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MRT Dumps with GoBGP

I’ve been logging BGP route updates into MySQL for some time but this doesn’t scale well, and on my hobby VM system, requires that I dump the DB and start over once a day.

AS112 and BIRD

AS112 provides an anycasted reverse DNS sink hole for the private addresses set aside in RFC1918 and RFC6890. Using BIRD to inject an AS112 instance into your own system is quick, easy, and painless!

AS112 and Exabgp

AS112 provides an anycasted reverse DNS sink hole for the private addresses set aside in RFC1918 and RFC6890. Using exabgp to inject an AS112 instance into your own system is quick, easy, and painless!

OSX Built-in TFTP Server

OSX has a built-in TFTP server, but starting it the OSX way may not be 100% obvious to you. sudo launchctl load -F /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/tftp.plist sudo launchctl start com.

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.

fpinglog

I’ve often wished for a way of logging pings when troubleshooting connectivity problems. Today I revisited the problem using fping. fping and fping6 both have options to run a continuous ping (-l), and when combined with -D to insert the unix timestamp, can log the latency and loss to a destination in 1s increments.