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bio website geek.yoafrica.com
location Zimbabwe
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seen Nov 12 '09 at 18:34
I'm a Network Engineer working at one of the larger ISP's in Zimbabwe, have about 4 years experience in Cisco networking, and about a year in FreeBSD (favourite :D), and linux (debian), have dabbled in a bit of perl/php but I'm far from even saying I'm an amateur.

Aug
6
comment QoS for very basic LAN/WiFi network: Do I need SmoothWall or OpenWRT or just good advice?
Another I would recommend is nTop + MySAR, help you nail down those miscreants :D I like to think of those tool as giving you a big fish, its your decision on who to slap :D
Jun
17
comment Most popular misconceptions about networking
I too hate this, people see to think that the world of cracking revolves around ICMP, never mind the poor ISP who would love to help you but cant because to them its all down. yes you can do ICMP tunnels and other such naughties, but has anyone worried about filtering their DNS on the edge? cause btw you can do DNS tunnels too,
Jun
17
comment Most popular misconceptions about networking
@Avery Pane, your right about the are routeable, but try advertise them to your provider and you will get a RIB failure, seeing as providers null route private subnets on the border routers and probably filter them on the bgp sessions (i hope they do anyway). But tunnel over your provider to all your remote sites and yes they are as routable as any IP address. :D its the same with a few other "Public" prefixes, e.g. 1.0.0.0/8 are null routed at most providers, or used for router loopbacks, and we are all waiting for the day ARIN/APNIC/etc,etc all decide to make it available.
Jun
17
comment Most popular misconceptions about networking
I think mostly people choose to use Cisco not because of there apparent higher throughput of packets ( www.vyatta.com ) but the fact that we have all grown up with Cisco and trust Cisco, I know for a fact that some PC based routers could replace some of the equipment in my network and be far superior, but I grew up on Cisco and keep Cisco :D As well the features we get from cisco kit are unparalleled in the unix/linux router world, I would presonally despise not having route-maps and policy-maps (has anyone seen TC? then you know what I'm talking about :D) Thats my $0.0002
Jun
2
comment Using if-up and if-down scripts to disable wireless when eth1 is plugged in
You could try a messy little script, #!/bin/bash interval=5 while [ 0 -lt 1 ]; do ifconfig eth0 up ifconfig eth0 | grep 'inet addr' | awk '{ print $2 }' | cut -c 6- > /tmp/eth0.stat if [ -z /tmp/eth0.stat ]; then ifconfig eth0 down sleep $interval else echo "We have an address (cat /tmp/eth0.stat), looking good." > /var/log/eth0.stat.log sleep 10 fi done let me know..
Jun
1
comment MySQL NDB Cluster on FreeBSD 7.1
Thanks for the input, tried rolling restarts to no effect, think I am just going to bite the bullet and use debian for this.