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On Python, Networks and the py-junos-eznc library

November 29, 2013 | 3 Comments

One of my recent forays into Increasing the Awesome has involved learning about NETCONF and the Python programming language. I was lucky enough to spend some time with Jeremy Schulman during my trip to Sunnyvale for the...

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The Smartest Guy in the Room

July 8, 2013 | 6 Comments

There is one thing that anybody who has been in a room with me longer than 5 minutes can tell you – I am not a smart guy! I have lots of smart friends. I...

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The VAR-y good upsides to being a consultant!

February 25, 2013 | 5 Comments

Earlier today Ethan Banks wrote a really good blog posts about “Thoughts on Working as a Consultant for a VAR“. I found his point of view quite interesting and I will say I can understand...

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Mentoring your way to better career happiness

December 4, 2012 | 14 Comments

Yesterday was possibly one of the proudest days in my professional life. My very good friend Anthony Burke sent me a text message just after 9am to tell me that he had passed his JNCIA-Junos exam....

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Of all good things…

May 22, 2012 | 2 Comments

Well it appears that I am well on my way to holding onto the title for two years running, and once again, I haven’t posted anything for a couple of months. There have been a...

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Wholesale Virtualisation and Selective QinQ

August 5, 2011 | 5 Comments

Recently I have been working on a solution to provide Wholesale Access to hosted VMs. Several of my customers have “Cloud Environments” – call it IaaS, virtualisation, a fad or whatever, this is something that...

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Banished from Priv15

June 28, 2011 | 4 Comments

I was recently called into a new customer’s network to help recover some passwords on some Cisco switches and to map out the network structure. Unfortunately nobody had any idea of the last time the...

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My favourite tool in my toolbag!

June 19, 2011 | 1 Comments

It’s seems to be the craze this week to write all about our tool bags. Stretch wrote an article on it, followed by Jeff Fry‘s blog post and Tony Mattke over at Router Jockey. Not...

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Cambodia: Networking in a world of contrasts

February 15, 2011 | 5 Comments

As some of my readers may know, I have spent the last week and a bit in Phnom Penh (Cambodia), setting up the new office for my company (eintellego). I had never been to Asia...

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RADIUS “Auth-Type” Attribute

January 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Intro One of the things I do regularly for my clients is to build LNS Infrastructure to take wholesale L2TP handoff. It is not uncommon to take these handoffs from several suppliers covering technologies...

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