History of Networking: Pseudowires

17 May 2019 | 0 Comments

In this episode of the History of Networking, Donald Sharp and I talk to Luca Martini about the origins of pseudowires—one of the more interesting innovations in the use of MPLS. Outro Music: Danger Storm Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

MPLS Fast Reroute

4 December 2018 | Comments Off on MPLS Fast Reroute

MPLS Traffic Engineering Part 3

11 September 2018 | Comments Off on MPLS Traffic Engineering Part 3

History of Networking: Ross Callon on MPLS

21 August 2018 | Comments Off on History of Networking: Ross Callon on MPLS

The Protocol Series: MPLS Part 2

2 July 2018 | Comments Off on The Protocol Series: MPLS Part 2

In this community roundtable over at the Network Collective, Jordan, Eyvonne, Nick, and I discuss some interesting use cases for MPLS. This is part of our ongoing series about protocols. Remember to check out Network Collective memberships!

The Network Collective: MPLS Part 1

5 April 2018 | Comments Off on The Network Collective: MPLS Part 1

On the ‘net: BGP Traffic Engineering at the Network Collective

18 January 2018 | Comments Off on On the ‘net: BGP Traffic Engineering at the Network Collective

  Nick Russo and I stopped by the Network Collective last week to talk about BGP traffic engineering—and in the process I confused BGP deterministic MED and always compare MED. I’ve embedded the video below.

Reaction: The End of MPLS?

28 June 2017 | 4 Comments

Jason Wells, over on LinkedIn, has an article up about the end of MPLS; to wit— MPLS, according to Akkiraju, is old-hat and inefficient – why should a branch office backhaul to get their cloud data, when Internet connections might be faster – and 100X cheaper? Cisco, in acquiring Viptela, has brought Akkiraju, his company,…

DC Fabric Segment Routing Use Case (5)

7 September 2016 | Comments Off on DC Fabric Segment Routing Use Case (5)

In this, the last post on DC fabrics as a Segment Routing use case, I mostly want to tie up some final loose ends. I will probably return to SR in the future to discuss other ideas and technical details. Anycast Anyone who keeps up with LinkedIn knows anycast plays a major role in many…

DC Fabric Segment Routing Use Case (4)

22 August 2016 | 5 Comments

In the last post in this series, I discussed using SR labels to direct traffic from one flow onto, and from other flows off of, a particular path through a DC fabric. Throughout this series, though, I’ve been using node (or prefix) SIDs to direct the traffic. There is another kind of SID in SR…