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How to use the Add-IPAllowListEntry Shell Command in Microsoft Exchange 2007

Use the Add-IPAllowListEntry cmdlet to add an IP address or IP address range to the IP Allow list configuration information for the Connection Filter agent on a computer that has the Hub Transport server role or Edge Transport server role installed.
If you do not specify the IPAddress parameter when you run the Add-IPAllowListEntry cmdlet, the Exchange Management Shell prompts you for it. Either the IPAddress parameter or the IPRange parameter is required.
If Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1) is deployed on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008, you can enter IP addresses and IP address ranges in the Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4) format, Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) format, or both formats. A default installation of Windows Server 2008 enables support for IPv4 and IPv6. For more information about Exchange 2007 SP1 support for IPv6 addresses, see IPv6 Support in Exchange 2007 SP1 and SP2.
To run the Add-IPAllowListEntry cmdlet, the account you use must be delegated the following:
* Exchange Server Administrator role and local Administrators group for the target server
To run the Add-IPAllowListEntry cmdlet on a computer that has the Edge Transport server role installed, you must log on by using an account that is a member of the local Administrators group on that computer.
For more information about permissions, delegating roles, and the rights that are required to administer Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, see Permission Considerations.

Add-IPAllowListEntry -IPRange <IPRange> [-Comment <String>] [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-ExpirationTime <DateTime>] [-Server <ServerIdParameter>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]] [<CommonParameters>]

Add-IPAllowListEntry -IPAddress <IPAddress> [-Comment <String>] [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-ExpirationTime <DateTime>] [-Server <ServerIdParameter>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]] [<CommonParameters>]

Proposed Canadian cyber law – anti-bullying or pro-snooping?

Proposed legislation referred to as the “Protecting Canadians from Online Crime Act” is said to be aimed at preventing cyber-bullying, but does this law go too far?
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Online clothing store Witchery lets customers view – and edit! – each other’s personal information

According to a News Limited report, customers visiting clothing retailer Witchery’s mobile website were able to get at the PII of other users via a feature called “track my order.”

Customers could also view every order currently being processed, not just their own…
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D-Link patches “Joel’s Backdoor” security hole in its SoHo routers

About six weeks ago we wrote about an amusingly alarming security hole in various D-Link routers.

D-Link has now come out with a firmware fix – don’t forget to update if you’re on the affected list…
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