IP Address Design (Part 1)

Matt Schmitz/ December 27, 2016

It’s funny when you think about basic networking concepts and wonder if they will ever actually prove to be useful. Kind of like that “Do I really need to learn complex geometry? When am I ever going to use this?”. What I’m here to talk about today is IP Addressing design. In many cases this will be something that is

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Background Story (Continued)

Matt Schmitz/ December 20, 2016

This post is a continuation of last week’s “First, A Bit of Background” So once I had that magical CCNP certification, I finally felt like I needed to move on. I had gained as much experience from that first job as I thought I would, which meant that I needed to start looking. I got some help from a co-worker

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First, A Bit of Background

Matt Schmitz/ December 13, 2016

I wanted to start off my providing a little background on myself. Hopefully this will put some context around my future posts. In the beginning РI started off doing some minor PC repair for family and friends. Really quite minor stuff, like replacing power supplies, reinstalling the operating system, or troubleshooting application issues. The technical work really was fun for

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A New Start

Matt Schmitz/ December 6, 2016

Over the years I have made several attempts at starting a blog. A few on networking, general IT, or whatever came to mind. They all end up the same – I start off strong and fall off quick. Finally, I believe I’ve realized what my problem is: I always assumed that a successful blog had to be purpose-built and constantly

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