The Cisco Certified Design Expert (CCDE) exam was launched in 2007, but not many people know what the main objectives of the certification were at the time. Who better to enlighten us on some of the thought process and reasons behind the exam being created than one of the original development team? In this podcast, we are extremely humbled to be joined by networking industry legend, Russ White who spoke about his career, how he got into networking and some insights on the CCDE concept and how it came to fruition in the early 2000s!
ChatGPT has broken through the hype barrier and brought AI hype to the larger world. But what does AI mean to network engineers? We’ve talked about AI driven network management for years, and commercial products abound, but what does it really mean to move from the automation driven configuration to AI driven decision-making? Javier Antich joins Tom Ammon and Russ White for this episode of the Hedge to talk about cloud AI for network engineers.
Multicast hasn’t ever really “gone viral” (In modern terms!) throughout the Internet—in fact, it’s not widely used even in networks supporting enterprises. why not? Join Dirk Trossen, Russ White, and Tom Ammon as we discuss the many facets of multicast, and what the future holds.
It’s roundtable time at the Hedge! Eyvonne Sharp, Tom Ammon, and I start the conversation talking about the SONiC open source NOS, and then wander into using open source, build versus buy, and finally complexity in design and deployment.
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Middleboxes are used in modern networking to sniff out attack traffic (IDS), block unwanted traffic (stateful packet filters), and share load among several different servers. Encryption, however, is making it hard for the middleboxes to do their job. Paul Grubb joins Tom Ammon and Russ White to discuss zero knowledge middle boxes, which allow operators to enforce arbitrary policies on the underlying traffic of an encrypted connection without decrypting it.
Artificial Intelligence is being heavily hyped right now, especially in light of the newer generative AI systems (like ChapGPT). What is the reality behind the hype? Jonathan Bartlett, fellow at the Discovery Institute, joins us for a discussion on AI reality for this episode of the Hedge.
Network Address translation is one of those phrases that strikes fear into the hearts of some network engineers … and joy into the hearts of others! Steinn Bjarnarson joins us to discuss the history of NAT, its uses, its misuses, and how NAT fits into the big picture of network design today. Steinn just finished writing a paper on the history of NAT.
It’s roundtable time! In February’s roundtable, Eyvonne joins Tom and Russ to talk about Network as a Service, innovation, and marketing. Then we jump into the topic of the year at this point—ChaptGPT. Finally, we talk about proposals to eliminate noncompete agreements in the United States. What would this mean? Would it be better for tech, or worse?
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DNS over HTTPS, or DoH, is designed to protect the end user’s DNS queries from last mile providers—but recursive servers (or resolvers) also have full access to what a user is asking for. How can users preserve their privacy against data collection at recursive servers? ODoH provides one answer. Listen in as Tom Ammon, Chris Wood, and Russ White discuss how ODoH works, and what this means for user privacy.