Category Archives: Networking

New playbook to backup Cisco Small Business switches with Ansible

I backup my network device configurations with Ansible, as you can read in the previous post. Recently the backup of Cisco Small Business switches started to consistently fail. Maybe related to an update of the firmware. An internet search learned … Continue reading

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Network device configuration backup with Ansible

Network automation or automation in general is a hot topic these days. And indeed it would be prefereble to automate repetitive tasks or even write the entire desired state of your network in a tool like Puppet or Ansible. But … Continue reading

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VTP : Moving to another VTP domain

We use VTP to propagate VLAN defenitions to all of our switches. There are cons to the use of VTP but I feel the benfit of not having to configure the VLANs on dozens of switches (or more) can sometimes … Continue reading

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DHCP Snooping

Recently I had to enable DHCP Snooping on the production network in our office. Although DHCP Snooping is a topic in my recent SWITCH studies, I found the documentation a bit less than desirable. It was easy finding an explanation … Continue reading

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Remote desktop to a Windows XP / 2003 machine over IPv6

Just a quick post to share a neat trick.Some of my older systems still run XP and/or Windows 2003, and I’m probably not alone.This is an older post that I saved from my old blog, I don’t run these old … Continue reading

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