Re: My First BGP-Hijacking Explanation

2021-04-08 Thread Eric Kuhnke
If one follows the social media accounts of the Pakistan version of the FCC, nowadays they're just banning anything they find insulting or illegal in the local legal system, and ordering ISPs to null route big chunks of IP space. As an anecdotal data point, the only effect this has had is

Re: 10 years from now... (was: internet futures)

2021-03-29 Thread Eric Kuhnke
I am doing this right now. A starlink CPE is a fairly ordinary DIA link that exists in cgnat space from the perspective of whatever router you plug into it. The starlink indoor 'router' is optional. Whatever you plug into the high power PoE injector will be given a DHCP lease and a default route

Re: 10 years from now...

2021-03-29 Thread Eric Kuhnke
t > > jamming uplink > > frequencies, which will affect the service in whole region. > > And in the worst case, it will give reason to use anti-satellite weapons. > > > > > > On 2021-03-29 03:23, Eric Kuhnke wrote: > >> I would also concur that t

Re: 10 years from now... (was: internet futures)

2021-03-28 Thread Eric Kuhnke
compact cassegrain dish up there. Pretty typical thing already for embassies, the big difference would be that that they'll have more market options for high-throughput service. On Sun, Mar 28, 2021 at 10:18 PM Mark Tinka wrote: > > > On 3/29/21 02:23, Eric Kuhnke wrote: > > > &

Re: 10 years from now... (was: internet futures)

2021-03-28 Thread Eric Kuhnke
of life is paved > with flat squirrels who could not make a decision. > > >-Original Message- > >From: NANOG On Behalf Of > >Eric Kuhnke > >Sent: Sunday, 28 March, 2021 18:24 > >To: na...@jima.us > >Cc: nanog@nanog.org > >Subject: Re: 10 years

Re: 10 years from now... (was: internet futures)

2021-03-28 Thread Eric Kuhnke
I would also concur that the likelihood of Starlink (or a Oneweb, or Kuiper) terminal being used successfully to bypass the GFW or similar serious Internet censorship, in an authoritarian environment, is probably low. This is because: a) It has to transmit in known bands. b) It has to be located

Re: IP reputation lookup (prefix not single IP)

2021-03-25 Thread Eric Kuhnke
Nothing more than anecdotal evidence, when I last looked into the externally available network details on a number of low-budget VPS hosting companies... I would say that if anything, a person who really knows what they're doing operating a properly MX, will face more difficulties today than

Re: IP reputation lookup (prefix not single IP)

2021-03-25 Thread Eric Kuhnke
I think you will find that most SMTP / anti-spam focused RBL tools give a very similar result for IP reputation on a per /24 block basis, for any randomly chosen IP in the block, particularly where the /24 in question has previously been used and announced by a dedicated server/VPS/virtual server

Re: OT: Re: Younger generations preferring social media(esque) interactions.

2021-03-23 Thread Eric Kuhnke
For persons considering mattermost, I would recommend instead looking into a self hosted Matrix + Synapse (matrix protocol server daemon) setup, which is fully open source. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matrix_(protocol) Element is one typical GUI client for it, but there are many options.

Re: Perhaps it's time to think about enhancements to the NANOG list...?

2021-03-20 Thread Eric Kuhnke
It's one thing to use a GUI tool when it's convenient and quick. I think anyone that's ever experienced setting up a Unifi controller would probably prefer provisioning a new 802.11ac AP from the GUI rather than doing it manually at a command line. But it's another thing to consider that we have

Re: Perhaps it's time to think about enhancements to the NANOG list...?

2021-03-20 Thread Eric Kuhnke
In my opinion we have two very different types of 'contact me off list' things going on here. We have commercial solicitations and people looking to make contacts for buying transport circuits, capacity, etc. And then on the other hand we have 'contact me off list' asks related to network

Re: Perhaps it's time to think about enhancements to the NANOG list...?

