Keeping It Classless is a blog aimed at providing a real-world perspective on technology solutions in the computer networking world. Keeping It Classless is written and maintained by Matt Oswalt and was first started to document various IT experiences while in school. It then served a similar purpose during his CCNA studies, and finally became the journal of a deep exploration into all facets of computer networking.
It is inspired by the belief that a constant learning process is the cornerstone to true networking. Certifications are useful tools to attain and maintain, as is years of professional experience. However, true success can be found by remaining loyal to innovation and passion for the packets we route, and to never, under any circumstances stop learning.
The name “Keeping It Classless” was derived from two sources. First, it can be taken literally, as a reference to using network masks that deviate from “the norm”, for the sake of more efficient use of address space. This represents the collective mind of network engineers innovating towards solutions that make our networks run better.
It can also be taken figuratively, to mean that true networking is not defined by one specific vendor or technology, but by passion, and by creativity.
The views expressed on this blog are purely the opinions of those that produced them and in no way represent any employers, past or present.