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Network Collective is a community-focused network engineering podcast. Our episodes bring knowledge and insights of industry experts, pioneers, and peers to wherever you are. Topics range from protocol deep-dives to career management, but through a lens of what is relevant and valuable today. We get engineering because we are engineers. You can find all of our content at our website: http://thenetworkcollective.com
Short Take – Nerd Knobs
Dec 14 • 10 min
Complexity is a reality for most modern networks but unnecessary complexity can do more harm than good. In this Network Collective Short Take, Russ and Eyvonne talk through the consequences of enabling new features and share their insight on when you…
Episode 41 – The Value of Networking Labs for Production
Dec 12 • 45 min
If you’ve been in networking for any time, you’ve likely had to lab something up to learn a new technology or study for a certification, but labs can be so much more than learning tools. In today’s episode Jody Lemoine and Iain Leiter join Network…
Short Take – Recent Changes In LSR Protocols
Dec 7 • 7 min
In this Network Collective Short Take Russ White shares some recent changes being made in link-state routing protocols.
History Of Networking – Bill Yeager – Routing Software
Dec 5 • 53 min
Bill Yeager, an early networking pioneer who is credited with inventing the first multi-protocol router, joins Network Collective to talk about his work in the beginning days of networking. Outro Music: Danger Storm Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)…
[Sponsored] Short Take – Anuta Networks
Nov 30 • 19 min
Anuta Networks joins Network Collective for a second time, again entrusting the message to those who use their products in the real world. In this Network Collective Short Take, Ryan Lynn of Trace3 joins us to talk about the general state of network…
Episode 40 – MPLS Part 4 – Fast Reroute
Nov 28 • 51 min
In this Network Collective community roundtable episode, Nick Russo and Jeff Tantsura join us to close out our MPLS series with an episode on Fast Reroute. We would like to thank VIAVI Solutions for sponsoring this episode of Network Collective. VIAVI…
Short Take – BGP Optimal Route Reflection
Nov 26 • 6 min
BGP Route Reflection solves a fundamental problem in iBGP operation but introduces some tradeoffs to consider when implementing. In this Network Collective short take, Russ details these tradeoffs and some potential ways to mitigate unintended…
History Of Networking – JR Rivers – Linux Routing
Nov 21 • 55 min
In this History of Networking episode, JR Rivers joins Network Collective to talk about the history of the open source/Linux based routing stack. Outro Music: Danger Storm Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0…
Short Take – Policy At The Edge
Nov 16 • 10 min
Today’s networks are enforcing policy at an even greater scale but where does it make sense to enforce this policy? In this Network Collective Short Take, Russ and Eyvonne talk through the merits of enforcing policy at the edge of your network.
Episode 39 – State Of Exhaustion
Nov 14 • 41 min
We’ve had a lot going on behind the scenes at Network Collective. In this episode we give a little peak behind the curtain at what’s been going on with us and share some of the ways we’re modifying the show in response to how you all are consuming it.…
Short Take – Thinking Differently
Nov 9 • 12 min
We’ve all heard the Apple Slogan “Think Different” but is that something we actually do? In this Network Collective Short Take, Russ and Eyvonne explore this idea of thinking differently and how our thought process impacts the work that we do.
History Of Networking – Bob Hinden – IPv6
Nov 7 • 54 min
In this episode, Bob Hinden, credited as the co-inventor of IPv6, joins Network Collective to share his perspective on the creation of IPv6. Outro Music: Danger Storm Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0…
Short Take – DNSSEC Deployment
Nov 2 • 5 min
What is DNSSEC? What does it do? How widely is it deployed? In a technological environment where DNS attacks are common, Russ explores why DNSSEC isn’t as widely deployed as one would hope and provides some suggestions on how to get some momentum behind…
Episode 38 – DDoS Mitigation
Oct 31 • 53 min
In this Community Roundtable episode of Network Collective, Roland Dobbins and Nick Buraglio join us to talk about the current state of DDoS on the Internet and some strategies you can use to mitigate these risks on your network. Roland Dobbin’s shared…
[Sponsored] Short Take – Viavi Solutions
Oct 26 • 16 min
In this Network Collective Short Take, Bill Proctor from Viavi Solutions joins us to talk about how Viavi is optimizing network and application monitoring with the end result of reducing the amount of time it takes to resolve issues. Adding more metrics…
History Of Networking – Yuval Bachar – Backpack And The History Of Whitebox Routers
Oct 24 • 48 min
In this History of Networking episode, Yuval Bachar shares his insight about the genesis of Facebook’s Backpack open switch and the history of whitebox routing. Outro Music: Danger Storm Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By…
Short Take – Problems And Solutions
Oct 19 • 8 min
In this Network Collective Short Take, Russ shares his thoughts on the value of really understanding the problem at hand before settling on a specific solution.
