Needed: CCIE for dinner and coffee (Houston)

impelseimpelse ■■■■□□□□□□ Posts: 1,227Member ■■■■□□□□□□
I found this in craigslist in Houston

What do you think, jajajajajajajaja. I do not know if any CCIE will accept this, this is the first time that I find this kind of ad.

OK, this is probably going to be one of the weirdest posts that you'll ever read. I'm a network engineer for a business downtown (I prefer to remain anonymous, as should you) and I have some issues with ISIS and OSPF that relate to a design problem I am encountering.

I hold a CCNA and a CCNP, however, my working knowledge of OSPF and ISIS in this situation is very shallow. Over the past several months, I have engineered (and reengineered) a network that has been constantly evolving on a weekly basis. It started out as a flat topology with switches and trunks, two VLANs, and a single, Quagga-based Linux box doing bullshit OSPF between the two VLANs and a static route to the outside world.

Enter virtualization, a SAN, multiple VLAN requirements, T-1 connections, a dial gateway, two VPN ( SSL and 3DES both ), two inverse proxy servers, a pair of WLNB load balancing setups, and it just goes on, ad infinitum, ad nauseam.

So, here's the chase. Let's grab dinner, and discuss the merits of why I think what my EVENTUAL plan will be the best, given the far-flung requirements my boss has asked me to design for, at which point somewhere before the dessert tray comes around, I will produce carefully redacted documentation (preserving anonymity, as I said) to which I will glady notate your suggestions, and tips to achieve what I need to make this three-ring circus work, while you may share anecdotes, information, and other tidbits of design know-how.

I will pick up the check, and a moderate bar tab (I am a three-drink maximum kind of guy, by the way), to get this situation moving. I appreciate professional courtesy, and I hope I have not offended anyone. In fact, I hope you laugh, but more so, I hope you'll email me and accept my offer. This is driving me insane.

Must be willing to meet downtown, preferably shortly after 5 to 6 PM. This is an ideal "gig" for a downtown-working IE to share some knowledge and get free dinner in the process. I am also willing to schedule lunch engagements, and would prefer individuals open to a weekly consultation.

Computer Support Houston Area:


  • mamonomamono ■■□□□□□□□□ Posts: 776Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    That's an interesting way to call for help... icon_idea.gif
  • malcyboodmalcybood ■■■□□□□□□□ Posts: 900Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    I'm sure the CCIE's of Houston will be falling over each other to take advantage of that deal! icon_lol.gif
  • dtlokeedtlokee Posts: 2,381Member
    Too bad it's a 3 drink maximum, I do my best work after 5-6 drinks.
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  • techEDtechED ■■□□□□□□□□ Posts: 55Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    dude needs a 20k job done for a $20 dinner :P
  • empc4000xlempc4000xl Posts: 322Member
    He is playing it smart. He has some knolowdge, but not enough to get the job done and he's doing what he has to, to avoid exposure. He may not need a CCIE, he needs a a guy experienced in design, which he is lacking. He also needs to set aside more than a hour of time.
  • jbaellojbaello Posts: 1,192Member
    He's doing his thang lol...
  • mikej412mikej412 Posts: 10,090Member
    Hum, could be worth it for dinner AND a movie icon_lol.gif
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  • SlowhandSlowhand MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, MCSA: Windows Server 2003/2012/2016, CCNA Routing & Switchi Bay Area, CaliforniaPosts: 5,163Mod Mod
    I stand by my policy of no OSPF on the first date.

    And you'll have to pour a hell of a lot more than three drinks into me before I discuss work on this level with someone who 'prefers to stay anonymous' and trolls Craigslist. I'm not sure what he's expecting for these 'weekly encounters', but I'm pretty sure I have an ACL that doesn't allow that type of access to any of my ports.

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  • keenonkeenon ■■■■□□□□□□ Posts: 1,921Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    thats original icon_lol.gif
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  • AhriakinAhriakin SupremeNetworkOverlord Posts: 1,800Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    E|Will CCIE For Food|3
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  • sprkymrksprkymrk ■■■□□□□□□□ Posts: 4,884Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Darn, you guys already posted all the humorous replies. icon_lol.gif
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  • GT-RobGT-Rob Posts: 1,090Member
    meh, I would do it if I got a decent meal out of it. I don't know how much could really get done in that time frame, but thats his problem lol
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