Mangocon Network Topics



  • At the potential of working with Mangocon, what would be some good topics you guys would like to see for the Networking topic?

    Keep in mind that these are 1 hour sessions if I understand correctly.



    • VLAN implementation (planning, implementing, and scenarios that necessitate their use)
    • Managing VoIP traffic (QoS, if/when to VLAN, hosted or local, etc...)
    • VPNs (types, differences, and use cases)


  • Network monitoring and troubleshooting would be an interesting thing to hear someone talk about.



  • OK - manage QOS for VOIP traffic on a flat network (no VLANs)

    Of course you can't manage the internet side of things, just the local.



  • For those who are interested in Network Monitoring, do you have a preference for platform?



  • @dafyre said:

    For those who are interested in Network Monitoring, do you have a preference for platform?

    Open source would likely be the best option, unless a vendor is willing to put something up to test with that you can work on and teach with.



  • Nagios (community) and the most useful addins to make it a functional system for "most" network administrators would be really useful.



  • @dafyre said:

    For those who are interested in Network Monitoring, do you have a preference for platform?

    What kind of monitoring?
    ping tests?
    bandwidth utiltization?
    Logs?



  • @Dashrender said:

    @dafyre said:

    For those who are interested in Network Monitoring, do you have a preference for platform?

    What kind of monitoring?
    ping tests?
    bandwidth utiltization?
    Logs?

    I would suggest something that could include Ping test, CPU, Memory, and Network utilization, Disk IOPS, and other Performance Metrics using scripts, or Zabbix.

    Logging would be an added bonus.



  • Best practices for detecting viruses through LAN traffic would be interesting. I guess that would be too specific (to wireshark) though considering we are mostly interested in open source and that's the best in town afaik



  • @wirestyle22 said:

    Best practices for detecting viruses through LAN traffic would be interesting. I guess that would be too specific (to wireshark) though considering we are mostly interested in open source and that's the best in town afaik

    Wireshark is best-in-class for paid solutsions as well, I think. There are several commercial solutions that integrated nicely with it.



  • @Dashrender said:

    OK - manage QOS for VOIP traffic on a flat network (no VLANs)

    Of course you can't manage the internet side of things, just the local.

    What about WAN optimization/acceleration stuff?



  • @wirestyle22 said:

    @Dashrender said:

    OK - manage QOS for VOIP traffic on a flat network (no VLANs)

    Of course you can't manage the internet side of things, just the local.

    What about WAN optimization/acceleration stuff?

    I don't have a lot of experience with stuff like that, but it would be a good topic.


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