BSDCan2017 - 0722

BSDCan 2017
The Technical BSD Conference

Peter Hessler
Day Tutorials #1 - 7 June - 2017-06-07
Room DMS 1110
Start time 09:00
Duration 03:00
ID 783
Event type Workshop
Track Tutorial
Language used for presentation English

BGP for developers and sysadmins

BGP is becoming more and more relevant outside of pure networking. Developers need to understand TCP/IP for their own projects, micro-services use networking for performance and redundancy. Virtual Machines move from host to host, and need to have network traffic delivered to them. BGP is the backbone protocol of the Internet, and as a Data Center networking protocol for Facebook, Google, and Microsoft.

I will teach you the relevant basics of networking and how BGP is used in the wild. At my day job, I run the 4th most connected network in Germany, and are a developer with OpenBSD focusing on networking and OpenBGPD.

Attendees must bring a laptop capable of connecting to ethernet, and running bird/openbgpd. Please pre-install the packages "sipcalc", "bird".

Knowledge of subnets or routing is not required.