Named after an extinct sub-species of the African zebra, Quagga is a fork of the GNU Zebra project routing software package, which was discontinued in 2005, providing implementations of OSPF, RIP, BGP, and ISIS for *nix based systems.
Quagga can be used to turn your *nix system into a software based router, however it is more typically used as route server in an eBGP peering environment or as a route reflector in iBGP implementations that are not fully meshed. Continue reading How to install Quagga on Centos 6.5
In this post I will run through the installation and verification of operation of a Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) server running on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. TFTP is an Internet software utility for transferring files between networked devices, that is simpler to use than the File Transfer Protocol (FTP) but less capable and less secure. It is used where user authentication and directory visibility are not required. TFTP uses the UDP port 69 as its transmission layer protocol making it lighter than TCP based FTP. TFTP is described formally in RFC 1350. Continue reading TFTP on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server
I love using GNS3 when I am studying as I can integrate a Virtual Machine, running a TACACS+ server for example, however this does come at a cost of CPU and RAM utilization.
I don’t always need a full Linux VM running when all I want to do is ping or traceroute between two hosts on the network, this is where Virtual PC Simulator (VPCS) comes into play. VPCS is a lightweight PC simulator that has a basic set of network commands such as ping, traceroute and telnet. It does not consume the CPU and memory resources that adding another router or VM would use. VPCS can simulate up to 9 separate PC at a time. Continue reading Adding VPCS to GNS3 v1.1
A reader recently requested that I do a post on installing VirtualBox and integrating it into GNS3 on a Linux install, so here it is.
In this post I provide step-by-step installation details for VirtualBox 4.3.18 (the latest version available) as well as the installation of the vboxwrapper for integration into GNS3. Continue reading Install VirtualBox for use in GNS3
IP subnetting is one of the core topics that is covered in the CCNA and is something that every network engineer worth his/her salt will be able to do in their head. Having said that though, there are times when you just cant be bothered to do it in your head, we are human after all and by default lazy. Continue reading Linux IP Subnetting Tools
In this post I will be configuring a Juniper Junos device to authenticate off of a local TACACS+ server.
I will be using GNS3 version 1.1, an Ubuntu 14.0.4 server running Shrubbery Networks TACACS+ daemon and a Junos olive image running JUNOS 12.1R1.9. Continue reading Configure TACACS+ on Junos devices
In this post I will be describing setting up Ubuntu 14.04 LTS as a DHCP server.
The steps in this guide have been tested on a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server, but should be applicable to most Debian based distributions (Linux Mint etc). Continue reading Ubuntu DHCP Server
It is always useful to be able to connect your GNS3 labs to a real world network such as a physical Lab network of real Cisco devices, connected to you PC, or even to the Internet.
In this post I will provide step by step instructions to connect your GNS3 install to a physical network and to connect to the internet. Continue reading Connect GNS3 to the Internet