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What is PeerIX:
PeerIX is a project a bunch of other nerds and I are working on. Most of us know each other from HardForum and/or Networking-Forum. The idea is to develop a functional “mini-internet” to learn and gain experience with enterprise and service provider technologies.

What are the requirements?
A network device that supports IPsec, GRE and BGP. Other routing protocols may be considered but will be “corner case” as the core will be eBGP.

What devices work?
Cisco routers

Currently most Cisco routers will work permitted that you are running an IOS that supports the core technologies above.
You can use the IOS feature navigator to verify if your IOS/device supports the required features.

What technologies are you talking about?
The sky is the limit here, but the main core technologies are IPSec, GRE and BGP. Right now we have limited things going on within this network but eventually the hope is to grow it much larger with more services.

Who can participate?
ANYONE! If you want to learn the core technologies and the other technologies to come, you can sign up on the forum and send me (Vito_Corleone) a PM or you can send an email to [email protected] listing your name, AIM name and what device you will be using.

What technologies are available?
Internal voice
Internal conference bridging
Practical BGP technologies

What if I don’t want to do this, but I’m still curious?
Fair enough, but you would be missing out. If you want to see whats going on within the network 4-5 route-view(or looking glass) servers will be publicly available. Come back later for the addresses and credentials.


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Colby Glass has been in IT since 2002. He is currently a Systems Engineer (presales) with a Cisco Gold partner and holds the CCNP R/S, CCNP DC, CCDP, CCIP, JNCIA-ER.

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