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Object Groups in the ASA/FWSM/PIX

I can’t believe I haven’t talked about object-groups yet.  I had a whole other blog entry written up, and, when I went to link things over, I realized I couldn’t find an intro to it.  Here it goes. Welcome to…

ASA and Proxy ARP

Wow.  A new entry.  Everyone sit down before you pass out. I’ve got a real-world example for you today.  We have an ASA 5540 installed at a business unit with interfaces in multiple networks, including one containing the production servers…

Getting Temperature Data from a 6500 via SNMP

I apologize to my adoring fans (both of you) for the lack of posting.  I’m in the middle of moving, buying a new house, selling my current house, getting a mortgage, etc.  I’ve up until 11:30 nearly every night filling…

Aaron’s Worthless Words is 2 years old!

I can’t believe I stuck with something for 2 years.  I usually get a month in before I get bored and give up. Anyway, 2 years ago this month, I wrote a terribly-written article on The Principle of Least Privilege. …

BCMSN Notes – EtherChannel Distribution

EtherChannel lets you aggregate links into one logical connection, but the distribution of traffic is not uniform.  It does not use per-packet load-balancing or the like to determine what interface in the bundle to use.  Instead, it uses a XOR…

I’m Still Alive

I promise I’m still here.  It’s just vacation time, and I’ve been slacking.  On top of that, I’m doing some work-travelling this week, and that really puts a damper on your schedule. I’ll try my darndest to get some new…

BCMSN Notes — STP States

I’ve decided to take on the CCNP certification, so I’m going to wind up with a few posts will be more my own notes than anything.  🙂 A switch port on a 2960 comes up with a default configuration on…

How Do You Know?

I’ve got a non-technical one for you today.  If you’re paying attention to stuff around you, you’ll probably end up with a little paranoia after reading this. We’re having another circuit installed, and the LEC came out to do their…