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HE Sage Certification

July 26, 2019 | Certification, HE, IPv6, Networking | No Comments

Hi readers,

This post will be all about Hurricane Electric their IPv6 certifications.

Myself, I recently got the Sage certifications (currently waiting for my shirt to be delivered) and I learned a lot from it.

There are different levels of the certifications. You have practical questions, where you have to setup IPv6 on your server, and you have technical tests, which consists of technical questions about IPv6.

IPv6 is importan. IPv4 is getting exhausted. IANA already allocated all of the IPs that it can. (without having to do a major re-vamp of the internet, for example, having to allow -currently a reserved address space, former class E network-, would require a major update for all of the infrastructure, so this won’t happen most likely.)

It is important that more people learn about IPv6 and that it becomes adopted widely, as it won’t take long before all RIRs do not have any IPs left. (Like ARIN).

As a bonus, if you get the Sage certification, you get a shirt!

Thank you for reading this and I hope that you will enjoy the HE IPv6 certification as much as I did.

Thank you for reading.

IPv6 and BGP adventure

July 18, 2019 | BGP, HE, Networking | No Comments

Hi readers,

This post will be about my ‘adventure’ of getting my own AS number, IPv6 subnet, and peering with Hurricane Electric to announce my IPv6 subnet over a 6to4 tunnel.

I started to chat with someone on Discord about getting my own IPv6 subnet. They’re not that expensive. I got mine from SnapServ. I purchased a /44 IPv6 subnet and an Autonomous System Number.

After having successfully set-up a 6to4 tunnel with Hurricane Electric before, I decided to sign up for a BGP tunnel, so I can use my own IP address space.

I got my ASN and /44 subnet from SnapServ. A /44 IPv6 subnet is 16 /48 subnets, and the /44 is that smallest that they had. It’s very affordable.

My AS currently peers with Hurricane Electric. Though this may change soon, as their support has been ignoring my tickets, twice. There is an update of that coming later.

Currently I’m getting packet drops from their tunnel… So we will see how it goes.

For now: made two tickets, got ignored on both my their support staff.

To be updated..