Recent Blogs and Articles
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
Route Reflector Design
If you have a few BGP speakers, you may need to consider route reflectors for scalability. In this article, we have a brief look at route-reflector topologies, and clusters
BGP in the Enterprise
BGP is not just for peering with service providers. It can also be used within the enterprise. This article looks at factors to consider when using iBGP
Leaking Routes with MP-BGP
VRF keep routes separate, but what if you want to share? This is where route leaking comes in, with the help of your good friend BGP
REST is an API that is growing in popularity. Many network devices now support configuration through REST
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.