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Let’s Look at: 1 Step Router Lock down.

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In my CCNA: Security studies one thing they go over is the 1 Step Lockdown. So I loaded up a spare router started up the SDM and ran through the 1 Step Lockdown.


Launch Scree of the Cisco SDM

Cisco SDM loading.


Now every time I use the SDM I always enable the option to see the IOS commands before they are delivered to the router. I do this for a few reasons, One to go over the commands and make sure they will not interfere with anything already running on my network, and Two it leads to some good learning. Below you find the IOS commands used by 1 Step Router Lockdown:

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Written by Stephen J. Occhiogrosso

September 29, 2010 at 1:20 AM


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I decided to start up this blog, to share of the interesting moments I run into, or anything that peaks my attention within my career in IT. As far a bit of background, I’ve worked in IT 6+ years. I’ve worked as a normal field technician, help desk technician, and currently as a network analyst, supporting a wide array technologies.

Those technologies range from the normal Cisco Routers/Switches to ASA’s, WLC, LWAP’s, then of course the typically Microsoft Servers and SQL Databases, BES Servers, supported in a VMWare cluster running off a blade center with connected SANs. So my knowledge is fairly spread out. While I do regret not being able to work solely with a single technology, I do enjoy working this many as it allows me to see the whole picture.

As far as some credentials, I hold an AS degree in computer networking and certifications from various vendors. Currently I have the A+, Network+, and Security+ from CompTIA, MCSA for Microsoft Server 2003, and MCITP: SA for Server 2008. As well as the BlackBerry Certified Support Specialist from Research In Motion. Along with a valid CCNA: Wireless and CCNP certification. So I have a small knack for learning new technologies and applying them at work.

I am also by no means going to call myself an expert after no one is perfect, we all make mistakes. I will be the first to admit I have encountered issues that could have been avoided if I had simply researched a bit more into a topic, but as long as we learn from those mistakes and do not make the same ones twice, their is an acceptable limit.

Written by Stephen J. Occhiogrosso

September 15, 2010 at 2:55 AM

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