And then there was Ubuntu…

Linux, Ubuntu
Quite recently my eyes were opened to a Linux distribution called Ubuntu. The latest release from the open source company Canonical is called Feisty Fawn. How can you deny or refuse a name like that. :) Well, I figured I would dedicate a post to how much I truely enjoy the OS vs it's or Linux competitors as well as the big Microsoft. The installation disk is easily available via http://www.ubuntu.com where you can either download it or have 1 or more copies sent to you via snailmail (I get 25 because I'm a consultant). On the install CD (not DVD) there are a few cool features that make the product stand out from the rest like a suite of open source Windows apps that can be installed directly from…
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Helpful Cisco Commands

Cisco
Well, this is my first tech post so I'll make it an easy one. I'll put a few of the commands that I regularly utilize on Cisco routers and Switches to make my life easier. | (Pipe) command output modifier - Alrighty, this truly is a basic command. You issue a normal command at the privilege exec level and add the | (pipe) afterwards followed by an i (include) e (exclude) or b (begin). Begin is not available in all IOS versions. Command Example: show run | i ip route would show something like this: ip route 10.0.0.0 255.255.255.0 11.24.1.1 name default ip route 10.1.255.0 255.255.255.0 11.24.1.2 name backup_net If you were to replace the i with a b the output would begin at "ip route" and continue on with…
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