Cisco CCIE BootCamp

Cisco CCIE Bootcamp is a program that aims to train candidates for the CCIE certification holders in a particular place and within a certain period.

CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) is a certificate representing the expertise and to be able to follow the program participants are required to have held the certificate and professional associations (CCNA and CCNP).

At the end of the CCIE certification holders will have the expertise for troubleshooting any network problem .

Good CCIE Bootcamp program criteria when they include :

1. Provides a simulation module R & S Lab exam
2. Provide a written exam module
3. Provide curriculum that is able to combine real-world examples with the theory in practice.
4. Provide a comfortable place and an environment conducive to learning and adequate facilities and infrastructure.
5. Instructors are experienced in their field.

In some providers even CCIE Bootcamp is provided free of charge if the facility repeat until not pass on the first opportunity to demonstrate the seriousness of their commitment to produce graduates who are good.

In some cases service providers CCIE Bootcamp you will see two types of bootcamp:
1. Inclusive CCIE Bootcamp (you got meals during bootcamp)
2. Non Inclusive CCIE Bootcamp (no meals provided)

Effort and hard work you do to achieve CCIE certification will pay off once you are able to reach it, career path and salary guarantees a very interesting awaits you.

For readings that can help you, please click the link below:

1. CCIE Lab topology
2. Resource for the Cisco Learning
3. Free Cisco Lab

Good luck with your CCIE bootcamp and I wish you all the best.

Quick Setting Bind on FreeBSD 8.1

I’m big fan of djbdns and I already write some post about djbdns and dnscache in the past.

Today, my friend ask me to install or configure bind for his FreeBSD that run 8.1 version. I ask him to follow FreeBSD manual but he said he already follow the guide but still face error.

I agree to help him set quick dns server using bind on his FreeBSD box. I think I have to test it first before give another suggestion and maybe I’ll need it in the future.

Lets get start!

Target : domain example.com will be resolved to 192.168.12.108

1. Enable bind on start up by add this line in /etc/rc.conf

named_enable=”YES”

2. Change a few things on /etc/namedb/named.conf

– Listen to ip 192.168.12.108

//      listen-on       { 127.0.0.1; };
listen-on       { 192.168.12.108; };

– Set forwarders to ip address of router / isp dns

forwarders {
192.168.12.1;
};

– Add zone for example.com

zone “example.com”{
type master;
file “/etc/namedb/master/example.com”;
};

3. Add zone file content (for example.com)

ee /etc/namedb/master/example.com

add fill this lines:

$TTL 3600        ; 1 hour default TTL
example.com.    IN      SOA      ns1.example.com. admin.example.com. (
2006051501      ; Serial
10800           ; Refresh
3600            ; Retry
604800          ; Expire
300             ; Negative Response TTL
)

; DNS Servers
IN      NS      ns1.example.com.
IN      NS      ns2.example.com.

; MX Records
IN      MX 10   mx.example.com.
IN      MX 20   mail.example.com.

IN      A       192.168.12.108

; Machine Names
localhost       IN      A       127.0.0.1
ns1             IN      A       192.168.12.108
ns2             IN      A       192.168.12.107
mx              IN      A       192.168.12.108
mail            IN      A       192.168.12.108
www             IN      A       192.168.12.108
@               IN      A       192.168.12.108

save the file.

4. Add the address to /etc/resolv.conf

echo ‘nameserver 192.168.12.108’ >> /etc/resolv.conf

5. Restart dns server

# /etc/rc.d/named restart

Stopping named.
Waiting for PIDS: 2130.
Starting named.

6. Testing resolver

# dig example.com

; <<>> DiG 9.6.2-P2 <<>> example.com
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 26178
;; flags: qr aa rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 2, ADDITIONAL: 2

;; QUESTION SECTION:
;example.com.           IN      A

;; ANSWER SECTION:
example.com.    3600    IN      A       192.168.12.108

;; AUTHORITY SECTION:
example.com.    3600    IN      NS      ns1.example.com.
example.com.    3600    IN      NS      ns2.example.com.

