Peeking behind the curtain of running a network service provider.
01 August 2022 / /
Planning Our Manchester Network Migration
We're deep into project planning our Equinix MA2 to MA5 migration and here's how we're going to change our network in Manchester as part of that process.
26 July 2022 / /
Triple Whammy of Loss of Wavelength, Routing Control Plane Crash, and IGP Issues
How three faults aligned to cause a significant outage in our UK network on the morning of 25th July 2022.
31 August 2021 / /
Real-Time IoT/M2M Network Telemetry and Event-Driven Automation
Explaning how to use our industry-leading IoT and M2M telemetry and APIs to build event-driven software-defined networks.
22 August 2021 / /
Broadband Network Telemetry over MQTT
We expose live telemetry and control plane APIs via MQTT, easing the path for customers to create their own network automation using our wholesale platform.
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.
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?
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 July 2018 / /
The Time in China
Using anycast to prop up the capacity of the NTP Pool Project .cn Zone.
12 May 2017 / /
When LAGs Go Bad: Network Aggravation
Link aggregation is a cost-effective way to increase bandwidth. But there can be pitfalls which are difficult to debug should problems strike.
26 June 2015 / /
Anatomy of a WordPress Hack
In which Faelix performs some forensics on a customer's infected WordPress website.