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Python programming ventures

Python programming ventures

I have heard that a great programming language to learn if you are in Networking is Python.  I began to look around to find out what it would take to learn the language myself.  I found a site that looks like it will do just the job, Learn Python the Hard Way.  While the title sounds contrary to what you would want, it actually makes since.  The best way to learn anything is by practice and repetition.  This is how you would learn a...

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Cent OS

Cent OS

When I began using computers decades ago I started off using DOS, and it was years before Windows even became an option, at least an option I was aware of.  Therefore I became very proficient with the command line.  I actually prefer the command line to be honest, and I can do many tasks quicker than I can by doing the very same task in a GUI environment.  Now that is not to say I dislike the GUI environments, as I enjoy the OSX operating...

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HeartBleed Security flaw

HeartBleed Security flaw

I am sure everyone has heard of the Heart Bleed security flaw that is affecting systems that use Open SSL.  Many may be wondering what the best course of action is at this time. Many may make the knee-jerk reaction to run out and change all their passwords right away.  While it is something that is going to be needed soon, it will not do much good until that site has patched the problem of the flaw, as if the flaw is still in place your...

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CCNA Security Lab

Cisco Security Lab As I am quickly approaching the day when I will take my CCNA Security exam I wanted to get more hands on experience with actual Cisco gear.  Something that I could try out everything I have learned, mess things up really bad, fix the problems and see how secure I can make the test network. My previous lab had most of what I needed, however I needed to mainly upgrade my routers as they just wouldn’t cut it for what...

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Cisco Configuration Professional and Internet Explorer 10 and newer

I noticed when using Cisco Configuration Professional it stopped working properly after I upgraded to IE 10.  Initially I resolved the issue by just downgrading back down to IE 9, however seeing I am using Windows 8.1 recently the IE version is now up to 11.  The problem you will notice with IE 10 and up is that only a small fraction of the screen is viewable, making the program unusable. The solution to this odd problem is quite simple...

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