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TheBrothersWISP 93 – Copper 10Gb, Fiber Projects And Kit

Published on July 21, 2019, by in Mikrotik, Networking.



This week Greg and Mike sneak a cast in a day early(shhhhhhh, don’t tell anyone).

This week we talk about:
Mikrotik CRS copper 10G – CRS312-4C+8XG-RM
Generic and Cisco optics work well in Mikrotik kit
Physically securing Mikrotiks – 1/16th” steel braided cable
Mikrotik 6.45.1 requires a new version of winbox(3.19)
Greg completed backbone migration at one datacenter to ASR9000s
Nickie B came up with an ansible playbook to put rate-limits on ubiquiti kit
Fiber terminations – all I see anyone use is pigtails for splicing
Cheap splicers – SignalFire(AI-7 or AI-8) or Komshine All around $1K
Cox says that when ordering kit from aliexpress he recommends getting a handful of samples and testing them for a while
Cox found a GPON calculator from Huawei
Danny sends a link on doing midspan splices

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TheBrothersWISP 92 – IPAMs, Verizon Cust BGP Leak, Linux TCP DoS



This week Greg, Tomas, and almost Tom Smyth(but not quite) catch up on a month’s worth of stuff. The show is complete with a Tomas rant(your life is now complete).

This week we talk about:
Greg is looking for a reasonably priced OTDR
Lightning hitting a tree can take out your fiber
PHPIPAM for address management
Mikrotik CVE (linux in general) TCP DOS – fix in 6.45.1
Mikrotik 6.45.1 – API has changed so sonar and other systems aren’t working with it
Bridge filter in MIkrotik can block rogue DHCP servers without sacrificing hardware filtering.
Quick article on installing Mikrotik CHR on proxmox
Nick A. wanted a looking glass, and Greg’s favorite is routeviews
HFS webserver is a good way to test ports through a firewall – thanks Tomas
Physically security APs
Verizon customer leaked full routes due to a route optimizer
The “Tomas corner”:
Tomas loves his Linux Desktop – fully migrated from Windows to Linux on primary PC
RadMan – FOSS FreeRadius Management GUI
Unimus 1.10.2 release
Dealing with CAs as a non-US company is stupid

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TheBrothersWISP 91 – Flapgate, MAAS, Hypervisors

Published on June 10, 2019, by in Mikrotik, Networking.



This week Greg, Dave, Nick, and Tomas try yet another podcast recording suite; spoiler, we didn’t use the audio from it this time, but will next. Don’t stop believing.

This week we talk about:
Mikrotik flapping issue CRS317 on SFP+ with newer firmwares – “flapgate”
Veeam has a community edition – 10 free VMs
Tomas didn’t like GUI options for Freeradius, so of course, he wrote his own. Opensouce link to come
VDSL2 media converters – 190Mb/110Mb
MikroTik L2 QoS – normally works on L3 only – but can be done for L2 as well
Hyper-v, Proxmox, ESXi, Zen – everyone has an opinion on which they prefer.
Alisdair using BFD
Dan fell victim to the Mikrotik LTE simcard; sometimes you just want to put it in upside down.
How many people go new on servers vs Gray market?
Cameo for all your B list celebrity shout outs.
D&D is hard to get started with and fantsy grounds is confusing.

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TheBrothersWISP 90 – Ubnt Vs Cambium, Ubiquiti LTU, Nobody Sees The Same Internet



This week Greg, Mike, Dave, and Alex fail at using Zencastr for the first time. We have failed back to the old audio…it is a sadness. 🙁

This week we talk about:
Zencastr
Feature Request Doc
Ubiquiti v Cambium
Ubiquiti LTU
UniFi Certification
ChiNOG
NANOG
Dan was having unifi APs with wireless backhauls not find the controller and fall back to default 192.168.1.20 addressing. Miller says turn off “Uplink Connectivity Monitor” under unifi settings > site
Greg was today years old when he learned IPv6 doesn’t do fragmentation. Path MTU Discovery.
Limit MACs per interface on a Mikrotik.
Danny is trecking through the US soon; he needs mega uploads for his videos…anyone wanna help?
Nobody is looking at the same internet.

