Five years ago I was writing about trivial things like continuous pings, booting a 2800-router with an USB image and EEM tricks. Three years ago it was traffic shaping, IOS interface names, OSPF (router ID selection and SPF events) and BGP Route Reflector update groups.
Ivan Pepelnjak, CCIE#1354, is the chief technology advisor for NIL Data Communications. He has been designing and implementing large-scale data communications networks as well as teaching and writing books about advanced technologies since 1990. See his full profile, contact him or follow @ioshints on Twitter.