Chicago Colo and IX

2014-11-07 Thread Graham Johnston
what significant differences I should expect if any. Thanks, Graham Johnston Network Planner Westman Communications Group 204.717.2829 johnst...@westmancom.commailto:johnst...@westmancom.com P think green; don't print this email.

Juniper MX Sizing

2014-12-05 Thread Graham Johnston
in this kind of role and moved up to the MX240, what RE did you elect to use? Thanks, Graham Johnston Network Planner Westman Communications Group 204.717.2829 johnst...@westmancom.commailto:johnst...@westmancom.com P think green; don't print this email.

RE: Juniper MX Sizing

2014-12-05 Thread Graham Johnston
Shawn, It's more about FIB than RIB as I am concerned about the time it takes until MPCs have updated route information after large scale changes in routes learned via BGP. Graham Johnston Network Planner Westman Communications Group 204.717.2829 johnst...@westmancom.com think green; don't

Brocade MLX Feedback

2015-01-14 Thread Graham Johnston
with them? Any gotchas? Particularly we are interested in convergence time to full FIB population. Thanks, Graham Johnston Network Planner Westman Communications Group 204.717.2829 johnst...@westmancom.commailto:johnst...@westmancom.com P think green; don't print this email.

Multiple Spanning Tree Instance 0

2015-02-25 Thread Graham Johnston
We are planning a migration from Rapid PVST+ to Multiple Spanning Tree to better support a mixed vendor environment. My question today is about MST Instance 0. In practice do you map any VLANs there other than VLAN 1? Thanks, Graham Johnston Network Planner Westman Communications Group

RE: SAS Drive Enclosure

2015-05-27 Thread Graham Johnston
I am primarily wanting something that will act like a DELL MD1200, SAS connected to a server, then run a clustered filesystem on the server(s) which will serve up NFS or iSCSI to client devices. Graham Johnston Network Planner Westman Communications Group 204.717.2829 johnst...@westmancom.com

SAS Drive Enclosure

2015-05-26 Thread Graham Johnston
enclosure that only works with a very small number of approved drives. I am looking to support traditional HDDs as well as SSDs. Thanks, Graham Johnston Network Planner Westman Communications Group 204.717.2829 johnst...@westmancom.commailto:johnst...@westmancom.com P think green; don't print

FIB Sizing

2015-07-21 Thread Graham Johnston
://www.cidr-report.org/cgi-bin/plota?file=%2fvar%2fdata%2fbgp%2fas2.0%2fbgp-active.txtdescr=Active%20BGP%20entries%20%28FIB%29ylabel=Active%20BGP%20entries%20%28FIB%29with=step. Thanks, Graham Johnston Network Planner Westman Communications Group 204.717.2829 johnst...@westmancom.commailto:johnst

SMS Gateway

2015-09-14 Thread Graham Johnston
in the effort, the product we use currently though has a simple HTTP based API specifically to send SMS. Is anybody out there using something similar that can work on 3G or 4G networks? Graham Johnston Network Planner Westman Communications Group 204.717.2829 johnst...@westmancom.com<mailto:joh

RE: Anyone having issues with Equinix IX out of Ashburn?

2015-11-27 Thread Graham Johnston
I think we saw an issue like this a few weeks back in Chicago. It took them longer than I would have expected to fix it, later they ultimately ended up upgrading software I think. Graham Johnston Network Planner Westman Communications Group 204.717.2829 johnst...@westmancom.com think green

Traffic engineering and peering for CDNs

2016-06-06 Thread Graham Johnston
comprehend? I'm hoping the community can shed some light on this for me as I'm trying to avoid grilling the operators that are working with me as I don't expect those front line individuals to necessarily have a full view of the factors at play. Thanks, Graham Johnston Network Planner Westman

AS 714/6185 IX Peering

2016-05-26 Thread Graham Johnston
Is there anyone from AS 714/6185 that can reach out to me, AS 19016, to try and get traffic from your network to come to me via your Equinix IX connection instead of a transit connections. Graham Johnston Network Planner Westman Communications Group 204.717.2829 johnst...@westmancom.com

IPv6 Implementation and CPE Behavior

2016-01-11 Thread Graham Johnston
am really concerned about these kind of issues as these devices basically won't be seen at the edge of the customer's network. If you have something else that you think is noteworthy, I'm all ears. Thanks, Graham Johnston Network Planner Westman Communications Group 204.717.2829 johnst

RE: Cable Operator List

2016-02-02 Thread Graham Johnston
DSG=Docsis Set-Top Gateway. It is a more modern implementation of the command and control communications path that tradition video set-top boxes used. Graham Johnston Network Planner Westman Communications Group 204.717.2829 johnst...@westmancom.com<mailto:johnst...@westmancom.com> P

RE: Cable Operator List

2016-02-02 Thread Graham Johnston
Those that are SCTE members have access to the SCTE mailing list. Like the comments about the CableTV list, it is often focused on plant/transport/RF more than Docsis but there are good DOCSIS knowledgeable people on the list too that answer questions. Graham Johnston Network Planner Westman

RE: Cable Operator List

2016-02-02 Thread Graham Johnston
Digital, Vecima, Sumavision, as well as others. Many of the C-DOCSIS CMTSs seem either only support, or are more often meant to support layer 2 operations where the routing happens upstream from the CMTS. Graham Johnston Network Planner Westman Communications Group 204.717.2829 johnst

Brocade MLXe Selective FIB Population

2016-11-29 Thread Graham Johnston
Does anybody have information on how to selective populate the IPv4 FIB on a Brocade MLXe? Graham Johnston Network Planner Westman Communications Group 204.717.2829 johnst...@westmancom.com<mailto:johnst...@westmancom.com> P think green; don't print this email.

