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 Software Defined Networks at The Future Internet in Denver in Late August, and in November at the Ericsson Technology Day. he recently published The Art of Network Architecture, and is currently working on a new book in the area of network complexity with Addison Wesley, as well as a book on innovation from within a Christian worldview.

HTIRW: DNS Security

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In the last few posts on this topic, we've talked about the various bits and parts of the DNS system, from who pays to how it … [Read more...]

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...]