I still study for the CCIE R&S. I study for it in some form (and often multiple forms) every single day. My attitude, thought processes, and learning process has changed quite significantly in the last year and a half. My experience is growing, and timelines are starting to become more concrete. I’ve written about this […]
Oxidized is an open-source project started by Saku Ytti and Samer Abdel-Hafez as an alternative to the very popular RANCID software. A little over a year ago, I created a RANCID server to backup the configuration of my network devices. It has been a good, stable piece of software that has been doing the job very well across hundreds […]
Having fundamental knowledge of what affects TCP, UDP, and ultimately IP itself helps you to better troubleshoot the network when things go wrong. Even though as an industry we are moving toward software-defined everything and automated solutions, there will always be a need to know what’s going on under the hood (doesn’t our industry love […]
Until now, I was never one to use flashcards. I could not see their value, and I was too lazy to actually write things down on a paper flashcard (and my handwriting is horrible). I recently discovered a program called Anki. On the surface, it is just a flash card program, but underneath, it can be as […]
Since it has been out for more than a year, and has been developed and improved tremendously during that time, I decided to finally take the plunge and buy a year’s subscription to the Cisco VIRL software.