Root Shell on DrayTek AP 800

The DrayTek AP 800 is a 2.4Ghz 802.11n Access Point with the ability to make it dual band, 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz, with an optional USB dongle. It supports multi-SSID with VLAN tagging, built in RADIUS server, per-SSID/station bandwidth control and can act as a bridge, repeater etc. As with all of these SOHO products it’d built on Linux. Which means somewhere there is a root shell lurking. The DrayTek AP

Automating Mass Cisco IOS Upgrades

This morning I needed to upgrade the IOS on 29 Cisco 3560G switches. Rather than login to each one,¬†clean up the flash storage, FTP on the IOS image and set the boot image, I wrote a simple shell script and used clogin from RANCID to automate this task. Of course, nearly every Network Configuration Management platform that’s any good should be able to do this but I prefer the personal