[TriLUG] Slightly OT: Connecting a Cisco router to a Linux box
via serial connection?
mindcrime at cpphacker.co.uk
Wed Dec 24 10:26:18 EST 2003
Chris Bullock wrote:
> When I took the CCNA, there wasn't any need to set up "external"
> interfaces, only know the protocols associated with it.
That's cool... I was just hoping to actually get it hooked to something
on both sides, so I could actually have it route traffic in a
semi-realistic environment... just as a learning thing, ya know?
> I would investigate to see if there is a product called freesco still
> floating around, which used to be a linux distro dedicated to Cisco
> routing, or try VMware. Or go to your local bookstore and buy the
> ExamCram CCNA study guide.
Yeah, I've got some CCNA study guides already... but I don't want to be
a "paper CCNA" assuming I pass... I'd like to have some hands-on
experience as well, even if it is done in a non-production environment.
That said, Wake Tech offers some cisco classes, and they have nice
fully-equipped labs with all sorts of Cisco gear... so I might take
their class(es) down the road.
Another thing I think I could do, is buy another Cisco router
(the cheap ones can be found on E-bay for not too much money)
connect the two routers serial -> serial (which I know can be done,
I found directions for that using Google) and then I'll have my
two separate networks. Actually, I may wind up buying a few Cisco
boxes and build myself a moderately sophisticated "test lab"... heh.
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