Welcome to Link Propagation, a Packet Pushers newsletter. Link Propagation is included in your free membership.
Each week we scour the InterWebs to find the most relevant practitioner blog posts, tech news, and product announcements. We drink from the fire hose so you can sip from a coffee cup.
A note from Greg
Why Link Propagation moved to the Website:
1. The workflow from mail client to Web browser to follow the links is clunky. Having the Links in a Web page makes the back/forth simpler and more convenient.
2. We had requests to publish it on the Web so that people can refer to previous issues.
3. We wanted an archive for ourselves because we use some of these links for podcast prep.
4. We are building a membership platform and this drives a corpus of users for the initial launch.
5. Once you sign up, the cookie is set for six months or so, so you can click the link. This is reasonable trade-off for other goals.
6. We don’t abuse your inbox or privacy.
7. I believe that email is a notification tool, not a Web page or database. Right tool for the right job.
On to the links…
Is NAT Evil? – NetCraftsmen
Peak DNSSEC? – The ISP Column
The Thankless Life of Analysts – The Falcon’s View
Automation: Easy Button vs Sentient Voodoo Magic Button – IP Engineer
White-boxes for everyone: my point of view. – toolr.io
The end of the conference era – Marco.org
The Elephant in the Room: Making Money from 5G – SDX Central
Bias already exists in search engine results, and it’s only going to get worse – MIT Technology Review
If You’re So Successful, Why Are You Still Working 70 Hours a Week? – Harvard Business Review
Vendor & Industry Blogs & Announcements
QUIC: Bringing flexibility to the Internet – IETF Journal
The Future of Cognitive Cloud Networking – Arista Networks
Data center network monitoring best practices part 1: Metrics and alerts – Cumulus Networks Blog
Oracle Buys Zenedge – Oracle
Samsung 30TB SSD – The New Normal – Architecting IT
Now you can send bouquets of donuts instead of flowers – BoingBoing.net