2021-03-18 Thread Eric Kuhnke
Perhaps the sales, marketing and 'business development' people who've never typed "enable" or "configure" into a router a single day in their lives might be better served with a dedicated list that is mission focused on bizdev, and not operational issues. On Thu, Mar 18, 2021 at 3:29 PM Matthew

Re: an IP hijacking attempt

2021-03-17 Thread Eric Kuhnke
I would encourage anyone who is not familiar with the full situation to read the recent history of AFRINIC events: https://afrinic.net/ast/pdf/afrinic-whois-audit-report-full-20210121.pdf https://afrinic.net/20200826-ceo-statement-on-ip-address-misappropriation

Re: DPDK and energy efficiency

2021-03-05 Thread Eric Kuhnke
rian Knight wrote: > On 2021-03-05 15:40, Eric Kuhnke wrote: > > > For comparison purposes, I'm curious about the difference in wattage > > results between: > > > > a) Your R640 at 420W running DPDK > > > > b) The same R640 hardware temporarily booted from a

Microsoft Exchange zero day

2021-03-05 Thread Eric Kuhnke
ISPs/NSPs with customers running self hosted or on-premises Exchange may want to be aware of this. https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/03/at-least-3-u-s-organizations-newly-hacked-via-holes-in-microsofts-email-software/

Re: DPDK and energy efficiency

2021-03-05 Thread Eric Kuhnke
For comparison purposes, I'm curious about the difference in wattage results between: a) Your R640 at 420W running DPDK b) The same R640 hardware temporarily booted from a Ubuntu server live USB, in which some common CPU stress and memory disk/IO benchmarks are being run to intentionally load

Re: DPDK and energy efficiency

2021-03-05 Thread Eric Kuhnke
s. On Fri, Mar 5, 2021 at 8:09 AM Tom Hill wrote: > On 05/03/2021 00:26, Eric Kuhnke wrote: > > A great deal of this discussion could be resolved by the use of a $20 > > in-line 120VAC watt meter [1] plugged into something as simple as a $500 > > 1U server with some of the DPDK-

Re: DPDK and energy efficiency

2021-03-04 Thread Eric Kuhnke
A great deal of this discussion could be resolved by the use of a $20 in-line 120VAC watt meter [1] plugged into something as simple as a $500 1U server with some of the DPDK-enabled network cards connected to its PCI-E bus, running DANOS. Characterizing the idle load, average usage load, and

Is there an established method for reporting/getting removed a company with 100% false peeringdb entries?

2021-03-04 Thread Eric Kuhnke
First, take a look at this: https://www.peeringdb.com/asn/18894 Now look at these (or use your own BGP table analysis tools): https://bgp.he.net/AS18894 https://stat.ripe.net/18894 The claimed prefixes announced, traffic levels and POPs appear to have no correlation with reality in global

Re: Famous operational issues

2021-02-23 Thread Eric Kuhnke
I would be more interested in seeing someone who HASN'T crashed a Cisco 6500/7600, particularly one with a long uptime, by typing in a supposedly harmless 'show' command. On Tue, Feb 23, 2021 at 2:26 PM Justin Streiner wrote: > An interesting sub-thread to this could be: > > Have you ever

Re: Famous operational issues

2021-02-20 Thread Eric Kuhnke
>From a datacenter ROI and economics, cooling, HVAC perspective that might just be the best colo customer ever. As long as they're paying full price for the cabinet and nothing is *dangerous* about how they've hung the 2U server vertically, using up all that space for just one thing has to be a

Re: Carrier Neutral Site - Freetown, Sierra Leone?

2021-02-19 Thread Eric Kuhnke
Sierra Leone is very much *not* French speaking, in the context of ISPs and telecom. There may be a significant minority of people who do speak French due to its regional proximity to other countries, for business, but the language of higher education, business, finance, telecom, real estate and

Re: Carrier Neutral Site - Freetown, Sierra Leone?

2021-02-18 Thread Eric Kuhnke
There is really no such thing since there is just the one cable landing station. I've previously spent months working in network infrastructure and telecom in Sierra Leone, contact me off-list if you're serious about getting something done there. On Thu, Feb 18, 2021 at 9:46 AM Rod Beck

Re: Famous operational issues

2021-02-18 Thread Eric Kuhnke
On that note, I'd be very interested in hearing stories of actual incidents that are the cause of why cardboard boxes are banned in many facilities, due to loose particulate matter getting into the air and setting off very sensitive fire detection systems. Or maybe it's more mundane and 99% of

Re: Viable Third Option?

2021-02-17 Thread Eric Kuhnke
In the context of Montreal, to clarify, when you say Zayo are you referring to Zayo Canada (former AT Canada/MTS-Allstream), or AS6461, the original Abovenet AS which is Zayo USA's IP transit network? On Wed, Feb 17, 2021 at 11:17 AM Eric Dugas via NANOG wrote: > The details you mentioned

Re: dumb question: are any of the RIR's out of IPv4 addresses?

