Monthly Archives: June 2013

Cisco Live 2013, A Success For Me

As many of you know, I spent this week in Orlando, Florida with many others from the technical community. According to some of the totals I heard, I actually spent the week with about 20,000 of my friends in networking. … Continue reading

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Exercising the Mind Versus Best Practice

Last week I wrote and article that outlined a method to resolve a formatting nuance when opening an IOS configuration file in Notepad. Like many articles I have written, I know there are more than one way to “skin the … Continue reading

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Resolving IOS Configuration File Formatting Issues Natively in Windows

I find often myself working with Cisco configuration files that have been offloaded to an FTP or TFTP server. Fortunately Notepad++ is a wonderful tool that will handle these files properly and runs well on Windows. Unfortunately, I don’t always … Continue reading

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Tweeps at #CLUS, Don’t Forget About the Tweetup!

As best described in Tom Hollingsworth’s article, there will be a Social Media gathering today at 5PM. This will be held at the Cisco Live Social Media Hub. There is no need to pre-register or anything–just show up! I have … Continue reading

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Using the Wireshark Commenting Feature

Somewhere around version 1.8 a commenting feature was introduced in Wireshark. When used with the pcapng file format, the comments are saved within the capture for later use. This feature can be beneficial in scenarios where you may be working … Continue reading

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SolarWinds Portfolio Overview

On several occasions, I have mentioned that I spent a fair amount of my consulting career working with small and medium size businesses. While SolarWinds certainly doesn’t constrain their solutions to smaller networks, they are a primary player in that … Continue reading

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Using Notepad++ to Mirror Cisco ACLs

Having an occasional need to create mirrored access-list entries, I was seriously considering writing a PERL script to automate this process. Before I really got started on it, I stumbled on a pretty cool feature in Notepad++. This feature basically … Continue reading

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Frame Buffer — Upcoming PacketU Articles for June 2013

In The Queue Using Notepad++ to Mirror Cisco ACLs Cisco Live 2013 Content More Content from Networking Field Day 5 Book Review–NX-OS and Cisco Nexus Switching: Next Generation Datacenter Architectures (2nd Edition) Punted to the CPU With a planned family … Continue reading

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