David’s Cisco Networking Blog:

July, 2008


July 30, 2008  9:27 PM

Cisco’s new LearnNetSpace website has a lot to offer

David Davis David Davis Profile: David Davis

Cisco has unveiled a new web site - LearnNetSpace - to help us in a dedicated forum to share problems and helpful solutions that many of us have learned through trial and error. Networking with your peers is a great solution. I was...

July 24, 2008  9:25 PM

Three show commands that will help you as a Cisco Admin

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Show version – This command lists information like the IOS filename and version currently in use. Another very important thing this command shows is the configuration register value The register value 0x2102 is the default factory value. You will need this value, for instance, if...


July 24, 2008  9:23 PM

Can Cisco really change other businesses to help education?

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While Cisco has great networking and VoIP solutions, I wonder what they can do to really change other businesses... According to the latest Cisco news, Cisco believes a transformation of educational systems is required, as well as improved teacher and leadership development. Cisco has met with...


July 23, 2008  9:15 PM

Cisco IOS what, when, & where questions

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Here are 3 Cisco IOS questions that you should know the answer to: Question: What is the purpose of ports? Answer: Port numbers allow hosts to identify which application processes send and receive data inside TCP and UDP datagrams. Question: When an engineer wants to...


July 22, 2008  9:11 PM

Cisco focuses on Russia and CIS

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It amazes me what a global company Cisco is. How can they focus on China, Russia, and everywhere else in the world, all at the same time? I found this news interesting, from Cisco's website: Cisco recently announced a venture capital investment in Almaz, Russia for $60 million dollars that...


July 22, 2008  9:09 PM

Cisco will assist China after major earthquake

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While Cisco seems to be a very humane company, they also have a lot invested in China. Because of this, their intentions are two-fold. According to the latest Cisco news, Cisco has announced a $45 million three-year commitment to support reconstruction efforts in China's Sichuan Province. They...


July 22, 2008  9:06 PM

How to restore the backup configuration file from a HyperTerminal Emulator

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July 21, 2008  9:04 PM

Cisco spearheading a new organization to help with ever growing security concerns

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The Industry Consortium for Advancement of Security on the Internet (ICASI) is very much overdue by those of us who are working so hard to protect our networks. This is a non profit  organization that is organized by 5 major corporations, Cisco being the first, that allows companies to come...


July 20, 2008  9:01 PM

5 Cisco IOS Terms that you should know

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When preparing for your Cisco CCNA or just learning the IOS, there are a number of terms that you need to know. Here are 5 of them: 1. Administratively Down – One possible interface on a Cisco router. 2. Assignable IP address – An IP address that can be...


July 19, 2008  8:57 PM

Using Text Capture in HyperTerminal to backup your Cisco IOS configuration

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While you can download your Cisco IOS configuration using TFTP, this requires networking to be configured and operational. Another alternative is to use HyperTerminal's text capture to backup your configuration. Let's find out how... Here is how to use it, step by step: a. In the...


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