19 February 2021 /
High Availability L2TP LNS Steering with FreeRADIUS and ExaBGP
The specification, technical design, and implementation details of our L2TP RADIUS tunnel-steering configuration for wholesale XDSL/FTTP services.
03 January 2021 /
Our Trials and Tribulations with the Intel i40e Series
How a fault with a network driver caused an unexpected router crash on New Year's Eve.
16 December 2020 /
Our UK Ring is Complete
The last link in our network around the UK was brought into production service.
18 April 2020 /
RPKI and BGP Routing Security
RPKI has suddenly gone viral on social media as Cloudflare launched their "isbgpsafeyet.com" website. But what does it all mean?
22 February 2020 /
Announcing Halophile Router
We are open-sourcing the tool that we built to manage our BGP peering and transit routers.
10 October 2019 /
Our Peering and Transit Network Upgrade
Over the last month we have been working hard to upgrade and improve our network. We have performed some maintenance, some upgrades, and overhauled our peering and transit "edge" to improve routing convergence, BGP security, and be ready to grow our capacity.
18 September 2019 /
Takeaways from UKNOF44
Our highlights from the talks and topics discussed at the UK Network Operators' Forum.
09 April 2019 /
The Story of CVE-2018-19299
A tale of scanning IPv6 Address Space… and the remote vulnerabilities it uncovered.
18 July 2018 /
The Time in China
Using anycast to prop up the capacity of the NTP Pool Project .cn Zone.
01 July 2018 /
Good Internet Manners
About the MANRS initiative, and why Faelix has joined it.
19 June 2018 /
Getting Oxidized to Talk to Mattermost
A technical how-to guide for delivering configuration diffs from Oxidized into Mattermost.
04 April 2017 /
Does the Internet Change Everything?
A lecture at Westminster University about the effects of the Internet upon democracy.
12 January 2017 /
NetMcr #7 Presentation: MikroTik RouterOS
MikroTik routers: what are they all about?
14 November 2016 /
Keeping Your Rack Cool with One "/ip route rule"
A presentation at the MikroTik MUM in London, 2016
01 October 2015 /
Network at Faelix
Triangles are solid and stable shapes, and for that reason they form the basis of our upgraded network. Our core network in Manchester Reynolds House looks a lot like a pentagram: no link is a single point of failure. Also, we are one of the few small ISPs to run more than one routing platform, which has isolated us from catastrophic implementation bugs if we had just one vendor involved.