The ranting of an IT Professional:

November, 2009

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November 30, 2009  4:11 PM

Scheduling commands on a Cisco router



Posted by: Jason Tramer
Add new tag, Cisco, kron, router, schedule, scheduling

I recently needed to schedule nightly reboots for a Cisco router and I found this article very helpful. http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-10878_11-5553313.html

November 30, 2009  4:09 PM

Incompatibility on Site to site VPN tunnels between Watchguards and Cisco ASA’s



Posted by: Jason Tramer
ASA, Cisco, VPN, WatchGuard

I have been working with a client with multiple sites and up until recently they have been using Watchguards at all sites. Recently we have been switching out some of the Watchguard for Cisco ASA's but there have been a ton of site to site VPN issues. For example, a tunnel goes down, so you re-key...


November 29, 2009  9:13 PM

iPhone:Unable to revert from version 3.1 to 3.0



Posted by: Jason Tramer
3.0, 3.1, iphone, revert, Upgrade

Here is an interesting article on this: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/11/27/apple_doesnt_trust_you/ Apparently even though there have been reported issues with version 3.1 you can not rollback from an upgrade.


November 26, 2009  10:40 PM

Cisco ASA L2TP issues with LDAP authentication



Posted by: Jason Tramer
ASA, CHAP, Cisco, Ipsec, L2TP, LDAP, PAP, PPTP, RA, Remote Access, ssl, VPN

So I configured my ASA to provide L2TP remote access VPN. I originally set it up with a local user database and it worked fine. After I decided to tie it in to LDAP so I could authenticate against Active Directory. I set up my LDAp integration and used the built-in test tool to make sure it worked,...


November 26, 2009  3:49 PM

CCNA voice exam 640-460



Posted by: Jason Tramer
640-460, CCNA, CCVP, Voice

I passed this exam recently which makes me a CCNA Voice now and i wanted to write about my thoughts on this exam. So this exam focus's entirely on the UC500 and Communication Manager Express, there is nothing on Unified Communication Manager or on Business Edition. Overall I found the exam...


November 26, 2009  3:43 PM

Setting up WAN Failover on a Cisco ASA



Posted by: Jason Tramer
ASA, Cisco, failover, WAN

Here is a useful link I found for setting up WAN failover on a cisco ASA. http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/vpndevc/ps2030/products_configuration_example09186a00806e880b.shtml Bear in mind you need a security plus license on a 5505 or 5510 for this to work.


November 25, 2009  7:32 PM

Configuring your Cisco ASA for L2TP Remote Access



Posted by: Jason Tramer
ASA, Cisco, Ipsec, L2TP, PPTP, Remote Access, VPN

Ok bad news, ASA's do not support PPTP remote access VPN (though they can pass it through). However they will support L2TP with IPSEC VPN which windows is capable of doing. Here is a great video tutorial I used for setting it up: http://gregsowell.com/?p=805


November 19, 2009  10:49 PM

Google releases source code for Chrome OS



Posted by: Jason Tramer
chrome, google, Mac, open source, OS, rant, Snow Leopard

Check it out: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/11/19/google_chrome_os_unveiled/ This should make the open source community happy. Frankly why you would endeavour to please the open source community I am not sure. No one ever complains to that Snow Leopard isn't open source, everyone still...


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