The Hedge 8: Open Source and the Future of Routing Software

Almost every company relies on open source software in some way, which leads to the natural question—how will the heart of the network, routing and switching, be impacted by open source software? In this episode of the Hedge, Sue Hares, Donald Sharp, and Russ White discuss the current and future world of open source routing software. Donald is one of the main drivers of the FR Routing open source routing stack; Russ White is a maintainer on the project and is still deeply involved in commercial routing software, and Sue Hares was deeply involved in the origins of the GateD open source routing stack.

The Hedge 7: Leslie Daigle and Internet Invariants

Some things always change, and some things never change. In this episode of the Hedge, Leslie Daigle joins Phill Simonds and Russ White to discuss her research into the things that do not change—and whether or not those things really have changed over the years since her original report for the Internet Society on Internet invariants.

The Hedge 6: Geoff Huston on DoH

In this episode of the Hedge, Geoff Huston joins Tom Ammon and I to finish our discussion on the ideas behind DNS over HTTPS (DoH), and to consider the implications of its widespread adoption. Is it time to bow to our new overlords?

The Hedge 5: Geoff Huston on DoH

In this episode of the Hedge, Geoff Huston joins Tom Ammon and I to discuss the ideas behind DNS over HTTPS (DoH), and to consider the implications of its widespread adoption. Is it time to bow to our new overlords?

The Hedge 4: Joe Cozzupoli


Multicloud is all the rage — but is this always an intentional state of affairs, or do companies just “fall into” multicloud? Security in multicloud and certifications round out this episode of the Hedge, where we are joined by Joe Cozzupoli. You can get in touch with Joe through twitter at @jcozzupo24150.

The Hedge 3: Derick Winkworth and Automation

Network automation efforts tend to focus on building and maintaining configurations–but is this the right place to be putting our automation efforts? Derick Winkworth joins Tom Ammon and Russ White at the Hedge for a conversation about what engineers really do, and what this means for automation.

The Hedge 2: Jeff Tantsura and Intent Based Networking

Jeff Tantsura recently co-authored a draft in the IRTF defining some of the concepts and parameters for intent based networking. Jeff joins Tom Ammon and Russ White to dig into this new area, and what it means for networks.

https://www.ietf.org/id/draft-clemm-nmrg-dist-intent-02.txt

The Hedge 1: Sonia Cuff and Stress in IT

Working in information technology is notoriously stressful — but why? In this episode of the Hedge, Sonia Cuff, Denise Donohue, and Russ White dig into the reasons information technology tends to produce so much stress, and what we can do about it.

The Hedge


Since leaving the Network Collective as a co-host, I have been thinking about what to do “next” in the podcast space. While I will continue recording the History of Networking series until I either run out of guests or energy, it seems like an opportune time to build something new.

Hence—the Hedge, a new podcast published here at rule11.tech.

Why the Hedge? Because the people I work with in the engineering world remind me a lot of hedgehogs. If you scare them, they curl up into a ball of spikes and hiss. Because we always have problems with people hogging the (h)edge of the network. Because the (h)edge of the network and business is important. Because a hedge is a great place to gather just to have a conversation about what is going on in the world.

You can add your own bad hedge jokes here, because I’m out for the moment.