FreePeer eXchange

FreePeer eXchange is a project aimed at allowing a private network that rides on top of the existing internet for the purpose of learning.

This site is free to use and setup a tunnel on in which you can advertise your prefixes, manipulate BGP, host and access services on the network, etc. The goal is to provide a free means to learn routing protocols, tunneling, and networking in general. Registration is free and configuration aids are available to help kick start your connectivity; Get started today by clicking on register above!

The items used for this project are virtual servers running Gentoo Linux, quagga for BGP/OSPF dynamic routing, and OpenNHRP for dynamic gre tunnels, links are below.



Routing Updates
Several routing changes have been made within the core to optimize routing. In addition the first phase of community strings have been implemented and announced with routes. They are listed as follows:

64600:103 - Routes advertised by Tserv3
64600:104 - Routes advertised by Tserv4
64600:105 - Routes advertised by Tserv5
64600:499 - Routes advertised to a tserv from another tserv (internal use only really)
64600:500 - Routes advertised to a Tserv by a legacy client
64600:510 - Routes advertised to a Tserv by a DMVPN client

You can use these to apply filters (more than prefixes) to match routes from individual hosts/tservs.

In addition, routes advertised by a tserv that were originated by a legacy client now set the next hop to that of the tserv that is advertising the route, this will prevent recursive route lookups.


Statistics: Posted by rgoode214 - Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:39 pm - Replies 0 - Views 77278

Tserv3 is currently down as the host machine (its a VM) is down. It will be back in a few hours. Those that are using DMVPN should have no issues however those with legacy tunnels on tserv3 will be down for the time being.


Statistics: Posted by rgoode214 - Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:02 am - Replies 0 - Views 42607

IPv6 Issues
There were some issues brought up regarding ipv6 addressing and tunnel interfaces. I have pushed a new update and rebuilt all of the tunnels to complete the fix; Please let me know if any issues are encountered!


Statistics: Posted by rgoode214 - Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:10 pm - Replies 0 - Views 45609

Upgrades Complete
The changeover and code upgrade has been completed.

Unfortunately there were 2 things that had to be changed on the fly:

- ASNs had to be changed as there were a few issues with the way BGP was working with DMVPN tunnels and how routes were being propagated. The backnone is now a unified AS, AS64600.
- IPV6 is offline on the tunnel servers as the configuration was broken due to change in ASN that happened last minute.

As i have tested this, there should not be any issues but bugs do happen so please let me know if any issues arise.


Statistics: Posted by rgoode214 - Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:41 am - Replies 0 - Views 48009