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System.Net related postings
I'm excited to see the recent postings relating to the System.Net.Mail namespace. If the area of managed networking interests you, please see these blogs kept by my peers on the System.Net team: - Windows Network Developer Platform team blog - System.Net Dev Lead me :) : ......

Posted On Thursday, March 9, 2006 7:06 PM

System.Net wants to hear from you!
I have recently taken on the role of PM for the System.Net team. Now that Whidbey is winding down, we are starting Orcas (aka the next version of the .Net Framework) planning and want to hear what you think. What needs to be changed/improved/added? Want to put in your 2 cents and describe the scenarios in which you use or would like to use the System.Net namespace? If so, navigate here: Help make the .Net Framework better - link to the above ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 21, 2005 1:03 PM

SSL and TLS Essentials
I was on a good blogging pace this month until a very nasty flu got ahold of me. Needless to say I have had a lot of couch and movie time over the past week and a half which, when I had the energy, allowed me to do some reading. If you read the title of this post you will know my latest book of choice was “SSL and TLS Essentials - Securing the Web” by Stephen Thomas. I think (maybe I just never noticed) this is one of the first books I have read that was published by Wiley Computer Publishing ......

Posted On Friday, May 20, 2005 12:05 PM

The technology formerly known as Rendezvous
Bonjour, formerly known as Rendezvous, is a networking technology from Apple that is designed to make zero-configuration simple. The Apple website says it “enables automatic discovery of computers, devices, and services on IP networks”. In a previous article I dumped on OS X quite a bit and ruffled some peoples feathers :), but I have to say this is one area that is quite interesting and they are releasing an SDK for Windows as well. For more information check it out here. I have seen ......

Posted On Sunday, May 8, 2005 12:01 PM

Writing an IP Independent Client using Winsock
Winsock is the socket-based API on the Windows platform. Winsock (on Windows) provides more functionality than a standard BSD socket interface and also has additional MS only functions above what is defined in the WinSock spec (WinSock is not a strictly MS thing). Maybe in a future post I will talk about how Winsock is really just a layer on top of a much more general API allowing Windows to easily move to the next API of the decade. Ok lets get back on track and start talking about IP independent ......

Posted On Monday, May 2, 2005 12:20 PM

Upcoming Longhorn Networking Chat
To quote the web transports team blog: “There is an upcoming online chat with Jawad Khaki (corporate VP of Windows Networking and Devices) regarding Longhorn Networking features on March 22 at 11:30. Want to be the first to know what is changing (and there are years worth of work here) in the networking stack? This is the place to be. Or maybe that you have a favorite issues regarding the tcp/ip stack, winsock, firewall, UPNP, wireless, NDIS, home networking, Peer-to-Peer, IPV6? Here's your ......

Posted On Friday, March 11, 2005 1:15 PM

Whats next for bluetooth?
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) published a road map for the technology that spans through 2006 that lets peripherals, cell phones and other devices communicate wirelessly over short distances. Bluetooth has been widely adopted in Europe thanks to cell phone integration, however, this has yet to be the case for the majority of the devices in Canada or the USA. The Bluetooth SIG is hoping that their new road map will further adoption of their technology in cell phones distributed in North ......

Posted On Monday, November 8, 2004 11:05 PM

Network settings the easy way
If you are like me, you constantly play around with your home network. I find first handle knowledge is the best way to learn :). The point of this post is: I wanted a way to store my network interface settings and then easily restore them all after I had played around with my machine to the point where nothing worked anymore. I came across this little hack that I thought is pretty cool: To save your interface settings: netsh -c interface dump > settings.txt To restore the settings when you are ......

Posted On Sunday, October 31, 2004 5:52 PM

The Twenty Most Critical Internet Security Vulnerabilities
SANS has posted their Top 20 most critical internet security vulnerabilities. The list is really two seperate lists, one for Windows and one for UNIX/Linux. Topping the list on the Windows side are web servers and BIND's DNS Server takes the cake for UNIX/Linux. The list is quite extensive and provides some interesting links to CVE (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures) reports. The top 20 list can be found here. Do any of the items on the lists surprise anyone ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 12, 2004 10:42 PM

Job Offer

Today I received a job offer from Microsoft in Redmond for a full time position as a Program Manager when I graduate on their Transports and Connectivity team (core networking in Windows) - HORRAY!!!!  I don't know any specifics nor have I accepted the offer yet, but I'm really stoked! 

Posted On Friday, August 27, 2004 2:22 PM

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