I meant to write this entry the other day, but got busy. I posted a question about labeling to the excellent LOPSA Tech mailing list, and Tom Limoncelli used it as the prompt for a blog post on the subject of labeling datacenter cables. Head over and check it out.
Entries Categorized as 'Networking'
February 20, 2013
February 16, 2013
Last week was probably my craziest here so far. On Monday, we were off because there was some kind of blizzard thing, so it was a shorter week to begin with. On top of that, there were some things piled up from my week off with my gall bladder surgery, so I was trying to [...]
December 18, 2012
LISA was pretty exceptionally late in the year this time, being only a couple of weeks before Christmas. The inevitable let-down of coming back to the "real world" where I've got to "work" and "do productive things" is always kind of a drag, but this year is a little different thanks to the proximity of [...]
October 24, 2012
I found this today: # hosts # Generate standard hosts tables. # Newnet doesn't really use it, it's just for easy reference. # Neither does oldnet now, since it's doing DNS right. # It lives on line 327 of a Makefile used to build and distribute various configurations around our infrastructure. And it's old. "How [...]
September 28, 2012
Working in a college is such a different environment from what I was used to. Some examples: We don't have "on call". Seriously. The most critical core router on my section of the network can go down at 3am, and I won't find out about it until the morning when I wake up. When I [...]
August 21, 2012
When I woke up this morning and started thinking about what I had to do today, I realized that I'd never really written about the process of running cables in the server room. Lets fix that! So, step one is to plan what you need to do. I'd be all sarcastic, and say "obviously", but [...]