Awesome Putty tips and tricks for work and the CCIE Lab!

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If you use Putty on a daily basis or have only encountered it in the CCIE lab exam then you will know what a great tool it is. Simple and effective (with no tabs!) Most people though may not use putty on a daily basis preferring something like SecureCRT so will not be familiar with changing putty settings. Here are a few of my putty tips and tricks. In this short blog post I will go through some of the changes I make to my putty client. When you are sitting the CCIE Lab exam you have 8 hours in front of a different keyboard, mouse and monitor. You want to try and make the experience as familiar as possible, well you can't change the mouse or keyboard or monitor,  but what you can change is the putty settings. The most annoying one … [Read more...]

BGP Peer in wrong AS

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When configuring BGP with a remote peer you might get the error message BGP peer in wrong AS *Apr 18 08:39:15.455: %BGP-3-NOTIFICATION: received from neighbor passive 2/2 (peer in wrong AS) 2 bytes 0002 This means that you have mis-matched AS numbers in your BGP configuration. You can phone up the remote end and ask them what their AS number is. But if you cannot do that there is one way. The answer to this problem is given to you in the log message. The HEX number at the end of the log message 0002 is telling you that the remote AS is 2 If you change your neighbor statement to be 2 the peering should come up. R1#sh run | sec router bgp router bgp 1 no synchronization bgp log-neighbor-changes neighbor … [Read more...]

How to become a network engineer

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If you have arrived on this page then I would assume  you know what a network engineer is and would like to find out how to become a network engineer? If you are not sure what a network engineer is or does then the picture below explains it very well Picture courtesy of A network engineer is somebody who is responsible within a company for all the equipment that makes up the network. The network is what connects all the PC's and servers together, internet access, links to remote sites, wireless, adsl links etc etc. Now in a small company the network might just consist of one switch to connect 20 PCs, one server, and internet connection and maybe a wireless router. You would not need a full time … [Read more...]

f.lux – Software to make your life better

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Ever notice how people texting at night have that eerie blue glow? Or wake up ready to write down the Next Great Idea, and get blinded by your computer screen? During the day, computer screens look good—they're designed to look like the sun. But, at 9PM, 10PM, or 3AM, you probably shouldn't be looking at the sun. f.lux fixes this: it makes the color of your computer's display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day. It's even possible that you're staying up too late because of your computer. You could use f.lux because it makes you sleep better, or you could just use it just because it makes your computer look better. I have just installed this and an very impressed. At night it makes the … [Read more...]

Multicast for CCIE – Lesson #2 – Auto-RP

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In this second post of my ccie blog series on Multicast we will be exploring auto rp. If you have not seen the first post in this series please take a moment to read Lesson #1 - Static RP We will be using the same topology below and I will be removing Static RP configuration and replacing it with Auto-RP The first step is to remove the static RP configuration on every router I will apply this command no ip pim rp-address on R2,4,5 & 6 Now if we do sh ip pim rp mapping on any router there will be no information. R2#sh ip pim rp mapping PIM Group-to-RP Mappings R2# R4#sh ip pim rp mapping PIM Group-to-RP Mappings R4# OK so now we do not have any RP information on any of the routers in the … [Read more...]