Networking Acronyms

My new role has me paying attention to the Network side of cloud a lot more than I had to in the past. One thing I’ve noticed about Networking is that it has a lot of acronyms, and people that work in it tend to throw them out in context and move on. This is my collection of recent acronyms and their meanings.

I will continue to update this one as I come across additional relevant terms and acronyms.
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Command line VPN connection

I need to connect to my office via VPN. Fedora has a point and click interface, but I am trying to minimize mouse usage. So, instead I have a small bash function that does it for me.

I has an OTP that I need to enter in, so I have nmcli prompt me.

$ cat `which vpn_up `
nmcli --ask c up "Raleigh (RDU2)"

Minicom to a Juniper SRX-220

Cluster computing requires a cluster of computers. For the past several years, I have been attempting to get work down without having a home cluster. This is no longer tenable, and I need to build my own.

One of the requirements for a home cluster is a progammable network device. I’ve purchased a second hand Junper SRC22.

Juniper SRX 220

Juniper SRX 220

Here are my configuration notes.
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Virtualization Setup for RH CSA study

While my company has wonderful resources to allow employees to study for our certifications, they are time limited to prevent waste. I find I’ve often kicked off the lab, only to get distracted with a reql-world-interrupt, and come back to find the lab has timed out. I like working on my own systems, and having my own servers to work on. As such, I’m setting up a complementary system to the corporate one for my own study.
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