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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: https://thenetworkcollective.com


Community Spotlight – Terry Slattery
Sep 20 • 20 min
Terry Slattery has a distinguished career in networking and is well known for his contributions to the Cisco CLI, being the second person to obtain the CCIE, providing consultation to many organizations, and the list goes on. If it’s happened in…
Lessons Learned – Asking For Help – Kevin Myers
Sep 13 • 13 min
At different points in our careers it can be difficult to ask for help. Maybe the expectation is that your customer is paying for expertise and you have to demonstrate it. Maybe it’s just embarrassing to admit when you don’t know something. Nobody can…
Infrastructure As Code 101
Sep 11 • 54 min
As the networking world continues to embrace automation and orchestration, some of the terms used to explain this new way of doing things remain a little fuzzy. In today’s episode we’re going to look specifically at Infrastructure as Code and by the end…
Community Spotlight – Kevin Myers
Sep 6 • 32 min
Today’s Network Collective Community Spotlight is highlighting Kevin Myers. Kevin is an accomplished engineer working in some of the more complicated and advanced corners of the Internet. Join us as we take a look into how Kevin got his start in…
Lessons Learned – Nick Russo – Leadership
Aug 30 • 13 min
There’s always something to learn from other people’s stories so we’re making it a point to spend time talking about past experiences and lessons learned. In this first foray into this format, Nick Russo joins us to talk about a formative leadership…
Simple Complicated Complexity
Aug 28 • 26 min
In this episode Jordan shares his thoughts on some of the nuanced differences between simple, complicated, and complex network designs. These are terms and descriptions that get thrown around a lot in our industry but do you really understand what they…
Community Spotlight – Nick Russo
Aug 16 • 24 min
Today we’re introducing a new twist to the Network Collective Short Take, the community spotlight. One of the reoccurring themes in the listener survey was that you get to hear a lot about what our guests know but don’t get to know anything about them or…
Going Independent
Aug 14 • 48 min
Many people look forward to the day that they can quit the day job and become their own boss. In this episode we chat with Jody Lemoine and Bruno Wollmann, two people who have done just that, to discuss some of the lessons learned as they transitioned…
[Sponsored] No Tunnels – No Overlays – All The Secure Routing – 128 Technology
Jul 29 • 16 min
Tunnels and overlays are all the rage in software-defined networking but 128 Technology thinks there is a better way forward. Without tunnels or overlays, 128 can provide all the features you’ve come to expect from an SD-WAN solution and more. Listen in…
10x Engineers – Don’t Believe The Hype
Jul 19 • 14 min
The idea of a 10x engineer is just too good to be true. In this Short Take I take a look at the recent controversy and share my thoughts about the twitter thread that sparked it all. Here’s a hint, there’s no such thing as a 10x engineer but there are…
Cloudflare’s Karma, Managing MSPs, & Agile Security
Jul 10 • 40 min
Cloudflare come out strong, pointing the finger at Verizon for shoddy practices putting the Internet at risk. It didn’t take long for karma to come around and for Cloudflare to have their own Internet impacting outage from a mistake of their own. In this…
Conferences and Community
Jul 5 • 16 min
Community is a valuable thing and conferences are a great place to take community to the next level. In this short take I talk with Kern Celestine about his first time experience at Cisco Live and how being introduced to the community there impacted his…
BGP Blunder
Jun 28 • 19 min
Another week, another BGP hijack. This time a steel company in western Pennsylvania got surprised with a sizable portion of the Internet’s traffic. In this Network Collective short take, Nick Buraglio joins me to talk about the recent BGP blunder, its…
MPLS is dead, Long live MPLS
Jun 26 • 46 min
The initial hype of SD-WAN claimed that MPLS was dead as SD-WAN was going to remove all need for SLA based circuits. Now that we’re several years in and have some experience under our collective belts, we take a look at whether or not the original hype…
History Of ATM (Part 2) – Daniel Grossman
Jun 19 • 47 min
In this episode we talk with Daniel Grossman about his role in the development of Asynchronous Transfer Mode, or ATM. This is part 2 of a 2 part series. If you haven’t listened to the first episode, you can find it here. Outro Music: Danger Storm Kevin…
History Of ATM (Part 1) – Daniel Grossman
Jun 17 • 46 min
In this episode we talk with Daniel Grossman about his role in the development of Asynchronous Transfer Mode, or ATM. This is part 1 of a 2 part series so stay tuned for the second part releasing later this week. Outro Music: Danger Storm Kevin MacLeod…
[Sponsored] Cloud Native Networking with SnapRoute
May 31 • 23 min
Is the traditional networking hardware/software dynamic broken? Do monolithic network stacks make your infrastructure fragile and difficult to manage? In this episode we speak with SnapRoute’s Glenn Sullivan and Adam Casella about how they are looking to…
Subscription Licensing, The 5g Time Machine & The Trough Of Disillusionment
May 29 • 50 min
In this episode we take a look at the gradual shift to subscription based licensing, how 5g could potentially set back weather radar 30+ years, and a conversation about the hype cycle in networking. Outro Music: Danger Storm Kevin MacLeod…
Short Take – Service Fabrics
May 24 • 7 min
In this Short Take, Russ compares overlays and service meshes/service fabrics as they relate to network engineering as well as identifying where each might be used.
