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SysAlive – VB app for monitoring IP addresses via Ping

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Another app I wrote in May of 2006 in VB.Net, apparently my “first” app according to my comments. I’ve written others in VB.net 5.0, 6.0, and 2003 for class, but I guess this was one I actually wrote for a void I needed to fill. I worked in an IT shop dwarfed by the rest of the company. I’m sure several of you have dealt with the politics of upper management viewing IT as a monetary black hole. This was us, wanted us to make everything work, without giving us anything to work with. That’s a whole different rant, though, so I’ll cut to the good parts.

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FTPLockDown – VB service fights against dictionary attacks in IIS 6 FTP

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I wrote this app some time in January of 2007 in VB.Net 2003 (maybe 2005). I ran an FTP server on Windows 2003 and could see in the logs where I’d have thousands of failed login attempts, which turned out to be dictionary attacks. I got tired of manually blocking the source IPs and started kicking around ideas around stopping them.

Enter FTPLockDown

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