Reasonably common task I come accross is to find free ports on switches (ports that havent been used for sometime). Sometimes its very easy where you can use an NMS or similar to
Etherchannel on Cisco switches uses a hashing algorithm to determine which interface within the bundle to send the data over i.e. The port choice is deterministic and will always be the same
Quite often at work we need to manually change the IP of our laptops for testing various things. Since our laptops are not the quickest around town I quickly got bored of clicking
Everyone loves Cacti (?) so heres the first of my own host templates for Cacti. I should just mention that although I I use these templates you should consider them as untested/use at
Snmpwalk is a great tool for Linux boxes. You can easily list all OIDs a SNMP host has to offer then filter the results to your needs and find OIDs to import into
When BGP sends an UPDATE packet to a peer it sends path attributes associated with the prefix. These path attributes are then used by BGP to pick the best route to a destination.