Retaking control of your network: Part 2

Computer networks are becoming increasingly complex with more and more devices connected each day. Gaining network visibility is absolutely crucial to ensure your traffic flows smoothly and transit costs are kept low. In this mini-series I will show you how to set-up sFlow sampling on Linux, aggregate the data and finally present it in flashy graphs.

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Retaking control of your network: Part 1

Computer networks are becoming increasingly complex with more and more devices connected each day. Gaining network visibility is absolutely crucial to ensure your traffic flows smoothly and transit costs are kept low. In this mini-series I will show you how to set-up sFlow sampling on Linux, aggregate the data and finally present it in flashy graphs.

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SSH jumping through multiple jump hosts

The standard OpenSSH SSH client accepts the argument -J to allow users to utilize a jump host/jump box.

What I recently discovered (and isn’t immediately obvious from the documentation) is that you can actually specify multiple jump hosts – separated by a comma – and the SSH client will jump through each single one in order to reach the target.

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dig TXT whoami.ds.akahelp.net.

Core Backbone/AS33891 BGP Action Communities

A list of available action BGP communities for Core Backbone, AS33891.

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Vultr List of Transits

I compiled a list of Vultr transits per location into a spreadsheet

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OVH test IPs

Recently I found a list of test IPs for various OVH locations.

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“Why is my internet down?” | Analysis of a BGP leak causing a global outage

Explanation and analysis of today’s internet outage. What happened and what could’ve been done to prevent this?

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Links I find useful

My list of links that have been useful to me in the past and I keep returning to them.

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Making a GPU with an 8 pin work with a 6 pin power

Recently I had to swap my good old power supply for a spare one. However, I needed an 8 pin GPU power connector and the spare PSU had only a 6 pin. Turns out 6->8 pin conversion is not that hard to do.

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