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Networking

Leverage Packet's unique "carrier grade" networking features, including BGP and Anycast.

  • Elastic IPs

    When a Packet server is installed, we configure management IP addresses by default. These IPs are for accessing a server administratively, for example, via SSH. It is important to consider that these ...

  • Layer 2 Overview

    TLDR:  Packet's new Layer 2 feature lets you provision between one and twelve project-specific layer 2 networks within a project.  This article provides an overview of the feature.  For specific confi...

  • Layer 2 Configurations

    Overview Packet's new Layer 2 feature lets you provision between one and twelve project-specific layer 2 networks within a project.  For more details about the basics of this feature, please read our ...

  • Layer 2 on x1.small

    Our Layer 2 feature on the x1.small (which is found in our 11 edge locations) has some differences in both scope and implementation when compared to our other supported machines (m1.xlarge, c1.xlarge,...

  • Backend Transfer

    Private / Backend Networking  All servers within a Project can talk to each other via private RFC1918 address space (e.g. 10.x.x.x), but cannot communicate over private address space by devices outsid...

  • BGP

    About Packet's BGP Support Packet supports BGP (Border Gateway Protocol, read up more here) as a protocol for advertising routes to Packet servers in a local environment (called Local BGP), as well as...

  • Global Anycast IPs

    What are Global Anycast IPs? Global Anycast IPs are public IPv4 addresses pulled from Packet-owned IP space and announced in all of our core facilities (edge sites coming soon).   This allows you to p...

  • Custom Subnet Size

    When you provision a new server, Packet assigns the following public IPv4 address blocks depending on the official Operating System you select: Linux Distros - /31 Windows Server 2012 r2 - /30 VMware ...

  • Load Balancing without Load Balancers

    What is Load Balancing? In general terms, Load Balancing refers to a form distribution of all incoming network traffic across two or more servers. In modern workloads, where you need to serve thousand...

  • KVM/QEMU Bridging on a bonded network

    What is a linux bridge?  A bridge is a way to connect two Ethernet segments together in a protocol independent way. Packets are forwarded based on Ethernet address, rather than IP address (like a rout...