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    After reading through it thourougly this time round I have to say Im even more impressed than when I skimmed it the first time. I actually missed the part where you explain a very simplistic yet crucial naming convention of network devices and it reminded me of what I did in my first week at work this year....."hostname switch41" to 55. It was sooooo messy and luckily before my line manager noticed, I went back in and changed them to more appropriate and more standardized network names on our customers network.....something which I think is crucial learning....real nice work.

    One more little thing I would consider a good addition. Mentioning the changing of terminal settings on equipment. All too often some bored techy will change the terminal settings on his/her equipment just to keep people on their toes....or p*** them off.

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    #27
    Hi mgeorge27,

    Just to say, i had 3 2620 running with 64MB DRAM and 32MB FLASH and they have Bootstrap Version 12.2(8r) Cisco (p/n MEM2620-32FSBoot=), i'm not 100% sure but i think (99%) this is the minimum to upgrade to 32MB DRAM in the 2620 and 2621 serie routers.

    Hope this help.

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    I will be sure to add that during the next update. Life kinda has me hanging atm with a bunch of
    on the side contract positions and but next update i will revise that in 1.1. Thanks

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    #29
    nice,

    how many chapter are you posting.

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    Well guys I've finally gotten around to posting 1.5. Forgive me for taking so long.
    I've been so busy here lately and have not had time to even do somthing I enjoy doing.

    Feel free to leave comments or suggestions. Enjoy

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    #31
    pfffffffffffft
    i supose its my fault you can't finish, seeing on how my rack is down





    ITS ALIVE!!!!! A STICK OF FLASH DIED!

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    REal good info mgeorge.... again thanks for the info.. and how many chapters are u making

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    #33
    Matt, do you want to do a chapter on "IOS commands to make your IOS experience more user friendly?"

    Here are some of the most frequently used commands I use to make navigating IOS easier.

    Commands:

    1.) How to stop console messages from interrupting your input commands:

    If you've ever used a piece of Cisco gear (or even some simulators) you're aware of what I mean. Rather than having console messages interrupt your commands, you can type the following command. The messages will still be displayed, but your prompt will be dropped down where you can continue it, rather than being interrupted.

    Code:
    R5>
    R5>en
    R5#conf t
    Enter configuration commands, one per line.  End with CNTL/Z.
    R5(config)#line console 0
    R5(config-line)#logging synchronous
    R5(config-if)#end
    R5#
    2.) How to get to enable mode from any configuration level:

    Rather than type "exit" to back out of each consecutive configuration level, you can type "end" to get back to the ENABLE access level of IOS. In the following, "exit" was used twice.
    Code:
    R5>en
    R5#conf t
    Enter configuration commands, one per line.  End with CNTL/Z.
    R5(config)#interface fastEthernet 0/0
    R5(config-if)#exit
    R5(config)#exit
    R5#
    In this, example however, the "end" command was issued, saving you time navigating through IOS.

    Code:
    R5>
    R5>en
    R5#conf t
    Enter configuration commands, one per line.  End with CNTL/Z.
    R5(config)#interface fastEthernet 0/0
    R5(config-if)#end
    R5#
    3.) How to turn off domain-lookups

    Have you ever miss-typed a command then received the following message after a lengthy wait?

    Code:
    R1>
    R1>en
    R1#typo
    Translating "typo"...domain server (255.255.255.255)
    
    Translating "typo"...domain server (255.255.255.255)
     (255.255.255.255)
    Translating "typo"...domain server (255.255.255.255)
    % Unknown command or computer name, or unable to find computer address
    R1#
    Well if you're using a lab or simulator you more than likely don't have any name servers set up, especially if you don't have internet access. To make these messages go away, simply input the following commands.

    Code:
    R5>
    R5>en
    R5#conf t
    Enter configuration commands, one per line.  End with CNTL/Z.
    R5(config)#no ip domain-lookup
    R5(config)#end
    R5#
    Instead of receiving the error shown above, you should be instantly presented with the following message.

    Code:
    R1>
    R1>en
    R1#typo
    Translating "typo"
    
    Translating "typo"
    % Unknown command or computer name, or unable to find computer address
    R1#
    4.) You don't have to return to global configuration mode between lower config modes.

    It amazes me how often I see someone tasked with configuring multiple physical or logical addresses exit back to global configuration mode between each interfaces. Rather, you can simply change interfaces from the interface (or any other config mode).

    Code:
    R1>
    R1>en
    R1#conf t
    Enter configuration commands, one per line.  End with CNTL/Z.
    R1(config)#interface serial 1/0
    R1(config-if)#interface serial 1/1
    R1(config-if)#interface serial 1/2
    R1(config-if)#end
    R1#
    Although this is a feature of IOS, you can't use the tab key to complete commands used to navigate from interface to interface on interface config level.


    If anyone finds these types of "shortcut" commands helpful I'll continue to add to the list.

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    #34
    Well if you're using a lab or simulator you more than likely don't have any name servers set up, especially if you don't have internet access. To make these messages go away, simply input the following commands.

