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Cisco AnyConnect VPN client fails to start due to Fiddler Certificates

After months or even years of working fairly flawlessly, my Cisco AnyConnect Mobility VPN client started to quit on startup. No message is shown, it just disappears. Somewhere there is some log file, but it doesn’t give too much away. Eventually I worked out that this issue relates to having Fiddler debugging proxy installed.

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Setting default gateway for NTP access on TP-LINK T2600G-28TS network switch

Trying to simply set the clock automatically on this ‘smart managed’ network switch turned into a bit of a challenge. Whenever a time sync is¬†attempted from the NTP server it would fail.

The T2600G-28TS switch simply doesn’t have a ‘default gateway’ setting but you can add a static route instead. I took a punt with the following settings. Sadly, this doesn’t work.

 

Solution :

To provide a default-gateway behaviour, instead you need to use the value “0.0.0.0” for both destination and subnet mask.

With this static route added, our NTP request succeeds

 

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Improve your sitecore log with realtime output and calling class

Sitecore uses the extensive log4net logging framework to handle the large volume of logging entries it generates. Sometimes vague log entries can leave you scratching around trying to find where they originated from. This post explores some simple steps to add useful detail to, and real-time viewing of, the Sitecore log.

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QoS setup with Draytek 2920n router using DSCP packet header for low priority backup traffic.

In short

I spent far too long figuring out how to do this not share it. Running an online backup service (Crashplan) on my laptop was killing my network for everything else that was using it. I documented in a previous post how to set DSCP packet headers on Windows 7 for Crashplan. This post is about the next step of doing something actually useful in the router. Continue reading