Monthly Archives: June 2014

IP Subnetting Part 2: Simple Subnetting Examples

Subnetting is a foundational concept in IP networking. Although it is often misunderstood and even dreaded, this is a simple concept if we could look at things from the perspective of binary. However the combination of binary concepts, IP addressing and subnet masking is … Continue reading

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IP Subnetting Part 1: What is a Subnet?

We cover all sorts of different topics on this site. Today, we are starting a multipart series on subnetting. These concepts are fundamental building blocks for network administrators, engineers and architects. The subnetting topics outlined in this series should be well understood prior … Continue reading

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Cisco IOS – Understanding IGP Network Statements

One of the things that I find both counterintuitive and often misunderstood is the role of the network command in interior gateway protocols. This command is used in the router configuration mode on Cisco devices. While there are some protocol … Continue reading

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Book Recommendations — Jeff Aiken Series by Mark Russinovich

Last week, I spent a the majority of my commute time listening to a cybercrime novel by Mark Russinovich. This book, Trojan Horse, is the second of three books in the Jeff Aiken Novel series and didn’t disappoint in any … Continue reading

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Reading a Certification Blueprint

Those studying for certification exams should know what they’re studying for. This is typically found on some sort of syllabus or blueprint. In Cisco parlance, we simply call this the exam blueprint. So those taking ICND1 in hopes of achieving … Continue reading

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Who Understands Network Statements?

A couple of weeks ago, I asked some questions about an obscure OSPF configuration. I found the scenario fun to write and share. Therefore, I wanted to offer another odd configuration that might challenge readers to think through the resulting behavior of a … Continue reading

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