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July 24, 2015 | Volume 12 Issue 28


TOP STORY: FTP on IBM i: Does It Honor the User Profile's Limited Capability Setting or Not?
FEATURED ARTICLE: TechTip: Get Familiar with Wireshark, an Open-Source Packet Analysis Tool
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Feature Article - Security
FTP on IBM i: Does It Honor the User Profile's Limited Capability Setting or Not?

Carol explains why you need to be concerned about profiles' limited capability setting when considering the risks FTP poses to your organization.

carol woodburyWritten by Carol Woodbury

Many IBM i shops continue to allow FTP to be run by all users (or I should say have done little or nothing to ensure only selected users can use FTP). The excuse that some administrators use is that their users have been configured as limited capability users, so what's the threat? This article describes the threat, even when a user is a limited capability user.


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Feature Article - TechTip
TechTip: Get Familiar with Wireshark, an Open-Source Packet Analysis Tool

With over 5 million downloads of Wireshark every year, network analysts who have skills in packet analysis set themselves apart. To troubleshoot your network, you should learn, really learn about Wireshark.

lisa bockWritten by Lisa Bock

Packet analysis can analyze network problems, detect network intrusion attempts, perform content monitoring, monitor bandwidth usage per application and process, and verify endpoint security status to see unwanted protocols (such as bogus ARP traffic and Multicast DNS), and gather and report network statistics.


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