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Piranha on CentOS 6

February 3, 2012

I needed to set up a load balanced and redundant solution for a squid proxy server. My primary goals were simplicity and redundancy. I started with a stand-alone squid proxy server (CentOS 6, squid, NTLM authentication). Alone, this works great for an AD environment; single sign-on authentication so no password prompt, integrates with AD groups [...]

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Speed up RDS Gateway Initial Connection

February 3, 2011

Using a Remote Desktop Gateway (RDP over HTTPS) for Remote Desktop Services (RDS, or formerly known as Terminal Services) works great, except the initial connection time can be long, even up to 30-45 seconds. I discovered that this is because the RDP client attempts to connect over port 3389 first. If your firewall is designed [...]

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Microsoft Exchange Un-Intelligent Mail Filter

March 17, 2008

I discovered an annoying problem with Microsoft Exchange Intelligent Mail Filter (IMF) recently. First, IMF works like this: It scans inbound e-mail and if it determines it to be SPAM or UCE of any kind, it will assign it a number from 1 to 9 and add an extra e-mail header to the email. The [...]

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