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Change the timezone in Cisco ACS 5.x

If you have mistakingly configured the wrong timezone in Cisco ACS during the build, and are concerned about changing the timezone in a production environment – you should be! I attempted this on ACS 5.8, only to spend a few hours restoring the server. My second attempt however, after conversing with TAC, went a lot

Configure DHCPv6 on an IOS Router for IPv6 Clients

This post explains the multiple options for addressing your IPv6 endpoints including SLAAC, DHCPv6 and DHCP relay to a Microsoft Windows Based DHCP Server For a simple deployment you might be used to using the router or switch as a local DHCP server, in v4 this was rather simple as per the example configuration below;

Install Kodi on Amazon FireTV – Updated for 2016 – Part 4 – FireStarter

This post is a continuation of the Install Kodi on Amazon FireTV series; Part 1 Intro Part 2 contains the work required on the FireTV box/stick itself using the remote Part 3 contains the ADBfire work done on your computer Part 4 – Your here – contains the FireStarter Configuration again on the FireTV Box

Install Kodi on Amazon FireTV – Updated for 2016 – Part 3 – ADBfire

This post is a continuation of the Install Kodi on Amazon FireTV series; Part 1 Intro Part 2 contains the work required on the FireTV box/stick itself using the remote Part 3 – Your here – contains the ADBfire work done on your computer Part 4 contains the FireStarter Configuration again on the FireTV Box

Install Kodi on Amazon FireTV – Updated for 2016 – Part 2 – FireTV Setup

This post is a continuation of the Install Kodi on Amazon FireTV series; Part 1 Intro Part 2 – Your here – contains the work required on the FireTV box/stick itself using the remote Part 3 contains the ADBfire work done on your computer Part 4 contains the FireStarter Configuration again on the FireTV Box

Install Kodi on Amazon FireTV – Updated for 2016 – Part 1 – Intro

Since my last post, there have been a number of developments around the Amazon FireTV box/sticks, so as I’ve recently purchased a new 4k FireTV for the living room i thought i’d knock up an updated guide on how to install Kodi on a new Amazon FireTV. Due to the length of this article i’ve

Cisco ASR1000 Packet Capture

Running packet capture on a router is, in my opinion, one of the best features Cisco provide. Most Cisco router platforms have the facility to run a packet capture on the box and here I demonstrate how to carry one out on any ASR1k platform such as the ASR1001, ASR1002, ASR1002x etc. First, we should

How to crack Cisco Type 5 (MD5) Passwords

Whilst Cisco’s type 7 passwords are incredibly easy to decrypt (iBeast is my goto tool), Type 5 passwords are currently not reversible… that does not however mean they are not susceptible to brute force attacks. Whilst its reasonably impractical to brute force a router’s login due to the amount of time it would take for

Cisco IOS, SNMPv3 and SolarWinds NPM – The correct way!

I’ve recently had some issues with a Cisco router, SNMPv3 and the latest version of Solarwinds NPM (NPM 11.0.1).  Suprisingly this took some effort to get a working valid configuration. There are a number of sites offering a solution for this problem but none of them worked, at least not how I wanted it to work

BGP – Active open failed – tcb is not available

So i had an issue with BGP where it wouldn’t establish a neighbor relationship.   I ran the usual ‘debug ip bgp’ but it only showed ‘connection timed out’ Here is a sample debug output of one of the neighbour setup attempts; 198.51.100.12 active went from Idle to Active 198.51.100.12 open active, local address 198.51.100.13