OSI, SSH, flavor text!

I’ve really got to come up with some better text for opening and closings on these things. I mean, not that any one reads it but jesus my writing skills are terrible. Perhaps start with a clever joke from a dad joke book? A video of a man skateboarding in a video game?

Lets do both!

Did you hear the rumor about butter? Well, I’m not going to spread it!

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It was the first thing came up and it seemed pretty cool. i mean, its an authentic Louisiana skull boy on a tricycle doing a trick. amazing.

a song to go with it and a picture of some of some new, endearing, Kanye shoes that are like crocs for motorcycle enthusiasts, apparently.

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Now that ive grabbed your attention lets get into the usual process that involves about 0 creative writing with no tongue in cheek jokes.

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Im not sure what two of these things are.

  • NGFW – A next-generation firewall (NGFW) is a part of the third generation of firewall technology that is implemented in either hardware or software and is capable of detecting and blocking sophisticated attacks by enforcing security policies at the application, port and protocol levels.
  • IDS/IPS – Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) analyze network traffic for signatures that match known cyberattacks. Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) also analyzes packets, but can also stop the packet from being delivered based on what kind of attacks it detects — helping stop the attack.

This one seems debatable based on vendor. To be honest, if we are splitting hairs here I’m not clear on how this is different from a UTM. I’m sure someone can explain the differences however at some point I’m sure the nomenclature turns to grey. Ok though, NGFW it is.

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I have no idea how far cat5 reaches but it seems easier to cut a cord, wire ends into it and plug it into a repeater than replace the entire cable given that distance is a factor. However, it seems to not be the case. The difference between cat5 and cat5e is speed and it cuts down on interference. I suppose that’s plausible.

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Honestly, I have no idea why I thought this was important, the answer is really straight forward. I honestly agree with it and don’t know why I chose less vlans.

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Umm kay, there was an error, we arnt sure what it is or what the response was when trying SSH but for sure we need to generate new keys. So in the spirit of learning, lets learn about generating new SSH keys.

SSH keys

That’s a whole lot of information that I’m going to have to come back to. I was also hoping there would be some more basic information on like how/why so maybe we should check YouTube.

That’s a little boring and the confusing part of this is that, in my experience, when using SSH you just type ssh (ip) then it prompts for login. I don’t know though. Lots to learn and this is help for capture the flag later on, maybe.

ok, hes a bit wordy and throws in important information under the radar but I’m starting to understand what hes saying and whats happening much better.

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I have so many questions. Basic networking stuff is still kind of a mystery to me and I guess that’s why I’m doing this but OSI, … , any way. lets see if we can find any actual info on this one. The first thing i need to understand is what do they mean by highest? is physical low? ok, the answer to that is yes. OSI layers and this is also helpful peer to peer OSI

So, how do know this answer is correct? Well most things are saying layer 3 but this says 4. I guess we have to trust it but I did learn about osi regardless!

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