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« on: August 05, 2009, 10:39:23 AM »

Minimalist photo tour, but captions give some hardware info.

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2009/08/inside-the-worlds-most-hostile-network/
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« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2009, 10:40:14 AM »

seriously. if I was there, i would keep my iphone in airplane mode the whole time... lol
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« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2009, 10:41:46 AM »

also the fact that they use PFsense makes me wonder if I should be switching.
in addition to the fact that there is a cacti plugin for PFsense, unlike anything at all for ipcop to monitor it remotely.
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« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2009, 11:26:56 AM »

>PFsense makes me wonder if I should be switching

That kind of gleaning is why I thought it was worth posting.  Though I know less-than-jackshit about network stuff, I figure if it's at defcon then it's likely to be robust and maybe even cheap.
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« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2009, 11:28:09 AM »

I like the rack next to the toilet  ROFLMAO ROFLMAO
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« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2009, 11:34:54 AM »

You know why they all use BSD?

The same reason I do. 

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« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2009, 11:36:58 AM »

Yea the toilet made me nostalgic for an old job i had.
The servers were in the mens room. Though that was because it was the coolest, unwindowed room in building with massive airflow.

PFsense has ALOT more features and control. But with that also I would think means more vectors for attack.
Both are BSD based. as V just alluded to.

I like IPcop, but the fact that I cannot remotely monitor it as a part of a monitoring package like Cacti or Hyperic has been bugging me quite a bit.
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« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2009, 11:40:17 AM »

>rack next to the toilet

Yeah, and from what I've seen of real world installations about 50% have some wiring closet or rack space that's in an equally computer-hostile environment. Long gone are the super-air-conditioned cleanrooms that were required when I sold small mainframes in the 70's.
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« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2009, 11:48:44 AM »

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Yea the toilet made me nostalgic for an old job i had.

Wasn't sure where you were going with that one nuts Wink 

One of my faves was when I took over as IT director of a GPS/RFID tech company in Minnesota and found one of the primary RFID servers sitting on the warehouse floor next to the break room, by the drain, etc. etc.  I scheduled a demo of the new tracking software on that box and the browser's home page had been set to a seriously nasty porn site.  The CEO, CFO, and other top management were all watching when Foxy & Farm Fabulous maximized on the monitor.  Thankfully everyone laughed.  The night warehouse manager was asked to leave that night for bait'n on the job  ROFLMAO  Jackoff

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« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2009, 11:52:26 AM »

lol.

We never had an incident in the bathroom install while I was there. Apparently after though, a pipe broke or something in the bathroom and it flooded. Popped all the breakers but nothing got damaged other than the battery backups.
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« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2009, 11:57:54 AM »

A mobile bar.. lol Good mixology skills provide the requisite balance between network warrior work and fun.
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