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Ask Slashdot: Single Sign-On To Link Google Apps and Active Directory?

Dharkfiber You need a cloud security broker (168 comments)

Centrify, Ping Identity, Bit Glass and others can provide SSO capabilities between your core infrastructure (AD) and the cloud. Some include sync tools and other provide nearly full ADFS implementations. They can also provide 2FA and other authentication mechanisms. Centrify can even give you MDM (Mobile Device Management) for 802.1x like functionality. Bit Glass can do some very cool proxying that gives you DLP style water marking of stored files on the cloud. Etc etc etc.

about 3 months ago

UCLA, CIsco & More Launch Consortium To Replace TCP/IP

Dharkfiber IoT will need a protocol similar (254 comments)

It isn't that TCP/IP won't scale to this but it is extremely tough to make it translate TCP/IP to consumers. A translation protocol is pretty necessary. This can be done with SDN or a made-up protocol. This still sounds like a way that Cisco wants to make itself relevant again. However, I don't see the need to bake in session with layer 3 which is seems like they are doing. It would be better to leave the OSI model as is and create something like a IP-NG implementation that would define application and device fields into the protocol (right now we only have UIDs like MAC).

about 5 months ago

Free Wi-Fi Coming To Atlanta's Airport

Dharkfiber Especially since they have so much to gain... (135 comments)

I work for a hardware vendor (Fortinet) and we are currently selling our AP infrastructure like hotcakes when we partner with companies like Kiana. Imagine a WiFi sensor network that works like the ad sensors in Minority Report. So when you walk by a retailer using the free wifi and browsing we can inject an ad for a free smoothy or a discount beer (that is the evil side). The good side is that when you enter the airport we have you stored in the MAC database and we can see when you are checking in an in teh security line so if you are late for your flight they can have TSA hurry you along to get on your flight on time.

about 8 months ago

Ask Slashdot: How Do I Change Tech Careers At 30?

Dharkfiber Pick the most cutting edge tech... (451 comments)

And run with it. I currently would look into Cloud control decks like OpenStack or Azure Cloud Infrastructure Standup or even some sort of CloudERP programming like Salesforce. Any competence at all in these will easily land you a job quickly.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Is Tech Talent More Important Than Skill?

Dharkfiber All 3! (277 comments)

Getting @#@! done requires dreamers and do(ers), and even the critics.

about a year and a half ago

Ask Richard Stallman Anything

Dharkfiber Free Internet Access = Free Speech (573 comments)

Should some form of internet access (besides public terminals) be available to all? How would you fund it?

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Documenting Scattered Sites and Systems?

Dharkfiber Re:Pretend you're the CIO not the IT guy (114 comments)

To expound on this idea, the best thing to do is create an org chart that you can fill in of there are consultant brought in. Classically, you will wan to pull together these disjointed sites with a single LDAP directory (eventually if not now maybe later). These directories should mimic your org chart and locations to some logical degree. Your directory structure should mimic this LDAP dir as well. This can help you create role based security, deploy/manage applications, and organize security accordingly. Failing something sophisticated like that, rely on the OSI model - physical, datalink, network, etc.

about 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Is E-Learning a Viable Option?

Dharkfiber The Carpenter knows less about the tools than... (349 comments)

the apprentice. The problem here is that the children have it right. The best way to learn through electronic means is to 'gamify' it. You can build your class to be very much like an IT project. This means you can give a clear objective but allow them many ways to the end point, but ultimately, through a points/milestones/leveling system, you can have them accomplish a task. The other thing the kids (and IT people know) is that you must allow some. cyber-loafing for some creative and personal exploration. If you want this to be useful, the teacher must make it a way for the kids to have fun and stay within the bounds of the classroom. I say this be because my sister-in-law in Katy Texas is already doing this in her classroom with a positive feedback loop in progress.

more than 3 years ago

Customer Asks For Itemized Bill, Verizon Tells Her To Get a Subpoena

Dharkfiber #monopoly (415 comments)

Basic methodology of running a governmental entity or monopoly, keep information away from the riff raff.

more than 3 years ago

RIAA Math: Sell 1 Million Albums, Still Owe $500k

Dharkfiber Why are artists still putting up with it? (355 comments)

Digital distribution is easy. The biggest problem I have seen is the artists' inability to treat it like a business venture. Therein lies the real problem.

more than 3 years ago

What Would You Do With Open.org?

Dharkfiber Social Network + Freshmeat (239 comments)

Isn't that what it is all about? Trying to find a community that is dedicated to open source projects and finding out about the projects they are working on? Make it easy to get on their CSV and contribute.

more than 3 years ago

Is Net Neutrality Really Needed?

Dharkfiber To Troll or not to Troll... (705 comments)

Wall Street Journal obviously has no dog in that hunt...

more than 4 years ago

Getting Paid Fairly When Job Responsibilities Spiral?

Dharkfiber Well it is actually Xenapp... (495 comments)

If you don't know the actual name of the product you are actually not the one getting an of the work done. Maybe you are simply tracking hours and resources, and have an over blown sense of importance about the work you are doing. When I started in this field we had to at least be able to spell the products we were working with. Sorry to flame bait, but I have 'worked for' and with many people like yourself that we have simply put up wIth because management knows that technical resources that can actually move the football forward don't need to waste their time with (especially if the company is resource constrained) tracking fields on a Gantt chart.

more than 4 years ago

Genentech Puts Words In the Mouths of Congress Members

Dharkfiber Re:It's time to be serious when your gov. is at ri (229 comments)

"a lobbyist close to Genentech said: 'This happens all the time. There was nothing nefarious about it.'"" | GoogleTranslator.bin -v KevinBacon > stdout "Nothing to see here, keep moving along people, nothing to see here..."

more than 5 years ago

China Considering Cuts In Rare-Earth Metal Exports

Dharkfiber and so it begins... (456 comments)

Maybe they are already finished with those aircraft carriers I saw being built in Dalian last year.

more than 5 years ago



Incredible Disappearing URL Entry

Dharkfiber Dharkfiber writes  |  about 4 months ago

Dharkfiber (555328) writes "I just pulled up my chrome browser on Android and found that a new tab creation does not allow me to put in a URL into the browser. I am now forced to "Search" for everything I want to find through the Google search function. It seems "Don't Be Evil" is gasping its final breaths. What are your feelings on the ethics of this?"
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