Tag Archives: india

Issues plaguing NIXI internet exchange in India

By | 23rd May 2018

Before proceeding I want to make it absolutely clear that these are my personal views only and nothing to do with my employer or their views. National Internet Exchange of India(NIXI) is an internet exchange in India, infact one of the few in the country and is fully government owned non-profit entity initially established to… Read More »

How to fake pings and traceroutes

By | 21st April 2017

I recently read Srijit Banerjee’s excellent article, which brought to light ugly things done by service providers to fool their customers who have grown accustomed to the ping google.com command to judge the quality of the internet. While he has strayed away from how this is done, I feel that educating people on how this… Read More »

10 Gbps network for less than $60

By | 12th March 2017

I needed a fast connection between my NAS and my VM server. So I set on to the mission of doing 10 Gbps network connectivity for as cheap as possible. This is mainly to run iSCSI for VMs. I had looked at Infiband as well. However driver support was poor and things aren’t guaranteed to… Read More »

Google outage due to Cyclone Vardah in India

By | 13th December 2016

This post is constantly updated with whatever information I can get my hands on. Refresh for updates. World wide panic!!! Google is down! Grab your routers and run!!!11 Well not really but internet services were massively affected due to the Cyclone Vardah near Chennai. To my knowledge three major things happened. Google(AS15169) had huge problems… Read More »

How to start an Internet Service Provider in India

By | 3rd December 2016

So I was planning to start an ISP in India but a few things happened and I gave on the idea. I did however do some research which I can share with you and hopefully you’ll find that interesting and helpful. 🙂 An Internet Service Provider or an ISP is basically an organisation or a… Read More »