I got this email from Joel which made my day. It is email like this that keep us motivated and feel that Ethan & I are creating something worthwhile. Sometimes ‘packet pushing’ is just a lot of work, sometimes it is great fun, sometime we make a bit of money from sponsors too. But knowing that you are making a difference is really what started us on this journey. The mainstay of our philosophy is about contributions to the community.
Thanks Joel. And thanks for saying so.
I must say that I have gotten more useful information out of the Packet Pushers Podcast than any other single source in the last 24 months. You guys are doing a fabulous job! (and yes I have left positive feedback in iTunes…). It worries me that I would be able to keep up with the conversation though. As I said in the previous email, I love networking, but I have wandered down so many other paths (mainly system integration and solution architecture) over the last 20 years. I just came back as a full-time network engineer slightly over 3 years ago! My networking skills are now beyond where I ever hoped they would be – but I still have gaps and times I have to really think hard to make sure I understand. But I can certainly talk with authority about building an automated, “cloud” style system from scratch. At this point, we are still, however, configuring our SRX’s and Nexus 7ks and 1ks via the CLI. But of course, most of this will be bestowed infrastructure and its the overlay network that will be automated. We are also dealing with all the other problems such as scale-up/scale-out, multiple data centers, addressing, troubleshooting etc.
Also, we are in conversations with Anuta and I am trying to see if I can get Tail-F into the conversation.
But, bottom line for me, is that I can get out of bed in the morning, get on the train and actually look forward to listening to your show, or read about BGP or just think about what network (or programming(!!!) problems i will be attacking that day. It’s great to be back to my number 1 passion!
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