Taking a break from studying various cloud technologies to get back into my main bread and butter: network engineering. It’s been a little over a year ago since I received my CCNA Routing & Switching certification. The next steps is to get CCNP Routing & Switching, which I am currently pursuing. As part of this… Read Article →
I have been switching focus more towards networking due to work. I will hopefully be posting some CCNA content, stuff about software defined networking (SDN), and other useful network related things. To help me out with my CCNA certification I did some research and put together a network lab using some old hardware. I got… Read Article →
I needed some Power over Ethernet (PoE) to power the security cameras I plan to install at home, so I purchased the cheapest gigabit switch I could find on eBay. Hence, enter the Brocade FWS 648G-POE switch seen above. I am sure there is a good reason why this switch was about 1/3 the price… Read Article →
Have not had much time to write posts lately, but I plan to put together a some posts about my home security camera system which I will be deploying in the near future. I will look at getting the cameras installed, hooked up, configuring the surveillance software server, and finally setting aside some dedicated storage… Read Article →
So last night I got an email from my storage server. I usually get at least one email per day with a status update, but this time I got a critical alert as follows: I did some research online and quickly found that this was an indication that the drive might by dying. I ordered… Read Article →
Looks like my Lets Encrypt certification for this site had expired while I was on vacation. Guess I should have set it to auto-renew… I run this site on a FreeBSD webserver, and while support for Linux was there, the FreeBSD support for Lets Encrypt was still a bit lacking. That being said, hopefully I remember… Read Article →
I will be heading out for vacation for a couple of weeks, so content update will be sparse. Here is a short Bash alias which creates a directory with todays date:
alias stampdir='stamp=$(date +"%-m.%-d.%Y") ; mkdir $stamp'