Friday, January 8, 2010

Happy 8 Day Old New Year

First post of the New Year.

Over the break I ate a lot, played video games, researched LDAP and had a small epiphany, although that's for another day. I searched the internet trying to find a guide on how to setup an LDAP server. There is a lot of info out there but it's all gibberish to someone new to it like me. I guess they expect you to have some prior knowledge which means nobody ever makes some good documentation. I did find a decent guide on the Ubuntu website which guides you through making an LDAP server which is very nice but even if I did set up the server when Mr. Elkner comes to me and says he wants something not part of the guide or something breaks I'll be screwed so I would need to learn more about LDAP.

So during the course of the week I learned how to convert numbers to binary, binary to hex blah blah. It actually isn't hard. The only problem is it's somewhat time consuming. I had to learn about it since hex relates to MAC addresses and binary since IP address are based on binary and so are subnets. Subnetting is probably one of the most important things you need in a large network in my opinion. I would go into a long winded explanation on why it's important but I have yet to fully understand it. Basically you can't just physically set up your network without ignoring subnetting. Once I finish the chapter and know what I'm talking about I'll make a post on it.

I know I'm forgetting something but I can't remember right now and according to some study which I can't remember where I read it said that trying hard to remember something decreases your chances of remembering what you forgot. So don't think too hard about what you forgot or you'll forget it.

Also Chuck season 3 starts this Sunday but you already knew that.


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