11-14-2009 12:32 AM
I see no obvious news on this front - multiple PCs, single identiy, can one use (say) WinLivSync peer2peer connection to keep 2PCs/1user Identity Safe in sync? (If not, why not? I use identical login on multiple machines... a shame to delegate the task to insecure Xmarks when NIS-IDS is at one's fingertips)
Has Symantic it's own cloud/sync service for this sort of thing?
11-14-2009 12:42 AM
11-14-2009 01:00 AM
Thanks for reply. With 3 PCs, 3Macs & 2 iPhones on three networks cross-synching thru various VPN/Hamachi/WLS/B2MM schemes the last thing I want is another thumb drive, there has to be a better way.
Out of curiosity I tried BAK of PC1's .npm directly to a "dump" directory on PC2 via secure Hamachi tunnel (mapped drive across the pseudo-WAN). Logged into PC2 via LMIP, launched FireFox, clic the NIS-IDS toolbar button to see if there's an "import/restore" button on it - but was stunned to see it fully populated all of a sudden without any explicit direction from me (this all follows a massive Vista SP1 botch / wipeout /reinstall from scratch, NIS-IDS had lost all brain cells). I don't for the life of me see how it repopulated: was it
(a) the act of logging in to the Symantec Fora?
(b) NIS on remote PC near-instantaneously discerned the presence of a .npm & loaded it without query?
(c) Foxmarks/Xmarks somehow connected them? Must be the most likely answer here.
(d) I had a pre-crash BAK on a Synology RaidBox, pretty much docs & PSTs only, maybe I got lucky & the NIS-IDS data file was in one of the bak'd dirs... and NIS coincidentally-ish dug it up?
(e) NIS discovered the (throroughly botched) "windows.old" file from the catastrophic Vista crash and picked up the pieces all by itself?
Was that a one-time event or will they stay magically in sync?
I am delighted bewildered & a touch alarmed...
11-14-2009 01:14 AM
OK that's what happens at 1AM after a mass-reinstall of my entire life.
Now I look at remote IDS & see not populated / asking if I want to import logins from MSIEx (none exist there, I use FFx exlusively).
Remain bewildered, maybe I inadvertently looked at a local FFox session instead of remote session.
Tired is me. Tomorrow I'll use "restore" to suck the .npm into NIS-IDS on the remote PC.
11-14-2009 01:15 AM