Monthly Archives: February 2012

CCNP – Using GNS3 for certification studies

For those that have been reading my posts for the past week, you have read that I am studying for my CCNP Route/Switch certification to renew my existing Cisco certifications. Although I have a rack of switches and a rack … Continue reading

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CCNP – Etherchannel trunk configuration

In my last post on Etherchannel, I reviewed how to setup an etherchannel for an access port configuration. When working with an inter-switch configuration or a virtual server configuration, you may occasionally need more than a 1 Gig connection when … Continue reading

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CCNP – GRE over IPSEC (Part 3)

Now that you have one remote site up and running, bring up a second site to see what is involved with that and see how the routing will work. ! Remote Router (R3) ! interface FastEthernet0/0 (connects to SW1 port … Continue reading

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CCNP – GRE over IPSEC (part 2)

In this installment of the GRE over IPSec series, we will put together the IPSec and Routing protocols portions of the config. Now we need to put the ACL’s in place for the “interesting” traffic to go over the IPSec … Continue reading

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CCNP – GRE over IPSEC (Part 1)

One of the concept’s I ran across on the CCNP Route exam was dealing with a GRE over an IPSEC Tunnel. I had dealt with both individually but not at the same time. Because of that I had no frame … Continue reading

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iPad for Engineers – Mochasoft iPad Telnet

This is another app that you should have on your iPad. Even though we should all be using SSH to be on the safe side, sometimes Telnet may be your only option. You may also have a device that wont … Continue reading

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iPad for Engineers – Mocha VNC

If you have been working with computers for any amount of time, you have probably dealt with some flavor or distribution of VNC. Although RDP is something to have handy, VNC allows you to watch someone while they are working … Continue reading

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iPad for Engineers – Generating strong passwords

Creating passwords is not something that any of us really enjoys doing. To keep the wolfs at the door, we all need to do a better job with creating strong passwords. Sometimes you get into a rut and cant come … Continue reading

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Evernote – Capturing Web Pages with Web Clipping and Clearly

I use both the web clipping functionality that is built into Evernote and the additional add-on known as Evernote Clearly. When I am in the midst of researching a particular topic for a blog post or a project that I … Continue reading

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iPad for Engineers – NTP

One thing that should be at the top of everyone’s list is making sure all their network gear is in timesync with a central time source. Especially when you are dealing with things such as SSL certs and logging access, … Continue reading

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