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We are Network Engineers

As a network engineer, so much of our daily job is filled with duties that are not necessarily related to networking.  No more is our day filled with just routers and switches. We wear many hats and are asked to do many things. Often times these duties are not always …

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Linux on Cisco Routers? Get Ready for AXP!

That’s right, run Linux right on your Cisco router! That’s what Cisco’s new Application eXtension Platform or AXP is doing. Now using a network card like a standard AIM module or network module for your ISR router you can load and run Linux on your router to run your applications …

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OSPF Compatability and LLS

Recently during an upgrade of a Cisco router I ran into a strange problem where my OSPF neighbors that were working prior to the upgrade stopped working after the upgrade. I also noticed that the broken neighbors were only to non-Cisco devices, namely Nortel Contivity VPN devices. I could see …

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Free Network Troubleshooting Tools

Tools for Network Engineers We’ve built a list of some great free and very useful network troubleshooting tools, scanners, and sniffers that all network engineers need to have in their tool kit.  This list is by far not inclusive.  If you know of a great tool that you use and …

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