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For questions about network protocols published in a Standard or RFC. Do not use this tag merely because the question mentions a networking protocol in it. Questions with this tag *could* be closed if they do not explain why the question is relevant and important to answer; this is necessary to avoid issues with tangential / trivial questions or help vampires.

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Answering #2: Why are ASN 56779 and ASN 8905 repeated. The number of AS hops is a key factor in determining which path traffic takes. Lets say you are running a dual-homed enterprise with a 10-gig I …
answered Mar 4 '20 by Darrell Root
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You build a network with multiple paths to a destination You continuously ping the destination You trigger a network update or outage on one of the paths You count the number of lost pings You restor …
answered Jan 12 '20 by Darrell Root
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The purpose of IPv6 neighbor discovery is to take a known IPv6 address on an attached subnet and obtain the corresponding MAC address. That enables you to encapsulate a L3 IPv6 packet in a L2 frame a …
answered Dec 3 '19 by Darrell Root
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+1 to Ron’s answer. “Protocol” has a very precise meaning to network engineers because that’s a specific field in the TCP/IP network stack. More generally, software engineers refer to a “protocol” a …
answered Nov 20 '19 by Darrell Root