A specialised track about networking technology.
This track is designed for a broad audience of Linux folks, system administrators and developers to answer questions about networking topics they were afraid to ask or didn’t realize they wanted or had to know! As the lines between system engineering and network engineering keep on blurring it’s getting more and more important to broaden the focus in both worlds, keywords being things like SDN, IP-Fabric, Segment Routing etc. here.
The track will start with a lecture about networking basics and will over both days advance to technically more sophisticated topics following a red line. To take the current year into account all exmpmles will be presented with IPv6 addresses.
On Saturday the focus will be on Layer 2 and Layer 3 fundamentals (Ethernet switching and routing), dynamic routing protocols as well as the Linux packet-filter. Sundays track will start gently with VLANs, Bonding and Bridging and will advance to more sophisticated topics like policy-based routing, VRFs, Open vSwitch, Segment Routing and Software Defined Networking. The track will end with and overview about Best Current Operational Practices and a Q&A sessions.