The History of LINUX and SUSE with Dirk Hohndel

By Russ | 23 June 2020 | Comments Off on The History of LINUX and SUSE with Dirk Hohndel

Started as a consulting company, SUSA was one of the first organizations to begin working in the development and commercialization of LINUX. Through the years, LINUX has become the base for much of the IT world, including many of the open source network operating systems. Dirk Hohndel joins the History of Networking to discuss the origins of SUSA LINUX.

The Hedge Podcast 40: Greg Ferro and the Path from Automated to Autonomic

By Russ | 17 June 2020 | Comments Off on The Hedge Podcast 40: Greg Ferro and the Path from Automated to Autonomic

The indomitable Greg Ferro joins this episode of the Hedge to talk about the path from automated to autonomic, including why you shouldn’t put everything into “getting automation right,” and why you still need to know the basics even if we reach a completely autonomic world.

The Hedge Podcast Episode 39: Dan York and Open Standards Everywhere

By Russ | 10 June 2020 |

The Internet Society exists to support the growth of the global ‘net across the world by working with stakeholders, building local connectivity like IXs and community based networks, and encouraging the use of open standards. On this episode of the Hedge, Dan York joins us to talk about the Open Standards Everywhere project which is part of the Internet Society.

The History of Networking: Ivan Pepelnjak and the Internet Behind the Iron Curtain

By Russ | 9 June 2020 | Comments Off on The History of Networking: Ivan Pepelnjak and the Internet Behind the Iron Curtain

Ivan Pepelnjak was a founding member of the first IX in Slovenia twenty-five years ago. He joins us to describe the origins of the Internet, from the first dial-up circuits to the founding of the first IX and local DNS services here on the History of Networking. Ivan is an independent consultant and trainer; his work can be found at https://ipspace.net.

The Hedge Podcast Episode 38: Evan Knox and Personal Marketing

By Russ | 3 June 2020 | Comments Off on The Hedge Podcast Episode 38: Evan Knox and Personal Marketing

Personal branding and marketing are two key topics that surface from time to time, but very few people talk about how to actually do these things. For this episode of the Hedge, Evan Knox from Caffeine Marketing to talk about the importance of personal marketing and branding, and some tips and tricks network engineers can follow to improve their personal brand.

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.