Collection of useful, relevant or inane places on the the Internets for 10 Feb 11:
- Chewtoy’s Technical Musings: What next for RIPE post IPv4? –
So an LIR is not an ISP. It is an organisation that requires a large amount of address space (i.e. it could be you).
Getting back to the original question: if you look at the 2011 budget you will see that Independent number resources account for Ä1.2M of the RIPE NCC income. This isn’t pocket change; however it is actually only around 7% of the total income. The bulk of the income come from LIRs paying their membership dues.
Great post on the role of the RIPE and LIR’s generally. Go and read this to understand some more about getting a PI IPv6 space and the system.
- Cisco IOS Hints and Tricks: Layer-3 gurus: asleep at the wheel –
Itís infinitely sad to watch all the networking vendors running around like headless chickens trying to promote yet-another fabric routing at layer-2 solution, instead of stepping back and solving the problem where it should have been solved: within layer 3.
Regular readers of my rantings probably would know that I agree with Ivan. But he points out the the Mobility problem was solved years ago but never adopted because Cisco couldn’t scale their hardware to handle large dynamic routing tables. Sigh.
- Fibre Channel over Token Ring: Converged storage dilemma solved – The Network Hub –
ìFor all those Storage Nut Jobs who canít imagine their precious FibreChannel frames crossing an Ethernet network, we are proposing the development of FibreChannel over Token Ring. Thatís right, the second best networking protocol ever invented (after FDDI), offers everything you sad, attention deficit ridden, storage losers ever wanted in shared network. Deterministic delivery, over engineered cabling, layer 2 troubleshooting. We can even improve the FC protocol by isochronous transmission for serial clocking performance and guaranteed delivery,î writes Ferro. ìLast known Token Ring standards were developed to Gigabit performance, and it shouldnít be too hard to dust them off and ramp them to 10Gigabit and more.î
One of my finest moments on the web.
- Why Food for the Hungry runs Ubuntu ó The Endeavour –
Another reason for moving to Ubuntu is that in some countries it is very difficult to legally obtain licenses. Sometimes itís next to impossible. You canít buy legal Microsoft licenses in some places, or if you can, the price is outrageous. So many legalities and so many weird hoops you have to jump through.
Huh, that’s new. Never thought about it like that before. Basically, it’s so hard to buy Microsoft products that it’s one of the reasons they switched to Ubuntu. It’s true though, Microsoft licensing has it’s own training courses – WTF ?
- Cisco IOS Hints and Tricks: How did we ever get into this switching mess? –
Finally, someone managed to implement cost-effective layer-3 forwarding in hardware, resulting in high-speed reasonably-priced routers … only you couldnít call those devices routers anymore, because routers are expensive, so they stretched the definition of switching to include layer-3 switching (the process formerly known as routing).
A fine rant, rating about an eight out of ten. Must read.
- NEC Releases New OpenFlow Network Operating System to R&D Community(February 1, 2011): News Room | NEC –
The platform enables sophisticated control of switches and routers that support the 1.0 specification of the OpenFlow protocol (http://www.openflowswitch.org/). The OpenFlow protocol enables external control of routers and switches through an open interface. The NEC OpenFlow controller aggregates the control of OpenFlow equipment into a single platform and provides a programmable interface for the entire infrastructure as a unified network operating system.
Openflow got a boost. Fascinating development in Cloud Networking. Cisco and HP may not have it all their own way.
- Managing updates in Google Software Update – Google Help – How to disable Google Software Update to disable automatic updates in Chrome. And how to perform manual updates.Because trusting Google makes me nervous. Facebook broke the trust.
- Performance-Comparison Testing of IPv4 and IPv6 Throughput and Latency on Key Cisco Router Platforms – PDF file showing the relative performance of 1800/ 3800 / 7300 routers for forwarding IPv6. Done in 2007, I wonder if any more up to date numbers have been published for planning purposes.
- Are public figures less gentlemanly than they used to be? | Today’s Gentleman –
Are sporting stars, movie stars, musicians, media personalities and politicians becoming less and less gentlemanly (and Iím including females in this equation too), or is it just me?
I think so. I quite enjoy this site for it’s polite and respectful thinking. Nice.