JUNOS: CHASSIS CLUSTERS – A BEGINNERS GUIDE TO JUNIPER SRX HIGH AVAILABILITY

Want to learn how to configure Chassis Cluster, which lets you configure high-availability failover on Juniper firewalls? Good luck with the official documentation – it weighs in at precisely 638 pages long. 638 pages! That’s the length of two good books! Or one badly edited one. Anyway, this article is my attempt at boiling those 638 pages down into something a bit more manageable. You can thank me by emailing me £700,000.

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EIGRP: TROUBLESHOOT AUTHENTICATION USING THE SHOW KEY CHAIN COMMAND

A little while ago, I was mucking about with some EIGRP authentication in a lab. Because when I party, I party hard. Rock and roll is an integral part of my soul. Anyway, EIGRP was running. Neighbors were formed. And then I added a keychain, and applied it to my interfaces. The neighborship dropped, tried to re-establish – and failed. Why? Let’s find out!

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IPv6 PREFIXES ON POINT-TO-POINT LINKS – /64 OR /127? WHICH SUBNET MASK TO USE?

When you’re configuring a router for IPv6, what subnet mask should you use on your point-to-point links?
I’ve seen some people use /64s, I’ve seen other people using /127s – and even subnet masks in between. Do any of these people know what they’re doing? Almost certainly not. But hey, that doesn’t mean we can’t work out the pros and cons of both subnet masks – because it turns out that the question of which one to use is actually a bit tricky.

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