Over at the Packet Pushers, Anthony Miloslavsky suggests that network architects have outlived their usefulness, so it is time to think of a new role. He describes a role called the "NRE" to replace the
I have not counted the IETF's I have attended; I only know the first RFC on which I'm listed as a co-author was published in 2000, so this must be close to 20 years of
In my latest short take over at the Network Collective, I explain the difference between engineering and metaengineering.
A very common mistake I see among engineers of all stripes is a failure to fully appreciate the value of time—both what it is worth, and how to make your time more valuable. What I
Two ideas that are widespread, and need to be addressed— FANG (read this hyper/web/large scale network operators) have very specific needs; they run custom-built single-purpose software in a very big scale. So all the really