Monthly Archives: January 2012

Book Review – “IPv6 Essentials 2nd Edition” by Silvia Hagen, O’Reilly Media

As I try to learn more about IPv6, I felt I needed to turn to what books had been released to get a different perspective. One of the first books I came across was “IPv6 Essentials 2nd Edition” By Silvia … Continue reading

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iPad for Engineers – Cisco Technical Support App

This is an app that I use frequently. It allows me to watch for replies to questions I have posted in various Cisco Support Community forums. For forums that match the various technologies that I work on, I can “subscribe” … Continue reading

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Evernote – Using Fujitsu ScanSnap scanner to keep track of drawings and other things not written

My ScanSnap S1300 scanner is probably the thing that I use most with Evernote. There are two choices when you need a portable scanner to take with you, The S1100 is ultraportable and the S1300 has an ADF (Auto Document … Continue reading

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IPv6 – Cheatsheet on identifying valid IPv6 addresses

These are examples of addresses that I have come across while I have been reading about IPv6. Sometimes finding a invalid/bad address will take a bit longer until we all get comfortable with the shorthand and conventions of a properly … Continue reading

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IPv6 – Reserved IPv6 Address Ranges

This is the list of reserved IPv6 address ranges that I have been building since I started reading the IPv6 RFC’s that I have been going through. As I find others, I will add them to this list. If you … Continue reading

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Network Toolkit – Where to place taps, multiple single taps or a single tap with multiple ports to use

The downside to using a Ethernet TAP is that you have to have a momentary disruption on a network when you install or remove a TAP. If you need to use one in a longer term situation, an outage shouldnt … Continue reading

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iPad for Engineers – FileApp

What brought FileApp to my attention was when I starting storing files in Evernote but needed a way to view Word and Excel files on my iPad/iPhone while in Evernote. The integration is very seamless. When I tap on a … Continue reading

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Network Toolkit – SPAN vs RPSAN vs ERSPAN

If you have been working with Cisco switches for any period of time, you are familiar with the SPAN process and what it takes to get it working. There are two other SPAN options that you may not have heard … Continue reading

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IPv6 – RFC’s to read and review

As I read more and more about IPv6, I have been coming across different RFC’s that have helped me to learn more. I am creating a post here that has those along with links to get to those RFC’s. The … Continue reading

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iPad for Engineers – Dropbox

Dropbox is the evolution to the process that us old-timers called the floppy swappy. When I first got started with computers, like a lot of us, I had several wallets of different, sometimes labeled floppy disks, containing a collection of … Continue reading

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