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.
Have you ever wondered about Starlink and similar Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite systems? How are they different from geosynchronous satellites? What about the delay of sending traffic through satellites? And the future of satellites? Join Tom Ammon, Dan York, and Russ White as we discuss the ins and outs of satellite technologies.
For this week’s episode of the Hedge, Tom Ammon and Russ White are joined by Chris Romeo to talk about the importance of the human element in threat modeling. If you’ve ever wondered about the importance of threat modeling or how to get started in threat modeling, this episode will guide you on your way.