The Hedge Pocdcast Episode 21: Industry Standard Network Design

By Russ | 5 February 2020 | Comments Off on The Hedge Pocdcast Episode 21: Industry Standard Network Design

On this episode of the Hedge, Phil Gervasi joins Tom Ammon for a conversation that starts with industry standard network design, but ends up covering a wide range of topics.

The History of the Early Internet and Measurement: Jon Crowcroft

By Russ | 4 February 2020 | Comments Off on The History of the Early Internet and Measurement: Jon Crowcroft

The early Internet was not only about designing transport protocols, developing control planes, and understanding how to build faster physical transports. Measurement played a huge role in understanding what needed to be changed, what needed to be developed and understanding why the protocols that make the Internet (and other networks) “go” really work. John Crowcraft, one of the pioneers in measuring network things, joins this episode of the History of Networking to discuss this history.

The Hedge Podcast Episode 20: Whatever Happened to Software Defined Networking

By Russ | 29 January 2020 | Comments Off on The Hedge Podcast Episode 20: Whatever Happened to Software Defined Networking

There was a time when Software Defined Networking was going to take over the entire networking world—just like ATM, FDDI, and … so many others before. Whatever happened to SDN, anyway? What is its enduring legacy in the world of network engineering? Terry Slattery, Tom Ammon, and Russ White gather at the hedge to have a conversation about whatever happened to SDN?

The Hedge Podcast Episode 19: Optional Security is not Optional

By Russ | 22 January 2020 | Comments Off on The Hedge Podcast Episode 19: Optional Security is not Optional

Brian Trammell joins Alvaro Retana and Russ White to discuss his IETF draft Optional Security Is Not An Option, and why optional security is very difficult to deploy in practice. Brian blogs at http://trammell.ch and also writes at APNIC.

The History of Programmable Control Planes

By Russ | 21 January 2020 | Comments Off on The History of Programmable Control Planes

On this episode of the History of Networking, organized through the Association of Computing Machinery, Jennifer Rexford joins Donald Sharp and Russ White to discuss the history of programmable control planes. Dr. Rexford is the Gordon Y. S. Wu Professor in Engineering at Princeton University in New Jersey.

The Hedge Podcast Episode 18: Programming Fundamentals for Network Engineers

By Russ | 15 January 2020 | Comments Off on The Hedge Podcast Episode 18: Programming Fundamentals for Network Engineers

Network engineers do not need to become full-time coders to succeed—but some coding skills are really useful. In this episode of the Hedge, David Barrosso (you can find David’s github repositories here), Phill Simmonds, and Russ White discuss which programming skills are useful for network engineers.

The Hedge Podcast Episode 17: Michael Natkin and Strong Opinions Loosely Held

By Russ | 8 January 2020 | Comments Off on The Hedge Podcast Episode 17: Michael Natkin and Strong Opinions Loosely Held

According to Michael Natkin, “in the tech industry, with our motto of “strong opinions, loosely held” (also known as “strong opinions, weakly held”), we’ve glorified overconfidence.” Michael joins Tom Ammon and Russ White to discuss the culture of overconfidence, and how it impacts the field of information technology.

The History of BSD and IP Stacks with Rodney Grimes

By Russ | 7 January 2020 | Comments Off on The History of BSD and IP Stacks with Rodney Grimes

BSD is one of the first UNIX implementations, and the IP stack in BSD is one of the first widely used open-source implementations of TCP/IP. Rodney Grimes joins us at the History of Networking to talk about the origins of BSD and these first IP implementations.

The Hedge Podcast 16: Pavel Odinstov on Fastnetmon Use Cases

By Russ | 18 December 2019 | Comments Off on The Hedge Podcast 16: Pavel Odinstov on Fastnetmon Use Cases

In a previous episode, Pavel joined the Hedge to talk about the origins and architecture of the Fastnetmon open source network monitoring tool. In this episode, Pavel joins Russ White and Tom Ammon to talk about the many creative use cases to which you can apply this tool.

The History of Interop with Dan Lynch

By Russ | 10 December 2019 | Comments Off on The History of Interop with Dan Lynch

Interop is the longest running “show” in the networking space—but it didn’t not start as a “show” at all. Dan Lynch, the founder of Interop, joins us at the History of Networking to talk about how Interop really started (hint, it’s in the name). One important lesson to learn through this discussion: it is not enough to have standards or open source; in the realm of network protocols, being able to prove multiple vendors can work together is important, too.