About Russ White

Russ White is a Network Architect who's scribbled a basket of books, penned a plethora of patents, written a raft of RFCs, taught a trencher of classes, and done a lot of other stuff you either already know about, or don't really care about. You want numbers and letters? Okay: CCIE 2635, CCDE 2007:001, CCAr, BSIT, MSIT (Network Design & Architecture, Capella University), MACM (Biblical Literature, Shepherds Theological Seminary). Russ is a Principal Engineer in the IPOS Team at Ericsson, where he works on lots of different stuff, serves on the Routing Area Directorate at the IETF, and is a cochair of the Internet Society Advisory Council. Russ will be speaking on Network Complexity at RIPE in May, and has recently published a new book, The Art of Network Architecture.

Using Big Tools for Small Problems

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BGP in the data center? And MPLS? Are you insane? Well, maybe, yes. But then again, I've been known to do a lot of crazy … [Read more...]

HTIRW: DNS Reverse Lookups and Whois

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In our last episode, we discussed how DNS is paid for in the real world — who builds, maintains, and manages all those … [Read more...]

Pervasive Monitoring

In May, the IETF published RFC7258, Pervasive Monitoring Is an Attack. No matter where you stand in regards to the IETF … [Read more...]

HTIRW: The Business Side of DNS (2)

</a>continued from part 1 The top level server is either paid for by the domain owner (if they are managing the TLD … [Read more...]

HTIRW: The Business Side of DNS (1)

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So your host queries a DNS server to map the name to a location (an IP address), which sets off a chain of queries across a … [Read more...]

HTIRW: DNS Lookups

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Note: Some of this will be really basic for a lot of folks, but bear with me — in looking at the entire system as a system, … [Read more...]

It was Inevitable…

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Why Internet Standards are Still Important

Vidya Narayana, in a piece at Gigaom, said recently: So, why did I actually stop contributing to standards definitions? The … [Read more...]

HTIRW: Overview

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Okay, so we all know some little slice or another of the Internet. But how do all these slices really fit together? How does … [Read more...]

Ordered FIB

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In a past post, we’ve discussed microloops in link state protocols. If we examine a small ring topology (if you come to my … [Read more...]

Review: Hadoop Operations

Hadoop Operations Eric Sammer Hadoop is one of those applications all data centers seem to need to support – and there is a … [Read more...]

Review: OpenStack Deployment

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Deploying OpenStack Ken Pepple OpenStack is a wide ranging initiative started by Rackspace and NASA in 2010 designed to … [Read more...]

Review: Cloud Architecture Patterns

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Cloud Architecture Patterns Bill Wilder Networks support applications. Okay, that might seem a little obvious, but it … [Read more...]

Microloop!

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Don’t look now, but you have microloops. How do I know? Because virtually every network with rings larger than three hops, … [Read more...]

IP/FRR and Centralized Control Planes

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I’ve been spending some time in the last few months talking through various fast reroute systems – we’ve looked at one … [Read more...]