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 can find Russ at 'net Work, the Internet Protocol Journal, and his author page on Amazon.

BGPSEC: Basic Operation

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I'm going to take a little break from my other two series to inject a short series on BGPSEC. I'll return to HTIRW and RFCs … [Read more...]

The Routing Resilience Manifesto

If you run BGP in your network, you need to think about BGP security. It might not seem like it's important if you're not a … [Read more...]

HTIRW: Provider Peering and Revenue Streams (Part 2)

This is a continuation from last week's post on provider peering streams. Second Example: Customer to Noncustomer Assume … [Read more...]

HTIRW: Provider Peering and Revenue Streams (Part 1)

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In the last post in this series, I described several types of providers -- and even how those descriptions are no longer … [Read more...]

Thinking Through Title II Regulation

Over at CircleID, Geoff Huston has a long'ish article on Title II regulation of the Internet, and the ideals of "net … [Read more...]

Now that We’ve Buried the Seven Layer Model…

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"But the seven layer model is still useful for teaching networking..." So ran the most common reaction to my post last week … [Read more...]

The Seven Layer Model is Dead

Whether we have the funeral in New Orleans style (with a lot of brass and, well, other stuff), or in the more somber style … [Read more...]

Network Admin in Cary NC

I'm helping a company (as a favor) that's looking for a network administrator in the Cary, NC area. The company is moving … [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 … [Read more...]

HTIRW: Provider Peering Types

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One of the confusing aspects of Internet operation is the difference between the types of providers and the types of peering. … [Read more...]

What is Service Chaining?

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This post is in response to a comment on one of my previous posts on using MPLS in the Data Center. Service chaining has … [Read more...]

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...]