Episode 37 – Imposter Syndrome
Oct 17 • 46 min
Join us as we share a peek behind the curtain on some content created exclusively for our Network Collective community members. In this episode, the Network Collective hosts share their thoughts on imposter syndrome and some of the ways they work through…
Short Take – The Diminishing Returns of Harder Passwords
Oct 12 • 5 min
In this Network Collective Short Take, Russ White talks about the value of harder passwords and what we should think about when developing password policies for our systems.
History Of Networking – Jana Iyengar – QUIC
Oct 10 • 55 min
In this History of Networking episode, Jana Iyengar comes on to talk about the creation of QUIC and why he believes we need another transport protocol. Outro Music: Danger Storm Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By…
Short Take – It’s Always Been Done That Way
Oct 5 • 7 min
Have you ever tried to implement something new and run into others who are resistant to that change? In this Short Take, Russ explores the validity of the commonly used “It’s always been done that way” excuse for avoiding change.
Episode 36 – State Of IPv6
Oct 3 • 50 min
In this community roundtable episode George Michaelson, Ed Horley, and Leslie Daigle join Network Collective to talk about the current state of IPv6 deployment. Outro Music: Danger Storm Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By…
Short Take – BGP Peering Updates
Sep 28 • 8 min
In this Short Take, Russ shares some of the recent innovations around BGP peering and route exchange coming out of the standards bodies.
History Of Networking – John Fraizer – BGP Route Servers
Sep 26 • 54 min
In this History of Networking episode, John Fraizer joins the Network Collective crew to talk about his involvement in the first IX in the Columbus, Ohio, area and how that lead to the creation of an open source BGP route server. Outro Music: Danger Storm…
[Sponsored] Short Take – Anuta Networks
Sep 21 • 14 min
When Neustar needed to take the next step with orchestration, assurance, and telemetry, they chose Anuta Network’s ATOM. In this Network Collective Short Take, Neustar’s Director of Network Engineering (Matt Wilson) joins us to share the end user…
Episode 35 – Do You Really Need Good Engineers?
Sep 19 • 56 min
IT staffing budgets are shrinking and consequently many organizations are forgoing having strong engineering talent on staff. In this episode we explore the dynamics of staffing good engineers and whether or not it’s possible to remove that cost in modern…
Short Take – Time Management
Sep 14 • 7 min
In this Network Collective Short Take, Russ White shares how he uses his time effectively to be productive in ways that matter.
History Of Networking – Mike Sullenberger – DMVPN
Sep 12 • 56 min
In this History of Networking episode, Mike Sullenberger joins Network Collective to talk about the history of DMVPN. Outro Music: Danger Storm Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License…
Short Take – PFAT Trees
Sep 7 • 6 min
In this Network Collective Short Take, Russ White reviews a research paper on PFAT Trees and how they might be used in multichannel datacenter topologies.
Episode 34 – MPLS Part 3 – Traffic Engineering
Sep 5 • 53 min
Traffic engineering is one of the most complex topics in network design and operation. Join us in this episode of the Network Collective as we discuss the concepts and tradeoffs in traffic engineering using MPLS. Outro Music: Danger Storm Kevin MacLeod…
Short Take – Learn to Think
Aug 31 • 5 min
Critical thinking is a valuable skill but how do you learn how to do it? In this week’s Network Collective Short Take Russ shares his thoughts on how you can learn to think.
History Of Networking – Terry Slattery and Bruce Pinsky – The CCIE
Aug 29 • 52 min
In this episode of History of Networking, Terry Slattery and Bruce Pinsky join us to talk about the early days of the CCIE and how some of the mystique around the first expert level infrastructure certification came to be. Outro Music: Danger Storm Kevin…
Short Take – State Optimization Surface
Aug 24 • 6 min
In this Network Collective Short Take, Russ White examines the relationship between state, optimization, and interaction surfaces when adding complexity to a network or system.
