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CCNA Security

I finally have some extra time to continue studying for my CCNA Security certificate.  I wanted to be finished with the book before my classes start again in January, so I figured if I do two chapters a day I will do just that.  Much of it is just a review as I have had experience using Cisco Firewalls in a production environment over the past year.  I also have my Cisco routers, switches and firewalls in my home lab that I use on a day to...

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Cisco Lab buildup

I have been spending the majority of my time just reading over Cisco Press books, and taking practice tests.  I have been wanting to get my lab back in running condition as well as add new components to assist in my security goals.  With the latest edition of the Digi CM 32 Console Terminal it now makes it much easier to access all my equipment via the console.  Before I would have to go into the closet and connect my laptop directly into...

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Digi CM 32 Console Server

Digi CM 32 Console Server

I just ordered a Digi CM 32 Console Server to use in my Cisco Labs.  The Digi CM provides in-band or out-of-band management of any network equipment with a serial console port.  I am able to now have console access to all my Cisco gear remotely as well by connecting up to the IP address that is assigned to the Digi CM 32 Console Server. You can configure everything via the web console interface that is provided on the device and then...

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PIX-1FE card for the PIX 515E Firewall

I was looking into my PIX 515E Firewall and working on my plan to integrate it into my live network.  While reading up on some information about configuring the PIX Firewall I found I should put my email and web server in a DMZ and keep the rest of my internal network in the inside network off the inside port of the firewall. The first problem I found was my PIX only had two network interfaces, so I had to purchase this PIX-1FE card to...

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Upgrading Cisco IOS and TFTP on OS X

Upgrading Cisco IOS and TFTP on OS X

Today I was going over my Static routing and RIP materials and while following along I came upon an issue.  I first noticed the problem on Router 1 when I entered the command Router Rip and then tried the command No Auto Summarization, the router didn’t know what I was talking about.  I also looked for the version command, it didn’t exist either.  So the router could only do RIP v1, this was not going to work.  My other two...

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