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Cheat sheets update

By stretch | Saturday, August 16, 2008 at 1:29 p.m. UTC

The votes are in! 164 people want to keep the term "cheat sheets," 40 people would like it changed, and two people apparently weren't sure what the poll was about. There were some good suggestions in the comments, but the majority of readers seem to think the current name is fine. Keeping the current name also requires the least amount of work on my part, so I suppose I'm content with that decision.

Several readers have written in asking for some sort of PIX/ASA cheat sheet; sadly I have very limited experience with these devices. However, I've started watching some of the CBT Nuggets for the CCSP track (by Jeremy Cioara), so I might be able to put together something useful soon. For now I have a number of cheat sheets already in the pipeline, and I've been considering a mailing list for people who want to help me review beta cheat sheets for errors before their public release. We'll see how that goes.

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August 16, 2008 at 7:28 p.m. UTC

I'll give you my SNPA notes if you want. The other CCSP modules overlap the CCNP too much, and MARS and NAC are a waste of time unless you need to use those particular products. Any Juniper cheat sheets would be a dream. But I guess that's too much to ask on a Cisco blog.

August 16, 2008 at 8:08 p.m. UTC

PacketLife isn't a Cisco blog; it's a networking site. The overwhelming majority of the content happens to be Cisco-oriented simply because that's where my expertise lies. Honestly, I've wanted to expand into the realms of other vendors for some time, but I don't have ready access to any other gear. Hopefully in the not-too-distant future I'll settle in a position which grants me the ability to expand as such, but until then most of the content here will be unfortunately limited to a focus on IOS.

August 19, 2008 at 2:26 p.m. UTC

Why don't you run a pool with what cheat-sheets are in demand? I'd like to draft a PIX and Juniper paper, but would like to see what the demand for them are.

August 19, 2008 at 9:02 p.m. UTC

"Fun Facts' or ''Tidbits"

August 22, 2008 at 2:27 p.m. UTC

@stretch - to help contribute with ASA cheat sheets I can either setup access for you on one of my 5505's or send it to you.

let me know!

Brandon Carroll
August 23, 2008 at 5:21 a.m. UTC

Hey Stretch,

I'm willing to help a bit on the security side. Let me know what I can do.


May 19, 2009 at 8:01 p.m. UTC

Hi Guys

A pix/asa cheat cheat is a must from my side, please post.
Please send draft/beta copy to me if available.

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