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On Mon, Mar 4, 2013 at 9:51 AM, Leo Bicknell <bicknell at ufp.org> wrote:
> will fix the problem.  It won't.  Next time the issue will be
> different, and the same undertrained person who missed the packet
> size this time will miss the next issue as well.  They should all be
> sitting around saying, "how can we hire compentent network admins for
> our NOC", but that would cost real money.

I think that is hard because virtually all training / education in our
industry is based on procedures, not on concepts.

Pick up any book about networking and you'll find examples of how to
configure a lab of Cisco 2900s so you can pass an exam.  Very few that
go into conceptual detail or troubleshooting of any kind.  Educational
programs suffer from the same flaw.

There are exceptions to this rule, but they are very few.  I'm sure
many NANOG readers are familiar with "Interdomain Multicast Routing,"
for example.  It is an excellent book because it covers concepts and
compares two popular vendor platforms on a variety of multicast

We have lots of stupid people in our industry because so few
understand "The Way Things Work."

Jeff S Wheeler <jsw at inconcepts.biz>
Sr Network Operator  /  Innovative Network Concepts