I am happy to announce that Juniper has just released a new Day One Guide entitled “Junos Tips, Techniques, and Templates 2011“. For this particular Day One Guide, Juniper Networks Books and J-Net joined forces and requested the best and brightest Junos tips and techniques from the Junos user community. In fact, the book was created after a thorough selection process which included reviewing over 300 submitted tips by over 100 individuals on the J-Net community boards at forums.juniper.net.
I am honored that Juniper accepted my contributions and decided to include them in this guide. My contribution “Automatically Allow Configured BGP Peers in a Loopback Firewall Filter” covers how to configure a Junos prefix-list in conjunction with the apply-path features to parse a configuration and then dynamically build a list of matching prefixes for use in a firewall filter.
Outside of my meager contribution, this guide is chock full of dozens of useful tips and techniques and is an indispensable guide for anyone involved in managing Juniper platforms on a daily basis.