Posts Tagged ‘CISCO’

Find Out if Your Router is Listening on Backdoor Port 32764

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

It’s nice that there’s a relatively easy fix for this problem, but I’m still wondering why so many routers have this problem in the first place …

Some days ago it became public knowledge that some routers, that’s devices used for establishing Internet connections among other things, are listening on the undocumented port 32764. First, it was only discovered in one device, the Linksys WAG200G, but it was soon discovered that many routers were also listening on that port. Among the devices are the Cisco WAP4410N-E, the Netgear DGN2000, the OpenWAG200, or the LevelOne WBR3460B.

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Cisco to Release Open H.264 Codec; Mozilla to Integrate It in Firefox

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Thanks to Cisco’s flexibility and generosity, Firefox users now have improved access to video media on YouTube and other sites …

For a long time, Mozilla Firefox did not support H.264 in HTML5 which meant that you could not access all of the videos on YouTube if you switched on the HTML5 beta on the site or use it as part of other new technologies such as WebRTC. The core reason for this was that the popular H.264 codec is patent-encumbered and cannot be distributed with open source software such as the Firefox web browser without paying a license fee.

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Why is Command Broadcast Capability an Important Function for a Server Console Switch?

Friday, January 14th, 2011

There are many different reasons why a network administrator might need to send the same command to multiple network devices at the same time. For example, you might need a quick way to put several identical devices into “hibernate” mode, or you might want a series of devices to generate status reports, or in other, more simple cases, you might just want to shut down a group of network elements in order to conserve power at night. In cases like these, a server console switch that includes a “broadcast” command mode provides a perfect solution for simultaneously addressing commands to multiple network elements from a single interface.

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Is Your Network Ready for VoIP?

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

If you’re thinking of adding VoIP capabilities to your network, this article provides a pretty good list of things to consider …

We may tolerate a web page loading slowly, but get irritated when the quality of an Internet telephony conversation is less than pristine. With that in mind, I would like to share a “network admin” experience with you.

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LiveAction QoS Tool Demystifies the Management of Cisco Devices

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

WTI Console Server products and PDU products are excellent tools for out of band management of Cisco devices …

A firm with the Hollywood-inspired name “ActionPacked!” has taken on the assignment of demystifying and organizing the ways users interact with a complement of Cisco devices. New and occasional users of the Cisco Command Line Interface (CLI) are those most likely to benefit from ActionPacked! LiveAction, a tool built to help engineers manage network quality of service (QoS).

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Remote Console and Power Management for Cisco Routers

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

All servers and routers will lock up and cease to function sometimes; even top quality equipment like Cisco routers and switches.

Have you ever been woken up in the middle of night by a call from work, and then had to drive all the way to your office just to unlock or reboot an uncooperative router? Does all work at your office regularly grind to a halt every time a piece of network equipment gets a case of the hiccups? Have you ever watched helplessly as constant “truck rolls” to remote equipment sites gradually eat up your yearly budget and tie up your most valuable employees?

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Meet Cisco Cius – Android tablet for workers and students (Watch out iPad)

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Interesting; an iPad-like device that’s designed for business …

This is a guest post from Sam Diaz, Senior Editor at ZDNet, TechRepublic’s sister site. You can follow Sam on his ZDNet blog Between the Lines (or subscribe to the RSS feed).

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t’s not quite an iPad – or better yet, the iPad isn’t quite this.

Cisco CEO John Chambers today unveiled the Cisco Cius, a “mobile collaboration tablet that delivers virtual desktop integration with anywhere, anytime access to the full range of Cisco collaboration and communication applications, including HD video.” (Pronounced “See-us”)

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Cisco’s new Android tablet wants to be your office phone

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Video Telephones? If this catches on, I’m gonna have to start keeping a neater office … and a wardrobe update might be in order too.



Cisco may be the first vendor out of the gate with a successful Android-based tablet when its Cius portable collaboration and communication device—announced today—officially launches in the first quarter of 2011. 

The Cius (“see us,” get it?), aimed squarely at business users, will integrate with Cisco’s business applications such as WebEx, and it can dock into an optional phone base to connect to a user’s corporate communications infrastructure.

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TELUS Builds IP Next-Generation Network Cloud Services Using Cisco Unified Service Delivery Technology

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

WTI’s MPC-HD series High Amp C19 Power Reboot Switches are a valuable tool for anybody who needs to control power and reboot functions for remote Cisco switches …

National Data Center Investments in Shared Services Establish Foundation for Growth and Increased Adoption of Cloud Computing

TORONTO, Ontario – Cisco today announced that TELUS is enhancing its service delivery network using Cisco® Unified Service Delivery. The solution combines the power of the data center with the power of the network to transform service delivery and build a foundation for cloud services.

This deployment is central to TELUS' primary goal of further expanding delivery of best-in-class managed services and delivering a comprehensive range of world-class, innovative data and communications services.

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Learn more about Cisco’s CCIE: Do you have what it takes?

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

If you’re a network professional and you’re looking to upgrade your value in the job market, then this is definitely something to think about …

Cisco began the CCIE program back in 1993 as a way to single out those professionals who had the ability to support their solutions. Originally there was only the CCIE certification, and it was earned by taking a written exam and then a two-day lab in San Jose. The original proctor, Stuart Biggs was awarded the second CCIE number 1025 after the first number was awarded to the room the lab was held in, in San Jose. So #1024 is part of a plaque which was moved from the original lab to a newer lab in the same campus.

The first CCIE was Terry Slattery, #1026, an ambitious and energetic network engineer who was at the time working with a team to develop the CLI (command line interface) used to configure or program routers. The program became popular as more IT professionals were drawn to the technologies which made data communications work. The prerequisite for taking the exam and lab was experience because there were no commercially available training resources available in the beginning of the program. There was a training program offered at Cisco, but it was focused on those individuals who already had a good degree of experience.

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