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→ BGP expert test v2.0!

Someone pointed out that the BGP expert test I've had on for a very long time didn't work anymore. I fixed that, and also changed a few questions. So I think I can now call it the BGP expert test v2.0.

Check it out and tell me your score!

Permalink - posted 2021-05-15

Accent tool: a web tool to easily add or remove accents

This web tool lets you click on a list of accents to add those accents to text you've typed or pasted in a text box. Or remove accents with a click. So no need to remember those pesky alt codes or unintuitive key combinations!

Permalink - posted 2021-05-14

The effectiveness of AS path prepending

In a recent blog post The Effectiveness of AS Path Prepending (1) Russ White asks:

Just about everyone prepends AS’ to shift inbound traffic from one provider to another—but does this really work?

(AS path prepending means making the network path as BGP sees it longer to make a path less attractive so traffic will flow over another, shorter path.)

That's an interesting question, as I've been telling people for a long time that it often works too well.

Full article / permalink - posted 2021-05-13

Zevencijferige telefoonnummers in Rotterdam, Den Haag, Amsterdam

Ik kwam laatst een oude kaart van Den Haag tegen en ik vroeg me af van wanneer die was. Er stond geen jaartal op. Wel viel me op dat de telefoonnummers die erop stonden maar zes cijfers hadden, dus van voor dat alle Haagse telefoonnummers er een 3 bij kregen. Maar wanneer was dat? Het lukte mij niet deze info terug te vinden via Wikipedia of Google...

Volledig artikel / permalink - geplaatst 2021-05-13

Hunting down the stuck BGP routes

Ben Cox (Benjojo) has an interesting post about stuck BGP routes and a flaw in many BGP implementations where they hang when their neighbor stops accepting data over TCP: Hunting down the stuck BGP routes

A stuck BGP route means that a prefix was advertised at some point, and then it's withdrawn but the withdrawal somehow gets lost somewhere, so part of the internet still sees the withdrawn route.

Full article / permalink - posted 2021-04-22

Getting the "Music" miniplayer back to actual mini

I just had a moderate-size scare: I typed something into iTunes Music, and the miniplayer now showed playback controls:

Full article / permalink - posted 2021-04-13

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