The musings of an IT Consultant:

July, 2009

July 31, 2009  8:56 PM

UMA and the BlackBerry 8900 Javelin

Posted by: Raj Perumal
access points, BlackBerry 8900, cell network, data, Javelin, RIM, UMA, voice, wireless

Hi guys! As you know I am an avid user of the BlackBerry 8900. I love my BlackBerry for all things personal and corporate. One of my favourite features is UMA. The ability to do phone conversations over normal wireless access points. However lately I have run into an issue. Sometimes I want my...

July 31, 2009  8:52 PM

More Cisco gear for the SMB world!

Posted by: Raj Perumal
cheap, Cisco ESW 500, gigabit, POE, SMB, switch, switches, VoIP

Hello again folks! Cisco is once again bringing great product to the market place. This time hitting the SMB market with a new series of switches called the Cisco ESW 500 series. These switches are all manageable from GUI utilities without the need for CLI. They are also priced at a great price...

July 31, 2009  8:47 PM

Apple fixes vulnerability

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Apple, iPhone, vulnerability

So unless you've been under a rock lately, you've probably heard about all the hullaballoo surrounding the vulnerability in the iPhone. It was announced at a recent BlackHat conference. This vulnerability had the ability for a hacker to use SMS message to compromise an iPhone! This was a big...

July 31, 2009  8:43 PM

Sniffing traffic on a Cisco switch

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Cisco, Packet Sniffing, Port SPAN, switched port analyzer, Wireshark

Hello again folks, so if you've been in networking long enough you've probably ran into issues where you just wish you could look right at the network traffic. As I've posted before, one of the best ways to do this is to use a packet sniffer such as the old Ethereal, or the new...

July 31, 2009  8:32 PM

Aggregating links on Cisco switches

Posted by: Raj Perumal
aggregated links, Catalyst, Cisco, etherchannel, HP, ProCurve, switch, switches

Hello again folks! So you've just recently got your purchase approved for a brand new set of switches and you want to find a way to increase your throughput. What do you do? You aggregate links of course! Aggregating links is a common thing done on high end switches such as Cisco or HP switches...

July 31, 2009  4:31 PM

The Bryant Advantage

Posted by: Raj Perumal
ccie, CCNA, ccnp, Chris Bryant, Cisco, exam, exams, labs, preparation, Rack Time, study guide, The Bryant Advantage, training

So now that I've been at the bootcamp and it's time to buckle down and get ready for the exams, I was looking for some extra training material. I wanted to find some good study guides and labs that would help me prepare. I was also looking for some rack time (renting Cisco hardware and logging on...

July 31, 2009  2:57 PM

IPV6 and what it means to you

Posted by: Raj Perumal
certification, Cisco, IPV4, IPV4 address exhaustion, IPV6, training

So after all this training at Boson for the CCNP, I have come out of there with a lot of Cisco knowledge bouncing around in my head. Over the next little while you will see me blogging about a lot of things Cisco related as that is what I'm currently working with a lot and also preparing for...

July 31, 2009  2:40 PM

I’m back from the boot camp!

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Boson, ccnp, Cisco, exam, labs, training

Hi folks, I'm back from the Boson CCNP Boot Camp! It was 2 weeks of very intense training and great Florida weather! It kinda sucks to be back in our crappy Winnipeg summer up here in Canada. Anyways, the training was absolutely amazing. It was 2 weeks filled with very informative material...

July 31, 2009  2:11 PM

EDS face more pay cuts

Posted by: Raj Perumal
EDS, HP, layoffs, pay cuts, salaries cut

So this just surfaced across the web in the news. It seems EDS employees are facing more pay cuts again. Seriously? Last I checked, the government told us that Canada is out of a recession. It seems like the US part of HP is blindly sending down paycuts to their Canadian bretheren. You do...

July 31, 2009  4:24 AM

Google Apps for BES

Posted by: Raj Perumal
BES, BlackBerry, Blackberry Enterprise Server, Google Apps Connector, RIM

Hi folks, some more news from the BlackBerry front. So the latest salvo fired in the mobility wars comes from Google and BlackBerry. You've all heard of Google Apps, and you've all heard of GMail. Currently you can receive your GMail on your BlackBerry by installing the GMail app. Unfortunately...

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