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VyOS PLATFORM BLOG

Building an open source network OS for the people, together.

 

DNS forwarding in VyOS

A lot of small networks do not have their own DNS server, but it's not always desirable to just leave hosts to use an external third-party server either, that's why we've had DNS ...
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Loopback and the dummies

"There is no place like 127.0.0.1" the old saying goes. While the loopback interface is most often seen as the interface where the 127.0.0.1 address is assigned by default and ...
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Naming of the nightly builds

Historically, we used to use "999.$timestamp" version numbers for development builds, including nightly builds. In our build scripts termninology, a development build is any ...
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VyOS to leverage the blockchain technology

Wild success of the blockchain technology on the mass market in the past couple of years is truly remarkable and it allowed many startups to raise substantial capitals. To keep ...
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Take a third option: site to site OpenVPN

I've written a long series of post about setting up IPsec VPNs between NATed machines. As you've already seen, with some creative configuration it's possible, but is it always ...
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Ongoing improvements in project

Hi everyone, While developers are working on the 1.2.0 release candidate, myself I’ve been looking into ways to improve the social and commercial aspects of project. I’m happy ...
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How to use AS path matching in your BGP policies

AS path is one of the most fundamental attributes of a (e)BGP advertisments. Its length is the first parameter in the best path selection algorithm (shorter is better), and it's ...
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Firewall groups today and tomorrow

Substantial work has been done by Marian Tudosoiu to bring IPv6 firewall groups to the current implementation of firewall configuration scripts even before we give it a complete ...
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The night of living dead protocols: RIPv2

RIP's name seems to have anticipated its ultimate fate. It used to stand for Routing Information Protocol before newer and better protocols killed it. Still, most routers in the ...
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Using the "policy route" and packet marking for custom QoS matches

There is only that much you can do in a QoS rules to describe the traffic you want it to match. There's DCP, source/destination, and protocol, and that's enough to cover most of ...
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