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TheBrothersWISP 89 – CNheat, Unifi Access, Taking Custom Projects

Published on May 12, 2019, by in Networking.



This week Greg, Tomas, Dave, and Nick never stop never stopping. This is a long one, so put it on 2x speed and kick back 😉

This week we talk about:
Jim Jones recorded his tips video, thanks!
Cambium CNheat
Ubiquiti unifi access – access control system(strike and mag control)
Ken asks about VRRP on the inside and outside interfaces at the same time…how to have one transition when the other does.
Jim Jones was asking about a light web proxy, would Mikrotik work.
Michael Rhone asks for opinions on “Why run ipv6 in a small network?” – of course Nick says “Why would you not” LOL
Taking on custom projects – what are the signs you are in danger, and when to day no.

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TheBrothersWISP Jim Jones’ Top 5 Tips

Published on May 8, 2019, by in Networking.



This week Greg talks to Jim Jones about his top 5 tips.

The Tips:

1. Show up.
– If you’re early you’re on time. If you’re on time you’re late. If you’re late, you’re fired.
– Never be late… especially to a client.
2. KNOW DNS.
– It’s never DNS… till it is.
– Use DNS!
3. Be humble. Ask for help.
– Have a network of peers.
– Don’t wait too long to call support! That’s what they’re there for!
4. Backup all the things.
– File data
– Systems
– Configs
5. Don’t be married to vendors. Use the right tool for the job.
– Windows vs Linux
– Mikrotik vs Cisco
– Cisco SMB vs Bruhcade
– Unifi vs Meraki
6. Bonus: Learn. Go outside your comfort zone, silo.
– Podcasts.
– Books, audio.
– Youtube, pluralsight, etc.
7. Bonus: Teach. Mentor. Give more than you take.
– Don’t limit this to tech.
– True happiness is in serving others.

https://packetpushers.net/series/full-stack-journey/
linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jjonesjr/
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jimjonesjr
instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jfjonesjr/

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TheBrothersWISP 88 – White label PCI Compliance, EDC Backpack, Basic Business Router Config



This week Greg, Tomas, and Dave talk about how we are getting into beach shape…or perhaps we just talk tech 😉

This week we talk about:
White label PCI compliance scanning.
Unimus is awesome – mass config push
Mikrotik try catch block

*Slack Updates*
What’s in your backpack. Aside from the common Some things are: lock picks, small multimeter, 6 inch industrail laptop
Tomas found a cli wireshark tool
sngrep – realtime SIP packet viewer
IPv6 routing subnets without routing?
Controlling traffic flow when BGP peering with the same ISP twice – MED vs Prepending
ZeroTier Opensource SDN doesn’t do multipathing yet
Bridge appliance resilancy – second link bypassing it shutdown by STP(Mikrotik to Netonix)
Customer silence, not always a good thing – either acceptance or they’ve given up. Out communicate them.
Basic router configuration for business customers.
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Mikrotik MUM 2019 Austin After Movie



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TheBrothersWISP 87 – Confluence RCE, BGP On Various Kit, Configuring Edge Switches



This week Greg, Tomas, Mike, Wilson, and TOM SMYTH get all Irish up on it. Tom and I go on some deep tangents, prepare thy self.

This cast we talk about:
Confluence RCE in all but latest v6 versions
wpa3 vulnerability
GPENs will have water proof enclosures
V7 we saw was an internal alpha

*Slack Updates*
ESXi set port group vlan to 4095 to pass all vlans to a VM
Edwin is asking about spacing APs in public wifi – start with client density and go from there
BGP on arista and openBGPd routers
Manipulating tcam tables
Jeremy(aussie hipster) – diverse routers with different ISPs, transport both to one or terminate ISP on each and full mesh?
MC-LAG vs Stacking – as many opinions as there are engineers. Answer…add both features LOL
Configuring switches for edge user connections – DHCP snooping, port isolation, port security, storm contol, dynamic arp inspection,vlan acl

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TheBrothersWISP MUM USA 2019

Published on April 7, 2019, by in Hardware, Mikrotik.



This is recorded from a random conference room at the US MUM, which we get kicked out of after 10 minutes…LOL. Enjoy what’s there 🙂

This cast we talk about:
Stuff at the MUM, duh.

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