2021-02-16 Thread Eric Kuhnke
That depends on your definition of grey market, there is an officially approved ARIN IP block transfer process for people who are buying, via brokers, discrete /24s and larger. On Tue, Feb 16, 2021, 4:46 PM Michael Thomas wrote: > > On 2/16/21 4:18 PM, Fred Baker wrote: > > You may find this

Re: Texas internet connectivity declining due to blackouts

2021-02-15 Thread Eric Kuhnke
See also, regional maps here. Thanks to CAIDA and the IODA project. https://ioda.caida.org/ioda/dashboard On Mon, Feb 15, 2021, 5:54 PM Sean Donelan wrote: > Not as bad as Myanmar (14%), Internet connectivity in Texas has been > declining today. According to NetBlocks, which normally monitors

Re: Infomart Dallas is on generator

2021-02-15 Thread Eric Kuhnke
http://www.ercot.com/ The 501c(4) nonprofit entity which controls the Texas grid. They've been publishing load shedding updates. On Mon, Feb 15, 2021, 5:07 PM Randy Bush wrote: > > From the latest update it sounds like rolling power outages in Dallas as > > most places in Texas > > >

Infomart Dallas is on generator

2021-02-15 Thread Eric Kuhnke
I have now heard from two reliable sources that Infomart Dallas is presently on generator, and is likely to remain so until the cold weather/electrical supply emergency in Texas has abated. No network impact seen yet.

RIPE Atlas probe available on SpaceX Starlink beta terminal

2021-02-11 Thread Eric Kuhnke
https://atlas.ripe.net/probes/1001821/ I am running what I believe to be the first RIPE Atlas probe on a Starlink beta test terminal. When searching the index of public probes I did not find any other probes with "spacex" or "starlink" in the descriptions. This probe is at present not contained

Re: DoD IP Space

2021-02-11 Thread Eric Kuhnke
You don't, you wastefully assign a /24 to every unique thing that you think needs an internal management IP block (even if there's 5 things that answer pings there), and decide it's too much work to renumber things. Easy for a big ISP that's also acquired many small/mid-sized ISPs to run out of v4

Re: Problems with newish IP block assignment issues from ARIN

2021-02-08 Thread Eric Kuhnke
One common cause of this issue is entities out there that have very old 'bogons' filters in place for the larger block, as an entire /8, /12 to /16 size of space that, many years ago, was unallocated space. Without getting the end point organizations running the httpd, firewalls or whatever to fix

Starlink terminal data acquisition for network engineers

2021-02-06 Thread Eric Kuhnke
I thought about posting this to only NANOG, but since a great concentration of beta testers of a technical/network engineering inclination are located in the Pacific NW, decided to also include the SIX chat list. You may have seen the Starlink android or ios consumer-friendly app, which displays

Broadcom P2100G 100G PCI-E 4.0 interface and Linux

2021-02-02 Thread Eric Kuhnke
This might be a long shot, but if there is anyone out there with a system that has one of these in it, running a very recent Linux kernel: https://www.broadcom.com/products/ethernet-connectivity/network-adapters/100gb-nic-ocp/p2100g I'm looking for a copy of the output from 'dmesg' on boot and

Re: Nice work Ron

2021-01-21 Thread Eric Kuhnke
> How many other Belize defuncts do they have? How many offshore countries like Belize are there in the region? Based on my cursory knowledge of offshore corporate registrations in Belize, Panama and the Cayman Islands, identifying those locations which are only mailboxes versus actual business

Re: DoD IP Space

2021-01-20 Thread Eric Kuhnke
Additionally, examples of impersonating a corporate entity to acquire unused IP space (Erie Forge and Steel's /16, anyone?) undoubtedly fall under existing, pre-internet interstate commerce fraud laws... http://web.mit.edu/net-security/Camp/2003/DBowie_IP_Hijacking.pdf

Re: DoD IP Space

2021-01-20 Thread Eric Kuhnke
Organizations that I have seen doing as you describe, because they ran out of RFC1918 IP space, are also often using their existing private IP space wastefully in the first place. Rather than using DoD /8s internally, if they absolutely need to support v4-only equipment on their internal

Re: Parler

2021-01-18 Thread Eric Kuhnke
Googling "Rob Monster Epik" will tell you just about everything you need to know about that organization. On Wed, Jan 13, 2021 at 3:42 PM Matt Corallo wrote: > In case anyone thought Amazon was being particularly *careful* around > their enforcement of Parler's ban...this is from > today on

