Collection of useful, relevant or inane places on the the Internets for 28 Nov 10:
- amikula’s vim_flashcards at master – GitHub –
Vim Flashcards is a collection of Vim tips and commands compiled for the purpose of developing a deep familiarity of available Vim commands.
I imported these into Mental Case since it is a simple text file. Nice.
- Total Network Managment: Some things to consider –
When a network engineer is asked about network management one often thinks about CiscoWorks, HPopenview, SolarWinds etc. If only it was that simple. “Total” Network management reaches well beyond the configuring and monitoring of your switches and routers. Here are some things to consider when you are asked to think about network management
Paul makes some very good points on operational hygiene.
- An Argument for Increasing TCP’s Initial Congestion Window –
An Argument for Increasing TCP's Initial Congestion Window
TCP flows start with an initial congestion window of at most four segments or approximately 4KB of data. Because most Web transactions are short-lived, the initial congestion window is a critical TCP parameter in determining how quickly flows can finish. While the global network access speeds increased dramatically on average in the past decade, the standard value of TCP’s initial congestion window has remained unchanged. In this paper, we propose to increase TCP’s initial congestion window to at least ten segments (about 15KB).
Google runs non standard TCP slow start on their web servers to improve response times. However, Microsoft kicks the arse out if it. Of course.
- Performing Access-List Computation and Route Summarization Using ACL Manager | CCIE Blog – This isn't just an CCIE study topic, this is something I do just often enough to make it worth memorising. Except I don't ever remember it. Thanks Petr
- Cisco’s Pain, HP’s Gain, Says Morgan Stanley – Tech Trader Daily – Barrons.com –
What got everyone’s pulse racing was CFO Cathie Lesjak’s statement on the conference call about how HP seems to be doing quite well in precisely those areas where Cisco Systems (CSCO) suffered in the October quarter: “We had a good quarter in state and local government accounts, as well as new wins with the BMW Group and Underwriters Laboratories.”
Cisco's oversized profit margins are coming home to roost. HP can win a lot of business by being cheaper, and this will force Cisco to drop prices in the near future to compete. This is good news for customers.
- StaticNAT » Blog Archive » Josh’s Rules on Selling Solutions –
The biggest failures in any solution are based on half-truths, lies and half-assed work. Talk to what you know, do they work required and the rest comes pretty easy.
I love when people rant, this is a good one.