When deploying Metro Ethernet service and Colocated services, best practice it to put the ports in protected mode or uni. This is to prevent customers from causing interference to each other with layer2 protocols. It also allows the user of service provider traffic filtering. The downside is without additional configuration, customer traffic to another customer… Continue reading Allowing UNI or protected ports on Cisco switch to reach each other using IP
Sometimes I find a need to use a console cable remotely, but getting someone to set up a PC or laptop with a serial connection for remote access can be quite a hassle. I have used the following configurations to get remote serial access using only an onsite router.
Are you annoyed at having to copy an ACL to a text editor to add a line? After that, you have to either remove the ACL entirely or add the new version with a different name and update all the interfaces to use the new name. I have been using the following trick recently to edit… Continue reading Editing Cisco ACLs Inline
Setting up an HE tunnel on a Debian box is pretty straightforward.
IOS-XR has a structure that is very different than standard IOS. I would recomend checking the different documentation at Cisco.com this post is not going to explain things like having to commit a config before it is applied… etc, but rather I am going to assume you have read the getting started guide. The project that… Continue reading Setting up 802.q and switch ports in an ASR9000
UPDATE A better way to do this is using the netaddr library. as shown in this post Better way of formatting mac addresses in python I have a large set of shell script that I had written in shell, which I have been converting to python based scripts. I found using python I could better… Continue reading Formating Mac addresses using python
After not having time to write an article for a while, here is the article I promised in the last post. We will take our basic network from our other article on source based routing, and expand it. This solution involves a dual-homed network with redundant gateways.
I loved this post for Networking Nerd
When you are transitioning from one carrier to another using provider allocated IP space there is a neat little trick you can use to route outbound traffic through the correct carrier. While there are some carrier’s that do not filter their ingress traffic, there are many others who do.
This post by Ivan Pepelnjak reminds me of the time I was converting a customer from a Redback to a Cisco who had extensive vpi/pvc settings with statics. I spent about two days working up the scripts, but felt pretty satisfied with my work after I was done. Great write-up Ivan, do you mind sharing… Continue reading Translating configs the Geeky Way