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BGP Routing Information Base (RIB)

BGP is an intimate friend for all service provider engineers. Without BGP there is no internet, there is no MPLS VPN and there are no many other things now and in the days to come. I believe its healthy to visit your friends from time to time and know how …

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How to select your core routers?

This question comes to my mind every time we are faced by choosing a new device for our network or whenever I read about hardware architecture of networking devices. However, when the time comes for  choosing routers for a large network migration I thought it will be wise to have …

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CRS-1 Hardware Overview

After introducing the Cisco  CRS-1 router in a previous post, We are going to delve more into the hardware architecture of this router. I believe we have to start by defining the main hardware components of the CRS-1 router and briefly describe their functions. In later posts we are going …

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Simple Ideas Create Great Realities

“Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet has free access to the sum of all human knowledge.” Jimmy Wales. All the great achievements in human history began as a simple idea in someone’s head. The above statment is no different. The above statement was nothing but …

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BGP table analysis and statistics

For those of you who are interested in obtaining some useful information about the BGP table (Internet routing table), check out the following websites for some useful reports, analysis and statistics. Nice resources for daily work, research and planning. Play around: BGP Routing Table Analysis Reports. Check bgp4.as also for  …

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