What Does the IANA Transition Mean for Us?
When I first worked with TCP/IP and the ARPAnet, there was no DNS. When one wanted to connect to a computer by name, the system looked in a table called “HOSTS.TXT” to find the IP address corresponding to the name. The growing file had to be downloaded every few days from a “nearby” host that […]
IPv6 — The White Elephant in the Room
In 1983, in the midst of the Cold War and Irene Cara’s Flashdance, IPv4 was born. At the time, the conventional wisdom was that 4+ Billion (232 to be precise) unique IP addresses would be more than enough for all of humanity for a very long time. But then the Internet escaped from the guarded […]
What’s the Current State of Software-Defined Networking?
Software-Defined Networking or SDN is a hot topic right now. Learning Tree has a Software Defined Networking course, and industry publications and blogs are full of talk about SDN. But what is really going on right now with SDN, and where is it going? Surveys Say, It Isn’t Popular Yet Webtorials did a survey in […]