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2013 Update

Hey guys. Wanted to take a few minutes and catch you up on how things are going with us here at the Class-C Block. It’s been a crazy 2013 already and things are proving to not slow down much. As most of you know CJ has transitioned to a new on Facebook’s Datacenter networking team. This is a huge opportunity for him; however , it involves moving his family literally across the country (they lived in NY before). So while all this transition is going on we’ve decided to take a month or so break from the podcast so CJ can get fully moved and settled. I’m (Matt Stone) hoping to get a chance to go up and visit him soon and finally meet face to face. If that works out we plan to record a live show together and post it.

In any case I wanted to let you all know that for the next month or so we might be pretty quiet as we try and get CJ acclimated to his new job and life in Cali!

So everyone send a tweet to him (@cjinfantino) and let him know how cool he is.

Matt S.

Show 9 – Jack of All Trades or Master of None?

This is a pretty laid back show where CJ, Matt O., and Matt S. talk about focusing on only one topic in your profession or becoming a “jack of all trades” of sorts.


Show 8 – Poking IPv6 with a stick

This show we had the Networking Nerd himself on to discuss IPv6, NAT and what the future may hold. You don’t want to miss this one!




Show 7 – Christmas Clouds

Listen to the guys bat around ideas about Cloud and the future of IT in a Cloudy world during this Christmas edition of the Class-C Block. Thanks to Keith Miller for joining us.


Show 6 – The Datacenter

CJ, Matt Oswalt, and Matt Stone sit down to figure out some Cisco Datacenter technologies and discuss past experiences with the different platforms.


Show 5 – Talking NETCONF, SDN, and Central Management

This week we discuss NETCONF, SDN, Central configuration management with Carl Moberg from Tail-F.

Listen in and hear what exciting things Tail-F is doing with your routers and switch bridges.




Show 4 – Study Like A Pro!

This week we discussed studying. As IT pros we all have to study at one time or another, whether it is for an exam or a project. We wanted to expose some study methods, and talk about methods to avoid.

To help us with the conversation we had Matt Oswalt join in the fun.


Links from the show:

Safari Books Online 

Mental Case

Anki Flash Cards

Time Management for System Adminstrators

Time Management Seminar by Randy Pausch

Boson Ex-Sim


Dualcom mini 5-port switch





Show 3 – Service Provider Design

This show is all about Service Provider design. Matt and CJ get together and talk about lessons learned, Internet VRFs, BGP summarization and more!


Show links:

Ivan – ioshints – post on Internet VRF resource consumption


Show 2 – MPLS Explained!

Check out this week’s show where Matt and CJ are joined by Ivan Pepelnjak. In this show we discuss MPLS, it’s history, origins and what problem it was designed to solve. We also answer the question, if MPLS has any business being in the Enterprise. We even stray a bit off topic into the fiery depths of SDN and all things unicorns.

Come check it out!


Show 1 – Class C Block Intro

The Class C Block’s first podcast. Listen to our first podcast where we explain a little bit about who we are, what we’re doing, and where we’re headed.