Re: Where do your 911 fees go and why does 911 fail

2020-12-29 Thread Eric Kuhnke
The massive 911 failure in WA state a few years ago was ultimately caused by a failure in CenturyLink/legacy qwest transport equipment, where the PSAP register was physically located in Colorado and inaccessible from the point of view of network equipment in WA. On Tue, Dec 29, 2020, 1:19 PM

Re: Nashville

2020-12-29 Thread Eric Kuhnke
>From a few days ago. Obviously centralizing lots of ss7/pstn stuff all in one place has a long recovery time when it's physically damaged. Something to think about for entities that own and operate traditional telco COs and their plans for disaster recovery. Nv1 Here is the latest update:

Re: Are the days of the showpiece NOC office display gone forever?

2020-12-16 Thread Eric Kuhnke
Perhaps I should have clarified: "from the perspective of persons who have the word "Sales" in their job titles, considered to be impressive looking for customer tours" On Wed, Dec 16, 2020 at 4:25 PM Randy Bush wrote: > > In the traditional sense, by "showpiece NOC" I mean a room designed for

Re: Are the days of the showpiece NOC office display gone forever?

2020-12-16 Thread Eric Kuhnke
90’s  > > > > P > > > > *From:* NANOG *On Behalf Of *Eric > Kuhnke > *Sent:* Wednesday, December 16, 2020 3:50 PM > *To:* nanog@nanog.org list > *Subject:* Are the days of the showpiece NOC office display gone forever? > > > > With the covid

Are the days of the showpiece NOC office display gone forever?

2020-12-16 Thread Eric Kuhnke
With the covid19 situation, obviously lots of ISPs have their NOC personnel working from home, with VPN (or remote desktop) access to all the internal tools, VoIP at home, etc. In the traditional sense, by "showpiece NOC" I mean a room designed for the purpose of having large situational

Re: 95th billing and automation

2020-12-10 Thread Eric Kuhnke
'cacti' isn't really a monolithic thing. Ultimately it's a gui front end for rra files and rrdtool. If one chooses not to go down the route of disk space intensive but lossless time series database interface metric storage (influxdb or similar), we are talking about what level of detail is lost

OpenNMS, openstreetmap, geocoding APIs and SNMP

2020-12-10 Thread Eric Kuhnke
Anyone that has used a recent version of OpenNMS has probably noticed that the default home page view now includes an openstreetmap based view of node/device status, by geographical location. Section 18.3 here: https://docs.opennms.org/opennms/releases/latest/guide-admin/guide-admin.html

Re: Phoenix-IX Contact

2020-11-10 Thread Eric Kuhnke
I presume that the biggest telcos, cable MSOs and such in the Phoenix region already operate PNIs with each other, so the real question would be what population of ISPs and how much traffic would go across an IX if you subtract the top-six largest last mile service providers. On Tue, Nov 10,

Re: Phoenix-IX Contact

2020-11-10 Thread Eric Kuhnke
Always a good time for network operators to consider the risks of having any one person as a single point of failure for something kind of important: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bus_factor Disaster recovery and continuity of business plans should always include the concept of what if some

Re: FCC Announces All Of Puerto Rico To Have Access To High-Speed Broadband Service

2020-11-02 Thread Eric Kuhnke
The press release doesn't reference at all, but Aeronet (the largest WISP in Puerto Rico, and an operator of gigabit class service in MDUs) has been testing Facebook/Terragraph 802.11ay 60 GHz based, point to multipoint last mile stuff for a while now. Very short range, high speed, high capacity.

Re: cheap MPLS router recommendations

2020-10-26 Thread Eric Kuhnke
If we're talking about whitebox router and ipifusion, what we're really talking about is vyatta/vyOS and the linux foundation DANOS stuff on an ordinary x86-64 server that has a weird shape. https://www.ipinfusion.com/commercial-version-of-danos-product-page/ https://www.danosproject.org/ In

Re: Linux router network cards

2020-10-25 Thread Eric Kuhnke
If building a lower end/low cost router this is absolutely a consideration. In single socket regular ATX form factor, and products in the price range of $165 for a motherboard and $250-400 price range for a CPU. Comparing the PCI-E lanes available on an Intel Core i7 series to something AMD

