“Switching” to IP fabrics – Namex Bits

At the beginning of 2021, Namex IXP has started the rollout of its next-generation peering platform, the active infrastructure which is at the core of its network interconnection facility. This new platform relies on an IP fabric design with VXLAN as the overlay network and BGP EVPN as the control plane protocol. The development of this project started back in March 2020 and saw Mellanox and Cumulus Networks (both parts of NVIDIA corporation now) as major technological partners.

Before diving into the details, a brief historical note may help to understand the drivers and motivations behind such technical choices.

More at “Switching” to IP fabrics – Namex Bits – https://blog.namex.it/2021/04/switching-to-ip-fabrics/

WireGuard on pfSense

Netgate has “just” published their first blog post, describing official WireGuard support in the latest development snapshot of pfSense 2.5.0. As a network engineer, routing enthusiast, technical supporter, and DN42 participant. Hearing about the upcoming WireGuard support for pfSense has me very excited due to the ease of use. And simplistic configuration. Making it – … Read more

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