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The Twelve Days of Christmas Vacation for a Network Engineer

 The Twelve Days of Christmas Vacation for a Network Engineer (As sung to the tune of 12 days of Christmas)

On the first day of Christmas Break my NETWORK gave to me

  • A dead switch in my spanning tree

On the 2nd day of Christmas Break my NETWORK gave to me

  • 2 IP Conflicts
  • and a dead switch in my spanning tree

On the 3rd day of Christmas Break my NETWORK gave to me

  • 3 failed GBICS
  • 2 IP Conflicts
  • and a dead switch in my spanning tree

On the 4th day of Christmas Break my NETWORK gave to me

  • 4 on-call pages
  • 3 failed GBICs
  • 2 IP Conflicts
  • and a dead switch in my spanning tree

On the 5th day of Christmas Break my NETWORK gave to me

  • 5 unresponsive pings………….
  • …4 on-call pages
  • 3 failed GBICs
  • 2 IP Conflicts
  • and a dead switch in my spanning tree

Christmas timeOn the 6th day of Christmas Break my NETWORK gave to me

  • 6 budget dead lines
  • 5 unresponsive pings…
  • ….. 4 on-call pages
  • 3 failed GBICs
  • 2 IP Conflicts
  • and a dead switch in my spanning tree

On the 7th day of Christmas Break my NETWORK gave to me

  • 7 service tickets
  • 6 budget dead lines
  • 5 unresponsive pings……
  • ….4 on-call pages
  • 3 failed GBICs
  • 2 IP Conflicts
  • and a dead switch in my spanning tree

On the 8th day of Christmas Break my NETWORK gave to me

  • 8 routers looping
  • 7 service tickets
  • 6 budget dead lines
  • 5 unresponsive pings……..
  • ……………4 on-call pages
  • 3 failed GBICs
  • 2 IP Conflicts
  • and a dead switch in my spanning tree

On the 9th day of Christmas Break my NETWORK gave to me

  • 9 links a flapping
  • 8 routers looping
  • 7 service tickets
  • 6 budget dead lines
  • 5 unresponsive pings…….
  • .……..4  on-call pages
  • 3 failed GBICs
  • 2 IP Conflicts
  • and a dead switch in my spanning tree


On the10th day of Christmas Break my NETWORK gave to me

  • 10 nics a arping
  • 9 links a flapping
  • 8 routers looping
  • 7 service tickets
  • 6 budget deadlines
  • 5 unresponsive pings……
  • ……4 oncall pages
  • 3 failed GBICs
  • 2 IP Conflicts
  • and a dead switch in my spanning tree

On the11th day of Christmas Break my NETWORK gave to me

  • 11 users griping
  • 10 nics a  arping
  • 9 links a flapping
  • 8 routers looping
  • 7 service tickets
  • 6 budget deadlines
  • 5 unresponsive pings………
  • …..4 on-call pages
  • 3 failed GBICs
  • 2 IP Conflicts
  • and a dead switch in my spanning tree

On the 12th day of Christmas Break my NETWORK gave to me

  • 12 DOS  attacks
  • 11 users griping
  • 10 nics a arping
  • 9 links a flapping
  • 8 routers looping
  • 7 service tickets
  • 6 budget deadlines
  • 5 unresponsive pings………
  • …….4 on-call pages
  • 3 failed GBICs
  • 2 IP Conflicts
  • and a dead switch in my spanning tree

Merry Christmas, Happy Chanuka and a Happy New Year from RouterFreak.com!!!!

Photo Credit: skipnclick

About Joe

Senior Network Engineer, technology enthusiast, guitar and bass player. Joe Wilson is the creator of RouterFreak.com as well as other niche websites that can be found around on the Internets.

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One comment

  1. Haha funny mate 🙂

    So so true

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