Archive | Old IT stuff

01 April 2009 ~ 0 Comments

To buy or to rent

As my job is going to be slowly switched to security I was browsing eBay today and while surfing for PIXs and ASAs looked at prices of routers and switches for CCIE R&S. You can now get a 3550 48 port SMI for $350 which is dirt cheap compared to last year or a bit [...]

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08 March 2009 ~ 1 Comment

CCNA: Security online flash cards

I have recently been able to test online flash cards from Trying to prepare anyways for this exam so this was a nice addition to the materials.  Tride out a couple of the “tests” in which you get 50ish questions and try to answer it before looking at the answer. Nice thing is that [...]

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16 December 2008 ~ 3 Comments

TCP/IP Routing Volume I OSPF Exercise topology

Hey people, spent like two hours setting everything up so thought someone might like to try it out. It is from the first volume the OSPFv2 exercise, think its not breaking no legal stuff. KLMN router are attached just to the 10.31.x.x network with O. The network 10.30.254.x is not operational but still there are [...]

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17 November 2008 ~ 0 Comments

A couple of quickies

How to switch between multiple terminals (command prompts for you windows people ) ALT + F1 - ALT + F6 How to view processes just use “top” Thats all folks

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17 July 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Reconnecting a long before dissconnected DC

Just today had a situation where we had some strange behaviour. Some users and OUs were not replicating. OK I go in do some diagnostics just to find out those are some two old DCs which had been brought back to life after like 4 months.  The thing is their Tombstone time expired and now [...]

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29 February 2008 ~ 1 Comment

Getting your Fedora running in VirtualPC

It was a drag Luckily these two posts made it clear (aftear a couple of hours lost) as to how to make everything right in Virtual PC Link one Link two Check out the comments on them there is some wisdom there too

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13 December 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Dynamips/VMWare/Windows/Fedora/SDM and all that :)

Well since I am now studying for my ISCW it was time to test SDM and how it works. None the less it only works on Windows operating systems. First couple of practices I did went with no problem, but as soon as I got to 3 routers and some tunneling and encryption I got [...]

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10 December 2007 ~ 0 Comments


I just finished the Cisco Academy teleworker connectivity chapter and learned some good stuff. These two use a lot of the same logic, in principle the key is a router connection to the provider and NAT/PAT translation on the inside part of the network. Steps to cover a PPPoE connection are: Configure the “outside” interface [...]

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08 December 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Upgrade to Windows server 2008 attempt…

No testking, pass4sure, actualtest or anything else Since I am an MCT, MOCs for the upgrade are available and I must say I did not read everything. The upgrade exam is consisted actually of two exams, one for TS: Active directory and one for TS: Network Infrastructure. You need to pass both to get the upgrade, [...]

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07 December 2007 ~ 0 Comments


This sounds too much like FBI and CIA IIN - Inteligent Information Network SONA -  Service Oriented Network Architecture Been reading the Cisco network academy program and this is the first chapter. I felt lost, thought I was in design land. Anyway some great info is there. Thinking of organizing a strong and flexible network? [...]

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