Case Study: EDN Key Client, Clarke Energy on their Exinda Optimised WAN.

One of our key clients, Clarke Energy, was good enough to share their experiences of the Exinda WAN optimisation experience we have provided, deployed and maintain. We reproduce their release below… EXINDA ENERGISES CLARKE ENERGY’S APPLICATION ASSURANCE Global Gas Engine Provider and Maintenance Organisation deploys Exinda to provide essential visibility & control around key applications […] more »

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How to: Restrict Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) Updates using Exinda

We’ve had a few situations where Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) updates have caused problems over the WAN. Historically, SEP updates have been distributed using BITS and have had little significant impact. More recently, the updates seem to have become much larger and are distributed using HTTP on port 8014. Normally, this would be straight forward […] more »

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Watchguard Releases Version 11.6 for both Physical and Virtual Appliances.

Watchguard has released 11.6 for both physical and virtual appliances.   As well as the usual minor fixes and improvements, there are a few things of note- you can see the release notes at https://www.watchguard.com/support/release-notes/xtm/11/en-US/EN_ReleaseNotes_FirewareXTM_11_6/index.html but perhaps the most significant things are below. These are my highlights and my own comments are in italics.   […] more »

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Exinda Announces ExOS 6.3

Exinda Networks have announced the release of their latest code, version 6.3. This release has a number of enhancements, some of which are going to be very well received. The full release notes are on Exinda’s support site, but the highlights are: Acceleration and performance SMB2 Acceleration Ability to accelerate Microsoft SMB2 traffic. SMB (CIFS) […] more »

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Merry Christmas from EDN

To all our customers, partners, associates and friends: a very merry Christmas and best wishes for the New Year. Rather than sending out Christmas cards, we’ve supported a couple of charities this year, you’ll find details below. Best wishes, Stu.   The Pepper Foundation (http://www.irhh.org/Pepper/) The Pepper Foundation is a registered charity, which provides funds for […] more »

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