Episode 33 – The Importance Of Breaking Things
Aug 22 • 43 min
Conventional wisdom tells us that a network that never breaks is the most resilient, but practice tells us otherwise. In this episode we explore the value of chaos engineering and how breaking your network intentionally can make it stronger. Outro Music:…
[Sponsored] Short Take – Forward Networks
Aug 17 • 16 min
In this sponsored Network Collective Short Take, Brandon Heller, Co-Founder and CTO of Forward Networks, joins Network Collective to talk about how network verification and modeling are empowering network operators to increase efficiency, reduce mistakes,…
History Of Networking – Ross Callon – MPLS
Aug 15 • 46 min
Recorded in-person at the most recent meeting of the IETF, Ross Callon joins the Network Collective crew (as well as special guest Ethan Banks from Packet Pushers) to share some stories from the creation of MPLS. Outro Music: Danger Storm Kevin MacLeod…
Short Take – Give The Monkey A Smaller Club
Aug 10 • 8 min
In this Network Collective Short Take, Russ White takes a look at the impact of abstraction, complexity, and scale as they relate to the size and scope of attack surfaces presented to attackers.
Episode 32 – Networking In Harsh Environments
Aug 8 • 50 min
Networking is hard enough when deploying it into typical environments like campuses and datacenters, but what happens when you’re tasked with doing networking in areas that were never meant to support technology? In this episode of Network Collective,…
Short Take – SDN Is Not Devops
Aug 3 • 5 min
In this short take, Russ White talks about the differences between SDN and Devops. Some may consider this obvious, but the differentiation is a bit more nuanced when looking at the goals of both.
History Of Networking – Vint Cerf – The Internet
Aug 1 • 52 min
In this episode of Network Collective, Vint Cerf, networking pioneer and co-inventor of TCP/IP, joins us to talk about the origins of the Internet. Outro Music: Danger Storm Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution…
Short Take – Education Is Useless?
Jul 27 • 9 min
Are certification and education useless in a culture of freely available knowledge? Russ White shares his thoughts on the topic and and provides some suggestions on how you should approach education in general.
Episode 31 – Analytics and Security
Jul 25 • 49 min
Security is facing a crisis of well trained engineers. As a result, operators are relying more heavily on analytics to provide security intelligence. In this show, Eric Osterweil joins Network Collective to discuss the use of analytics in security, and…
Short Take – Networks Without Operators
Jul 20 • 6 min
Intent based and orchestrated networks are the prevailing trend in the industry but is that necessarily a good thing? In this Network Collective Short Take, Russ White takes a look at the impact of removing the operator from network operations.
History Of Networking – Steve Crocker – The RFC Series
Jul 18 • 56 min
The RFC series has been one of the leading forces in establishing standards-based interoperability in networking. Steve Crocker joins Network Collective to talk about his role in the RFC series and how it came to be what it is today. Outro Music: Danger…
[Sponsored] Short Take – Cumulus Networks
Jul 13 • 10 min
In this sponsored Network Collective Short Take, Pete Lumbis joins us to talk about how Cumulus Networks is offering a new disaggregated approach to network operations. There are some common concerns when it comes to a disaggregated model and in this…
Off the Cuff – Site Reliability Engineering
Jul 12 • 42 min
Site Reliability Engineering is a concept that the networking world is coming to terms with. At Interop ITX 2018, Network Collective took the opportunity to sit down with Michael Kehoe to get his take on how SRE concepts can improve network operations.…
Episode 30 – Privacy In Networking
Jul 11 • 58 min
In this episode of the Network Collective Community Roundtable, Tom Hollingsworth and Nick Buraglio join us again to expound on the topic of privacy in networking. We would like to thank Core BTS for sponsoring this episode of Network Collective. Core BTS…
Short Take – Complexity Sells
Jul 6 • 8 min
In this Network Collective Short Take, Russ White examines why our industry continually introduces complexity even though most engineers recognize that simpler solutions are usually more robust and maintainable.
History Of Networking – Christian O’Flaherty – The Latin American Internet
Jul 4 • 40 min
In this episode of the History of Networking, we are joined by Christian O’Flaherty of the Internet Society to discuss the growth of the Internet in Latin America, including the unique role internet exchanges have played in the region, and the resulting…
Off the Cuff – Interop Speakers Panel
Jul 2 • 59 min
At Interop ITX 2018, Network Collective sat down with a few of our favorite speakers from the Network Transformation Summit to chat about the topics they were presenting on. From the emergence and importance of disaggregations and whitebox switching…
Short Take – Culture and Technology
Jun 29 • 7 min
In today’s Network Collective Short Take, Russ White discusses his take on the intersection of culture and technology.
