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July 10, 2008  12:00 PM

Cisco Packet Magazine



Posted by: Joshua Wood
Cisco, Training

Cisco has it's own magazine that it publishes where it explains up-coming features, what companies it purchased, how to perform common tasks and a whole bunch of other information. The magazine is really well put together and can be downloaded in PDF form for free

July 9, 2008  12:00 PM

Generic Cisco RAM



Posted by: Joshua Wood
Cisco, Routers, Storage

Cisco routers and switches are like any other piece of computing hardware. It needs slow long-term storage and fast short-term storage. In the case of a Cisco 2821 router this equates to compact flash storage for the long slow storage and regular RAM for the fast short-term storage. Typically,...


July 8, 2008  12:00 PM

Cisco Feature Comparison Tool



Posted by: Joshua Wood
Cisco, Routers, Switches

The need for more robust hardware is always a struggle. Cisco hardware is very exspensive so you always want to do more with it than you origianlly intended. What seems to always end up happening for me is that I load the IOS with just the features that I need and then later I need to a feature...


July 7, 2008  12:00 PM

CCNA Voice Certification



Posted by: Joshua Wood
Cisco

Cisco updates their exam tracks every few years and requires each certified person to re-certify every few years (typically 3). Recently they have introduced a new track for those wishing to pursue the VoIP side of things. CCNA Voice Certification can be found


July 6, 2008  8:16 PM

Cisco Router Emulator



Posted by: Joshua Wood
Cisco, Training, VirtualBox, Virtualization

Cisco hardware and software is extremely complex. When it comes to routers their abilities are unmatched which is why a lot of people strive for the Cisco certifications of CCNA, CCNP and the highly coveted CCIE. But who can afford to purchase 5 to 10 thousand dollars for the hardware that you...


June 25, 2008  2:59 PM

5 Sample BGP Configurations



Posted by: Joshua Wood
BGP, Cisco, Load sharing, Networking

Cisco's documentation is some of the best for any IT product. With the fast pace that IT keeps for change and the complexity of the products that they make a hand has to be given to their technical writing department. To that end here is a link to five sample BGP configurations that anyone using...


June 23, 2008  2:38 PM

10 Dynamic DNS Services



Posted by: Joshua Wood
DNS, Microsoft Windows

If you have an Internet Service Provider that isn't providing you with a static IP address for some reason then it can be a really hassle to continually find out your IP address. There are a variety of reasons why you might want to connect to your home or work place such as:

    - Retriving files...


June 7, 2008  12:50 AM

Sample HP Procurve Configuration



Posted by: Joshua Wood
HP ProCurve, Microsoft Windows, Switches

So everyone probably knows how to setup a switch. You plug them in and away they go right. Wellll, that is mostly true. While they will work if you use them that way you won't really get the value out of a higher-end switch if you do do that. In this post I run through the basics of configuring...


May 30, 2008  2:56 AM

How-to Set the Time on Your Servers and Routers



Posted by: Joshua Wood
Cisco, HP ProCurve, Microsoft Windows, Networking, Routers, Switches

(Windows, Cisco and HP Procurve) Time synchronization on your network gear is very important. Logs, IPSec tunnels and other services rely on the correct time to make sure that they are doing their jobs properly and securely. In order to synchronize the time your network gear (routers and...


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