I found a capture file from 2002. I must have been troubleshooting name resolution of NetBIOS over IPX for print servers because I am only capturing broadcasts on the Ethernet segment. And Wireshark can still open a data format from 15 years ago and render the data. I surely do not miss these days. […]
Out of sheer frustration this week, I tweeted this and got a big response: The Back Story I’ve wasted about 60 hours of customers time working with resellers & vendors to get a quote for a relatively simple network upgrade. Neither the vendor staffers or the reseller employees knew how the product was licensed or […]
EMC announced during it’s quarterly results that it was taking a larger position in VCE. VCE was always an EMC asset, co-operation with partners Cisco, Intel and VMware has never been strong and this simply closes out the current chapter. The end result positions EMC to also be a “IBM style” company with a full […]
It is common wisdom that BGP is awesome because, you know, … something. It runs the Internet therefore it must good. It can be extended and that makes it good. Lots of vendors use it ….. Hang on. When you think about it there are no good, solid BGP implementation in open source. Quagga is […]
Today’s Networks are auto-configuring and self-orchestrating. When you connect a server to network device, the device will identity the MAC address of the server and update it’s database. The server can make a request to a DHCP server and self configure. A network can be intentionally designed so that multiple paths exist through the network. […]
I found this slide during some research. It was so “awesome” that I though it should be framed as a piece of bad art just to prove that there is an MPLS Standard or technology for every occasion. Which there should not be and this proves that most of the MPLS standards are just silly.
A little bit risqué but IRC Can Be Funny The Packet Pushers IRC channel is a wealth of knowledge, advice and humour: Click for full size
I’m doing some work for the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in the Computational Science team and they have this mounted on a board near the door where I work. I kept the chair in the image to give you a sense of the size of this thing Here is the printed sheet with the back […]
Lots of discussion lately about how SDN will change the future of networking and questions in my inbox from people who are early in their careers. They are facing decisions from the choices that are open to them that will impact their careers for the next few years and certifications are the best choice, will […]
I’ve been consciously working to reduce my email because Email is an interruption and mostly a nuisance.I’ve been unsubscribing from pointless emails, flyers. I just never use them.
I signed up for a Google Activity report which provides stats on my usage of email and stats are looking good.