Re: Linux router network cards

2020-10-24 Thread Eric Kuhnke
In addition to Jared's advice, I would recommend calculating PCI-Express bandwidth bus points for whatever platform one is using. For instance using the Intel X710-DA4, which could be capable in a maximal scenario of 80Gbps of traffic, ensure it's in at least a PCI-E 3.0 x4 slot. And calculate

Re: Ingress filtering on transits, peers, and IX ports

2020-10-14 Thread Eric Kuhnke
I think he means packet captures from an example, voluntarily-tested recursive nameserver subject to this attack. On Wed, Oct 14, 2020 at 11:53 AM Casey Deccio wrote: > Hi Bryan, > > > On Oct 14, 2020, at 12:43 PM, Bryan Holloway wrote: > > > > I too would like to know more about their

Re: Hurricane Electric AS6939

2020-10-14 Thread Eric Kuhnke
t; Midwest Internet Exchange <http://www.midwest-ix.com/> > <https://www.facebook.com/mdwestix> > <https://www.linkedin.com/company/midwest-internet-exchange> > <https://twitter.com/mdwestix> > The Brothers WISP <http://www.thebrotherswisp.com/> > <https://

Re: Hurricane Electric AS6939

2020-10-14 Thread Eric Kuhnke
; The Brothers WISP <http://www.thebrotherswisp.com/> >> <https://www.facebook.com/thebrotherswisp> >> <https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXSdfxQv7SpoRQYNyLwntZg> >> -- >> *From: *"Eric Kuhnke" >> *To: *"

Re: Hurricane Electric AS6939

2020-10-14 Thread Eric Kuhnke
For small ISPs looking at setting up their first ever presence at an IX point, you almost certainly would not be ordering an actual 'wave' (eg: a specific DWDM channel on a legacy 10G DWDM platform, handed off to you with 1310/LX interfaces at both ends), but lit layer 2 transport service between

Re: Ingress filtering on transits, peers, and IX ports

2020-10-13 Thread Eric Kuhnke
... On Tue, Oct 13, 2020 at 7:50 PM Chris Adams wrote: > Once upon a time, Eric Kuhnke said: > > Considering that one can run an instance of an anycasted recursive > > nameserver, under heavy load for a very large number of clients, on a > $600 > > 1U server these days.

Re: Residential GPON last mile for network engineers (Telus AS852 and others)

2020-10-13 Thread Eric Kuhnke
; I don't have any particular insights for Telus, but there is a huge thread > about bypassing Bell ONTs on DSLReports: > https://www.dslreports.com/forum/r32230041-Internet-Bypassing-the-HH3K-up-to-2-5Gbps-using-a-BCM57810S-NIC > Cheers, > Eric > On Oct 13 2020, at 9:38 pm,

Re: Ingress filtering on transits, peers, and IX ports

2020-10-13 Thread Eric Kuhnke
Aside from the BCPs currently being discussed for ingress filtering, I would be very interested in seeing what this traffic looked like from the perspective of your DNS servers' logs. I assume you're talking about customer facing recursive/caching resolvers, and not authoritative-only

Residential GPON last mile for network engineers (Telus AS852 and others)

2020-10-13 Thread Eric Kuhnke
With the growth of gigabit class single fiber GPON last mile services, I imagine a number of people reading the list must have subscribed to such by now. Something that I have observed, and shared observations with a number of colleagues, is that very often a person who works for ($someAS) lives

Re: Juniper configuration recommendations/BCP

2020-10-09 Thread Eric Kuhnke
I guess he never saw a Juniper M40, it's literally an i686/x86 32-bit motherboard for the routine engine, glued to a chassis with linecards containing custom ASICs and optics. As I recall it was a moderate speed Pentium 2 with some average amount of RAM and a 2.5" 44pin ATA66 laptop hard drive.

Wildfires: Clear fuel from hilltop and remote area communications towers

2020-09-11 Thread Eric Kuhnke
Over the past week I think I've seen about 20 to 30 photos of burnt out communications sites in Oregon and California. Due to the often remote and unstaffed nature of many of these sites, there's a natural tendency for brush, shrubs, grass and small trees to grow close to the tower compounds on

Re: Centurylink having a bad morning?

2020-08-31 Thread Eric Kuhnke
There's a number of enterprise end user type customers of 3356 that have on-premises server rooms/hosting for their stuff. And they spend a lot of money every month for a 'redundant' metro ethernet circuit that takes diverse fiber paths from their business park office building to the local

Re: Centurylink having a bad morning?

