Poster: Only Two Problems With IP Routing

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      It is often said that there are only problems in the design of IP Routing protocols. Propagation – how routes are notified to all elements on the network. Expiration – how to detect and notify that routes are no longer valid. But most people quickly realise that silent third problem – recursion. […]

Poster: Network Safety Starts With You

Network Safety Starts With You - (click to embiggen!) - Download and place on your cubicle wall

Being a Network Engineer is a hazardous and even dangerous profession yet the Health and Safety division doesn’t seem to care about the network damage and prevention.

It’s time for us to stand up and start our own ITIL-compliant safety campaign. I’ve prepared the following handy sign for you to print and place on your cubicle wall to remind you to be safe out there.

Poster: Cloud Price Negotiations

Poster: Cloud Price Negotiation

Some time ago, I was asked to work with a Cloud Provider to establish a budget for a potential project. I was unable to set a project budget because there was no way of capping the cost and meeting a budget. This is how the conversations with the sales representative went when discussing “How much […]