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The Ongoing Internet Core Routing Race

Juniper Networks is taking the lead of the internet routing again by introducing their new platform T4000. The router can handle 240Gbps per slot and is based on 250Gbps ASICs per slot presenting the world’s fastest router. This router provides double capacity per slot in comparison the Cisco’s CRS3 platform. …

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BGP Attribute Types and Flags

BGP attributes is an interesting subject of study.  BGP is a very flexible and extensible protocol and I like that, let’s see how flexible is that protocol when it comes to attributes handling. We all know that BGP has four types of attributes as listed: Well-known mandatory. Well-known discretionary. Optional …

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Measuring your SUCCESS

Try to ask five different persons about what success means to each of them and you will get at least five different answers. Try yourself Now: What is your definition of SUCCESS and do you consider yourself successful?. For me, success is a feeling about one’s status compared to some …

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MPLS Label Distribution: LDP Part3

So far so good, we have finished two parts of LDP and in this post we are going to explore another function of the four major functions of LDP. After an LDP session is initialized, LDP peers start to exchange label mappings according to the pre-negotiated parameters. In this post …

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It is time to make a CHANGE

One thing in life is not changing and that is that it is changing. We are networking guys; we know this better than anyone else, everyday we see a new technology coming or an old one diminishing. Somethings go and others come back. Bear with me a little; take a …

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MPLS Label Distribution – LDP Part2

In my previous post I listed the main four functions of the label distribution protocol LDP and explained some concepts. In this post lets start dealing with the first two functions: Automatically discover LDP Peers in the same network segment. Establish and maintain LDP sessions with those peers. But I …

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