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Oxidized Tips & Tricks – Config Management

What is Oxidized? Per the project author, Oxidized is a network device configuration backup tool. The Oxidized service connects to your devices via SSH or telnet and queries the running configuration for changes against...

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Building A Vintage 486 PC

The 486 PC has a special place in my heart as it was the first real computer my family owned, and the time I spent using it likely fueled my desire to maintain computers...

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Basic F5 Big-IP LTM Setup With SSL

In this article I’ll demonstrate a basic load balancing configuration using HTTP and HTTPS on the F5 Big-IP LTM platform. As I don’t personally own a license for this product, I’ll be using the...

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Looking Back At 90s Internet

Before we get to the actual point of this article, I’ll go ahead and tell my life story. I was born in the early 80s so my first introduction to the Internet came during...

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Cacti LDAP with Active Directory

This won’t cover all aspects of using Cacti LDAP authentication with Active Directory but I will discuss the most recent setup I performed as it was painfully annoying. In this article I’ll be using...

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Fun With Basic ATM And OSPF On Cisco

While not as exciting as my EIGRP over GRE over PPP over T1¬†article, today we’ll setup a DS3 connection between a Cisco 7204VXR and Cisco 2621XM with a little OSPF mixed in. The 7204VXR...

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EIGRP over GRE over PPP over T1

Why? Why the hell not! This pointless exercise makes a Cisco 2621XM talk to a Cisco 1760 using EIGRP over a GRE tunnel with a Cisco 7204VXR in the middle. The 2621XM has a...

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Sophos UTM and Cisco IOS IPsec VPN

Today I’ll discuss doing a simple IPsec site-to-site VPN tunnel between a Sophos UTM and an IOS based Cisco 7200VXR series router. This example will be using Sophos UTM 9.3 and Cisco IOS 15...

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Web Application Firewall with HTTPS on Sophos UTM

I’m a big fan of the Sophos UTM product so you can expect more articles focusing on using and configuring the firewall to do neat things. Today’s article will discuss using a web server...

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BGP For Boneheads

Today we’ll go over a quick BGP lab environment using four virtual Cisco CSR1000V routers (IOS-XE based) and a pair of Linux end hosts. I’ll try to explain the configuration as best I can...