2020-08-30 Thread Eric Kuhnke
This is what happens when the design of 'god power' automation tools doesn't take into account the concept of blast radius. It might be more inconvenient to internally partition automated change management systems, but it can also limit the effect of automation tools gone awry.

Re: 60ms cross continent

2020-07-10 Thread Eric Kuhnke
With common Ku band TVRO (receive only) dishes and decoders, one of the constraints for moving to higher bitrates is the physical sizes of the customer dish and economics. For a good example go to a very densely populated developing nation environment. Saddar, central Rawalpindi, Pakistan would

Re: 60ms cross continent

2020-07-07 Thread Eric Kuhnke
station in Mogadishu had a similar effect. On Tue, Jul 7, 2020 at 1:45 AM Mark Tinka wrote: > > > On 7/Jul/20 10:07, Eric Kuhnke wrote: > > The most noteworthy thing I'm seeing in C band these days, is many > > customers formerly 100% reliant upon it shifting their traff

Re: 60ms cross continent

2020-07-07 Thread Eric Kuhnke
The most noteworthy thing I'm seeing in C band these days, is many customers formerly 100% reliant upon it shifting their traffic to newly built submarine fiber routes. On Mon, Jul 6, 2020, 11:51 PM Denys Fedoryshchenko < nuclear...@nuclearcat.com> wrote: > On 2020-07-07 08:32, Eric Kuh

Re: 60ms cross continent

2020-07-06 Thread Eric Kuhnke
ut in kbps each direction, but entirely dropping a link is rare. On Mon, Jul 6, 2020 at 9:40 PM Denys Fedoryshchenko < nuclear...@nuclearcat.com> wrote: > On 2020-07-07 06:48, Eric Kuhnke wrote: > > This is why adaptive coding and modulation systems exist. Also dynamic > > ch

Re: 60ms cross continent

2020-07-06 Thread Eric Kuhnke
This is why adaptive coding and modulation systems exist. Also dynamic channel size changes and advanced computationally intensive FECs. You don't think people working on microwave band projects above 10GHz with dollar figures in the hundreds of millions are unaware of basic rain fade and link

Re: Europe IP Transit Provider Ideas ?

2020-06-30 Thread Eric Kuhnke
For Africa take a look at Liquid Telecoms and WIOCC. If your target market is more specifically west african, look at the ISPs which have major POPs in Accra and Lagos. For east africa, Kenya/Tanzania, and those with good connectivity from Kenya to Djibouti and into the UAE (via Fujairah). WIOCC

Re: 60 ms cross-continent

2020-06-21 Thread Eric Kuhnke
Serious HFT moved to shortwave years ago. The chicago-NYC routes by microwave still exist, but are only for things that need higher data rates (as measured in kbps). It's hard to hide a giant log-periodic or yagi-uda antenna. The sites near Chicago that are aimed at London are well known to those

Re: StreetNode MIB

2020-05-14 Thread Eric Kuhnke
What does it look like if you snmpwalk it, numeric option, from the root of the snmp tree? Even in the total absence of a MIB with descriptions I bet some community members could make good educated guesses as to which discrete OIDs are the voltages, RSL values, temperatures, and other critically

Looking for a neteng contact at AS60725 O3B (SES)

2020-05-13 Thread Eric Kuhnke
I'm looking to get in touch with somebody in network engineering at AS60725. Please contact me off-list.

Re: [EXT] Shining a light on ambulance chasers - Noction

2020-04-03 Thread Eric Kuhnke
Ask for 1 or 10Gbps DIA at increasingly more difficult and preposterous locations, such as Dead Horse, Alaska (the North end of the Alaska pipeline, at the Arctic ocean) or Konduz, Afghanistan. On Wed, Mar 25, 2020, 2:54 PM Shawn L via NANOG wrote: > And here I actually went to their website

Re: WIKI documentation Software?

