Monthly Archives: March 2011

RegEx for SQL comments

As a follow up to  https://naraenr.wordpress.com/2011/03/09/excluding-words-not-character-sets-from-a-regex-match/ there is a simpler expression to match SQL comment blocks. (/\*.*?\*/) matches the three comment blocks for the example in the previous post.  Regular expression quantifiers – in this case ‘*’ –  are greedy … Continue reading

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Excluding words (not character sets) from a RegEx match

Ben asked me for ideas on a problem he was trying to solve with Regular expressions.  He was try to clean up a large number of SQL script files.  He was attempting to construct a regular expression that would match … Continue reading

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Single sign-on use cases

Over the last few months we’ve worked through publishing different applications through Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway.   UAG among other things is an authenticating HTTP reverse proxy.    We have leveraged their single sign-on capabilities. Working through the various … Continue reading

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Remote Desktop Services and CRL checks

I had the opportunity to analysis a problem for a client who was connecting to our Remote Desktop Servers.   This was a very large client with elaborate IT policies in restrictions in place. Due to port restrictions in place they … Continue reading

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Blocking an IP address

I’ve been avoiding learning how to use the windows firewall for a long time now.   Troubleshooting a remote UAG setup forced me to take the time to learn this. We were trying to identify scenarios where UAG was supposed … Continue reading

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