Response: Sublime Text 2 – Cisco Syntax and Snippets – TunnelsUP

Here is a set of packages for Sublime Text that do some really neat syntax checking and configuration acceleration. Great work from Richee!

Response:Source Code Pro – monospaced terminal font from Adobe

Blog post from Adobe that discusses the background behind the Source Code monospace font and why it’s different. Today, my preferred monospace font for terminal use is Consolas but I’ll be trying this out for a while since it’s free and freely available. Once problem with Consolas is that it doesn’t anti-alias very well. That’s […]

Cisco NX-OS CLI Tip – Feature Enabled, License and CLI Syntax

When working on NX-OS it’s kind of annoying to attempt to use a feature that hasn’t been enabled and get an error message. Why not get an “not enabled” or “not licensed” error message ?

Cisco IOS CLI Regex: sh ip bgp in

Vitaly left a comment on a blog post with a clever IOS CLI Regex tip. I though I would pick that apart as an exercise.

iTerm 2- Top Tab Tip – Show the Profile name

Quick tip on configuring iTerm 2 to show the profile names in Tabs – because it annoyed me.

show ip eigrp topology all

Once upon a time the command was “show ip eigrp topology” to show EIGRP topology, now it’s “show ip eigrp topology all” and the old command show only Feasible Successors.

Verifiying IPsec and SSL Performance of ASA Firewall

It’s difficult to a get any documentation from Cisco that confirms the forwarding performance of the ASA firewall. However, once you have got a unit, the “show crypto acclerator statistics” is a handy way to verify and check the hardware performance of your ASA. I think that most of this output is self-explanatory so I’m […]

Cisco IOS CLI Shortcuts

Mostly for my own reference. I really need to practice using the Delete Buffer commands and Ctrl-R Refesh as part of my muscle memory.

Putty – Fixing Right Click Paste

Fixing the Right Click Paste action of PuTTY to prevent mistakes when copy and pasting.

Review: goSerial – Console Break for Network Devices on OSX

This is a quick look at the serial console program for Mac OSX called goSerial. There are not many serial consoles programs available and I wanted to review this for my own use.

Reloading IOS config at CLI for Dynamips/Dynagen

David Sudjiman show us how to save and reload Cisco IOS configurations from the command line in Dynamips / Dynagen.

Putty, the Command Line and NO clicky clicky

While it may be a personal preference for me, I believe that you should only use the mouse when you don’t know what are doing. If you have a repetitive task, then clicking the same thing over and over shows that you are poor engineer. Lets hack putty to work from the command line.

Setting the Defaults for PUTTY

Putty is is a great piece of software. Because it works and it’s free I find it installed on most corporate desktops as the default software for terminal client on Windows but not everyone seems to know how to set the defaults.

The poor man’s IOS Traffic Generator

This is a feature that I used to use years ago, but had forgotten about. For some reason, I remembered it today and it is still as useful as it ever was. Read on…

IOS: “terminal monitor” on, off – logging to your terminal

I get asked this question just often enough to post an article. When you have enabled ‘term mon’, how do you turn it off ? How can you tell it’s working ? And so on.

IOS: Console, Terminal, Monitor, VTY – what is what ?

Sometimes when I talking with other engineers about connecting a console or terminal to a router, they don’t use the right terms. So, here is an article that covers the conventions for the terms console, monitor and terminal.

Changing the break character in Cisco IOS

Does pressing “Ctrl-Shift-6 & x” bother you ? It bugs the hell the out of me.

Networking is Cloud Ready. But where is Network Management ?

Doug Gourlay recently postulated that the Networking Industry was not ready for Cloud Computing, and there are no answers to the technical challenges that lie ahead. What a load of tosh. All we need is pastel colours and rounded corners and we are there.

IOS:CLI Tip – terminal full help

Introduction The Cisco IOS command line has a pretty good help function. Usually you would put a ‘?’ and get a number of options that you can choose from. But when you do not have access to the enable privilege mode, the HELP functions are abbreviated. This command is useful when you use it in […]

IOS: Setting the TCP timeout on IOS

One of my favourite default commands on IOS is “ip tcp synwait 5″. Lets look into this command and why you might like to use it as well.

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