Author name: Andrew Walding

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CSI-HO-036 – L1, L2, and L3 Networking Protocols – 3 Day Hands On Lab Course

   CellStream, Inc. – Telecom Consulting and Training!             3-Day Instructor Led Hands On Lab Class Available in either Web Based delivery or On-Site Delivery Minimum 10 students – Maximum 16 students What Students are Saying About this Class: “[Instructor] covered the information incredibly well and all of it was applicable …

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Find and Display All Your Wi-Fi Passwords in Windows

If you have been to one of my Wireshark or Wi-Fi classes then you know I often criticize Microsoft Windows for some of its – well – inexplicable approaches to usage and security.  Here is yet another example.  Let’s say someone has a Rubber Ducky, or some Arduino device, that they want to plug into …

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Troubleshooting Your Network Using Port Mirroring and Packet Capture

Scenario Let’s say you have a DHCP server running on a Cisco Switch that is behaving strangely and you want to examine the traffic over a couple of hours while not creating a gigantic unmanageable capture file. A note here: I am doing this on a Cisco switch, but most all vendor switches support this …

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Troubleshooting The Internet Using Ping (a.k.a. ICMP)

In this article, I wanted to provide a guide to using ping – ICMP Echo – to troubleshoot your network.  Most people use ping on their platform to test if they can reach a given destination.  Just open up a terminal (Linux or MAC OSx) or command line (Windows: Start> Run> cmd) and enter the …

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IPv6 Extension Header PCAP Repository

Hello my Networking and IPv6 researchers and enthusiasts. I just started a PCAP repository at Github for IPv6 Extension Header (EH) packet capture examples.  Honestly I found nothing worthwhile on the web, that’s not to say they don’t exists in some niche place, but I wanted something easy to access and easy to add content …

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Where can I get PCAP Packet Captures for Learning and Exploration?

I am often asked this question of where to access PCAP or PCAP-NG files so that folks can explore packet captures using Wireshark.  I have always provided these resources in my Wireshark classes at the Online School, but thought I should also just list them here for public consumption. Look up the hashtag “captureeveryday” in …

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Viewing Users/System Users on Linux

An essential function when administering a Linux system is configuring and managing users and groups. I cover adding users in this article: https://www.cellstream.com/reference-reading/tipsandtricks/582-using-the-useradd-command-to-create-user-accounts-in-linux That said, viewing users is done using a few simple commands. How To View Users on a Linux System Every user on a Linux system, whether created as an account for a real …

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Using the useradd Command to Create User Accounts in Linux

Like most operating systems, Linux can have multiple user accounts. The system administrator or root account, or users with sudo privileges are responsible for managing these users, as well as managing those accounts. Linux is a multi-user system, which means that more than one person can interact with the same system at the same time.  …

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