The ‘Networking’ Archives
Posted March 13, 2007 by

Cisco IOS DST Daylight Savings Time Workaround

Daylights Savings Time workaround for Cisco IOS devices. Of course, updating the IOS to a DST-corrected version will eliminate the need for this fix, but…

Category Cisco router

Posted December 17, 2006 by

Cisco HSRP (like VRRP) – Redundant gateway router configuration

You’ve got two Cisco routers, and two links to a remote site. How do you make your hosts use the backup when needed? One method is HSRP.

Category Cisco router

Posted December 15, 2006 by

How to (more) safely run debugs on Cisco routers

Running debug commands can bring a busy router to a crawl. Not sending the output to the console can help. This tech-recipe describes turning off console debugging output and techniques for viewing debug information in a router-friendly way.

Category Cisco router

Posted December 4, 2006 by

How To Terminate a Cable (CAT5e and CAT6)

Hold a cable locking tab down with the contacts facing you and connector pointing away from you. The contacts are numbered 1-8 from left to right. There are two different methods that can be used to terminate the cable:

Category Networking

Posted November 17, 2006 by

Updates for IP Telephony (Cisco CallManager, CallManager Express)

A couple of new commands to make life easier with IP Telephony using Cisco CallManager and CallManager Express.

Posted November 17, 2006 by

Cisco Switch: 802.1q Trunk to Router (a.k.a. Router-on-a-Stick)

You can connect a Cisco switch and router via 802.1q trunking. This configuration is known as a router-on-a-stick.

Category Cisco switch

Posted November 6, 2006 by

Optimize Cisco CallManager by Using IP address, not Servername

In system>server, the default name for each server is its hostname. These names will be passed along to the phones, requiring a DNS lookup before a phone can contact CallManager.

Posted June 19, 2006 by

Configure a Cisco Router as an NTP Server

An NTP server can provide synchronized dates and times for devices in a network. Since a router cannot be a Stratum 1 device (cannot connect to a Stratum 0 device such as a GPS clock), a router is not an accurate source of time information. If this is not important to you, then using a […]

Category Cisco router

Posted June 19, 2006 by

Configure Cisco Router to Set Time from NTP Server

Using NTP to synchronize the date and time of multiple devices makes sense even in a small network. When performing forensic analyses or troubleshooting connection problems, having consistent logging timestamps from multiple devices can save time and simplify the task.

Category Cisco router

Posted June 19, 2006 by

Set the Time on a Cisco Router Manually

Setting the internal clock in a Cisco router allows timestamping of logging information which makes troubleshooting much easier. If you do not have an NTP server running, you can set the time manually with a simple command.

Category Cisco router

Posted June 18, 2006 by

Set the Telnet Source IP Address for a Cisco Router

The default source IP address when telnetting from a Cisco router is that of the interface closest to the destination. Because some access lists may block traffic from the default IP address, it may be useful to temporarily or permanently set the telnet source IP address. This also helps test access lists.

Category Cisco router

Posted June 18, 2006 by

Send Messages to Other Users on a Cisco Router

Multiple users can be logged into a Cisco router at the same time. It may be necessary (or sometimes just fun) to send a text message to one or all users on a router. For example, if you are preparing to reload the router, admin etiquette dictates that you should warn other users.

Category Cisco router