David’s Cisco Networking Blog:

October, 2007


October 26, 2007  8:57 PM

What’s the best certification training?

David Davis David Davis Profile: David Davis

I'll admit, right off, the point of this post is to get some discussion going. That said, slide the keyboard over--> KeyboardAnd prepare to comment on this one! (and I hope you...

October 25, 2007  2:15 PM

Imagestream – Linux Router taking on the Giant

David Davis David Davis Profile: David Davis

I am attending the Interop Tradeshow (formerly Network World) in New York City this week. This give me a great opportunity to see some amazing products, speak with the vendors, and meet other networker. One of the many interesting products I ran across is the

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October 23, 2007  6:57 PM

Saying goodbye to your Cisco Equipment with a Dear John letter

David Davis David Davis Profile: David Davis

Vyatta LogoI have been interested in Vyatta's open source router solution for a while (pronounced vee-AH-tah.). In fact, I have written at least one article about it and have tested it...


October 19, 2007  3:42 PM

What is a Cisco console cable?

David Davis David Davis Profile: David Davis

Say that you take a new Cisco router, switch, or firewall out of the box and hook it up. Does it work? No. It isn't like a Linksys or Netgear router. It has no DHCP or anything like that. It has to be configured first. How do you configure it? You have to connect to the console port, like this...


October 18, 2007  6:27 PM

How getting Involved benefits you and the entire Cisco Networking Community

David Davis David Davis Profile: David Davis

I want to take a minute to talk about the importance of "getting involved" in the Cisco Networking community. No, this isn't a "public service announcement" (okay, well maybe it is). I will list ways that you can get involved in just a minute but first, let me give you some benefits of "getting...


October 17, 2007  11:48 AM

Microsoft & VMware Virtualization Throwdown!

David Davis David Davis Profile: David Davis

Okay, I know that this is a Cisco networking blog but I thought that this topic was so very interesting, I couldn't resist but to post it. After this, I promise, I will get back to Cisco Networking.... I recently read a post by a Microsoft employee, Dave Northey. He was making all kinds claims...


October 10, 2007  9:28 PM

Cisco’s new 1861 Remote office router packs a punch!

David Davis David Davis Profile: David Davis
Ethernet

Have you heard about Cisco's latest branch router? They recently released it and I admit that I am very impressed. First, take a look at what it looks like: Cisco 1861 ISR Router

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October 9, 2007  8:19 PM

Common Sense is sometimes all it takes to protect your network from attackers

David Davis David Davis Profile: David Davis
Ethernet

In a recent Information Week article, "A Crook Comes Clean", a conviced malicious hacker admitted to helping a crime organization hack into companies networks and steal resources like...


October 8, 2007  2:25 PM

Cisco’s congressional lobbying and acquisitions

David Davis David Davis Profile: David Davis
Ethernet

CNN recently reported that Cisco systems as so far spent $680,000 lobbying members of congress this year. This makes sense considering Cisco acquires so many...


October 5, 2007  12:49 PM

Would you “Rent” your certification?

David Davis David Davis Profile: David Davis
Ethernet, Help Desk

I heard about a website that connects people who have certifications with Microsoft and Cisco resellers who need certified people, on the payroll, to achieve a certain level of reseller status. How this works is - say that I sell Cisco equipment but I want larger discounts from...


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