Autonegotiation – Either you love it or you hate it but pretty much everyone has an opinion on it. I was going to write something more lengthy at first but decided a blog was the wrong place. Autonegotiation works by
I’m preparing some ASA 5510 firewalls at work which are going to replace two Cisco Pix firewalls. We ordered the ASA5510-SEC-BUN-K9 because we need failover and the gigabit ports. I unpacked the firewall and booted it up but when I
Authentication, authorization and acounting is commonly called AAA. If you have more than a few network devices using local user accounts is not a scalable solution. The solution is to centralize the authentication either via a TACACS+ or a RADIUS
I don’t get to mess around with fibre a lot so I found the different standards and when to use what quite confusing. I’m doing a project right now where I need to connect two 3560 switches to a 3550.
Ethernet is the most used layer 2 protocol today and it’s dominance is not likely to end anytime soon. I decided to make a section with some quick facts about Ethernet. There is a lot to know about Ethernet but
Had a real busy day at work yesterday. When I came in to work in the morning I got alerted by the NOC that we had a major fault in one of our networks. The network is an open network
Every physical medium has a maximum size of packets it can send. This is called MTU (Maximum Transmission Unit). For Ethernet this is usually 1500 bytes. If we send packets that are larger than 1500 bytes fragmentation is needed. Fragmentation