Thursday, October 28, 2010


Money has been spent.  Materials have been received.  It's friggin on now!

CCIE Lab:  I'm coming for you.

Monday, October 18, 2010

PeerIX Version 6: BGP and IPv6

I got involved in a project called PeerIX this week.  It's a group of guys that have all connected various routing devices together over GRE and/or IPsec tunnels to form a BGP network for learning purposes.  I got involved when a a thread on Networking-Forum about this group started thinking that this might be interesting to do the same concept with IPv6.  As I was one of the people that was interested here I am posting about it.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Shared IPsec with DMVPN and VRF-Lite

I did up a blog post for Steve over at on a funky setup using Shared IPsec.  Here's the link for your reading pleasure.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

IPv4 Headers

I need to learn header formats better.  Tonight I started with the IPv4 header.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

IP Directed Broadcast

I have this stupid blog, so I might as well put something on it.  And as you can tell from the other posts on this blog, I post on  The other day I broke down what an IP directed broadcast is.  You can read the full thread here, but here's the big post that had the most detail after the jump.

Thursday, September 16, 2010 CCNA Scholarship

If you happen to interested in a CCNA then here's your chance to get one, all expenses paid.  Networking-Forum is offering up to one lucky person a compete CCNA study kit courtesy of CiscoPress, reimbursement for the exams, and your own private help forum where the NF members will help you with any questions you have.

Details can be found here:

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Slowly... It's happening

Well this hasn't exactly been what I thought it was going to be.  Things have moved slower than I would have liked, but at least they're moving.  I now have access to the Cisco 360 website, and I am taking the preassessment test tomorrow at noon MDT.  Once that's done I'll know where I'm at, and then decide what pieces of the 360 I'll need to get where I want to go.  Let's see how long all that will take...

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


Tomorrow morning at 6:15am I will be flying off to sunny Varadero for 7 days of beach, rum, and general gallivanting.  I'm excited!

I'm also excited to finally start working on the CCIE when I return.  To think I have 7 days of freedom left before the rest of my year is nothing more than conf t after conf t.  I'm certainly looking forward to it but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't intimidated.  The CCIE has for so long been something that "the guys that really know what they're doing" possess and something that I have to work toward that to finally be sitting at starting an actual run to it in earnest seems surreal.

I'm also going to say it.  Yeh, I know I shouldn't but I'm going to.

I am going to pass the CCIE lab on the first attempt.

There :P

Alright, I'm off to make sure I have everything for Cuba and try and get a little sleep before we leave here around 3am.  

Friday, January 29, 2010

CiscoPress CCNP Cert Kit Giveaway

A forum I hang out on is giving away the new CCNP Cert kits. Here's a link to the post with more information.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Nothing to see here really yet. I’ve given my notice at my current job and I start my new job on February 11. Between now and then I have 7 days in Cuba to get a tan and find some rum. Once I get back it’ll be time to start down the path to CCIE.

I’m not really sure what exactly I intend to accomplish with this blog, but I figure it might be a nice little distraction fro the endless studying I’m about to embark on. I guess we’ll just see where this thing goes. Who knows? Maybe it’ll take on a life of its own and this’ll end up being part of something epic. Or I’ll give up on it a month in and accidentally delete it one night.