Podcast – Google Project Fi Update and Stitcher announcement

Right after I posted the last update, I received an email from Google Project Fi. Not the email I had hoped for but at least an update. Google is running a little behind on getting invites out and hopes to have all the invites in our hands by mid August 2015. Of equal importance is that this podcast is now available via Stitcher so you have an alternate way of staying up to day what what is on the YouTube channel and http://www.ronnutter.com.

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Podcast – Google Project Fi (Video)

In this podcast, I talk about Google Project Fi helping separate the good information that has come out from the bad information that is also there.

Google Project Fi is a MVNO to a new level. Instead of being limited to a single cell phone carrier, Google is leveraging Sprint, T-Mobile and open wifi.

Google has been criticized with only supporting the Nexus 6. Remember that the Nexus 6 is Google’s reference phone. Once they have it up and running with that phone, I think you will find other phones being used.
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Podcast – Google Project Fi (Audio)

In this podcast, I talk about Google Project Fi helping separate the good information that has come out from the bad information that is also there.

Google Project Fi is a MVNO to a new level. Instead of being limited to a single cell phone carrier, Google is leveraging Sprint, T-Mobile and open wifi.

Google has been criticized with only supporting the Nexus 6. Remember that the Nexus 6 is Google’s reference phone. Once they have it up and running with that phone, I think you will find other phones being used.
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Google Project Fi – The devil is in the details

Google Fi LogoAs I continue to look for further information on Project Fi until my invite arrives, there are a few things that you need to know –

Several articles are reporting that Project Fi will only work with the Nexus 6 phone, period. That is and isn’t true. At this point, Google has only announced that the Nexus 6 will work. That applies to when the service first starts up. Once Google has Project Fi running the way it should, it is reasonable to expect that more phones will join the list.
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Google Project Fi – Getting closer but they are teasing us !

Google Fi LogoIn the past few days, Google is showing signs that Project Fi is real. The tools to help get the best results from it are starting to see the light of day. The first such tool is in the Google Play store and is found by searching for Project Fi.

Going by the screen shots included with the product, there will be a good bit of data available when the service launches. For example, you can see current usage and past month usage data to mention just some of what is coming. Only if you have a Nexus 6 will you be able to download the app. If, like me, you have anything but that, you will only see a button that says incompatible with your device.
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Google Fi: Say hello to your next cell phone company

Google has made the announcement for its latest venture. They would like to be your cell phone service provider. This is the first time that your choice of your cell phone company won’t have to based on the offered coverage area. The secret to this offering is how Google will get the calls to and from your cell phone. They will be looking at the best signal from Sprint, T-Mobile and open wifi access points.

This isn’t anything new. A MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) known as Republic Wireless has been offering this for some time. Google is taking that idea and adding a 2nd carrier to the mix. If you havent heard the term MVNO, it is a company that buys time in bulk from a cell phone carrier and resells it. Google offering unlimited calling and text messaging at $20 is attractive. With this product, Google is offering you the best coverage without having to choose an individual carrier.
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Do you know someone who is a New VMware Admin ?

Did you just inherit your company’s VMware servers and want to hit the ground running ?

Did your company just implement VMware and the consultants who set it up have left ?

Do you want to learn some Tips & Tricks they don’t teach you in VCP School ?

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Raspberry Pi – Getting ready to capture with Wireshark and SharkTap

As a part of my Raspberry Pi series, I have been looking for an easy way to start showing packet captures as a part of some of what I have been doing in my other posts in the series. In doing some search for an option for an affordable easy to use tap best suited for the Raspberry Pi. I found a device by the name of SharkTap from midBit Technologies, LLC. For $70, it is ideally suited for learning how to do capture captures and an ethernet tap at the same time.
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Raspberry Pi – Radius (Part 1)

Version used – 2013-09-25-wheezy-raspbian

Having a test radius server is handy when you are trying to troubleshoot an existing radius implementation or you want to get experience with it while studying for a certification exam.

The process get started with these two commands –

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install freeradius

The first thing that you will want to do is create a user to authenticate with. You will do this using this command – sudo nano /etc/freeradius/users.

Here is the username that I created to start with – cisco Cleartext-Password := “cisco123″.
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2 Factor Authentication – Google Authenticator

I had used 2 factor authentication on my eBay and PayPal accounts for several years. I had even moved to using a soft token when I got my first iPhone. With the recent rash of system attacks I had been hearing about finally got me to do the same to several other accounts.

Over a year ago, I had moved my email domain over to Google Apps. Really glad I did – both from a cost and reliability standpoint. Moving to Google Authenticator seemed a logical next choice. I downloaded the app to my iPhone and began the process of setting up 2 Factor on my email. The process was very straight forward.
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