Getting to the point where big is never big enough, one may think “What’s cooking?” Well, BGP in the DC is a subject that’s been under my radar for some time, so the purpose of this article is to get things a bit more straight-forward regarding the WHYs and HOWs.
Hoping you all enjoyed the first part of the OSPF forwarding address saga, I’m back with the promise to make things clear regarding a nicely built redistribution case. I’m not sure if you’ve ever come across it, or ever will, but it’s interesting because it explains why we need the rules to set the forward address (if you don’t remember them, you can take a look at Part I).
OSPF (Open Shortest Path First) is mostly seen as a pretty nasty routing protocol, with a load of subtleties and corner cases. I’ve decided to talk about a subject which usually gives a lot of troubles to most network professionals – the Forwarding Address (FA).
About 4 years ago, Harald Haas, a physicist and professor of mobile communications at the University of Edinburgh, was the first to coin the term Li-Fi, at a TED Talk during TEDGlobal 2011. Since then, millions of bits about this technology roamed the Internet, and many companies already started implementing it.
Who’s doing this already?
After a pretty long time no write, the big day came, when I decided to revive a project most dear to me.