This morning I decided to brush up on OSPF and EIGRP routing protocols during my morning workout. I have been working on my Fortinet NSE-4 certification – which is quite tedious – and needed a break. NSE-4 is basically training on how Fortinet firewalls are configured. I am quite familiar with routing, VPN’s, subnetting, packet decodes, and network design, so NSE-4 is just learning how to do everything the Fortinet way. And it is tedious. Powerful stuff, but tedious to learn all the details.
During the training it touched on OSPF routing. I worked with OSPF many times in the past, but needing a break from the Fortinet videos, I decided to brush up on the intricate details of how OSPF is not only set up, but how route calculations are made, areas are managed, neighbor routers share info, and most importantly, how to troubleshoot OSPF routing problems. I found some YouTube vides on the subject. Once I got through those, I decided to continue with EIGRP routing. I haven’t used EIGRP much and it is a bit different than OSPF, but the concepts are basically the same so that was quick.
And I did this during my morning exercise over the past few days, and today I named my ride after my videos.