Tag: cisco

Cisco stuff

Finding Hosts on Layer 2

Most firewalls should block [tag]ICMP[/tag] requests to them, so how do you know that your router or server has layer-2 connectivity to one? It’s pretty elementary, actually, but I’ve found that not a lot of people know this trick. If…

HSRP Interface Tracking

Remember the article on router-on-a-stick? And the one on HSRP? Let’s add to that example network, shall we? Let’s make those routers into edge routers so they connect your internal network to the Internet with some size circuit. Let’s just…

SNMP v3 is Easy!

I finally got around to looking into [tag]SNMP[/tag] v3 and was shocked at how easy it actually is. When I first looked up info on it so many moons ago, I saw table after tables of views and privilege levels…

Setting Up SSH on IOS Devices

By default, most Cisco [tag]IOS[/tag] devices come configured to be accessed via telnet. This is probably fine for your house, but I really cringe when I run across corporate networks that use [tag]telnet[/tag] to access the devices. Telnet is old…

Router-on-a-Stick

Ever heard of a router-on-a-stick? Go ahead and laugh…everyone does. It’s a funny name for a very serious topic, though. A router-on-a-stick is a network configuration that uses a single router interface as a gateway for more than one network…