Day 123 100daysofhomelab

Day 123 of #100daysofhomelab and i think I finally sorted out Bird 2.0!

  • It looks like Bird 2.0 is up and running, announcing stuff correctly, and the like. More testing required, but happy days!
  • I also started announcing my new V4 and V6 space though VMHaus, using Bird 2.0. Now to do the same with Vultr and my DEC-IX box. [Update] Spoke too soon, seems my new space is not being announced upstream with VMHaus yet… Ticket opened to figure it out…
  • Have been having issues with DNS for the last few days. I think its Active Directory Related. My PiHole is set to use the AD boxes as their next hop, then AD is using NextDNS as its upstream… I updated PiHole to now use the AD DNS only for internal DNS queries and things are starting to get a bit faster… Maybe my AD boxes are under powered, cause I have run Windows DNS for a long time before and never had issues with perf for DNS… Weird…

More re-numbering for tomorrow and hopefully upgrading the Vultr box to Bird 2.0. The one in DEC-IX will be a larger move… More peering connections to fix… We will see how things go!


My name is Tiernan OToole, and I run my own ASN, AS204994. More details about that over there. I also use Vultr for transit services and HostUs for LIR Services. Check them out. You can also check some of the gear I use on a daily basis over on If you find this stuff useful, you could also Buy me a coffee! Thanks!