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Studying Canadian BGP

Over the past four or so years I’ve been researching BGP routing in Canada. My first interest in studying Canadian BGP came as a result of studying historical BGP hijacks.

HA Recursive DNS with dnsdist and exabgp

I’ve wanted to use exabgp along with dnsdist to provide anycasted, highly available recursive DNS servers ever since discovering dnsdist. This is a fourth in blog series about DNS, specifically awesome things that can be done with dnsdist.

BGP BLACKHOLE Community

DDoS attacks continue to be a wide-spread problem on the internet. Their size has grown over the past few years to where BGP Blackholing to reduce collateral damage has become widespread.

Large BGP Communities

One of the things I noticed when I received a 32-bit ASN was that I was unable to use my ASN in my BGP communities.

A BGP Slash Command

If you’re using Slack then you should already know how easy it is to integrate almost anything into slack using its web APIs. If you’re not already using Slack, what are you waiting for?

AS395089

Yesterday morning the company I own, Hextet Systems, was assigned AS 395089 from ARIN’s pool of ASNs. By mid-afternoon I had turned up BGP with my first uptream for IPv6, and was advertising a /44.