[olug] College Kid Needs Cisco IOS-based Router

OBrien, Timothy IrishMASMS at olug.org
Fri Jun 6 20:35:31 UTC 2008

During my college years (mid to late 90's, early 00's) the networking
classes at UNO's PKI were taught by the instructors from Metro. I took the
same classes with the same instructors at Metro for cheaper.

<quote who="Kevin">
> I don't have any experience with UNL, but when I was at UNO, we didn't
> do any networking or system administration at all. That is a place for
> programmers. I only set hands on a router or Server 2k3 or DHCP server
> when I went to ITT.
> On Fri, Jun 6, 2008 at 9:08 AM, dthomas at gmail.com <dthomas at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> This may be a crazy suggestion, but you should get a job!  You'll never
>> have
>> enough money to buy the equipment that you want to play with, but your
>> employer may.  When you hit the campus in the fall, get a position in a
>> computer lab or equivalent and move around from there.  Sounds like you
>> already know enough that it shouldn't be a problem.  Universities are
>> notorious for having a very um.. interesting.. IT infrastructure.
>> -Dan
>> On Fri, Jun 6, 2008 at 2:41 AM, Dan Clough <dclough at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I'll be going to UNL in the fall for CompSci, and I have a feeling that
>>> networking will play a major part in the program.  I've already got
>>> what's
>>> essentially a server room set up in my basement, but I want to learn
>>> more.
>>> I'm planning on setting up a test lab so I can experiment with a few
>>> private
>>> netblocks and ASNs.
>>> I've mastered CatOS on Catalyst switches (4000 and 5000, at least), and
>>> the
>>> next logical step for me is moving up to IOS and getting into routing.
>>> I
>>> don't want to go the eBay route, since sellers like to strip out
>>> essential
>>> parts of the product and sell them separately (Yeah, because a router
>>> without a WAN card is so useful) and winning 4 auctions just to get
>>> everything I need will be so much more expensive than buying it
>>> locally.
>>> Does anyone have any local Cisco routers that they'd be willing to
>>> sell?  I
>>> don't need a BFR, but I'd at least like something that's functional and
>>> somewhat modern (no IMP, please) so I can easily adapt to UNL's gear in
>>> the
>>> fall.  If you've got a spare router or even some advice, feel free to
>>> contact me.
>>> Thanks!
>>> Dan
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