The Hedge Podcast 037: Stephane Bortzmeyer and DNS Privacy

By Russ | 27 May 2020 | Comments Off on The Hedge Podcast 037: Stephane Bortzmeyer and DNS Privacy

In this episode of the Hedge, Stephane Bortzmeyer joins Alvaro Retana and Russ White to discuss draft-ietf-dprive-rfc7626-bis, which “describes the privacy issues associated with the use of the DNS by Internet users.” Not many network engineers think about the privacy implications of DNS, a important part of the infrastructure we all rely on to make the Internet work.

The History of LINX with Keith Mitchell

By Russ | 26 May 2020 | Comments Off on The History of LINX with Keith Mitchell

LINX is one of the first European Internet Exchanges created. Keith Mitchell joins the History of Networking to talk about the origins of LINX, and the important decisions that shaped it success and the IX community throughout Europe.

The Hedge Episode 36: Rich Alderson and the Living Computer History Museum

By Russ | 20 May 2020 |

The Living Computers History Museum and Labs was founding by Paul Allen to collect early computer systems and keep the constrained resource coding practices used on these systems alive. Over time it has developed into a living museum and lab, with hands-on access to some of the earliest examples of computing history. Rich Alderson joins us for this episode of the Hedge to describe the museum and its exhibits.

The Hedge Episode 35: Peter Jones and Single Pair Ethernet

By Russ | 13 May 2020 | Comments Off on The Hedge Episode 35: Peter Jones and Single Pair Ethernet

When you think of new Ethernet standards, you probably think about faster and optical. There is, however, an entire world of buildings out there with older copper cabling, particularly in the industrial realm, that could see dramatic improvements in productivity if their control and monitoring systems could be moved to IP. In these cases, what is needed is an Ethernet standard that runs over a single copper pair, and yet offers enough speed to support industrial use cases. Peter Jones joins Jeremy Filliben and Russ White to discuss single pair Ethernet.

History of NETNOD and LINX with Kurtis Lindqvist

By Russ | 12 May 2020 | Comments Off on History of NETNOD and LINX with Kurtis Lindqvist

DNS servers and Internet Exchange Points (IXs) were crucial elements of the early Internet—without these, the entire Internet as we know it probably would not have happened. NETNOD and LINX were two of the earliest IXs in Europe, and NETNOD ran one of the earliest DNS resolvers in Europe, as well. Kurtis Lindqvist, who was involved early in both NETNOD and LINX joins us on this episode of the History of Networking to discuss their history.

The Hedge Podcast Episode 34: Andrew Alston and the IETF

By Russ | 6 May 2020 | Comments Off on The Hedge Podcast Episode 34: Andrew Alston and the IETF

On the ‘net: Routing in DC Fabrics

By Russ | 30 April 2020 | Comments Off on On the ‘net: Routing in DC Fabrics

Hosts Roopa Prabhu and Pete Lumbis are joined by a special guest to the podcast, Russ White! The group come together virtually to discuss what we should think about when it comes to routing protocols in the datcenter. What are the tradeoffs when using traditional protocols like OSPF or BGP? What about new protocols like RIFT or a hybrid approach with things like BGP-link state? Spoiler alert: it depends.

The Hedge Podcast Episode 33: Balazs Varga and DETNET

By Russ | 29 April 2020 | Comments Off on The Hedge Podcast Episode 33: Balazs Varga and DETNET

Balazs Varge joins Alvaro Retana and Russ White on this episode of the Hedge to discuss the working going on in the IETF around deterministic networking. This work is important for applications requiring networks providing low latency and loss.

History of Networking: Daniel Karrenberg, Mirjam Kuehne and RIPE NCC

By Russ | 28 April 2020 | Comments Off on History of Networking: Daniel Karrenberg, Mirjam Kuehne and RIPE NCC

In this episode of the History of Networking, Daniel Karrenberg and Mirjam Kuehne join us to discuss their part in the origin of the RIPE NCC, the Regional Internet Registry for Europe, the Middle East and parts of Central Asia. As such, they allocate and register blocks of Internet number resources to Internet service providers (ISPs) and other organisations. RIPE is a not-for-profit organisation that works to support the RIPE (Réseaux IP Européens) community and the wider Internet community. The RIPE NCC membership consists mainly of Internet service providers, telecommunication organisations and large corporations.

The Hedge Podcast Episode 32: Overcommunication

By Russ | 22 April 2020 | Comments Off on The Hedge Podcast Episode 32: Overcommunication

Michael Natkin, over at Glowforge, writes: “That’s a funny thing about our minds. In the absence of information, they fill in the gaps and make up all sorts of plausible things, without the owners of said minds even realizing it is happening.” The answer, he says, is to overcommunicate. Michael joins Eyvonne Sharpe, Tom Ammon, and Russ White on this episode of the Hedge to discuss what it means to overcommunicate.