This blog is cross posted from my original blog found here
Below is a list of the 5 network things I am looking forward to in 2015 (in no particular order).
Having used MTR on my mac and on Linux system I was always frustrated with the lack of this option from the Junos CLI. You have always been able to start a shell and run MTR as below:-
nick@ScoobyDoo> start shell
% mtr 18.104.22.168
Although it’s super handy, the inconvenience of starting the shell can be a PITA.
I thought i would have to live with this until I found the following:-
nick@ScoobyDoo> traceroute monitor 22.214.171.124
No. I wasn’t meaning that!
I have spent the last few days trying to get an ME-3600 to play nicely with an SRX for VPLS.
Now, I have to admit that I love most Juniper products with the exception of the J-series and have spent a fair amount of time on the Juniper certification trail.
You may think that this leads me to be slightly biased when reviewing a book about a Juniper product but it does not.
Over the last few years I have made the transition at the company I work for, from Support Engineer to Network Engineer. In between this I became a Managed Services Engineer dealing with the configuration, installation and maintenance of Cisco 1800 series routers. During this time I decided I would use the knowledge gained in my day job to go on the certification trail. 4 months later I gained my CCNA accreditation and a thirst to obtain more understanding in networking in general.
So I was tasked to provide a failover mechanism for a customer with Juniper equipment without using OSPF.
With the L2 providers we use there is always a link from the CPE to the provider equipment and then it breaks out to their backbone. Now, this means that there could be a break in the provider network and the customer CPE would still see the link as up. We would then be blindly forwarding traffic into a black hole. Continue reading
I’m going to start off with some example import filters for BGP with IPv6. Mainly from several best practise docs I have found across the internet. Continue reading