;; ADDITIONAL SECTION:
ns1.example.com. 3600   IN      A       192.168.12.108
ns2.example.com. 3600   IN      A       192.168.12.107

;; Query time: 0 msec
;; SERVER: 192.168.12.108#53(192.168.12.108)
;; WHEN: Sun Jun 19 23:19:07 2011
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 121

Beautiful, quick and dirty way to get working dns server :-)

Tips :

always watch /var/log/messages for error message(s).

Testing Debian KFreeBSD

# uname -a
GNU/kFreeBSD debian 8.1-1-686 #0 Tue Jan  4 17:59:05 UTC 2011 i686 i386 Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N550   @ 1.50GHz GNU/kFreeBSD

Update

# apt-get update
Ign cdrom://[Debian GNU/Linux 6.0.0 _Squeeze_ – Official kfreebsd-i386 CD Binary-1 20110205-22:58] squeeze Release.gpg
Media change: please insert the disc labeled
‘Debian GNU/Linux 6.0.0 _Squeeze_ – Official kfreebsd-i386 CD Binary-1 20110205-22:58’
in the drive ‘/media/cdrom/’ and press enter

hit CTRL+C to stop end edit /etc/apt/sources.list

# nano /etc/apt/sources.list

give # in front of deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 6.0.0 _Squeeze_ – Official kfreebsd-i386 CD Binary-1 20110205-22:58]/ squeeze main line.

Re try one more time.

t# apt-get update
Get:1 http://security.debian.org squeeze/updates Release.gpg [836 B]
Get:2 http://ftp.us.debian.org squeeze Release.gpg [1,671 B]
Ign http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates/main Translation-en
Ign http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ squeeze/main Translation-en
Ign http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates/main Translation-en_US
Hit http://security.debian.org squeeze/updates Release
Ign http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ squeeze/main Translation-en_US
Hit http://security.debian.org squeeze/updates/main Sources
Get:3 http://ftp.us.debian.org squeeze-updates Release.gpg [836 B]
Hit http://security.debian.org squeeze/updates/main kfreebsd-i386 Packages
Ign http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ squeeze-updates/main Translation-en
Ign http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ squeeze-updates/main Translation-en_US
Hit http://ftp.us.debian.org squeeze Release
Get:4 http://ftp.us.debian.org squeeze-updates Release [113 kB]
Hit http://ftp.us.debian.org squeeze/main Sources
Hit http://ftp.us.debian.org squeeze/main kfreebsd-i386 Packages
Hit http://ftp.us.debian.org squeeze-updates/main Sources/DiffIndex
Hit http://ftp.us.debian.org squeeze-updates/main kfreebsd-i386 Packages/DiffIndex
Hit http://ftp.us.debian.org squeeze-updates/main kfreebsd-i386 Packages
Fetched 117 kB in 12s (9,015 B/s)
Reading package lists… Done
#

Upgrade

# apt-get upgrade
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
The following packages will be upgraded:
base-files bind9-host dnsutils exim4 exim4-base exim4-config exim4-daemon-light host isc-dhcp-client isc-dhcp-common
kfreebsd-image-8-686 kfreebsd-image-8.1-1-686 libbind9-60 libdns69 libisc62 libisccc60 libisccfg62 liblwres60 python
python-minimal tzdata
21 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 15.8 MB of archives.
After this operation, 12.3 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y

