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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.

IXP Peering Lan Hijacks

Earlier this month the local Internet Exchange I’m involved with received some reports of spam coming from the MBIX Peering LAN IP space. Normally an Internet Exchange’s Peering LAN IP space is not announced to the world via BGP.

Mikrotik and Hairpin NAT

I recently renamed my internal LAN domain name. For some crazy reason I’d thought .int was not a public TLD and didn’t check at all before using that before the last time I renamed my internal LAN.

Monitoring Onions

One of the first questions I had when Facebook launched their onion was “I wonder how stable it is?”. Tonight with some help from torsocks I am now monitoring availability of several onions, and trending all Nagios perfdata outputs from check_http, check_ssh, and check_tcp.