Current Focus, an update

So much happening since my last blog entry.  I’m currently working on two topics at the moment, IPv6 transition architecture SDN/NFV architecture These are interesting topics respectively. With IPv6 it seems the more one progresses with this protocol the clearer it becomes that the challenges which exist are not with IPv6 natively 1 so much... » read more

Zero Trust Network Architecture – ZTNA

I recently attended a one-day data center summit.  Interesting items and topics discussed throughout by everyone.  The opening speaker was John Kindervag of Forrester.  He advocated the concept of Zero Trust Network Architecture (ZTNA). I walked away from the summit thinking about the concept of Zero Trust Network Architecture (ZTNA).  I find it to be... » read more

Is it RIB or FIB capacity?

When reading or hearing about IP route capacity of routing gear it is often stated that a piece of equipment will support x-number of routes.  This number is a large number typically – and can sound impressive. So if you hear or read of one capacity number mentioned keep in mind there is more than... » read more

How I Implemented a CALEA Solution (With Juniper JUNOS)

The following information was first published on 11/15/2007 at http://www.unixadmin.cc/calea/ CALEA is an acronym for, “Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act“. Enough time has passed that an update to this document is needed. The following should be considered historical. Header Draft Version: 0.1.2 Service: Flow-Tap, IPSec and Dynamic Tasking Control Protocol (DTCP) Operating System: Juniper... » read more

Bandwidth requirements on the rise (still)

The need for additional bandwidth is not news, however the number of devices carried per person that deliver bandwidth is taken more for granted before realized. If you stop and think about it, it use to be that a household would have a single computer with a single Internet connection. As time progresses forward demand... » read more

BNG/ESR Redundancy

I’m working on an MPLS BNG/ESR redundacy design.  Challenging to say the least, but I’m seeing a glimmer of light that could be an end solution.