As the end of the year is almost here, I have decided to make a round-up of my blog posting activity for year 2009. I have gathered the 3 most popular posts for my blog in 2009 and listed them below. It seems that anything related with Cisco ASA Firewalls is very popular. This is because the Cisco ASA configuration is kind of difficult to comprehend, especially for beginners in the field of network security. Not only that but also official documentation for Cisco ASA is unfortunately limited to mostly description of configuration commands and explanations for only a small fraction of the huge feature list of the Cisco ASA. Therefore people are searching the web for more information and solutions about their network firewall implementations. Another popular topic is Cisco switches. Although a switch is sometimes considered a plug-and-play device, I’ve got hundreds of hits on two posts related with Vlans and Layer3 functionality on a Cisco switch. Let’s see the three most popular posts that received the most hits for 2009:
Most Popular Post:
This is a Cisco ASA 5510 basic configuration tutorial. The ASA 5510 is one of the most popular ASA models since is mostly used in Small-Medium-Business networks. The tutorial will guide you step by step to configure a 5510 for basic Internet access.
Second Popular Post:
This post describes how to configure vlan in cisco switch. The example network diagram shows two Layer 2 switches connected with a trunk port and three Vlans spanning both switches. It is a very common switch network implementation so I hope people have found that post useful.
Third Popular Post:
Another switch related post which deals with Cisco L3 switch routing. A Layer 3 Cisco switch can prove very useful in a LAN network since it can both aggregate Layer 2 connections and also offer Layer 3 InterVlan routing, thus avoiding the use of a dedicated Router in the network.
This is my last post for 2009, so have a Happy New Year and will talk to you soon in 2010. I wish you all happiness, health, and prosperity in your life.