Collection of useful, relevant or inane places on the the Internets for 15 Oct 10:
- Chewtoy’s Technical Musings: Weaving a Better Fabric –
however just because something might be possible doesn't make it a good idea. As I said to Rahul during the presentation – many of the methods used to manage routing in large IP networks do not apply to MAC addresses as there is no way to aggregate them. And putting ACLs in place is also a problem. You can list all MAC addresses individually or you can restrict to certain manufacturer OUIs but that is about it.
Even service providers have the L2 disease…..
- Hack The Stack Or Go On a Bender With a Vendor? | Rational Survivability – Christopher Hoff is one of the sharpest minds around on Clouds at a high level. He has written a great post here.
There is no one-size-fits-all solution. There is no ‘THE Cloud.”
This realization is why most companies are spinning around, investigating the myriad of options they have available and the market is trying to sort itself out, polarized at one end of the spectrum or trying to squeeze out a happy balance somewhere in the middle.
- NetApp and VMware vSphere Storage Best Practices – Best white paper on IP Storage and VMware I've found yet. Updated regularly, check back for updates.
- Alex Payne — Settling Down Without Settling – When the current web hipsters grow up and buy houses, I wonder what the Internet will look like when it stops being youth focussed.
I’ve always equated home ownership with a rejection of that sort of minimalist approach. The idea of owning a home seemed cumbersome. Left to my own devices, I’ll own as little as possible, and having a tiny apartment has helped me keep it that way. A big, cavernous space that demands to be filled with misery-making big box store crap? Not for me. No sir.
- Force10 Networks: News: Press Releases – Cisco isn't the only company making Ethernet switches.
The S55 complements Force10’s other S-Series 1/10 GbE ToR products, including the recently announced S60 high performance access switch with ultra-deep packet buffering and the price/performance-optimized S50 and S25. The S-Series 1/10 GbE ToR switches provide line-rate, low-latency switching, with configuration flexibility as well as high reliability, and are ideally deployed with the Force10 ExaScale virtualized core switch/router to create a flat, two-tier, fully non-blocking GbE and 10 GbE data center solution.
- The real cost of free | Cory Doctorow | Technology | guardian.co.uk –
Inspiring voice on what DRM and Freedom is.
But here's what I do care about. I care if your plan involves using "digital rights management" technologies that prohibit people from opening up and improving their own property; if your plan requires that online services censor their user submissions; if your plan involves disconnecting whole families from the internet because they are accused of infringement; if your plan involves bulk surveillance of the internet to catch infringers, if your plan requires extraordinarily complex legislation to be shoved through parliament without democratic debate; if your plan prohibits me from keeping online videos of my personal life private because you won't be able to catch infringers if you can't spy on every video.
- YouTube – IT Administrator Song – "Route Aggregation and Increasing Payload". Good fun.