2020-03-17 Thread Eric Kuhnke
If you intend to fully self host something, the full mediawiki software that runs the back end of wikipedia is suitable. It's entirely composed of BSD/GPL/Apache licensed software. If you have any persons who are competent at administering and customizing stuff on normal LAMP stack servers it

Re: Work from Home and other dynamics

2020-03-09 Thread Eric Kuhnke
For those ISPs who have high-capacity DIA/IP transit circuits (10Gbps+) feeding major corporate campuses, I'm curious what the traffic charts M-F look like compared to previous weeks. Particularly for what time it begins to rise sharply in the morning, and the daily peak value. I have a theory

Re: RADB account deletions

2020-03-04 Thread Eric Kuhnke
For those who don't follow Canadian ISP mergers/acquisitions, Q9 was acquired by Bell (AS577) in 2016. Not sure to what extent they've been integrating its network into the larger nationwide Bell network. On Tue, Mar 3, 2020 at 10:26 AM Clinton Work wrote: > It looks like the former Allstream

Re: RIP: Bill Manning

2020-01-27 Thread Eric Kuhnke
Chris Caputo posted the following to the SIX mailing list a few days ago. I think this really shows Bill in action, helping a new IX get set up. He will be missed. Bill Manning died unexpectedly this morning, January 25th, at his home. It was Bill's presentations on June 5th, 1997 at NANOG in

Re: Internet services in Antarctica

2020-01-20 Thread Eric Kuhnke
It would be really hard to quantify antarctic IPs as actually being from there. I know some of the people who've operated the geostationary links to McMurdo and to the pole (inclined orbit satellite visible only part of the day). Their WAN links go through geostationary transponder capacity and

Re: FYI - Suspension of Cogent access to ARIN Whois

2020-01-07 Thread Eric Kuhnke
I have two separate entries for sets of phone numbers/email addresses, associated with my name, that must be in Cogent's CRM system as cold leads. About every six months I am contacted by a new person whom I've never heard of before. My theory is that each newbie Cogent sales rep has been

Re: Fwd: urgent opening: Engineer-Transport - III

2019-12-18 Thread Eric Kuhnke
The really scary and not uncommon thing now is for unethical recruiters to take your CV from somewhere, copy/paste it into their own word processing software, and start editing things in it (and removing your direct contact information) without permission from yourself, and send it onwards to

Re: Energy Efficiency - Data Centers

2019-12-18 Thread Eric Kuhnke
The laws of thermodynamics dictate that near 100% of the electricity consumed by a piece of equipment (let's use a high powered 2RU size router as an example) comes off as heat. Unless it's doing mechanical physical work like lifting a load or spinning a fan. Some infinitesimal portion leaves as

Re: Important re dropping TLS 1.0 support (Reminder: Changes to Whois-RWS and RDAP Scheduled for 12 February 2020)

2019-12-13 Thread Eric Kuhnke
For people running public facing httpd, it is also worth noting that the population of old browser useragents that don't understand TLS1.2 is under half of one percent. There's very little risk or impact these days to only accepting TLS1.2 in Apache2 or nginx configuration everywhere. On Fri,

Re: Elephant in the room - Akamai

2019-12-07 Thread Eric Kuhnke
I think this thread might be a perfect example that when an organization reaches a sufficiently large size, one part of its engineering/operations team may no longer be fully aware of what other work groups are doing. Definitely a structural challenge for ISPs that span very large geographical

Re: Iran cuts 95% of Internet traffic

2019-11-19 Thread Eric Kuhnke
The vast majority of Iranian ISPs' international transit connectivity is through AS12880 DCI , which is a government run telecom authority. Google "AS12880 DCI Iran" for more info. DCI is also responsible for layer 2 transport and DWDM services for smaller downstream ISPs, on other international

Re: Any info on devices that are running eBGP on the Internet?

2019-11-07 Thread Eric Kuhnke
The OUI prefixes that are Intel, Dell, HP, Supermicro and other x86-64 hardware vendors are almost certainly people running BIRD, FRR or similar on commodity hardware. In which case the actual routing configuration could be almost anything, those just happen to be the PCI-Express NICs in some sort

Re: virginia beach

2019-11-07 Thread Eric Kuhnke
Seems logically similar to the reason why there are landing stations, but no noteworthy datacenters on the Oregon coast. Everything goes in various ring topology paths to Hillsboro/Portland. And routes that go more directly east to meet the fiber huts on long haul routes Portland-Sacramento.

