How the Internet Really Works

Gentle reminder that I’m teaching a three-hour webinar on Safari Books this coming Friday on Internet operations. The course is roughly divided into three parts.

The first part covers DNS operations, including a high-level overview of how DNS works and some thoughts on how DNS providers “work” financially. The second part is a high-level overview of packet transport, focusing on routing, the different kinds of providers, and how each of of the different kinds of providers “work” financially. The third part is a collection of other odds and ends.

You can register here.

Anyone who registers is able to watch a recorded version of the training afterwords.

I’m teaching part 2 next month, which I call Navigating the DFZ.

Live Training: How Routers Really Work

On the 27th of May, I’ll be teaching a three-hour course called How Routers Really Work? From the course description:

This training will peer into the internal components of a router, starting with an explanation of how a router switches packets. This walk through of a switching path, in turn, will be used as a foundation for explaining the components of a router, including the various tables used to build forwarding tables and the software components used to build these tables.

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DC Fabric Webinar

Sorry for the short notice … I’m teaching a three-hour webinar on DC fabrics and control planes this coming Friday, the 25th, through Safari Books Online. This course covers the basics of spine-and-leaf fabrics, as well as some high level information on various DC fabric control plane options (BGP, RIFT, and IS-IS). Please register here.

Infrastructure Privacy Webinar

I’m teaching a three-hour webinar on privacy over at Safari Books on Friday. From the description there—

Privacy is important to every IT professional, including network engineers—but there is very little training oriented towards anyone other than privacy professionals. This training aims to provide a high-level overview of privacy and how privacy impacts network engineers. Information technology professionals are often perceived as “experts” on “all things IT,” and hence are bound to face questions about the importance of privacy, and how individual users can protect their privacy in more public settings.

Please join me for this—it’s a very important topic largely ignored in the infrastructure space.

How the Internet Really Works Part 2

I’m a little late in posting this, but I thought I’d put it out here anyway. Tomorrow I’m teaching through a three-hour webinar, How the Internet Really Works part 2. From the session description—

This training will provide short reviews of many of these systems and a deeper look at the many tools network engineers can use to discover the information they need to navigate through the DNS and routing systems on the global Internet. This training will be arranged as a set of case studies posing a problem, and then working through tools available to gather the information needed to understand the problem.

You can register here.

Upcoming Webinar: How the Internet Really Works (Part 1)

This live training will provide an overview of the systems, providers, and standards bodies important to the operation of the global Internet, including the Domain Name System (DNS), the routing and transport systems, standards bodies, and registrars. For DNS, the process of a query will be considered in some detail, who pays for each server used in the resolution process, and tools engineers can use to interact DNS. For routing and transport, the role of each kind of provider will be considered, along with how they make money to cover their costs, and how engineers can interact with the global routing table (the Default Free Zone, of DFZ). Finally, registrars and standards bodies will be considered, including their organizational structure, how they generate revenue, and how to find their standards.