Tag: ipv6

Having fun with unusual IPv4 formats

Did you know that “2130706433” is a valid IPv4 address, and pinging it from major OSes will yield a positive result? Let’s look into how it works.

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ECMP on Linux

During a new server deployment I’ve come across the need to use ECMP on Linux. Turns out it’s actually really simple to configure. Read More

Bird Unreachable Routes on multihop BGP Sessions

In the past few months, quite a few people have asked me this question: “I bought a VPS from provider X, turned up a BGP session with them and my routes are all marked unreachable”. Today’s post will hopefully shed some light on what causes this phenomenon and how to deal with it.

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Configuring Tunnel Broker BGP on Mikrotik

Hurricane Electric’s free service Tunnel Broker allows one to set-up 6to4 tunnels in order to get IPv6 connectivity to IPv4-only sites. In addition to “regular” tunnels, where they assign you a random prefix from their ranges, they also support BGP tunnels. Today I will show you how to set one up and configure it on a Mikrotik device.

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