If you tried to access the site recently, you may have noticed that the site was either, completely down, database was corrupted, or the site was missing content. All of that was because recently I decided to switch my hosting providers. I used to host this site on my own network, but when I renewed my email subscription on my domain, I ended up getting some hosting along with it. Currently, I am hosting this site on GoDaddy servers through C Panel. It seemed to take me a week of after-works to get hopefully all of the content moved over, and hopefully I did it correctly and got everything.
Please let me know if I missed anything!
Hey all! I’m sorry for the down time! I was making some DNS changes for one of my other domains that I own and I somehow ended up changing the wrong domains DNS settings!
Sorry bout that!
Multi-protocol Label Switching (MPLS) is a type of data-carrying technique for high-performance telecommunications networks that directs data from one network node to the next based on short path labels rather than long network addresses, avoiding complex lookup’s in a routing table. The labels identify virtual links (paths) between distant nodes rather than endpoints. MPLS can encapsulate packets of various network protocols, hence its name “multi-protocol”. MPLS supports a range of access technologies, including T1/E1, ATM, Frame Relay, and DSL
MPLS is a network setup that I use at work on a day to day basis. The company work for pays another company that provides the MPLS layer to us. This Network As a Service company helps get the internet connections for each of our stores, and connects them into the MPLS network, providing secure communications between the stores and the data center. This new MPLS layer will replace the older aging VPN tunnels that link the stores to the data center.
One of the great beauties of MPLS, is the fact that it essentially makes your connections between locations, into a full mesh network. And if each site is configured with a backup connection, there will essentially be zero down time.
MPLS operates at a layer that is generally considered to lie between traditional definitions of OSI Layer 2 (data link layer) and Layer 3 (network layer), and thus is often referred to as a layer 2.5 protocol. It was designed to provide a unified data-carrying service for both circuit-based clients and packet-switching clients which provide a datagram service model. It can be used to carry many different kinds of traffic, including IP packets, as well as native ATM, SONET, and Ethernet frames.
So the other day I came across a problem, that I couldn’t quite figure out. I wanted to be able to self host this WordPress blog, and also have my media server still be able to be connected to from the outside. So I figured that the easiest way to do this would to contact my provider (Comcast) and try to get two external IP addresses. I figured, heck if I do it at work all the time, why cant I do it here? Well according to Comcast, each device can only have one IP address on it at a time, and that having two external IP addresses is not allowed. They did not tell me how I can obtain a second IP address, or even try to figure out what they can do for me. I figure though, I may just have to break down, and get a Comcast Business account so i can have as many IP addresses as i want.
Also, currently this page is accessible from vpn.lbit.us, but i will be changing that soon, to probably either the default lbit.us or to www.lbit.us. However, no one will relay notice, as I believe I am the only one who uses this right now.
Another thought just occurred to me, why not get a second provider to handle the lighter workloads? I could get a cheap DSL line for about $30 where I am at, and that could handle this WordPress site? I have the modems and routers to handle the connection, so i don’t believe that would be a problem at all!
Not only is this site going to have anime related stuff, it will also have networking related content as well! I am a Network Admin after all! Now there may be more posts that are anime related than there will be network related, but I will figure out a way to sort those all out, so they will be view-able separate. For now, I will tag each post with the related subject!