Teach Me How to Route!

Beer me that Route!

I’ve actually been meaning to write this post for 2 months now, but I keep procrastinating and bingewatching Netflix instead. I found myself in a precarious situation a while ago, something that we’ve since resolved through changes in our network architecture, but prior to the changes, I learned a thing or two thanks to it. […]

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Houston, We Have a Problem – Spanning Tree Protocol Review

In my studying for the CCNA Tech Assessment that one must pass to continue with the VTIP/CTIP program, I’ve done a lot of review on basic CCNA concepts. My primary weakness, not so much with the configuration, but with some of the detailed information, is with Spanning Tree Protocol. For those who don’t know, STP […]

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Back to Basics: Revisiting Group Policy

As we all know,  I don’t usually dive into servers or applications, my primary specialty and passion is the infrastructure which runs it all. Despite this, my current position requires me to be proficient in all of it so that I can provide advanced technical support and instruction to our less experience technicians. After an […]

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Essential Constructs: Path Manipulation

One of the things that I think is key from separating a good network engineer from a great network enginner is their ability to control the paths which data travels. As we all know, each routing protocol has built-in best path algorithms, but sometimes, these just aren’t enough. There may be many reasons for an […]

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The Ten Commandments: #1 Route Filtering

This is something I want to touch on as it’s a very important subject in my eyes. Our jobs as network engineers and administrators is to provide seamless communications to clients and servers alike, an often overlooked component of which is (in my opinion) route filtering. For those who aren’t aware, route filtering is the […]

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Uncloaking DMVPN

Many of you may have heard about the wonders of Dynamic Multi point Virtual Private Network (DMVPN), or seen it work somewhere on a Marine Corps networks. Well today, I’m going to try to demystify the cloud of mystery surrounding DMVPN. Obviously, we need to start out with that we would like to accomplish Simplify […]

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