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Showing posts from July, 2019

When complacency kicks in compromise occurs

Reuters has an interesting article about service companies and providers being compromised. All these companies provide and use all the major firewalls on the market and yet holes were punched through all of them! The full article was published over on LinkedIn: When complacency kicks in compromise occurs

How to Install Oxidized for Network Configuration Backup

Oxidized is an open-source project started by Saku Ytti and Samer Abdel-Hafez as an alternative to the very popular RANCID  software. A little over a year ago, I created a RANCID server to backup the configuration of my network devices. It has been a good, stable piece of software that has been doing the job very well across hundreds of devices. Read the blog post over at Packet Pushers here .

Cameras for your safety

RANDBURG – Vumacam aims to revolutionise the way security operates in Joburg. Read the article over at the Randburg Sun here .

Blessay: Should I Use PVST or MSTP ? And Why.

TLDR: MSTP is generally the right choice unless you know why you shouldn’t. “Most networks will ever be touched by more then one person that understands spanning-tree in it’s operational life” – Anon Read the blog post over at Etherealmind over here .


Take snapshots of your routing table, mac, arp tables, as well as running configs and many other show commands. Find out more about the product here . was built from the ground up with the user in mind. It's fast, simple, and easy to deploy.

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11 Hidden Reasons Your Internet Is So Slow

If your video is lagging and downloads are taking forever, don’t bang your head on your keyboard. Try these fixes to put your digital life back in the fast lane.