Traceroute seems such an obvious tool. Who would ever have thought there were so many gotchas? Give this post a read to learn a new one you probably didn’t know!Read more
Once you’ve read my guide to the new link-state advertisement types in OSPFv3, give this post a read, where we take a deep-deep into the OSPFv3 database. Put your topology hat on: we’re going exploring.Read more
When I first heard that OSPFv3 introduced even more link-state advertisement (LSA) types, I despaired. As if the original seven didn’t take us long enough to memorise! Then I actually learned what they do – and honestly, it’s hard to imagine why we ever did it any differently. Let’s learn about them together!Read more
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.