About Jeff Loughridge

Jeff Loughridge has been promoting simplicity in IP networks since 1997. In his role as principal consultant at Brooks Consulting, Jeff helps his clients design and operate large-scale wireline and wireless networks. Prior to starting his company in 2009, Jeff spent ten years at Sprint in engineer and manager positions.

Using IPv6 to Defeat Multi-tenancy Separation

I’ve always advised my clients to  carefully plan the implementation of IPv6. The protocol opens new attack vectors on which … [Read more...]

The Cost of IPv6 on Amazon Web Services

AWS is a great platform for businesses that have the technical savvy to administer servers and applications but do not want … [Read more...]

(Some) Vendors Dig IPv6

Now that World IPv6 Launch is behind us, let's look into how a sampling of network hardware vendors support IPv6 on their web … [Read more...]

Using L2TPv3 for Layer 3 VPNs

Deploying L3VPNs using MPLS is common in service provider and—more recently—in enterprise environments.  While not as … [Read more...]

Thank Goodness for NAT66

NAT66 lab

I'm participating in a beta test with my ISP for IPv6 connectivity. The ISP deployed a basic IPv6 service that relies … [Read more...]

Why Your Network Should Go IPv6 Only


The looming exhaustion of IPv4 address space at the Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) in 2012 will pressure organizations … [Read more...]