The musings of an IT Consultant:



January 31, 2011  11:03 PM

Commenting configs

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Cisco, CLI, comment configs, HP

Hi folks! So I wanted to rant about one of my pet peeves. That is command line configs and people not commenting them properly! You see, regardless of what CLI you are using, whether it's Cisco or HP or some other vendor. Commenting your config so another administrator coming along can...

October 31, 2010  7:57 PM

USB to Serial converter for laptops

Posted by: Raj Perumal
cisco switch, CLI, rollover cable, router, usb to serial

Hi folks, for those of you that do a lot of switch and router configuration, you'll notice that new laptops nowadays are lacking serial ports. So what do you do? Well you can go and buy a usb to serial converter but they aren't all created equally. It's hard to find a reliable converter out...

November 30, 2009  5:32 AM

Does your firewall do everything you need?

Posted by: Raj Perumal
CLI, Firewalls, gui, IDS, IPS

Hi folks! So as I've said before, not all network equipment is created equal. This includes firewalls. In my years of consulting I have had the pleasure of using countless hardware and software based firewall solutions. Everything seems to have it's advantages and disadvantages for certain...


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