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Great Book case for my new office

Great Book case for my new office

I finally got moved into my new house and setup my office. I got this awesome bookshelf and its just the right size. This easily holds all the books I’ve read in the last 2 years. Pretty much all the books on my recommended lists are here. Link to Amazon below: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07D5MBWJ9/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Narbik’s Lab books

Narbik’s Lab books

I am about 2 years into the CCIE journey and wanted to give some feedback and/or recommendations on labs. Specifically Micronics Training (aka Narbik’s). Up to this point I have done the INE labs, 360 Labs, Khawar Butt’s Labs, and Narbik’s Labs. I will put the links at the bottom of this blog. You can…

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Excellent spanning tree command

Excellent spanning tree command

It is amazing to me the commands out there I have not seen before. I like this one a lot. Very concise and gives you some pretty significant information. show spanning-tree vlan 12 bridge

Best IPv6 Book I have read so far!

Best IPv6 Book I have read so far!

I recently discovered this book and I cannot recommend it enough. The author work was enjoyable to read. It is also pretty up to date. A lot of the older books have some technologies and standards that have been deprecated. Such as Site Local Addressing. This 2nd Edition was published in 2017. If you are…

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2019 401k and IRA increases

2019 401k and IRA increases

Looks like they will be increasing 40x and IRA contributions for Calendar Year 2019.  This is good news. $18,500 -> $19,000 – 401(k), 403(b), etc $5,500 -> $6000 – IRA https://www.thinkadvisor.com/2018/11/01/irs-raises-401k-ira-contribution-limits-for-2019/?slreturn=20181002074758

OSPF Point to Point vs Point to Multipoint Router LSA difference

OSPF Point to Point vs Point to Multipoint Router LSA difference

Below is Router 4’s LSA when it is configured as a Point to Point connection on an Ethernet network. Link connected to: a Stub Network (Link ID) Network/subnet number: 10.2.4.0    *****CHANGED**** (Link Data) Network Mask: 255.255.255.0      *****CHANGED**** Number of MTID metrics: 0 TOS 0 Metrics: 10                                                     *****CHANGED****   This is the same router but if…

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IPv6 new book and First Hop Routing Protocols

IPv6 new book and First Hop Routing Protocols

I recently found out there is a newer IPv6 book that came out recently.  Most of the previous books I read were older version that still had the Site Local Addresses which has been depreciated. Here is a link to the book. http://www.ciscopress.com/store/ipv6-fundamentals-a-straightforward-approach-to-understanding-9781587144776   There are some gaps that are not covered in it but…

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Who doesn’t need a little PPPoE love in their day

Who doesn’t need a little PPPoE love in their day

In the following blog I will be configuring PPPoE with the constraints in the drawing.   R1 Configuration R1#config t Enter configuration commands, one per line. End with CNTL/Z. R1(config)#ip local pool TEMP 10.1.1.10 10.1.1.254 R1(config)#interface virtual-template 2 R1(config-if)#ip address 10.1.1.1 255.255.255.0 R1(config-if)#peer default ip address pool TEMP R1(config-if)#exit R1(config)#bba-group pppoe GROUP1 R1(config-bba-group)# *Oct 29…

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