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Open source networking

My two favorite things in IT are networking and linux. It’s an exciting time for both right now because they’re kind of meshing together. Linux is fully recognized today as a powerful platform for business along with stable distro’s being available for workstation use. It really has come along way…

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Lessons Learned

I recently found a pretty big issue with an appliance I work with. The manufacturer documentation stated that a local TFTP service to appliance was protected by DOS detection and mitigation. This should block any TFTP brute force attacks on the appliance. However, because of quite a few circumstances we…

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New Year New Rack

I’m been very quiet lately but I’ve been pretty deep in networking. I decided that I needed to back-peddle a little and try for my CCNA. I feel like anything on that topic has been more than covered elsewhere and my work has been pretty well structured around the objectives,…

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scripting and python

I wrapped up the linux+ and started studying for the sec+ just to realize I was incredibly bored with it. It’s not challenging what-so-ever so I hit a bit of a wall on what to do next. I’ve been putting off coding for a long time, and I think it’s…

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fstab and nfs

This is a quicky. I’ve been very busy here, been studying hard for the linux+ and trying my best to get as good as I possibly can. I’ve tipped a point to where progress is now quick (relatively) as I think my foundation is solid. I’m excited to add it…

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OpenStack

This post is being prepared as an independent research project for a class. You will learn more if you invest time at the links presented in the first couple paragraphs. OpenStack at the time of writing this can be a decently large en-devour. This guide is not intended to answer all your…

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sonicwall’s IPsec and linux

Sonicwall’s are pretty common in my ecosystem. Maybe it’s dell country, maybe it’s just all the small businesses. But Sonicwall is definitely on the windows agenda. There’s the Net-extender app which is supposed to work on linux/unix machines, but I’ve had mixed success. There’s a few open source options out there…

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