Re: IPAM recommendations

2019-09-05 Thread Eric Kuhnke
Many others have already recommended these, but I suggest installing test VMs of both phpipam and nipap and seeing which works best for your use case. NIPAP has fairly extensive tools supporting automation for provisioning. phpipam has a few additional functions on top of only ip address

Re: Protecting 1Gb Ethernet From Lightning Strikes

2019-08-14 Thread Eric Kuhnke
Another copper cable considered a "gold standard" for outdoor shielded + 9th ESD drain and ground wire, intended for long term rooftop and tower installation is Shireen. There's a variety of types. https://www.shireeninc.com/osc/cables/cat6 On Wed, Aug 14, 2019 at 6:30 PM Brandon Martin

Re: Protecting 1Gb Ethernet From Lightning Strikes

2019-08-14 Thread Eric Kuhnke
I would begin by referencing the grounding section here: https://www.blm.gov/sites/blm.gov/files/Lands_ROW_Motorola_R56_2005_manual.pdf Of utmost importance is that everything is bonded to the same potential. This means that if they have stuff on a roof, outdoor antennas or APs, whatever, it

Re: Corporate Identity Theft: Azuki, LLC -- AS13389, 216.179.128.0/17

2019-08-13 Thread Eric Kuhnke
> 4) Filing a "fraud request" with ARIN is a serious step and one that could quite conceivably end up with the party filing such a formal report being on the business end of lawsuit, just for having filed such a report. What makes you think that the sort of persons who

Re: Mx204 alternative

2019-08-08 Thread Eric Kuhnke
I am not certain on the value of having 1GbE interfaces natively on a $25k plus router in the year 2019. Pair the router with a nice 1RU 1/10GbE switch installed directly next to it with full metro Ethernet layer 2 feature set. Anything that needs a 1GbE inteface, attach it to that switch, give

Re: What can ISPs do better? Removing racism out of internet

2019-08-06 Thread Eric Kuhnke
A CDN is a hosting company. It is the logical continuation and evolution of what an httpd hosting/server colo company was twenty years ago, but with more geographical scale and a great deal more automation tools. I have never in my life seen a medium to large-sized hosting company that didn't

Re: Best ways to ensure redundancy with no terrestrial ISPs

2019-08-03 Thread Eric Kuhnke
In a remote area in northern africa if there are no terrestrial ISPs, and there is no budget to build towers for PTP microwave, I don't know if there are any reasonable options. If sufficient funds did exist, my recommendation, if they really want true diversity between two totally different

Re: Colo in Africa

2019-07-16 Thread Eric Kuhnke
Without being more specific on what geographic region you want to serve, in terms of ISPs, it's hard to say. For example: If you look at submarine cable topology at layer 1, and BGP sessions, AS adjacencies between ISPs: Freetown, Sierra Leone and Monrovia, Liberia are suburbs of London, UK. If

Re: Birch/Primus/Fusion Network ASN integration?

2019-06-18 Thread Eric Kuhnke
o tools like > the bgp.he.net tool, etc. > > > > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birch_Communications > > > > AS20175 Birch Communications Inc. doesn't appear to be doing much of > anything > > > > There's also this, which is one of their earlier acquisitions:

Re: Birch/Primus/Fusion Network ASN integration?

2019-06-18 Thread Eric Kuhnke
of anything There's also this, which is one of their earlier acquisitions: https://www.peeringdb.com/net/3238 On Tue, Jun 18, 2019 at 12:42 AM TJ Trout wrote: > wrong fusion on peering db > > On Mon, Jun 17, 2019 at 10:35 PM Eric Kuhnke > wrote: > >> Hey all, >>

Birch/Primus/Fusion Network ASN integration?

2019-06-17 Thread Eric Kuhnke
Hey all, I'm looking for any info that might be publicly available regarding intentions to merge the Primus ASN into Birch/Fusion Network, or whether it will remain its own thing. Primus acquired by Birch:

Re: Fibre provider in Las Vegas, NV

2019-06-09 Thread Eric Kuhnke
I would talk to the SWITCH NAP sales people in Las Vegas. They're a datacenter/colo/rack and power place, but every worthwhile last mile, facilities based fiber provider in the Vegas metro area likely has a POP in their facility. This would mean they could put you in contact with the carrier

Paging voip.ms management

2019-05-30 Thread Eric Kuhnke
After attempting several times, and failing to get something resembling a real RFO from your first tier customer support/ticket answering staff, I am now looking for a person in a position of responsibility at voip.ms. Please contact me off list.

Re: looking for hostname router identifier validation

2019-04-29 Thread Eric Kuhnke
I would caution against putting much faith in the validity of geolocation or site ID by reverse DNS PTR records. There are a vast number of unmaintained, ancient, stale, erroneous or wildly wrong PTR records out there. I can name at least a half dozen ISPs that have absorbed other ASes, some of

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