Network Services

Web Servers – Start your NGIN…X

These days Web Servers are more than just that.  Web Servers can be used for a variety of things, including be a repository for files that can be used by your infrastructure devices, such as switches, compute, and storage. In this blog we’ll be installing the NGINX Web application on a CentOS VM (yes…I know).  As a note – the…

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Network Services

My name is DNS & Time Check with NTP, Part 2

Next up is NTP – which stands for Network Time Protocol and the server it runs on… (you guessed it!) Is called an NTP Server.  The purpose of NTP is to synchronize the time of all devices within a domain and to provide ‘timestamps’ based on the services that utilizes them. Per David L. Mills, ‘…NTP is intended to synchronize…

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In the News

‘Key’ win for Arista in Appeals Court, but the fight continues

It’s seems Arista is one more step closer on closing the door with it’s battle with Cisco. As written by Tiernan Ray, reporter for Dow Jones, Arista gained a key victory from the Federal Circuit Appeals Courts. Per the article: Arista Gains ‘Key’ Win Against Cisco in Appeals Court, Says Piper “Earlier this morning [February 14, 2018], the Federal Circuit Appeals…

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Certifications

Big Switch Networks Certification

So for the last 10 Months I’ve been working with a company called Big Switch Networks.  What’s Big Switch Networks? Well it’s a Data Center Infrastructure company who prides themselves as one of the original pioneers of SDN. Their Infrastructure offering is actually Software that is installed and operated on whitebox switching platform offered by HPE, Dell, Accton/Edgecore, and others. …

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Network Services

DHCP to the Rescue…using Linux

From home users to advance IT professionals – All of us have ran across obtaining an IP address dynamically for our devices; whether if it’s from our ISP for Internet home connectivity, when we connect to WiFi at our favourite coffee shop (Dunkin Cold Brew for me), or even when a new client is brought onto the network within a…

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