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March 24, 2011  1:00 AM

OS Reliability – 2011

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood Profile: Joshua Wood

Hello all, every year we the reports come out about OS reliability. These are important so that we, as an industry, know where the trend is going for server OS support. If an OS can't run properly that means support for it will drop if the reliability isn't improved year over year. Of note in...

March 22, 2011  1:00 AM

Double Internet Usage for Canadians

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood Profile: Joshua Wood

Hello all, recently a study has been release by comScore that says that Canadians are using twice the world-wide average for Internet. Some of the stats in the study are pretty awesome! The fact that the usage is so high is not really the exciting part although that does have some benefits. The...


March 18, 2011  1:00 AM

Mozilla Web-O-Wonder

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood Profile: Joshua Wood

Hello all, Mozilla is getting ready to launch version 4 of its browser FireFox. What does that mean to everyone who isn't coding for FireFox. Well, maybe more than you think. There is a ton of cool little features that have potential for big changes to the interactive web as we know it. In...


March 16, 2011  1:00 AM

MPLS Pseudo-Wire Basics – Part 5

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood Profile: Joshua Wood

Hello all, this is the last post in the series that deals with a very basic MPLS pseudo-wire setup. I am sure that this or a related topic will be worth reviewing the future but for now let’s wrap up what we have so far. Well, we have the basic design that I used for our examples and our...


March 14, 2011  1:00 AM

MPLS Pseudo-Wire Basics – Part 4

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood Profile: Joshua Wood

Hello all, now that we have the design, CE and PE pieces outlined let’s go over the P or provider core routers. This is really straight forward because the core routers are essentially only receiving, re-tagging and sending the traffic out again. There is more to it than that of course but you...


March 11, 2011  1:00 AM

MPLS Pseudo-Wire Basics – Part 3

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood Profile: Joshua Wood

Welcome back, after the previous two posts we have the design and the client side devices. These are pretty straightforward. The client devices are obviously out of the loop when it comes to participating in the layer 2 tunneling of traffic across the providers network. Let’s take a look at the...


March 9, 2011  1:00 AM

MPLS Pseudo-Wire Basics – Part 2

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood Profile: Joshua Wood

Hello, now that we have the initial design laid out and now that we have some of the basic terminology outlined let’s start laying out the configs. For this lab setup I am using all Cisco 2911 routers with the Data feature set running IOS 15.1. That is a long way of saying that I am using MPLS...


March 7, 2011  1:00 AM

MPLS Pseudo-Wire Basics – Part 1

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood Profile: Joshua Wood

Hello, I work for an ISP. As one of the tasks that I have deploying tech that isn`t necessarily new but is new to my company is part of my job. One of the exciting techs that I get to test and deploy is called MPLS or Multi-Protocol Label Switching. And it is awesome. When I was looking at...


March 4, 2011  9:12 PM

Hello World … again

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood Profile: Joshua Wood

Hello world … again, I have been out of the blogging world for a while now and have decided it was time for me to get back into it. There are a number of topics that I have searched for on the InterWebs and have been frustrated that there wasn’t information or at least the information that I...


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