Network Break 17

Take a stroll through the Intel IDF 2014 conference which was all about the Software Defined Network/Storage/Infrastructure/Architecture ……

Community Show – Killing the Spanning Tree with SPB,TRILL,Fabricpath from Anthony Sequeira and Orhan Ergun

Podcast: Download (Duration: 45:21 — 41.5MB) No country for old men !!. This week in the Orhan Show,  Anthony Sequeira and Orhan Ergun are talking about spanning tree , its drawbacks, spanning tree modes, technologies which can eliminate the spanning tree’s drawbacks or completely do not use it. Orhan recommends all audience to read  this […]


Show 205 – Open Source Network Monitoring with OMDistro.org

Podcast: Download (Duration: 52:32 — 24.4MB) Network monitoring is one of our most requested topics on Packet Pushers, and this week we take on open source monitoring solutions. Why open source? Because commercial NMS solutions are all over the place in functionality and price. So, if it’s possible to put a solid NMS in place […]

Network Break 16

This week, EVO:RAIL & Converged thingies, Cisco’s multiple SDN strategies, Don’t be a precious snowflake and Congress open source project.


Show 204 – Reducing Your Attack Surface with Avaya Stealth Networks – Sponsored

Podcast: Download (Duration: 43:35 — 20.0MB) “The problem with ‘covering your tracks’ in network security is that your ‘covering’ becomes more conspicuous than your ‘tracks’,” says Ed Koehler, Distinguished Engineer for Avaya’s Networking Division. Ed joins Greg Ferro and Ethan Banks for a ninja nerd-fest outlining a set of technologies that not only offer some […]

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IPv6 Networking Detection Case #141 – Part 1: The Facts and Clues

Part #1 - I give you the facts and the clues. Part #2 - I give you what the problem ended up being. Ready to play? This is the IPv6 troubleshooting blog that started off as something else entirely.   I was going to do … read more.

Viewing HTTP Headers Using Browser Developer Tools

I often find myself viewing HTTP headers (request and response) at the 'client side', which are  often much quicker (and safer) than decrypting SSL/TLS traffic on a load balancer/ADC. With the use of SSL/TLS growing … read more.

RFCs You Should Know: 6250

Most RFCs are deeply technical — and they follow the "Yaakov rule" for intelligibility (if you didn't write it, or you didn't sit with one of the authors in a bar someplace to talk about it, you can't understand it), … read more.

Common Network Design Concepts Part-2

In the first article of this series, reliability and resiliency has been explained. Every component and every device can and eventually will fail, thus system should be resilient enough to re converge/recover to a … read more.

Five Reasons To Be At Interop New York

This guest post is by Drew Conry-Murray, Director of Content & Community at Interop and a good friend of the Packet Pushers. SPECIAL NOTE: Interop is offering the Packet Pushers community a 25% discount on Total … read more.

Windows ISATAP Client, Part 3

In Part 2 we did the initial ISATAP configuration for our Cisco router. Here we’ll show the config we use on our Windows clients and server. netsh interface isatap set router netsh interface isatap set … read more.

Designing Networks for Selfish Users is Hard

‘ On Earth Day at 1990 , New York City's Transportation Commissioner decided to close 42d Street , which as every New Yorker knows is always congested. "Many predicted it would be doomsday," said the Commissioner, Lucius … read more.

HTIRW: Provider Peering Types

One of the confusing aspects of Internet operation is the difference between the types of providers and the types of peering. There are three primary types of peering, and three primary types of services service … read more.

Windows ISATAP Client, Part 2

In Part 1 we discussed how to turn off ISATAP on Windows host—which is a great idea.  Turning off unnecessary components of your network simplifies everything.  But ISATAP can be useful in certain scenarios.  For … read more.

A History of Load Balancing

A visual representation of the company and, to a lesser extent, product history of the load balancing/application delivery field. My usual F5 bias is present but it seems justified considering their long-held market … read more.

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