It’s good practice to send WatchGuard Firebox traffic logs to a WatchGuard Dimension server so that you have a separate historic log of activity, as a Firebox won’t retain its logs over a power cycle. The WatchGuard Dimension server can be useful for troubleshooting, but also has a wealth of reports available as well.
To be able to send log traffic to the WatchGuard Dimension server it needs to be encrypted, so you need to supply enter an identical key on the Firebox and in the Dimension server.
If you have multiple Fireboxes you’ll need to know the existing encryption key so you can set it on the additional Fireboxes.
If you don’t know the encryption key, here is how to change it on the WatchGuard Dimension server (don’t forget to change it on existing Fireboxes).
Here’s a quick WatchGuard tip. I had to do some analysis on bandwidth usage recently, but although I could see the live usage via system manager there was no report for external bandwidth utilisation in WatchGuard Dimension.
To be able to report on bandwidth utilisation in WatchGuard Dimension you need to enable Performance Statistics logging on the WatchGuard Firebox. Here’s how to do it.
I’ve been thinking about moving my website to a new host for a while now, WordPress.com has been a great hosting company but it does have its limitations on how much you can modify settings, themes you can use and plugins available.
So towards the end of last week and over the weekend I decided it was time to spread my wings and fledge from the comfort of WordPress.com nest and out into the big wide world (or over to Fasthosts)!
Happily everything went to plan (mostly) and I learnt loads in the process, I even ended up dreaming of WordPress! Continue reading →
Some Router and Storage GUIs require cached web content to be cleared after a firmware update if there have been major changes in the web interface.
For Firefox especially I find the location isn’t very intuitive, so to remind myself as much as anything else, here are two ways to clear the cached web content in Firefox. These instructions are for the lastest verison of Firefox – 29, but should be very similar for older versions.