OECG – Chapter 5

We’re getting ready to wrap up OECG chapter 5 with a discussion of NTP, or network time protocol. That which keeps your router’s date and time synchronized with some master time server. Having everyone on your network keep time synched to a common source is a critical function to have, for logging & event correlation, …

Study Habits

I am not a machine.  I can’t devote my brain to one stream of consciousness for more than about two or three hours without a major break.  And that’s if everything is going swimmingly well.  Here’s what I do to keep the fire burning: Classical music.  I listen to music obsessively.  Can’t stop myself, really.  …

OECG – Chapter 5

Moving on from ICMP & getting an address, we now move on to how to move out of our local subnet. For starters then, let’s discuss some protocols that were created because most devices on a network are statically configured with a single gateway. HSRP – Hot Standby Router Protocol, Cisco proprietary. Ethan Banks writes …

IPv6 Link

At the end of Ch.4 in OECG, the author points to an IPv6-related link requiring a CCO login. I have a CCO login, but was still without luck, probably because the author’s link was for partners only. There is a different set of IPv6 documents to be found here, no CCO required. Ethan Banks writes …

Beat, Again

I got through the first part of chapter 4 tonight. I killed pretty much the whole day working on cars and finances. Ick. I did some errands in the morning, went to the bank. Trying to get my taxes organized. Shredding all the credit card offers, and all that. Owed both cars oil changes, FINALLY …

Google Found the Blog

It looks like Google began indexing this site.  I’m getting some low ranked hits for “CCIE Candidate”.  I’ll need to seed a bit to get some higher rankings, but that’s not too important, really.  As long as Google is indexing me, I’m in a happy place for now. Ethan Banks writes & podcasts about IT, …

My Daily Schedule

My weekday schedule is roughly as follows: 4:40am – Get up. 5:10am – On the way to work. 6:00am – The work day begins. 3:00pm – Head home. 3:50pm – Get home, check e-mail, start studying. 6:00pm – Eat dinner. 6:30pm – Finish up studying. 8:00pm – Try to do a little something that isn’t …

January 2007 – Time Log

01/01/2007 – 1.5 hours. Read OECG, chapter 1. 01/02/2007 – 1.0 hours. Read OECG, chapter 2. 01/03/2007 – 1.5 hours. Start OECG, chapter 3. 01/04/2007 – 1.0 hours. Finish OECG, chapter 3. 01/05/2007 – 2.0 hours. Install WordPress, create “CCIE Candidate” blog, write some preliminary content. 01/06/2007 – 4.0 hours. Tweak CCIE Candidate look and …