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Retro Computing Fun – Paul’s Old Crap

If you’re looking for videos on retro computing hardware and software from the 80s and 90s, check out the Paul’s Old Crap YouTube video series covering various neat computers and programs.  

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Building A Vintage Windows 95 Pentium PC

Earlier this summer I wrote my Building A Vintage 486 PC guide which documented my hunt for 486 parts and getting MS-DOS 6.22 and Windows 3.11 installed. For general usability, I found myself running into...

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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...