Something new has come

Dear fellows, dear followers, in the last months, you already recognized that my blog wasn’t updated frequently. I was working on another project: My own business. With my colleague Dennis, we founded a new company for webdesign and online-marketing. We keep our main-jobs as IT-consultants. Of course, this blog will also be alive. Feel free … Read more

Ekahau Site Survey version 9.1.4 released!

Ekahau released a new version of their WLAN site survey tool. You can download it here. Improvements: Sizes added to areas – readily visible both on map and in area options. Renamed the Sidekick Wi-Fi adapters and spectrum analyzer in ESS. Visualization legend handling is now improved so that it triggers the visualization refresh only … Read more

High availability with Sophos XG

High availability with Sophos UTM was very easy: You need to plug in an ethernet cable at the “HA” labeled port between both devices, that’s all. At the XG, you need to configure it manually. I’m using two Sophos XG 125 Rev.3 devices. We will built HA between “Port8”. Actually the new Sophos devices are … Read more

802.1x, MAC-Authentication and VLAN assignment at ProCurve/aruba Switches

Phew… it cost me a lot of time and headaches to establish the scenario of 802.1x and mac-authentication with dynamic VLAN assignment on a ProCurve/aruba Switch. The NPS logs set me on the wrong track… I used VLAN 1 for 802.1x, VLAN 2 for MAC-Authentication and VLAN 999 for the dead VLAN. Don’t forget to configure … Read more

Install Sophos XG from USB Stick

Some years ago, I wrote an article about installing Sophos UTM with an USB stick. Now it’s time for XG 😉 First, I had a problem creating the stick with Rufus. The decive couldn’t boot from the usb device: Starting Firmware Installation Failed getting ISO disk press y to reboot than I tried the DD … Read more

How to update Sophos XG firmware

Hello networkguys! Today I want to show you how to successful update the XG firewall. You can check your status directly after your login on the dashboard: at first step, create a local backup file and download it to your computer: you can download the new firmware at the Sophos Portal. If you have a … Read more

Webproxy exceptions for Grand Theft Auto

GTA has problems while updating through a Sophos UTM/XG webproxy. Thanks to Phillips work, here is the list of the exceptions: ^https?://[A-Za-z0-9.-]*\.patches\.rockstargames\.com/ ^https?://[A-Za-z0-9.-]*\.prod\.ros.\.rockstargames\.com/ ^https?://[A-Za-z0-9.-]*\.device-metrics-us\.amazon\.com/ ^https?://[A-Za-z0-9.-]*\.cdn\.edgecast\.steamstatic\.com/ ^https?://[A-Za-z0-9.-]*\.master\.mta-v\.net ^https?://[A-Za-z0-9.-]*\.dsp\.mp\.microsoft\.com/ ^https?://[A-Za-z0-9.-]*\.mta-v\.net/ ^https?://[A-Za-z0-9.-]*\.rockstargames\.com/ ^https?://[A-Za-z0-9.-]*\.steamcommunity-a\.akamaihd\.net/ ^https?://[A-Za-z0-9.-]*\.steampowered\.com/ ^https?://[A-Za-z0-9.-]*\.google-analytics\.com/ ^https?://[A-Za-z0-9.-]*\.g\.doubleclick\.net/ ^https?://[A-Za-z0-9.-]*192\.81\.241\.100/ ^https?://[A-Za-z0-9.-]*\.akamaihd\.net/ ^https?://[A-Za-z0-9.-]*52\.95\.112\.20/ happy shooting! 🙂

Sophos UTM Update 9.508-10 released!

  Quick after the 9.508 release, Sophos released another update for the UTM system. Your sysstem will be rebooted and your access points will get a new firmware. HTTP Download FTP Download Bugfixes NUTM-8739 [Access & Identity] Argos segfault and coredump after update to v9.502 NUTM-9164 [Access & Identity] SSLVPN installation packages fail to copy … Read more

Sophos UTM Up2Date 9.508 Released

News Maintenance Release Download-Links FTP HTTP Remarks System will be rebooted Configuration will be upgraded Connected APs will perform firmware upgrade Bugfixes NUTM-8739 [Access & Identity] Argos segfault and coredump after update to v9.502 NUTM-9164 [Access & Identity] SSLVPN installation packages fail to copy user profile during installation NUTM-9344 [Access & Identity] All users are … Read more