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RFC1925, Rule 5

16 October 2019

In the networking world, many equate simplicity with the fewest number of moving parts. According to this line of thinking, if there are 100 routers, 10 firewalls, 3 control planes, and 4 management systems in a network, then reducing the number of routers to 95, the number of firewalls to 8, the number of control…

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History of CSNET with Larry Landweber

15 October 2019

Larry Landweber is John P. Morgridge Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He founded the CSNET project in 2979, one of the earliest networks eventually contributing to the creation of the Internet as it exists today. The CSNET eventually became National Science Foundation Network (NSFNET). Larry is credited with making the decision to use TCP/IP on CSNET.

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Worth Watching: A short history of TCP and BBR

Geoff Huston, APNIC’s Chief Scientist, breaks down how TCP and BBR work to show the advantages and disadvantages of both.

Worth Reading: What’s behind technological hype?

The percentage of start-up companies in the United States that are profitable at the time of their initial public stock offering has dropped to levels not seen since the 1990s dotcom stock market bubble. —Jeffrey Funk

Worth Reading:L Market uses for CBRS spectrum

I’ve been writing for a while about the crisis faced by cellular network. In urban areas they are seeing broadband usage double almost every two years and keeping up with that growth is a huge challenge. —Doug Dawson


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