Network Dictionary – WOMBAT

W.O.M.B.A.T. – Noun term used by Network Engineers to describe projects that have little or no purpose, low value or a waste of time.

Waste of Money, Bandwidth And Time.

Educational Opportunity

This is a real wombat which a native Australian marsupial for those philistines who know nothing about Australia. They are super cute, stink like anything, not cuddly and you wouldn’t eat one (unless you really had to).

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About Greg Ferro

Greg Ferro is a Network Engineer/Architect, mostly focussed on Data Centre, Security Infrastructure, and recently Virtualization. He has over 20 years in IT, in wide range of employers working as a freelance consultant including Finance, Service Providers and Online Companies. He is CCIE#6920 and has a few ideas about the world, but not enough to really count.

He is a host on the Packet Pushers Podcast, blogger at and on Twitter @etherealmind and Google Plus

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