BGP Weight Attribute

bgp weight set with neighbor statement

The BGP weight attribute is the first on the list in the BGP best path algorithm Prefer the path with the highest WEIGHT. Note:¬† WEIGHT is a Cisco-specific parameter. It is local to the router on which it is configured. So if you want to influence your BGP routing outbound on a cisco router you… [Read More]

EIGRP Named Mode

eigrp named mode redistribution topology rogers ccie blog

EIGRP Named Mode or Multi-AF Mode is a new development in EIGRP starting in Version 15.x Its reason for being is to simplify the EIGRP configuration into one place, as previously with EIGRP classic version the configuration was between the interface and the global process which made it harder to see all the configuration relating… [Read More]

What is Motivation?

push yourself motivation quote

What is Motivation? Why do some people pass one CCIE after the other and others never make it to one? The answer is motivation. They know what they want and more importantly they know what they need to do to achieve it. More motivational quotes here Have you ever wondered what makes you decide to… [Read More]

OSPF Authentication – Part 1

ospf authentication blog post topology

There are three types of OSPF authentication. Type 1 – no authentication Type 2 – clear text Type 3 – cryptographic (MD5 or SHA) Lets explore each type in a lot more detail and then look at the router configuration for some real world examples. Authentication can be configured on a per area or per… [Read More]

The Most Important Skill to learn for 2015

Focus the key to passing the ccie lab exam

In this ever advancing world of technology there has never been a better time to be able to get things done anywhere, but there has also never been so many distractions stopping you getting things done. With the constant connectivity to the internet, facebook, twitter, etc etc we are now absorbing more information every hour… [Read More]

The Roost Stand Discount Code

portable laptop stand the foldable rooststand

Since my first post on the Roost Stand I have been overwhelmed with comments on my new portable laptop stand¬†the biggest one is where did you buy it from? The great guys at Roost have given me a Roost Stand Discount Code that you can use at the checkout to get a 10% discount. If… [Read More]

Should you run OSPF over DMVPN?

You may have heard that you should not run OSPF over DMVPN but do you actually know why? There is actually no technical reason why you cannot run OSPF over DMVPN but it does not scale very well. So why is that? The reason is that OSPF is a link state protocol so each spoke… [Read More]