Favorite Speed Test Systems

2016-12-05 Thread Graham Johnston
For many years we have had a local instance of the Ookla speedtest.net on our network, and while it is pretty good some other tests seem include more detailed results. I am aware of the following speedtest systems that an operator can likely have a local instance of: * Speedtest.net

RE: Regulatory Recovery Surcharge for Canadian corporations

2017-03-14 Thread Graham Johnston
We don't explicitly pay a charge like this for the transit bandwidth we purchase in Toronto from an international carrier, and I doubt that it is built into the cost without any mention of it. I've never heard of such a thing. Graham Johnston Network Planner Westman Communications Group

Zabbix IT Services feature set

2017-07-18 Thread Graham Johnston
Hi, We have the Zabbix IT Services (running on Zabbix 3.2) configured for some test groups.  It usually returns good data but occasionally it seems that one service group or trigger will get stuck in an alerting state and provide an incorrect SLA.  This can occur if the trigger has changed to

Datacenter powering

2017-07-26 Thread Graham Johnston
Anybody out there willing to provide a brief description of the power configuration in your datacenter today and further comment on if there are ways you would reconfigure it given the chance? To provide context, I am asking from the standpoint of a datacenter operated for your own use, not

BCP38/84 and DDoS ACLs

2017-05-26 Thread Graham Johnston
I really did try looking before I sent the email but couldn't quickly find what I was looking for. I am looking for information regarding standard ACLs that operators may be using at the internet edge of their network, on peering and transit connections, wherein you are filtering ingress

RE: Templating/automating configuration

2017-06-14 Thread Graham Johnston
:03 PM To: Brian Knight <m...@knight-networks.com>; Graham Johnston <johnst...@westmancom.com> Cc: nanog@nanog.org Subject: Re: Templating/automating configuration Hi, Here are some extra pointers: https://youtube.com/watch?v=C7pkab8n7ys https://www.nanog.org/sites/d

Static IP allocation schemes for end users (commercial)

2017-05-05 Thread Graham Johnston
I work for a cable MSO, meaning that our access network is DOCSIS based. 15 years ago when we had way more IP addresses than customers we had a static IP allocation scheme wherein we aligned a /24 with each node and reserved the first 20 or so IPs for static assignment, the rest being left for

Templating/automating configuration

2017-06-06 Thread Graham Johnston
the heaving lifting in defining everything, I'm just looking for the tool that stitches it together and hopefully makes things a little less error prone for those who aren't as adept. Graham Johnston Network Planner Westman Communications Group 204.717.2829 johnst...@westmancom.com<mailto:joh

DAZN CDN

2018-08-13 Thread Graham Johnston
Anyone from DAZN here, or anyone know what CDN is used for their content? I'm specifically curious about NFL Sunday Ticket content in case it makes a difference. Thanks, Graham

IRR Cleanliness

2018-12-14 Thread Graham Johnston
Hi, I'm in the middle of transitioning all of my IRR data from RADb to ARIN and as part of this I am trying to get old stale IRR data cleaned up that other providers have put in place in the past. While doing this I was using the nlnog IRR explorer website and found that a company that I peer

RE: Advertisement of Equinix Chicago IX Subnet

2019-03-27 Thread Graham Johnston
Thank you Nick. Graham Johnston Manager, Network Services Westman Communications Group 1906 Park Avenue | Brandon, MB | R7B 0R9 204-717-2829 |     johnst...@westmancom.com         -Original Message- From: Nick Hilliard Sent: March 27, 2019 4:50 PM To: Graham Johnston Cc: nanog

Advertisement of Equinix Chicago IX Subnet

2019-03-27 Thread Graham Johnston
This afternoon at around 12:17 central time today we began learning the subnet for the Equinix IX in Chicago via a transit provider; we are on the IX as well. The subnet in question is 208.115.136.0/23. Using stat.ripe.net I can see that this subnet is also being learned by others, see the snip

RE: cloud automation BGP

2020-09-29 Thread Graham Johnston
Does anyone have a quick answer as to what public data sources are used? I tried looking at the main github page for the project but I either missed it or it isn't there. Graham -Original Message- From: Randy Bush have folk looked at https://github.com/nttgin/BGPalerter randy

MIB Browser Recommendation

2021-01-27 Thread Graham Johnston
We have historically been a CentOS shop when it comes to choice of Linux OS, and in turn that meant, largely out of laziness, that we used mbrowse to browse mibs and perform simple snmp test queries to devices, just manual work until we find what we want and configure something in our NMS. We

BGP Graceful Restart

2021-04-16 Thread Graham Johnston
I do believe that I understand the intended purpose of BGP graceful-restart. With that said, I was watching a video of a talk given by someone respected in the industry the other day on the use of graceful-shutdown and at the beginning of the talk there was a quick disclaimer that his topic had