Internets of Interest for 3rd April 2012


Collection of useful, relevant or just fun places on the Internets for 3rd April 2012 and a bit commentary about what I’ve found interesting about them:

RFC 6593 – Service Undiscovery Using Hide-and-Go-Seek for the Domain Pseudonym System (DPS)

This memo describes a new experimental protocol for this purpose utilizing the Domain Pseudonym System (DPS), and discusses strategies for its successful implementation and deployment.

tRFC 6592 – The Null Packet

The ever-elusive Null Packet received numerous mentions in documents in the RFC series, but it has never been explicitly defined. This memo corrects that omission.

Twitter / @HipsterRouter:

My packet buffers are dynamically tuned to provide users time to consider the socioeconomic impact of supporting global megacorporations.

Funny. Must follow this account.

Infineta Unveils Breakthrough Reduction Technology | Infineta Systems – Big claim, will be looking to see how it performs in the real world.

The elegance of PURETM is that it is effective regardless of link speed. Any organization exploring ways to increase effective bandwidth capacity to accelerate BC/DR (business continuity/disaster recovery) workflows such as storage replication and backup could benefit from PURETM.

The Pirate Bay – The galaxy’s most resilient bittorrent site – Tough decision for Greece to take, but a great outcome for file sharers across the world.

Political power in Athens, Greece, today signed an agreement with representatives for The Pirate Bay (TPB) about exclusive usage of the greek airspace at 8000-9000ft.

Coding Relic: BangIP Option – Denton has excellent suggestions here;

We’re almost out of IPv4 addresses, yet IPv6 deployment is still very, very slow. This is a recipe for disaster. I’m talking End of Internet predicted, film at 11 scale disaster. Something must be done. Steps must be taken.

OSI Model 2.0 – Packet Life – Long overdue, and discussions indicate wide ranging support for the new proposal.

Responding to current trends in the world of IT, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has announced a refresh of the legacy Open Systems Interconnect (OSI) model which we’ve all come to know and love. The original seven-layer model is to be replaced with a simplified, sleeker six-layer model which more accurately reflects service stacks seen in today’s networks.

Best Effort Fibre Channel « The Data Center Overlords – Excellent update to FibreChannel standards.

Class 9 is relatively new, only having been ratified by the T11 working group (under P9FOS committee) in 2005. However since it was designed specifically for existing hardware, only a software update is needed to support it, so most switch and HBA firmware from the major vendors (Cisco, Brocade, Emulex, QLogic, etc.) support it. The idea for a class of lossfull service was in fact inspired by Ethernet.

How Intel® is Making Ethernet Scalable for Efficient Data Centers – When Intel acquired Fulcrum for their merchant silicon business I didn’t realise that they also make Ethernet switches….

With the Intel FM6000 series switches, latency is the same, port count (or the radix of a scalable fabric) has tripled to 72 ports and we’ve made further improvements for performance and scalability of the fabric, delivering up to 2500 non-blocking 10 Gbps ports in the same two-tier fat tree structure.

The network marketplace seems to get more crowded every day.

You can print a document directly from the Finder… | Finer Things in Mac

You can print a document directly from the Finder without having to manually open its parent application. This may seem obvious, but enough folks seemed to not know about it when I asked around.

You simply need to select a document in the Finder and hit ⌘-P, or just select Print from the Finder’s File menu.

I’m not a big fan of April Fools.