Episode 29 – MPLS Part 2 – VPNs
Jun 27 • 51 min
In a continuation of our MPLS deep-dive series, Nick Russo, Russ White, Jordan Martin, and Eyvonne Sharp return to discuss some of the operational considerations when using MPLS VPNs. We would like to thank Core BTS for sponsoring this episode of Network…
Short Take – Thinking About Your Career Trajectory
Jun 22 • 6 min
In this Short Take, Eyvonne explores how to think about your career trajectory and covers 5 questions you should ask yourself when planning your career.
History Of Networking – Dave Crocker – Email – Part 2
Jun 20 • 44 min
Few technologies are as ubiquitous as email. In Part 2 of this two-part series, Dave Crocker joins us to talk about the History of Email. Listen in as he talks about the early days of message exchange and how the technology evolved to be an integral part…
Off the Cuff – Microsoft Aquires GitHub
Jun 11 • 28 min
On June 4, 2018, Microsoft announced it will acquire GitHub for $7.5 billion. What does this acquisition mean for developers, the projects that use GitHub, and the online community surrounding it? Listen is as Network Collective discusses with this…
Short Take – Practical Career Advice
Jun 8 • 5 min
In this Network Collective Short Take, Russ talks about practical concepts network engineers need to know to succeed in their careers.
History Of Networking – Dave Crocker – Email – Part 1
Jun 6 • 39 min
Few technologies are as ubiquitous as email. In Part 1 of this two-part series, Dave Crocker joins us to talk about the History of Email. Listen in as he talks about the early days of message exchange and how the technology evolved to be an integral part…
Episode 28 – For the Love of NAT
May 30 • 55 min
When it comes to NAT, network engineers love it, they hate it, or the love to hate it. In this episode, Tom Hollingsworth and Nick Buraglio join us to talk about NAT, why it exists, and its continued role in networking. We would like to thank Core BTS for…
Short Take – Fixing The Problem
May 25 • 5 min
In this Network Collective short take, Russ shares a story about his time as an electrical engineer and the lesson he learned from it about fixing the problem.
History Of Networking – Martin Casado – Software Defined Networking
May 23 • 45 min
Today, every network vendor sells a solution labeled “software-defined”. But in the 2000’s, the networking stack was driven by constraints in hardware that could not be changed. In this History of Networking, Martin Casado joins us to talk about the ideas…
Short Take – Security As A Tradeoff
May 18 • 7 min
In this episode Russ White talks about how security absolutism is actually detrimental to securing important data and systems, and how shifting our view of security to a balance of tradeoffs would be a much better approach.
Episode 27 – State Of The Podcast
May 16 • 51 min
In this episode we’re changing things up a bit. Eyvonne, Russ, and Jordan come together to chat a bit about the past year and share some exciting news about where we are heading as a podcast. Thank you for making Network Collective possible and we’re…
Short Take – Telecommuting
May 11 • 7 min
In this Short Take, Russ White shares his thoughts on the pros and cons of telecommuting and what you can do to be a better remote employee.
History Of Networking – Geoff Houston – BGP Security
May 9 • 60 min
Recent history tells us that even after decades of pervasive use, BGP is far from a fully secure protocol. In this episode of History of Networking on Network Collective, Geoff Houston joins us to talk about how we got here and why previous attempts at…
Short Take – Cisco Field Area Networking
May 4 • 4 min
In this Network Collective Short Take, guest commentator Nick Buraglio shares his thoughts on field area networking after watching Cisco’s presentation on the topic at Networking Field Day 17. You can see the original NFD17 presentation here:…
Short Take – The Subsidiarity Principle
Apr 27 • 6 min
In this Network Collective Short Take, Russ White discusses how the subsidiarity principle can be applied to network design decisions.
History Of Networking – Tony Przygienda – History of BIER
Apr 25 • 44 min
In this History of Networking episode Tony Przygienda joins us to discuss his involvement in the origins of BIER (Bit Index Explicit Replication). BIER is a new take on an old problem, the efficient forwarding of point-to-multipoint (multicast) traffic.…
Short Take – Death Of The Seven Layer Model
Apr 20 • 6 min
In this Short Take Russ White argues that the traditional seven layer model for network communication is antiquated and inadequate in explaining modern networking. He also proposes an alternative model and invites everyone to the eventual funeral of the…
Episode 26 – Networking War Stories Part Deux
Apr 18 • 51 min
To celebrate the first anniversary of Network Collective, we invite a stellar panel of guests to share their networking war stories. We discuss challenging outages, difficult problems, and what we’ve learned along the way. Outro Music: Danger Storm Kevin…
Short Take – Disaggregation and Firewalls
Apr 13 • 5 min
In this Network Collective Short Take, Russ White explores how disaggregation can be expanded to everyone’s favorite security appliance, the firewall.