    Code:

    R5>
    R5>en
    R5#conf t
    Enter configuration commands, one per line. End with CNTL/Z.
    R5(config)#no ip domain-lookup
    R5(config)#end
    R5#


    Another twist on this is to use the "transport preferred none" command in line configuration mode, it will stop the router from even attempting to resolve hostnames to IP addresses instead of turning off domain-lookup which will stop the router from using a DNS server. The downside will be if you want to telnet R1 you would need to type out "telnet R1" instead of just "R1".

    HTH

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    Paul, eventually ill start adding more. I just got to work this morning and im still half asleep so...

    any who, good ideal though kudos. Some commands can just be a pain in the @$$. when i get
    time i will write some stuff about this topic as well.

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    #36
    Another quick shortcut - CTRL+SHIFT+6 is the break sequence to stop a ping or traceroute command.

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    #37
    I will be uploading the PDF to somewhere so people can download it. The guide is alot better
    laid out then this web thread but i feel obligated to advertise techexams.net as its orginal orgin.

    I will be using PDF format so i can secure it so it will require Adobe reader 7.0 minimum

    Also i am open to ideals and suggestions to add to this freely avaliable guide. Paul has provided
    great info that would be helpful to any new comer to the Cisco field.

    If you have great ideals and wish for me to include such info then feel free to post on this thread
    or send me a private message.

    I appreciate the continued support during the construction of this guide and would like to thank
    everyone who has provided ideals and suggestions as well as pointing out errors that ive made
    while typing such guide at 5:00 in the morning after going 25 hours straight. Any who i needa get
    back to work

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    The PDF Link has been added folks!!! Feel free to leave feedback!!

    I'm actually pretty happy to get this posted finally after all the rough work I've been
    through lately. I hope you guys enjoy. I will be updating it on a monthly basis.

    UPDATE: Apparently alot of people are downloading this file so the site im hosting it at has
    probably disabled it. If any one knows of a decent hosting site where i dont have to spend 10
    minutes to sign up then pm me plz. Thanks

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    #39
    Thanks matt, awesome work.

    Shame I can't download it though . Maybe you could ask Johan to host on the site, under the CCNA FAQ? At then end of the day you did mention this is for techexam users only........so I hope you have chucked him and mike a pm

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    Well at the moment if you are wanting it send me an email at mgeorge27@bellsouth.net
    untill i can get some one to host this with out removing it

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    To be published as TechExams.net TechNotes/TechLabs for example, this should have gone through our regular publishing process. Which means contacting me up front, and send it to me (the editor) so I can edit/format it in TE-style and then publish it as TechExams.net material. I would have been a lot more eager to add this to our collection of TechNotes, or otherwise put it in a TechExams.net jacket, if I would have received a PM before starting a topic like this in our forum (for which the forums are simply not meant). I obviously realize Matt wrote this to help our members and I obviously have nothing against this particular topic (it would have been gone if that were the case), there's a good amount of useful info in it you won't find in most cert guides, but it 'is' an exception to the rule (for which I would have appreciated a PM to ask permission in advance). Simply put: we publish "TechExams.net's" guides, not Matt George's guides.

    If you are still interested in publishing this in the proper way, just shoot me a PM. But again, I don't mind the topic either, so feel free to carry on either way.

    I thought I already added a link to this topic in our FAQ, but I see Matt changed that topic to this new one, so I'll re-add it to the list.

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    Paul, I have added several of your ideals to the "Navigating the Cisco ios section"

    Also, I shot you a pm Johan.

    And ask for the rest of you guys, this guide was downloaded 214 times last night when I
    woke up this morning. Well 214 times before the hosting site decided to remove it any ways.

    Any who, a new download link has been posted and I have added some content as requestd
    by Paul.

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    Thanks Matt, I'll get back to you tomorrow or Monday and we'll work something out.

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    to both of you!
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    #45
    Hey Matt...

    Just had a chance to read through your tut, and have to say, nice work.

    I did not know about the "do" prefix, or the "alias" command... will be putting both to good use.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Mike

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    within the next week or so i will be adding a new section that discusses design concepts in general as well as the enterprise hierarchical structure. Also i have removed the text from the thread and made the guide strictkly PDF for security issues. I have already had to remove bits and peices of this guide from another website.

    Also in the process of getting this pdf hosted at techexams.net. More information will be posted in due time.

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    Is this pdf supposed to prompt for a password? Im using ubuntu and it wont let me view it without a password.

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    This is a veeery nice guide! Thank Youu!!

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    Well guys I finally had the time to add the next section of the guide which is a surprise ^_^ go check it out

    Feel free to leave comments or suggestions, I'm always open to ideas so shoot me a me msg.

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    Okay guys heres the deal, i'm going to try to post the next section over fake cisco and identifying fake cisco but i need to get pictures first.

    Also i am open to suggestions. If their are sections which you'd like to see added where i discuss topics please feel free to post or msg me.

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