Why does BGP use TCP for peering? What happens if two BGP speakers begin the peering process at the same time? In this video, recorded for Packet Pushers, I start looking at the BGP peering process.
While this talk is titled privacy for providers, it really applies to just about every network operator. This is meant to open a conversation on the topic, rather than providing definitive answers. I start by looking at some of the kinds of information network operators work with, and whether this information can or should be considered “private.” In the second part of the talk, I work through some of the various ways network operators might want to consider when handling private information.
In this episode of the Hedge, Ethan Banks, Ethan’s old-timey routers, Tom Ammon, Tom’s printer, Eyvonne Sharp, and Russ White sit around the virtual hedge to talk about networking fundamentals. What are they, why are they important, how you learn them, and how to be intentional about your career.
Many companies rely on open source, regardless of whether or not they realize it. In this episode of the Hedge, Alistair Woodman joins Russ White and Tom Ammon to talk about not only why you should support the open source projects you use, but how you can.
I hung out with Matt Oswalt on video for a bit yesterday, where we chatted about automation, data center fabrics and routing protocols, and just life.
I recently spoke at CHINOG on the business value of disaggregation, and participated in a panel on getting involved in the IETF. If you’re interested in these two talks, the videos are linked below.