Community Knowledge Article Submissions:
Members of the community come together to share their knowledge on topics that could be discussed, including their own experiences, in an attempt at sharing the knowledge.
Network Address Translation (NAT)
Various topics to help give insight from the Network Engineer, ranging from career questions, weather patterns, service requests, and life balances.
What's your greatest career moment?
What's the dumbest request you've had?
What's your most expensive piece of equipment?
What's your biggest 'oops'
What's your best little trick?
What's something that you wish your department did better?
What's something awesome that your department does?
What technology is under-utilized?
What technology should kick the bucket?
What do you believe is the coolest technology we have?
What have you spent the single longest amount of time working on something?
What's the craziest implementation you've ever had to perform?
Where do you think networking is going in 5, 10, 15, and 30 years?
How do you unwind?
What's your roadmap?
What's your disaster recovery plan?
What's that legacy device on your network that you can't get rid of?
What's something you need help with?
What's the furthest you can send your internal packets?
What is your current, or has been, a 'not your problem'?
Talk about your data center
What networking technology would you love to play with?
What can we do to make the community questions better?
Educational Questions of the Week:
What up/down monitoring systems do you have experience with?
What is your educational background?
What do you name your equipment?
What's your opinion on certs?
How did you break into networking, and what skills should someone have when getting into the entry level position?
What knowledge should you have to compliment your networking skills?
Let's talk troubleshooting!
We are GNS3: Ask us Anything!
Upgrade your network without breaking the bank!
What expensive thing did you buy that you ended up not needing?
Let's talk about maintenance windows!
How does the weather affect your Network equipment?
What common misconceptions do you hear?
How can I prepare for my certs?
How big is your team, and what do they do?
What can't you talk about?
How do you consider what to buy?
What's your IDS?
What was your first network
How do you balance?
How's your cabling?
Cisco Internetworking Basics
Intro to IP Subnetting by Cisco
Pearson VUE - Cisco, CompTIA, Juniper
CCNA Cisco Learning Network Community
Sybex CCNA Cisco Certified Network Associate Study Guide
Cisco Press CCNA Official Certification Library
Free CCNA Resources
CWNP Certified Wireless Network Associate
CWNA PW0-105 Exam Blueprint
Sybex Official CWNA Study Guide
Enterprise R&S Certification Track
Service Provider R&S Certification Track
JNCIA-JUNOS - Juniper Networks Certified Internet Associate
Juniper Fast Track Portal
Free and comprehensive resources for JNCIA-JUNOS, JNCIS-ENT and JNCIS-SEC certifications
pre-assessment test, pass with 70%+ for 50% off vouchers
O'Reilly JUNOS Enterprise Switching
O'Reilly JUNOS Enterprise Routing
- Easy way to build configs
Wireshark - Packet Sniffer/Analyzer
tcpdump - Packet Sniffer
scapy - Packet Generator/Manipulation
iperf - Performance Testing
Tips and Tricks
Hurricane Electric - Free IPv6 Tunnel Broker
BGP4.net - Lots of BGP Looking Glasses, Route Servers, etc...
BGP4.AS - Great info on the BGP Routing Protocol
The TCP/IP Guide is a reference resource on the TCP/IP protocol suite.
Learn how to calculate subnets mentally.
CIDR Report - Internet routing, aggregation, AS and BGP statistics, updated daily
Graphical Network Simulator
Cisco Packet Tracer
Looking Glass software
Flowlab Looking Glass
GIX Looking Glass
Kewlio Looking Glass
MRLG - Multi-Router Looking Glass
PHP Looking Glass Source
Stripes Looking Glass
Console / Terminal Servers
Maximum length of console cables
- Low-end Cisco routers with async connections
B, C, D, E)
(Ref A, B, C, D)
- Digi console servers
(Ref A, B, C)
- Small computer/Pi with USB-to-RS232 dongles (possibly with ser2net)
(Ref A, B)
- Tripp Lite B096-032
- MRV console servers
- Multiple ethernet ports
Misc Reading List
Oreilly's Network Warrior
Doyle - Routing TCP/IP Volume 1
Doyle - Routing TCP/IP Volume 2
Halabi - Internet Routing Architectures
TCP/IP Illustrated: Volume 1 (2nd Edition)
Cisco IP Routing
Juniper Day One book series
Zhang - BGP Design and Implementation
Interdomain Multicast Routing: Practical Juniper Networks and Cisco Systems Solutions
Perlman - Interconnections: Bridges, Routers, Switches, and Internetworking Protocols
Blogs, Forums and Communities
IT Certification Forum
Cisco Learning Network
J-Net Community - Juniper Networks
Packet Pushers Blog and Community
Packet Life - Blog + Technology Cheat Sheets + Free Community Lab
INE CCIE Blog
IOS Hints - Technical Blog about all things Networking
Hacking Cisco - Jarek Rek CCIE R&S Practice Journal
The Packet Thrower's Blog
NANOG - North American Network Operators Group (Presentations + Mailing List + Conferences)
Cisco - NSP Mailing List
Juniper - NSP Mailing List
All Puck.Nether.net Mailing Lists
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