Global networks

At work, each network segment is classified with a color based on its access list. We have brown, green, red, purple, blue, orange, and firewalls all over the place. This has inspired...

The Network Connection

Why are there so many damn network colors,
And routers and firewalls?
Show them on pow'r point, but only to man'gers
And they will approve the change.
So we've been told and some choose to believe it
I know that I'll wait and see
Someday they'll make it
My Network Connection,
The cables, the VLANs, and me...

Who said that every server needs IP
A link to one thousand base T
Somebody thought of that, approving the purchase
Except for the cabling
A WAN so amazing, with OC-3's blazing
Sometimes the pings make it through.
Someday they'll make it,
A global connection,
The cables, the VLANS, and me...

All of us scanned by Nessus,
We know that it's probably magic

Have you been half-routed? Dropped by Rule Zero?
Lost packets silently
This is annoying, quit making changes
On Friday at end of the day.
Some of us do work, even on weekends, we need the network to flow.
Someday I'll have it
A working connection,
The cables, the VLANS and me...


1 comment:

Keith said...

Did you ever get around to posting this code?

I'm trying to do the exact same thing with collectd / VMware Guest SDK.

Would be a huge time saver. :-)