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Cisco Engineers are Star Wars Fans!

Nice Easter Egg from a Cisco Catalyst 4006 switch running 12.1(13)

4006#sh ver

Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software

IOS ™ Catalyst 4000 L3 Switch Software (cat4000-IS-M), Version 12.1(13)EW, EARLY DEPLOYMENT RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

TAC Support: http://www.cisco.com/tac

Copyright (c) 1986-2002 by cisco Systems, Inc.

Compiled Fri 20-Dec-02 13:52 by eaarmas

Image text-base: 0x00000000, data-base: 0x00E638AC

ROM: 12.1(12r)EW

Dagobah Revision 71, Swamp Revision 24

ENGEN-BLCK1DIST-4006 uptime is 1 day, 1 hour, 18 minutes

System returned to ROM by power-on

System restarted at 09:24:03 CAT Mon May 20 2013

System image file is "bootflash:cat4000-is-mz.121-13.EW.bin"

cisco WS-C4506 (XPC8245) processor (revision 5) with 524288K bytes of memory.

Processor board ID FOX1235H4X9

Last reset from PowerUp

38 Gigabit Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)

403K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.

Configuration register is 0x2102


Come on, who isn’t a Star Wars fan?? lol Smile

The Interview!!

01h20 interview!! Well, luckily I spent 2 days solid getting back up to speed on the things I needed to know for the interview, as it was pretty intense!

They asked loads of questions about loads of different things. From BGP, to DSL, to OSPF, to VPNs, to LANs and IP Addressing, to IPSec, to VOIP, to SDH and speeds.

Man, what a blinder. But it was good, and I think I managed it pretty well. I answered about 85% of the questions and hopefully that might stand me in some stead. I just guess I’ll have to see what happens. They did say they would let me know sometime next week, so we’ll see where it goes.



Easy Going Guy


Studying to Get that Job!!

Well, I am going to be rather scarce for the next 2 days, as I have a Skype interview, of all things, lined up for Thursday with a great company, Interoute, in London, and I would really like to get it as it’ll be an awesome position with great benefits!

But, I have loads of technology work to catch-up on and it’ll definitely be a catch up game as I haven’t done much work in that pre-sales arena for ages I must admit!! I am pretty much gonna have to learn the entire Internetworking Technology Handbook from Cisco in like 2 days, and then some. My BGP/OSPF/MPLS/VPN/SONET/SDH/ATM/Web Hosting skills all need to be really sharp as there are gonna be alot of questions regarding that I can tell you.

Well, off to study, and I have Aikido this evening, which I am actually NOT looking forward to as I have grading week, and I am really unfit and my neck is still in pain from the practice Last Thursday and elbow from Saturday morning. Plus my knee is still raw from last week Thursday, with a massive carpet burn scar on it too!! So, my Aikido is NOT going great, and that is purely my fault and lack of training and experience too. Sometimes I think I should I should just realise that I am not really that good at sport and should just relegate myself to the sideline to watch and photograph it as opposed to doing it! 🙂

Anyway, I’ll let you know how the Skype Interview goes!!

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Easy Going Guy