History Of Networking – Dino Farinacci – History of LISP
Apr 11 • 49 min
In this History of Networking episode of Network Collective we chat with Dino Farinacci about his contributions to the Locator/ID Separation Protocol, or LISP. Outro Music: Danger Storm Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By…
Short Take – In Defense of Sales Engineers
Apr 6 • 6 min
In this Network Collective short take, Eyvonne discusses the role of a sales engineer. She highlights the value sales engineers can bring to enterprises and outlines some ways you can get the most out of your relationship with your vendor or VAR sales…
Episode 25 – MPLS Part 1
Apr 4 • 49 min
In a new protocol deep-dive series, Nick Russo and Russ White return to discuss MPLS. In part one, we discuss the primary use cases for MPLS, label allocation, and what SD-WAN means for the future of MPLS. Show Notes: MPLS solves 3 fundamental problems,…
Short Take – Cisco Disaggregation Announcement
Mar 30 • 5 min
In this Network Collective short take, Jordan Martin shares his thoughts on the recent announcement from Cisco that they will be offering disaggregated solutions. Has Cisco seen the light? Will Cisco abandon hardware completely? Or are the doing all of…
History Of Networking – Dinesh Dutt – Divergence of Compute and Networking
Mar 28 • 52 min
The operation and management of compute and networking are unique in the the tools and skill-sets required, but do they necessarily need to be? Dinesh Dutt joins Network Collective to talk about the divergence of compute and networking, how it hasn’t…
Episode 24 – Building Resilient Networks
Mar 21 • 57 min
The need for resiliency in network infrastructure is almost a given, but how do you get there? John Herbert, Jody Lemoine and Pete Welcher join the Network Collective team to talk through the complexities involved in a highly available infrastructure. We…
History Of Networking – Tony Li – SSE and Hardware Switching
Mar 14 • 41 min
From processors, to FPGAs, to ASICs, and back again, Tony Li joins Network Collective’s History of Networking to talk through the impact that the Cisco SSE and hardware switching has had on the networking industry. Outro Music: Danger Storm Kevin MacLeod…
Episode 23 – Cloud Connectivity Part II
Mar 7 • 52 min
Miguel Villareal and Scott Wheeler come back and join Network Collective for a second episode, discussing the complexities involved in connecting to cloud infrastructure services and some strategies on how to mitigate them. We would like to thank Cumulus…
History Of Networking – Alia Atlas – Fast Reroute
Feb 28 • 55 min
We often take dynamic routing protocol failover for granted but there’s a lot of complexity that goes into ensuring resilient loop free alternative paths. In this episode of History of Networking, Alia Atlas joins Network Collective to talk about her…
Episode 22 – Securing BGP
Feb 21 • 50 min
In part 3 of our deep dive into BGP operations, Nick Russo and Russ White join us again on Network Collective to talk about securing BGP. In this episode we cover topics like authentication, advertisement filtering, best practices, origin security, path…
History Of Networking – Joel Halpern – Policy Based Management
Feb 14 • 53 min
In this History of Networking episode of Network Collective, Joel Halpern joins us to talk about the history of network modeling and policy based management in the standards bodies. Outro Music: Danger Storm Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under…
Episode 21 – Tools For Network Engineers
Feb 7 • 54 min
In this episode of Network Collective, Hank Yeomans and Jonathan Davis join us to take a look at some of our favorite tools as network engineers. Whether it’s hardware or software, tools are the things that help us do our jobs well, and if used correctly,…
Off the Cuff – NFD17 Wrap Up
Feb 1 • 48 min
Networking Field Day 17 (NFD17) was in Silicon Valley last week, with two of our co-founders participating as delegates – but the conversation doesn’t have to stop there. In this Off The Cuff episode of Network Collective, we’ve gathered a few of the…
History Of Networking – Paul Vixie – DNS Adoption
Jan 31 • 41 min
In a continued look at the history of DNS on the Internet, Paul Vixie joins Network Collective to talk about the adoption process of DNS. Outro Music: Danger Storm Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License…
Episode 20 – Cloud Connectivity
Jan 24 • 52 min
The flexibility of cloud infrastructure has had a significant impact on the way that organizations build out their infrastructure, but the industry is continuing to learn just how complicated connecting to cloud resources can be. In this episode of…
History Of Networking – Paul Mockapetris – Origins of DNS
