About Garry Baker

"Keep it simple. When in doubt during design, choose the simplest
solution." - RFC1958 On Twitter @networkbaker

Book Review: How to Master CCNP Route

Book Details How to Master CCNP Route Rene Molenaar EBook PDF via instant download with … [Read more...]

TCP Fast & Curious: A Look At TCP Fast Open

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“The TCP is intended to provide a reliable process-to-process communication service in a multinetwork environment. The TCP is … [Read more...]

Pushing Packets the Last Mile

"The "last mile" or "last kilometer" is the final leg of delivering connectivity from a communications provider to a … [Read more...]

“Smoke and Mirrors” – Questions and RFCs That Help You Interpret Vendor Performance Claims

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Reading Tom Hollingsworth's post Network Consumer Reports got me to thinking of the time my boss came to me and said, "The … [Read more...]

Using NETCONF + YANG To Configure Network Devices and Why It Does Not Replace SNMP

The Network Configuration Protocol, NETCONF, is an IETF network management protocol. It was developed in the NETCONF working … [Read more...]

A look at the new LSA types in OSPFv3 with Vyatta and Cisco

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OSPFv3 brings on a few changes. This post will take a look at the two new LSA types in OSPFv3 using a Cisco and Vyatta … [Read more...]

CloudShark new features and Why would I use CloudShark when I could just install Wireshark?

I had scheduled to watch a live demo of CloudShark the other day, but missed it due to work. Then I recieved an email from … [Read more...]

The IPv6 Forum and the IPv6 Ready Logo Program

I'm reading this blog post over on blogs.cisco.com more because I had not seen this “IPV6 Ready Logo Phase 2 (Gold)” than … [Read more...]

First Hop Redundancy Protocols in IPv6: HSRP + GLBP

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Currently Cisco has support for Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP) and Gateway Load Balancing (GLBP) in IPv6. There is an … [Read more...]

IPv6 OSPFv3 ESP Packets and Decrypting with Wireshark

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I am working on IPv6. While doing OSPFv3, I get to the encryption option, covered in a relative easy to read and informative … [Read more...]

IPv4 DHCP vs IPv6 DHCPv6

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We all know and love DHCP in IPv4. We understand the broadcast operation and the DORA (Discover, Offer, Request, ACK), as … [Read more...]

IPv6 and the Importance of the ICMPv6 – Packet Too Big Message

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I've been reading a lot about IPv6. Is it or isn’t it? Will it be or won't it be? When it will be and just get ready for … [Read more...]