Show 78 – Especially Thankful Chinwagging

This week we takes a nod at Thanksgiving and talk nerdy.

  • talks about the latest security breaches. Unsurprisingly.
  • Ivan talks about changing the name of his quite famous blog to
  • HP announces only one Software licensing for their Wired Ethernet switches across the product range.
  • which naturally, leads into a rant about Cisco licensing.
  • Answer some twitter questions about Centralised Wireless Controllers making sense and even when VoIP is being used.
  • Documentation – Sharepoint, Wikis. Diagrams.
  • Reminder about Color Blindness Colour Blindness, Network Diagrams and Reliability

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Greg Ferro
Greg Ferro is a Network Engineer/Architect, mostly focussed on Data Centre, Security Infrastructure, and recently Virtualization. He has over 20 years in IT, in wide range of employers working as a freelance consultant including Finance, Service Providers and Online Companies. He is CCIE#6920 and has a few ideas about the world, but not enough to really count. He is a host on the Packet Pushers Podcast, blogger at and on Twitter @etherealmind and Google Plus.
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