Monthly Archives: February 2015

Information Management is Hard

I’m curious what PacketU readers are using for information management. Do you use a single ubiquitous storage mechanism or app (like Box or Evernote)? Or perhaps you have a specific (perhaps local) solutions for sensitive nature of information? Maybe you approach this as … Continue reading

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CLN 2015 Designated VIPs

I wanted to take a moment and give a well-deserved congratulations to the 2015 Cisco Learning Network Designated VIPs. These fine folks spend a ton of time giving back to the community by helping others in their learning process. New … Continue reading

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Discard Routing for RFC1918 Addresses

While working with firewalls for the last few years, I’ve seen many logs polluted with scanning traffic. Obviously this is the type of thing that I want to see when someone is legitimately scanning, or attempting to scan, through the firewall. However, … Continue reading

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The Longest Match Rule

One of the the concepts that comes up occasionally is that of precedence. For example, one might consider the following routing table entries. ip route 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 1.1.1.1 //default route ip route 192.168.0.0 255.255.0.0 1.1.1.2 //supernet/cidr route ip route 192.168.1.0 255.255.255.0 … Continue reading

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IRS Banner Fail

So I go to the IRS Page that allows taxpayers to check status of a refund. This is under the number “3” at the following URL– http://www.irs.gov/Refunds The following banner pops up prior to setting a browser cookie. I’m not … Continue reading

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Native TFTP and FTP Server in OSX

As a System Engineer, I do occasionally have to do real field work. When that happens, having access to a TFTP and FTP server is sometimes required. Although the [lack of] UI makes the use counterintuitive, these tools are available in OSX. This … Continue reading

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Forming a Local User Group

I just read a short post by Lindsay Hill titled Doing Community Programs Right. I think the points made are accurate and well-founded. Prior to working for Cisco, I was part of the “CLN Designated VIP Program”. I had the … Continue reading

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Verdict’s In, Size Does Matter…

I just wanted to take a moment and make a new podcast recommendation. This recommendation is the handiwork of several of our industry friends. The premise is around the unique use of technologies by small and medium business. This podcast … Continue reading

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