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Windows ISATAP Client, Part 3

In Part 2 we did the initial ISATAP configuration for our Cisco router. Here we’ll show the config we use on our Windows clients and server. netsh interface isatap set router 203.0.113.30 netsh interface isatap set state enabled Normally I tell system admins to never hard-code IP addresses into their application; always use DNS names! […]

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Dan Massameno

Dan Massameno is the president and Chief Engineer at Leaf Point, a network engineering firm in Connecticut.

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Windows ISATAP Client, Part 2

In Part 1 we discussed how to turn off ISATAP on Windows host—which is a great idea.  Turning off unnecessary components of your network simplifies everything.  But ISATAP can be useful in certain scenarios.  For instance, if you want to test an application on IPv6 you clearly don’t want to turn on IPv6 everywhere and […]

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Dan Massameno

Dan Massameno is the president and Chief Engineer at Leaf Point, a network engineering firm in Connecticut.

The post Windows ISATAP Client, Part 2 appeared first on Packet Pushers Podcast and was written by Dan Massameno.

Windows ISATAP Client, Part 1

Last month I had the opportunity to work with a company to perform an IPv6 pilot.  There are a lot of elements to light up for an organization to use IPv6, most of them (but not all) being technical in nature.  One of the mechanism I used was ISATAP. In the past I have not […]

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Dan Massameno

Dan Massameno is the president and Chief Engineer at Leaf Point, a network engineering firm in Connecticut.

The post Windows ISATAP Client, Part 1 appeared first on Packet Pushers Podcast and was written by Dan Massameno.

Secret CEF Attributes Part 6, The BGP Connection

In the first five parts of this series we covered all the steps necessary to distribute QoS and monitoring to a large backbone. I guess at this point I should mention that this technology has a name (and acronym, of course.) Cisco calls it QoS Policy Propagation through BGP (QPPB.) I hope these blog posts […]

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Dan Massameno

Dan Massameno is the president and Chief Engineer at Leaf Point, a network engineering firm in Connecticut.

The post Secret CEF Attributes Part 6, The BGP Connection appeared first on Packet Pushers Podcast and was written by Dan Massameno.

Secret CEF Attributes, Part 5

So far we’ve explored some very cool features of CEF and the attributes we can push into the FIB to identify certain kinds of traffic. We can color the prefixes in the RIB and FIB with a particular IP-Precedence, QoS-group or traffic_index and we can then perform traffic monitoring, shaping and policing and packet marking […]

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Dan Massameno

Dan Massameno is the president and Chief Engineer at Leaf Point, a network engineering firm in Connecticut.

The post Secret CEF Attributes, Part 5 appeared first on Packet Pushers Podcast and was written by Dan Massameno.

Secret CEF Attributes, Part 4

In Parts 1, Part 2 and Part 3 we saw we can use the CEF table to express all sorts of different QoS policies. In Part 4 we describe how to attach a policy to the packet that will follow it around the network. Like many policies (security, shaping, etc.) it’s best to classify the […]

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Dan Massameno

Dan Massameno is the president and Chief Engineer at Leaf Point, a network engineering firm in Connecticut.

The post Secret CEF Attributes, Part 4 appeared first on Packet Pushers Podcast and was written by Dan Massameno.

CEF Secret Attributes, Part 3

In Part 1 we saw we can mark prefixes in CEF with certain attributes that might give us interesting things to play with. In Part 2 we found we could track traffic patterns with the traffic_index tag. We will now turn our attention to the qos-group parameters. Let’s say we would like four categories of […]

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Dan Massameno

Dan Massameno is the president and Chief Engineer at Leaf Point, a network engineering firm in Connecticut.

The post CEF Secret Attributes, Part 3 appeared first on Packet Pushers Podcast and was written by Dan Massameno.

CEF Secret Attributes, Part 2

In Part 1 we saw there were three markings that can be potentially applied to a prefix in CEF. They are the Precedence, qos-group and traffic_index. It’s unfortunate these terms were used because we also find that we are marking prefixes in CEF, not packets, so these terms don’t perfectly map to our traditional sense […]

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Dan Massameno

Dan Massameno is the president and Chief Engineer at Leaf Point, a network engineering firm in Connecticut.

The post CEF Secret Attributes, Part 2 appeared first on Packet Pushers Podcast and was written by Dan Massameno.

Secret CEF Attributes, Part 1

Welcome to the first in a series of articles that will explore some of the interesting properties we can insert into CEF, Cisco’s implementation of the Forwarding Information Base (FIB) in Layer-3 rotuers. CEF represents the high-speed forwarding architecture in the Cisco platforms. If we can insert data into the CEF memory structure we can […]

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Dan Massameno

Dan Massameno is the president and Chief Engineer at Leaf Point, a network engineering firm in Connecticut.

The post Secret CEF Attributes, Part 1 appeared first on Packet Pushers Podcast and was written by Dan Massameno.