The importance of having accurate time on distributed servers and even personal workstations has been recognized long time ago by the IT managers, but it hasn’t been applied consistently to the networ... more
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) was always considered a mastodonic routing protocol: huge, complex, hard to understand and configure, and very slow to converge. When Cisco decided to use it to implement... more
A few years ago, the traditional wisdom was that you could not do load balancing in networks using Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) as their core routing protocol. The technology, actually its implementa... more
The introduction of real-time mission-critical applications (like voice-over-IP) into data networks has prompted many network designers to tune their routing protocols for faster convergence. The resu... more
The February IP Corner article Small Site Multi-Homing described how to implement the small site multi-homing with existing Cisco technologies in the existing ISP environment. That article has generat... more