HTIRW: Provider Peering and Revenue Streams (Part 1)

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In the last post in this series, I described several types of providers -- and even how those descriptions are no longer … [Read more...]

Thinking Through Title II Regulation

Over at CircleID, Geoff Huston has a long'ish article on Title II regulation of the Internet, and the ideals of "net … [Read more...]

EVPN: Intro to next gen L2VPN

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Introduction: With the ascent of DCI, a new set of requirements emerged which are not fully addressed by current L2VPN … [Read more...]

Video over Internet

Video_Drop

Couple days ago I made an interesting talk about Video Traffic over Internet. Sales engineer goes to company and he claims … [Read more...]

HTIRW: The Business Side of DNS (2)

</a>continued from part 1 The top level server is either paid for by the domain owner (if they are managing the TLD … [Read more...]

HTIRW: The Business Side of DNS (1)

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So your host queries a DNS server to map the name to a location (an IP address), which sets off a chain of queries across a … [Read more...]

Secret CEF Attributes Part 6, The BGP Connection

In the first five parts of this series we covered all the steps necessary to distribute QoS and monitoring to a large … [Read more...]

Using Next Generation MVPN to optimize your MPLS core – Part 1

Intra-AS

Like many network engineers I have had difficulties with multicast, the logic is all messed up right!? The only … [Read more...]

Secret CEF Attributes, Part 5

So far we've explored some very cool features of CEF and the attributes we can push into the FIB to identify certain kinds of … [Read more...]

Secret CEF Attributes, Part 4

In Parts 1, Part 2 and Part 3 we saw we can use the CEF table to express all sorts of different QoS policies. In Part 4 we … [Read more...]

CEF Secret Attributes, Part 3

In Part 1 we saw we can mark prefixes in CEF with certain attributes that might give us interesting things to play with. In … [Read more...]

FAT or Entropy Label?

FAT Label

In this article we are going to see two features that improve the load-balancing in the MLPS Core. Why? In the networking … [Read more...]

The Secret Sauce for Network Services

OTV

Tunneling is the Duct Tape of Networking..It is interesting to realize that a big chunk of network features in Data Center, … [Read more...]

BGP Path Hunting/Exploration

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 Only one change or link flap can cause one hour or more traffic drop.  It is weird, right? But this is true. In this … [Read more...]

Network Topologies

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Resiliency of the networks is almost the most important design criterion which needs to be considered. Packets need to be … [Read more...]