Recent Blogs and Articles
vPC and Routing Protocols
A controversial topic; Can vPC exist with routing? If so, how about dynamic routing, such as OSPF, IS-IS or EIGRP>
Firepower Management Centre
Firepower Management Centre is used for managing Threat Defence (FTD) and other Firepower devices. Get the high-level overview here!
EIGRP works extremely well in unstructured networks, but has a weakness when the network grows. Have a look at some points you may not have thought of, when designing EIGRP
Identity and Authentication
Firepower does more than just allow and deny traffic. It learns from it. One example is how it learns about users in the network
A good routing design is important if you want good convergence and good uptime. This article looks at routing design from a protocol-independent perspective
I started Network Direction in 2008 as a way to reinforce what I've learned, and to share what I've learned with others. It wasn't long before I was posting articles on networking, Linux, Windows, and general Systems Administration.
Over the years my attention got diverted, and the site didn't get updated as often as I would have liked. I also found the content to be too general and unorganized, covering too many different areas of IT.
For this reason, in 2016 the site was redesigned into the site you see now. It is much more organised, and focuses more on networking, and less on general systems administration.
I hope the resources found on this site are of some benefit to you. If you find anything interesting, please share with others. Please feel free to contact me with ideas, suggestions, or comments.