…..And we’re back again!

Doesn’t it feel good to be back online? Up and running!?

man running on black asphalt road

     Ok maybe not running, I’m not too athletic.
Technically….people would classify me as a couch potato. Hiding behind my computer, creating packet tracers for your enjoyment!


Speaking of packet tracers! I’ve got another one for you! Wanna see it? Well here it is! In all it’s glory! Click here to download Packet tracer Activity!


ACLS

  

This time it’s ACCESS CONTROL LISTS with PORT SECURITY!(Switches) I also threw in there some lightly fried fish fillets.

Just kidding, I threw in some Eigrp! HA!

eigrp
http://ciscorouterswitch.over-blog.com/article-understanding-eigrp-by-faqs-115693777.html

     AGAIN, the configurations are easy. Nothing too robust. I keep everything at a basic level for those of you looking to obtain your CCENT/CCNA R&S.

     In the coming weeks I will be getting a bit more involved and moving slightly to more “Medium” level lab’s. Some of the labs will look familiar to you, and they WILL be! Most will be the same configurations/set up as the previous labs BUT with a twist. TROUBLESHOOTING techniques! MUWaaHAaHahhAhahaaaa

In order to be able to complete this lab, you’re going to need to know about:


ACL’s
Introduction to Access Lists
Configuring an ACL on a Cisco switch
Standard Access List (ACL) for the Cisco CCNA – Part 1


EIGRP
Routing & Switching, VLAN, EIGRP, IPv4, DHCP 
Learn EIGRP for the Cisco CCNA – Part 1
6.2.2.5 Lab – Configuring Basic EIGRP for IPv4
  

PORT SECURITY
Cisco Switch Port Security Packet Tracer Demonstration – Part 1
How to Configure Port Security on a Cisco Switch

 

BASIC CONFIGURATIONS
1.1.4.6 Lab – Configuring Basic Router Settings with IOS CLI 

It would also help to know the difference between VLANS and ACLS.
What is a VLAN?
VLAN vs ACL in CISCO routing

 

Good luck and have fun!

>>>>>CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THIS PACKET TRACER LAB!!!<<<<<
USER EXEC password is “ENTER”
Privileged Exec password is “OPEN”
VTY 0 4 password is “SEZME”

Please don’t cheat. Try and complete this on your own. If you must or are totally confused……Click here for the full already completed configuration.



















Are you ready to eat that Elephant! ARE YOU HUNGRY!?

If you haven’t already, take a look at the previous blog.

~How do you eat an Elephant~

Let’s eat!

dhcpvlanospf

>>>>>> CLICK HERE FOR THIS LAB ON DHCP/VLANS/OSPF  <<<<<<


This Lab is not difficult if you know basic Vlans, DHCP, and OSPF.
No hard confusing configurations. Just plain, regular …….stuff.
 It can become overwhelming if you don’t have the basics down.

 

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Stalking Confessions ………..

Stalker on the prowl!

     I admit, I’m a stalker and I’ve been caught. I’m getting better at it too.

     Favorite hobbies of mine are following you around, riding on your tail coats, lurking from beyond the shadows of the super market. Yes, that’s me.

     You’ve probably noticed me a few times, glancing at you………. as I turn my head towards yours. I’m secretly smiling at you. 

     What is it that you are doing I wonder? Yes, I am secretly monitoring you. To avoid your suspicions, I look elsewhere. Watching YOU! I lay out little tracking devices, warning bells, to alert me when you make a move. I have backups as well, others that are just like me. I am ssssoooo interested in you that I call them over to help me observe you in detail. I want to know everything. Me and my armada will surround you………

Feeling uncomfortable?

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Part 2 “Intruder Alert!”

ospf2     We did a lot of work yesterday trying to fix the network. The Information Security Specialist at the county sheriff’s office informed us that the intruders got into the network by “TELNET”

 Unfortunately, our previous network engineer didn’t use SSH also known as (secure shell) and we have been open to the internet for some time! I guess it was only a matter of time until someone infiltrated us? As network engineers, make sure you LOCK IT DOWN with passwords, logins, and encryptions. Another way to help secure your networks are by using firewalls, ACL’s, restrict ports, and physical connections.

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Lab – Configuring OSPF PART 1

INTRUDER ALERT

    Oh no! It seems as if some one has destroyed our network! Our previous Network Engineer wasn’t too experienced and forgot to set some passwords and secure the networks from intruders!

    Not only did they mess with our configurations they rearranged some of the wires! Now we don’t know what goes where! They also stole a hub and I believe they have my stapler!

    All is not lost, I found the field operations manual (FOM) and back up logs from our previous Network Engineer that kept diligent details of the Logical Topology and IP Address Schemes!!ospf


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Static Routing & Trouble Shooting. {LAB}

Static routes are an easy way to connect a few nodes together!

How ever, it can become extremely tedious work if your network grows into a larger enterprise!

Wanna play?

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To be a Network Engineer or not to be?

“All roads lead to Rome…” Routes,  infrastructures, hidden passages, tunnels……railroads.

   As I’ve mentioned before, I love Packet Tracer. I love playing with the commands and building new and interesting networks.

Continue reading “To be a Network Engineer or not to be?”