Cisco VIP kit

During this current lockdown nearly everything arrives by post and each box contains the same sort of items on a weekly basis, so it was great when a box from the states arrived. Inside was the Cisco Designated VIP kit for 2020; trinkets, drinks container, huge glass paperweight and most importantly new clothes. Sweet! I... Continue Reading →

Squid SSL Decryption with FreeBSD

# pkg update # pkg search squid squid-4.9 HTTP Caching Proxy # pkg install squid-4.9 # sysrc squid_enable=YES # squid -z It should not be necessary to compile squid from ports as the required options '--with-openssl' and '--enable-ssl-crtd' are already present. This can be confirmed by checking the output of: # squid -v Next edit... Continue Reading →

CCDP – passed

After 3 years of owning the 'official cert guide' for the ARCH exam and two failed attempts this morning I managed to pass the CCDP exam! Having sat the exam on two previous occasions some of the questions were familiar to me now but that doesn't get away from the fact that the exam has... Continue Reading →

Cisco Designated VIP 2020

I'm pleased to announce I have been awarded Cisco Designated VIP status 2020 for my CSC posts over the last twelve months. Due to changing contracts and not being fully committed to studying this last year meant I didn't post as much as I could have, so am really pleased I made the selection!

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