Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Sprint - We've got Snipers

Totally unrelated to my blog but since I used to work for Sprint and a lot of people who follow my blog do here is a great video...Brought to you by Nathan Fink's post on Facebook:



Monday, April 20, 2009

New hurdle for getting additional IPv4 addresses

Beginning May 18, 2009 ARIN will start requiring an officer of the company to attest to the utilization of the current IP space assigned to the company before processing a request for more space. This is due to the fact that ARIN estimates that the current pool of IPv4 addresses will be exhausted in the next two years.

More details can be found here:

https://www.arin.net/resources/agreements/officer_attest.html

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Rakesh Hegde CCIE Plaque

I was disappointed when I saw the new CCIE plaques that Cisco was handing out as quite a few people were and a good friend of mine Rakesh Hegde recently passed his CCIE R&S exam. One of my coworkers Chris Damico is an amazing woodworker so I commissioned him to make a new plaque for Rakesh which my team presented to him today.



Rakesh recently returned home to India for vacation and when he came back he brought back some Sandlewood for Chris which he used on the plaque for his name and number. Congratulations Rakesh and great work Chris. More pictures from the lunch and presentation can be found here:

Pictures from the presentation

Friday, April 3, 2009

More Bogons please...

The old adage you can lead a horse to water but can't make him drink sounded true today when I got copied on an email after we had told one of our customers partners that using Bogon address space to IP their network was a bad idea:

Also you might want to hold off on the 10.x.x.x/24 as we are changing it over most likely this weekend to 100.x.x.x/16.
Yes, you should get out of RFC1918 entirely and on to Bogon address space because nothing possibly bad can happen from that. At least they are consistent...

My work from home office

Today I finished configuring an IPSEC tunnel to the office so that I could install a Cisco IP phone at the house. Now when I'm working from home people don't have to track me down on my mobile. One of the neatest things about IP Telephony is that I have have multiple phones in different locations that all have my extension so when I get a call it rings at my desk and at home.

Now as soon as I get some routing fixed at the office I will be able to use the data port on the phone and not have to use the VPN client to get in any longer. I love being an IP engineer.