Jan 17 • 47 min
Paul Mockapetris, co-inventor of the Domain Name System, joins Network Collective to talk about how DNS grew from an undesirable computer science experiment to one of the critical services that makes the Internet what it is today. Outro Music: Danger…
Episode 19 – BGP: Traffic Engineering
Jan 10 • 49 min
In this Community Roundtable episode, returning guests Russ White and Nick Russo continue our three part deep dive into the Border Gateway Protocol, or BGP, with a look at the mechanisms within the protocol to perform traffic engineering. Show Notes…
History Of Networking – Alistair Woodman – VoIP Continued
Jan 3 • 55 min
In this episode of History of Networking, Alistair Woodman joins us again to continue the conversation on the origins of commercial VoIP. Outro Music: Danger Storm Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License…
Episode 18 – Whitebox Networking
Dec 27, 2017 • 51 min
In Episode 18 of Network Collective, Pete Lumbis of Cumulus Networks and Kevin Myers of IP Architechs join us to talk about the pros and cons of running whitebox or commodity hardware in your network. There’s no denying that the price point on commodity…
History Of Networking – Jeff Tantsura – Segment Routing
Dec 20, 2017 • 48 min
In this episode of History of Networking, Jeff Tantsura (Chair of the IETF Routing Area Working Group and Consulting VP of Network Architecture at Futurewei) joins Network Collective to discuss the origins and history of Segment Routing. Episode Links: *…
Episode 17 – BGP: Peering and Reachability
Dec 13, 2017 • 54 min
In this Community Roundtable episode, returning guests Russ White and Nick Russo start our three part deep dive into the Border Gateway Protocol, or BGP, with a look at terminology, how peer relationships form, the differences between internal and…
History Of Networking – Alistair Woodman – VoIP
Dec 6, 2017 • 59 min
In this episode of History of Networking, Alistair Woodman joins us to discuss the beginnings of commercial VoIP including a look at early protocols, CTI and the early days of ATM versus Frame-Relay versus IP. Outro Music: Danger Storm Kevin MacLeod…
Episode 16 – Overview of Overlays
Nov 29, 2017 • 51 min
Whether it’s a single GRE tunnel or a full Datacenter fabric, network overlays have played significant role in empowering network engineers to implement policy beyond simple IP reachability. In episode 16 of Network Collective we take a broad look at the…
History Of Networking – Roland Dobbins – DDoS
Nov 22, 2017 • 62 min
In this episode of History of Networking on Network Collective, Roland Dobbins from Arbor Networks joins us to talk about his role in mitigating distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on the internet. Outro Music: Danger Storm Kevin MacLeod…
Off the Cuff – Disaggregation
Nov 15, 2017 • 47 min
In this Off The Cuff episode of Network Collective, recorded live at the SDxE conference in Austin, TX, the panel discusses the current state of network disaggregation, whitebox switching, and where the disaggregated model makes sense in your network.…
History Of Networking – Fred Baker – RAVEN and Internet Surveillance
Nov 8, 2017 • 51 min
Fred Baker joins Network Collective for a second episode, this time sharing the story about how the IETF came to an official policy regarding systemic Internet surveillance and wiretapping in data networking. Show Notes * IETF Policy on Wiretapping – RFC…
Episode 15 – Characteristics of a Well Run Network
Nov 1, 2017 • 46 min
In episode 15, Pete Welcher and Chris Kane join us to talk about what exactly characterizes a well run network. Is it great documentation? Is it consistent application of best practices? Maybe it’s process and procedure? Join our guests, and the decades…
History Of Networking – Donnie Savage – EIGRP
Oct 26, 2017 • 60 min
Donnie Savage joins Network Collective to talk about his role in the history of EIGRP. From its early implementations to moving this formerly fully proprietary protocol through the IETF, Donnie has played a significant role in guiding EIGRP to where it is…
Episode 14 – Digging Deep into the IS-IS Routing Protocol
Oct 18, 2017 • 48 min
In a return to our routing protocol series, Russ White and Nick Russo join Network Collective to talk about some of the intricacies of the IS-IS routing protocol. While not usually found in enterprises, Service Providers have used IS-IS as the underlay to…
History Of Networking – Radia Perlman – Spanning Tree
Oct 12, 2017 • 37 min
Radia Perlman joins Network Collective to talk about the history of the Spanning Tree Protocol. Love it or hate it, it’s been a fundamental part of every Ethernet network for the past 30 years and isn’t likely to fade away any time soon. Outro Music:…