Archive for July, 2008

IPAM tomfoolery

31Jul08

I’ve been tasked with finding a replacement for our well-aged IP Address Management (IPAM) software (ISOTRO NetID). The toughest part is the data migration, since the export abilities are very limited. Luckily the backend is just a Sybase database, so I installed the Sybase tools and did an “Unload” into a new version 10 database […]


As of this May, I am a GIAC certified professional (analyst number 15023). I attained my GSEC certification after attending the SANS Security Essentials bootcamp and studying the course materials for a couple months. This is a great course for anyone new to the IT security field. I’ve worn various shoes in my 8-year career: […]


My name is Neils Christoffersen, and I’m a network/security analyst in South Dakota and a judo practitioner. It’s 2008 and I don’t have a blog. Pretty lame. I’ll try wordpress so I don’t have to mess around with any hosting mumbo jumbo. That was my downfall last time. Content will be about networking, security, judo […]