If I didn't already hate work, now in their typical fashion, they have given the night shift 20% more work and no extra employees, expecting us to stay even later than we already do. All for the same shitty pay no less. Can't wait to be in a position to tell this place to go **** itself.
Shoot me a pm with their number and I will personally call and tell them to go **** them selfs on your behalf since you need to remain anonymous.
I am getting sick and damned tires of Harris' IT Security department.
About two years ago, they started using Symantec Endpoint Protection. It's a bit of a pain in the ***, and is somewhat redundant anyway, as our sites are already protected by a system that rivals the Great Firewall of China, but it's been tolerable.
This morning, I tried to load a firmware update into one of my consoles in the lab. To do this, I run a TFTP server on the PC I have in there, and just reset the console's controller. One of the first things that machine does when it boots is to send a TFTP request to port 69 of 192.168.100.11, and if it gets a response, it sucks down a little image file and writes it into NAND flash.
Except it didn't work.
Tried again with a different console. Nothing. Figured maybe something was up with this PC, so I ran a long ethernet cable down the hall to the machine in my office, and still nothing. Fired up Wireshark to see what was going on, and I wasn't even seeing the incoming UDP packet.
Ok, what the hell?
Turns out that yesterday afternoon, they pushed out a new SEP policy update which effectively blocks everything. Including TFTP. Now, I could understand if we were the accounting department, but this is a ******* development lab. We design routers. We use applications and protocols other than Outlook and http.
Of course, getting them to declare an exception to this policy is like a North Korean physicist trying to get an exit Visa from his government to visit the US with his family on holiday. Technically possible, but try doing it.
This is, quite literally, like living under the oppressive tyranny of Mordac the Preventer of Information Services.