Get:1 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ squeeze/main base-files kfreebsd-i386 6.0squeeze1 [63.3 kB]
Get:2 http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates/main isc-dhcp-client kfreebsd-i386 4.1.1-P1-15+squeeze2 [253 kB]
Get:3 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ squeeze-updates/main tzdata all 2011d-0squeeze1 [767 kB]
Get:4 http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates/main isc-dhcp-common kfreebsd-i386 4.1.1-P1-15+squeeze2 [314 kB]
Get:5 http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates/main dnsutils kfreebsd-i386 1:9.7.3.dfsg-1~squeeze1 [153 kB]
Get:6 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ squeeze/main python all 2.6.6-3+squeeze6 [168 kB]
Get:7 http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates/main bind9-host kfreebsd-i386 1:9.7.3.dfsg-1~squeeze1 [67.2 kB]
Get:8 http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates/main libisc62 kfreebsd-i386 1:9.7.3.dfsg-1~squeeze1 [153 kB]
Get:9 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ squeeze/main python-minimal all 2.6.6-3+squeeze6 [33.8 kB]
Get:10 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ squeeze/main kfreebsd-image-8.1-1-686 kfreebsd-i386 8.1+dfsg-8 [10.9 MB]
Get:11 http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates/main libdns69 kfreebsd-i386 1:9.7.3.dfsg-1~squeeze1 [664 kB]
Get:12 http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates/main libisccc60 kfreebsd-i386 1:9.7.3.dfsg-1~squeeze1 [30.8 kB]
Get:13 http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates/main libisccfg62 kfreebsd-i386 1:9.7.3.dfsg-1~squeeze1 [50.3 kB]
Get:14 http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates/main liblwres60 kfreebsd-i386 1:9.7.3.dfsg-1~squeeze1 [50.0 kB]
Get:15 http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates/main host all 1:9.7.3.dfsg-1~squeeze1 [17.8 kB]
Get:16 http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates/main libbind9-60 kfreebsd-i386 1:9.7.3.dfsg-1~squeeze1 [38.3 kB]
Get:17 http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates/main exim4-config all 4.72-6+squeeze1 [464 kB]

…………………….

………………………………

………………………………………

Setting up exim4-daemon-light (4.72-6+squeeze1) …
Starting MTA: exim4.
Setting up exim4 (4.72-6+squeeze1) …
Setting up python-minimal (2.6.6-3+squeeze6) …
Setting up python (2.6.6-3+squeeze6) …
Setting up kfreebsd-image-8.1-1-686 (8.1+dfsg-8) …
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/zz-update-grub 8.1-1-686 /boot/kfreebsd-8.1-1-686.gz
Generating grub.cfg …
Found kernel of FreeBSD: /boot/kfreebsd-8.1-1-686.gz
Found kernel module directory: /lib/modules/8.1-1-686
grep: /proc/swaps: No such file or directory
done
Setting up kfreebsd-image-8-686 (8.1+dfsg-8) …
#

# uname -a
GNU/kFreeBSD debian 8.1-1-686 #0 Tue Jan  4 17:59:05 UTC 2011 i686 i386 Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N550   @ 1.50GHz GNU/kFreeBSD
#

Great.

How to install Debian KFreeBSD

This post got delayed very long, I’ve already create the video since Februari 22 2011 but still have no time to publish. I just curious on how Debian and FreeBSD work in one place called Debian KFreBSD and as always everything just start from installation step and that is the main reason why I write this post.

Lets get start!

Get latest version of Debian KFreeBSD  and do installation with VMWare.

Choose Default Install.

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Choose English as installation language.

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Select Location : I choose United States.

Continue reading

Learn MS Access 2003

A client want me to convert their application that use MS Access 2003 to web based application using php and mysql. I agree to do so and this post is just for myself future reference when I have to deal with other MS Access 2003 application.

Open MS Access 2003 in design mode

double click access file, choose block unsafe and click open button when you see ‘security warning’ menu.

while you click open button, make sure to press shift key.

open ms access after choose to block macro

you’ll see the application in design mode (you can access; tables, queries, forms and reports etc under objects)

Fix ‘invalid path error message” when you open ms access 2003 application

open the application and click Tools -> Database Utilities -> Linked Table Manager

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

select the linked tables to be updated and click OK.

wait for a while, new pop up will appear telling if ‘all selected linked tables were successfully refreshed’

Change ms access 2003 application title name

click Tools -> Startup

change application title as seen on the picture and click ok.

Open code editor for ms access 2003 forms

choose forms and click ‘code editor’ icon

new visual basic window will open, you can see the logic there.

convert ms access to mysql

I’ll update the post when I’m done with it.

Update : learn how to convert ms access to mysq step by step.

See you!