NTP Best Practices

7 May 2019 | Comments Off on NTP Best Practices

DNS Challenge and Response

10 April 2019 | Comments Off on DNS Challenge and Response

Implications of 5G

26 February 2019 | Comments Off on Implications of 5G

My friends from ECI join the Network Collective to discuss 5G—well worth listening to for an understanding of 5G from a wired network perspective. Outro Music: Danger Storm Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

History of Networking: ILNP with Saleem Bhatti

5 February 2019 | Comments Off on History of Networking: ILNP with Saleem Bhatti

Using a single IP address to provide both identity and location information can create challenges and inefficiencies in network design. In this History of Networking episode, we sit down with Saleem Bhatti to talk about the history of ILNP and IP mobility to see how this tech aims to resolve this challenge. Outro Music: Danger…

CAA Records and Site Security

19 November 2018 | Comments Off on CAA Records and Site Security

The little green lock—now being deprecated by some browsers—provides some level of comfort for many users when entering personal information on a web site. You probably know the little green lock means the traffic between the host and the site is encrypted, but you might not stop to ask the fundamental question of all cryptography:…

Short Take: DNSSEC Deployment

6 November 2018 | Comments Off on Short Take: DNSSEC Deployment

Short Take: SDN is not DevOps

9 August 2018 | Comments Off on Short Take: SDN is not DevOps

Research: Covert Cache Channels in the Public Cloud

6 August 2018 | Comments Off on Research: Covert Cache Channels in the Public Cloud

One of the great fears of server virtualization is the concern around copying information from one virtual machine, or one container, to another, through some cover channel across the single processor. This kind of channel would allow an attacker who roots, or otherwise is able to install software, on one of the two virtual machines,…

Reaction: The Power of Open APIs

5 June 2018 | Comments Off on Reaction: The Power of Open APIs

Disaggregation, in the form of splitting network hardware from network software, is often touted as a way to save money (as if network engineering were primarily about saving money, rather than adding value—but this is a different soap box). The primary connections between disaggregation and saving money are the ability to deploy white boxes, and…

Whatever is vOLT-HA?

23 April 2018 | Comments Off on Whatever is vOLT-HA?

Many network engineers find the entire world of telecom to be confusing—especially as papers are peppered with a lot of acronyms. If any part of the networking world is more obsessed with acronyms than any other, the telecom world, where the traditional phone line, subscriber access, and network engineering collide, reigns as the “king of…