APIs, APIs…a look at Arista’s eAPI

Arista switches have an API known as eAPI. In this article, I will discuss some of the basics of how eAPI operates, how to … [Read more...]

The changing of the guard: Telecom Style-Part 1

The sale of a incumbent local exchange carrier (ILEC) aka the local telephone company can be much more complicated than one … [Read more...]

The Linux ip Command – An Ostensive Overview

Network connected terminal

It came to my attention and I was rather surprised to learn a while back that the Linux ifconfig command has been deprecated … [Read more...]

Stop Doing Post Mortems & Root Cause Analysis With indeni


When a network outage occurs, everyone is running like headless chickens trying to figure out why traffic isn’t flowing the … [Read more...]

BGPSEC: Basic Operation


I'm going to take a little break from my other two series to inject a short series on BGPSEC. I'll return to HTIRW and RFCs … [Read more...]

4 Inevitable Questions When Joining a Monitoring Group, Pt. 1

Leon Adato, Technical Product Marketing Manager with SolarWinds is our guest blogger today, with a sponsored post on the … [Read more...]

Network Design Concepts Part-3

In the first article of the series, reliability and resiliency are covered. We should know that whatever device, link type or … [Read more...]

Kicking the Tires on Cisco’s onePK

Recently, I experimented with Cisco's onePK. What follows are observations on onePK, as well as some details on the mechanics … [Read more...]

SDN, Network Virtualization and Hypervisors


Packet Pushers sponsor Pluribus Networks sent along Robert Drost to bring us this blog post. He's a pretty interesting … [Read more...]

The Routing Resilience Manifesto

If you run BGP in your network, you need to think about BGP security. It might not seem like it's important if you're not a … [Read more...]

How the CCIE changed my life

Everything is so gloomy these days isn't it? SDN is going to put us out of a job so you have to learn Python or go make … [Read more...]

Using Puppet to Configure F5 Network’s LTM via SOAP


You'll like this, and you won't; and that reflects on how I've felt variously about this task/burden. So, I've spent three … [Read more...]

Show 212 – HP Networking in the Data Centre – Sponsored


In today's sponsored podcast, HP Networking looks to educate network engineers about HP’s data center portfolio and … [Read more...]

Using ssldump to Decode/Decrypt SSL/TLS Packets


Who needs the Wireshark GUI right; let's do this at the command line and be grown up about things. This is a straight copy of … [Read more...]

Show News: Network Down Stories and The Nightmare Before Christmas


Last year, we published two shows of horror stories about network outages and these shows generated a HUGE response from the … [Read more...]