Network technologies and trends:

July, 2008


July 30, 2008  12:59 PM

Network Inventory and Configuration Management

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan

We all know much about Kiwi Syslog Software.  For many years I am using Kiwi Cat tools for configuration management and automate many of daily tasks. Kiwi Cat tool really helped me to perform many tasks like configuration backup, telnet, SSH and much more....

July 22, 2008  9:02 AM

Network Diagrams get rated here!

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan

Dear friends , I was preparing Network Diagram for our ourganisation,  but our I.T Director was never happy with the outcome. I was just following the standards to prepare the network diagram.  In order to convince the Director I just mailed him the link which has some really amazing...


July 20, 2008  8:53 AM

How to configure multiple interfaces in Cisco Switches

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan

Configuring individual interfaces with same parameter on a Cisco Switch can be time consuming. In order to overcome this you can use following commands, from the global mode enter config t ITKE#configure t ITKE(config)# then issue interface range fastEthernet 0/1 -24 ITKE(config)#interface...


July 17, 2008  9:45 PM

How to display the configuration of a single interface in Cisco Router or a Switch

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan

Displaying configuration of a single interface can be a time-consuming task if your router or a switch  has extremely long configuration. In this case, the interface keyword of the show running-config command becomes extremely useful. For example, the show running-config interface serial 0/1 ...


July 15, 2008  6:36 AM

How to Secure SNMP in Cisco Switches and Routers

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan

This article focus on the ways how we can secure SNMP access in Cisco Switches and Routers Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)   uses the default UDP port 161 for general SNMP messages and UDP port 162 for SNMP trap...


July 13, 2008  6:03 AM

Sample I.T. Security Policy – Internet Security

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan

Finally we are completing this series; here we go with the last topic. It’s Internet Security Policy which is very important to have for any organization. I would welcome your comments which may encourage me to come up with more interesting stuff....


July 12, 2008  8:06 AM

Good Documentation is must for Network troubleshooting

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan

Dear Friends

Today after a good weekend when I came back to my office, I figured out two our switches has problems with the redundant links. It would have consumed more time if I had no proper...


July 9, 2008  12:03 PM

Open Source Network Gateway

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan

In our organization internet management was a big issue, since we had no budget allocated to Internet management I was worried? How should I control our internet usage? Tried to convince the management to buy content filtering appliances, unfortunately...


July 8, 2008  8:20 AM

Sample I.T. Security Policy – Remote Access Security

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan

Finally we are almost proceeding towards the completion of the Sample I.T Security policy, we have just two more topics to cover. Coming days I will try to complete that, here we are with Remote Access Security


July 7, 2008  10:47 AM

Cisco Catalyst Switches are Certified Green!

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan

I was just browsing Cisco website and figured out Cisco happens to be the first company to achieve the new certification, Certified Green by Miercom. Just to brief you about Miercom is a leading network product test center and consultancy firm. The...


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