Collection of useful, relevant or just fun places on the Internets for 12th June 2014 and a bit commentary about what I’ve found interesting about them:
Will Network Engineers Become Programmers? « ipSpace.net by @ioshints – Ivan explains his view on the ways that network folks will work with programmers. I think he describes OpenDaylight model pretty closely.
Will the networking expert become part of the programming team? It depends. For large projects it probably makes sense to embed experts with networking skills into programming teams, for longer-term low-intensity development projects you might add a programmer or two to your networking team, or merge development and operations.
ONF in China. Fresh Ink. | ONF BLOG – The ONF continues to sign on new partners in China. The ONF is still relevant and has a role to play in the forwarding plane of flow networking. Standards in this area are vital to vendor commitment and hopefully the fracturing and duplication of standards while fade away soon.
We welcomed Baidu, CATR, China Telecom, DCN, GreeNet, H3C, and xNet to the organization with a small ceremony in which representatives from each company made their way to a stage to sign a membership agreement. Present in the room were the new members as well as members of the press. The stage was set up so that I was in the center between two chairs. I signed alongside each member company, and Liu Dong, CEO of the Beijing Internet Institute (BII), acted as the witness and signed each document as well.
Living with Student Loans — TheLi.st @ Medium — Medium – How do you run up $100K in student debt ? But should she even have it ? Dumb & Dumber from all sides. Student debt is one of those ideas that steals from someone else in a subtle way but, in this case, we are stealing from the future.
I think about how my student loans left me with horrible credit. I think about anxiety I feel every month just to keep treading water. I remember running out of money and campaigns- scrounging for quarters for gas money until my next check came. I have no savings, and well retirement- I’ll be lucky if my loans are paid off by then— let alone any savings.
Home – LACNIC – LACNIC goes into Phase 3 exhaustion. Anyone who wants to use BGP PI for redundancy in Latin America and Carribean won’t be able to.
At that point, the reserve for new members (/11) will be activated, thus triggering Phase 3 of the IPv4 exhaustion plan designed by LACNIC and the National Registries. According to the policies in force, during this final phase only new members will be able to request IPv4 addresses, which will be assigned in blocks of between 256 (/24) and 1,024 (/22) addresses. Each new member will only be able to receive one assignment from this space.
Why OpenStack Doesn’t Need Fibre Channel Support – Stephen Foskett makes a strong case why OpenStack doesn’t need FibreChannel
OpenStack should consider the network. They should not just assume that data will arrive on time and intact. Cinder and Neutron should merge software-defined storage and networking so protocols like iSCSI can do their very best. But it would a ludicrous waste of time to wedge Fibre Channel into OpenStack beyond whatever limited support current implementers demand. Linux didn’t need CKD support and OpenStack doesn’t need Fibre Channel.
NANOG Meeting Presentation Abstract | North American Network Operators Group – New standard for routing Ethernet frames over MPLS backbone with less complexity. Takes advantage of Moore’s law for hardware.
In this presentation we’ll take a look at Ethernet VPN (EVPN), an overlay network technology for providing Ethernet services. EVPN offers an alternative to VPLS that integrates both Layer 2 and Layer 3 services, and can run over simple IP networks with ECMP for resiliency and load balancing. EVPN is an interesting new technology for network operators providing a Layer 2 infrastructure over multiple sites or delivering integrated Layer 2/Layer 3 services, and data center operators providing cloud services.