About

Yes this is yet another blog about networking, automation, SDNs, and all this shiny stuff.

I will mostly write about Contemporary Linux networking et al, but might also dive into the worlds of Cisco, Arista, Juniper and the like. Things like iproute2, ifupdown2, VXLAN, VRFs, OSPF, BGP, MPLS etc. might come up now and then.

Who am I?

By day I’m working as a Senior Infrastructure Architect in the central computing  department of the University of Paderborn / Germany, by night I’m hacking on the infrastructure of the Freifunk Hochstift network and some Open Source projects.

Since the early 2000s I have a heart for Linux and Open Source, developed a weaknes for networking, IPv6 and routing a long while a go and have beed a speaker and tutor at the #Routingdays. A while ago I got my hands dirty with ifupdown2, VXLAN, Linux VRFs, infrastructure automation with Salt Stack and “kommunistischen Frickelnetzen” and am afraid of SDNs ever since.

Talks and conferences

I gave a number of talks on various topics around networking, automation, etc. Most slides can be found on SlideShare, a number of recordins are on media.ccc.de or somewhere on YouTube.

2018 I founded the Network Track at the annual Free and Open Source Software Conference (FrOSCon) and am a member of the PC since.

Lately I happend to become the co-chair of the vNOG meetings. We try to provide a platform for fellow network / infra people to present & exchange ideas around networking, automation, design/architecture of your new cool thing, etc. Want to present something? Please let us know!

If you like this content and want to say “Thank you”, you might take a look at my Amazon wish list 🙂