Occasional thoughts and tidbits.
This article is part of a series where I discuss dn42, a decentralized VPN and community for studying network technologies. You can find out more about dn42 on its Wiki: https://dn42.dev/
Earlier this month, I saw a hosting provider on LowEndTalk offer free Windows Server along with some fairly beefy VMs. As someone who's been running and administering Linux machines for several years now, I thought it'd be a cool experiment to play with something new.
And as a networking enthusiast, I had to give Windows Server's native networking features a try. As documented by many blog posts before me, Windows Server actually comes with its own dynamic routing stack supporting BGP!