I bought heavily into the Ubiquiti (UI) Unifi eco-system around 2015 after many years of messing about with "advanced" SME routers for my home Internet connection ranging from physical devices such as Draytek and Cisco 800 series through to Astaro UTM9 and Sophos XG running as virtual appliances based on ESXi. We'd always used Meraki … Continue reading Random Thoughts on the Ubiquiti UDM-Pro
Information here is specific to my installation and configuration experience - your own mileage may vary! Background I was fortunate/unfortunate enough depending on your point of view, to have the Vodafone Gigafast service installed. The underlying network is delivered by Cityfibre who are a growing player in the Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) market in … Continue reading HOW-TO: Use Ubiquiti Unifi UDM/USG directly with Vodafone Gigafast.
Session based protocol - TCP running on port 179. Reliability comes from TCP. Two types of neighbours - iBGP and eBGP (internal and external). The AS number after the neighbour statement defines whether the neighbour is internal or external. They are referred to as peers and the relationship forming process can be a slow affair. … Continue reading BGP – Neighbour and Sessions
Attribributes combined together make up the "metric" or believability of a BGP route. Well-Known, Mandatory These attributes must be supported for RFC compliance. AS-PathNext-hopeOrigin Well-Known, Discretionary Industry standard and documented under RFC. They do not need to be included in a routing announcement but can be. Local PreferenceAtomic Aggregate Optional, Transistive Optional means that the … Continue reading BGP – Path Attributes
I noticed recently that my PC was taking approximately 10-15 seconds to register a logical network connection after booting Windows 10. Initially, I thought this might have been something to do with Spanning Tree but then realised that the delay didn't match RSTP timers. After much messing around, I came to the conclusion that the … Continue reading Windows 10 – Slow to Join Network at Startup