Sunday, June 19, 2011

1000 Page Views!

Sometime last night while I was sleeping the page view count for this month hit the 1000 mark.  While this is a very small number compared to any real site out there it is for this site I think a milestone that I'm going to make a post about.

I'm pretty sure that about half of the 1000 page views so far this month were wirerat trying to solve the Networking-Forum Easter Egg Contest.

If you read this blog regularly then thank you.  If you're just passing by then I hope you come back, but thanks for checking things out.

The previous monthly page view high mark was last month at 853.

IPexpert IOU Topology

IOU has been leaked.  L2IOU has been leaked. It was only a matter of time before someone did this...  Might as well be me :)

Here's a NETMAP file that recreates the IPexpert CCIE R&S topology, and a wrapper script to start it. And as my special gift, a bash script to convert the config files provided by IPexpert to a format that (L2)IOU can work with.

I might do up some diagrams at some point, but for now you'll have to figure it out from these text files. 


Monday, June 6, 2011

IPv6 for Enterprise Network Book Review

Networking-Forum and CiscoPress hooked me up with a promo copy of this new book in return for a review.  That review has no been published and you can find it at

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

So I have this book lying around doing nothing...

Right before I started this blog, and my path to the CCIE, I was a newly minted CCNP looking for my next step.  At the time I had thought that I wanted to go after a CCSP in the short term, with a CCIE after that.  Well, life doesn't always work out the way you think it will.  Instead of this path I ended up being head-hunted by my current employer who was looking to make me a CCIE.

Great story eh?  What does this have to do with you?  I'm glad you asked.

In preparation to go after the CCSP I bought myself a copy of the CCNA Security Official Exam Cert Guide (IINS 640-553).  I've never read it.  I've barely ever opened it.  The CD in the back is still sealed.  And it's extremely unlikely that I'm ever going to read it.

So I'd like you to have it.