Monthly Archives: November 2012

Archive Cisco Configuration Changes on the Cheap

I enjoy solving problems on a shoe string budget with next to no resources. Well… not really. But, because I work with small businesses from time to time that often is the main design requirement. Another design requirement that often doesn’t fall in line with “cheap” is disaster recovery. Fortunately I was able to talk the clients into Cisco gear at one point in the past. I’m about to show you why. Continue reading

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Cisco Identity Services Engine

I recently had the opportunity to attend a Cisco Gold lab focused on Cisco’s Identity Services Engine (ISE). I was particularly interested in the capabilities of the ISE that would help us deal with the “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) mess we are starting to get into. I found ISE to be very robust and powerful. Continue reading

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Create ACL Rules with Wireshark

I stumbled onto this wireshark feature by accident really but thought I would share a little bit about it. Essentially what wireshark does is allows you to review all the captured packets and then a single packet in more detail. Continue reading

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Best PHP 101 Function

I was explaining to a friend the other day how to best debug PHP scripts. There are of course debugging modules that can be bolted in or other specialty IDE tools. However, since this guy was new to the language and to programming in general I figured I would cut all of that out and make it simple and easy. With PHP the alternative is to dump information out to the screen and read it from there. I shared with him my all time favorite, most used, yet simplest PHP function for doing this. It looks something like this: Continue reading

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