Evaluation of different methods for accessing a REST API. Methods tested include Curl, Postman, Python - requests and Python - openVulnAPI.
At some point you may be asked to complete an vulnerability audit of your network estate. In the past this would have required searching a near endless list of Cisco vulnerabilities and then cross referencing these against an even longer list of BugIds. Thankfully Cisco released the PSIRT API which can ease the pain of... Continue Reading →
Another 12 months pass and I'm pleased to receive notification of CiscoVIP selection: I'm no longer contracting for Cisco so this time it sticks. I'll be traveling to Australia in March for Cisco Live. Can't wait!
Whilst completing my studies for the JNCIA-Junos exam I was trying various configuration on my SRX110 and decided to expose it to the internet as my LAN 'DMZ host', after a little while I noticed the log filling up with messages like these: Feb 14 11:24:24 2018 CS7-SRX01 sshd: SSHD_LOGIN_FAILED: Login failed for user 'root'... Continue Reading →
After a recent spate of hardware lock-ups and random reloads I decided to replace my ASA5505. It was the first cisco device I ever purchased and set me on my networking career, but it was playing up so I decided to swap it out for a Juniper SRX110H2-VA. As far as I can tell they... Continue Reading →
Woohoo, after 4 years of posting on CSC I received this email: Only to be told the following day that as I am a Cisco contractor I am not eligible. Maybe 2019?
This post on CSC caught my attention and reminded me of the challenges thrown up whilst working my first IT job at a charity. Typically trying to stitch together enterprise solutions for the bare minimum price. At time of writing to two replies to the post come in at $700 (C881W) and $670 (MX64W). The... Continue Reading →
This post came about after answering a question on CSC regarding tunnels and VRF, and will elaborate on the the use case I suggested. Imagine two sites with multiple VRFs which need to communicate intra-VRF over a public WAN, lets run through the configuration options: Option A Each VRF would require a public IP which... Continue Reading →