History Of The Internet From An Asian Perspective – Kilnam Chon
May 22 • 42 min
Kilnam Chon is credited as being largely responsible for bringing the Internet to Asia. In this episode we talk with Professor Chon about his experiences in the early days of the Internet and about his role in bringing the second country in the world,…
Short Take – Peering and Resources in the DFZ
May 17 • 14 min
In this Network Collective Short Take, Russ White and Tom Ammon talk through different types of Internet peering and how they are used.
Meeting Madness, ONUG, and Software Defining All The Things
May 15 • 48 min
We’re going back to our roots here at Network Collective and that means we’re going to be spending more time chatting and less time with agendas. In this episode we discuss Russ’s impression of ONUG 2019 in Dallas, the team’s take on solving problems in a…
Short Take – BGP Communities In The DFZ
May 10 • 15 min
In this Short Take, Russ White and Tom Ammon chat about use of BGP communities in the default free zone.
History Of Networking – Pseudowires – Luca Martini
May 9 • 47 min
Luca Martini joins Network Collective to talk about his involvement in the creation and evolution of pseudowires in networking. Outro Music: Danger Storm Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License…
Episode 50 – GDPR
May 1 • 56 min
GDPR, the European data protection regulation that went into effect last year, was put into place to protect EU citizens from the misuse of their identifying personal information. While a positive step forward for many, it has had some unintended…
Short Take – NTP Best Practices
Apr 30 • 7 min
In this Network Collective Short Take, Russ shares some best practice around NTP.
History Of Networking – MIME – Nathaniel Borenstein
Apr 24 • 54 min
Nathaniel Borenstein is credited with being the primary author of MIME, empowering multimedia to be sent via email. In this History of Networking episode Nathaniel joins us to talk about his story and how this protocol came to be. Outro Music: Danger…
Short Take – Customizing Your World
Apr 22 • 7 min
Many tools we use in our work lives have customizations available that most simply don’t even look in to. In this Short Take, Russ makes the case for tool customization and how it can make you more efficient in your day to day tasks.
Episode 49 – Mentorship
Apr 17 • 56 min
Mentorship can have a significant impact on early career development and in this episode we sit down to talk about what you can expect from the mentorship process, how to find a mentor, and how to be a mentor. We would like to thank Cumulus Networks for…
Short Take – Flowspec and BCP38
Apr 15 • 5 min
In this Short Take, Russ discusses a couple tools we have in the network for DDoS mitigations and explores some of the reasons they may not be as pervasively used as we would like.
History Of Networking – DECnet – David Oran
Apr 10 • 41 min
In this History of Networking episode David Oran joins us to talk about his involvement in the history of DECnet while on the team that designed it at Digital Equipment Corporation. David also was a contributor in the creation of IS-IS as well as…
[Sponsored] Short Take – Network Reliability Engineering
Apr 8 • 15 min
In this Network Collective Short Take, Matt Oswalt joins us to talk about the value of network reliability engineering and the unique approach Juniper is taking to empower engineers to learn the tools and techniques of automation with NRE Labs. Thank you…
Episode 48 – BGP Peering In The Real World
Apr 3 • 50 min
Internet BGP Peering relationships are a complicated mix of competing and complimentary motivations. In this Network Collective Community Roundtable we dive in to the world of public BGP peering to discuss how it works in the real world and when it might…
Short Take – DNS Challenge And Response
Apr 1 • 8 min
DNS servers tend to be large and powerful machines with asymmetric traffic patterns. This leads to them being excellent tool for DDoS amplification attacks. In this Short Take, Russ takes a look at how DNS amplification works and some of the mitigating…
History Of Networking – OpenConfig – Anees Shaikh and Rob Shakir
Mar 27 • 49 min
OpenConfig is an effort amongst many cooperative network operators to define vender-neutral data models for configuring and managing networks programatically. In this episode we talk with Anees Shaikh and Rob Shakir about the roots of the OpenConfig…
Short Take – Open Source
Mar 25 • 6 min
In this Network Collective Short Take, Russ shares his thoughts on the practical and economical motivators for open source software and how reality is likely somewhat different from perception.
Episode 47 – Introduction To Segment Routing
Mar 20 • 49 min
Many routing experts believe that segment routing provides significant advantages over MPLS, and more specifically MPLS Traffic Engineering (MPLS-TE). In this episode we take a look at some of the foundational concepts used in segment routing and some of…
History Of Networking – Cisco CLI – Terry Slattery and Rob Widmer
Mar 13 • 41 min
Terry Slattery and Rob Widmer played a significant role in the creation of the Cisco CLI, which has been the industry standard for networking CLIs ever since. In this History of Networking episode we talk to Terry and Rob about the history of how the…
Off the Cuff – NFD20 Wrap Up
Mar 12 • 46 min
Last month, Networking Field Day 20 happened in Silicon Valley and our very own Jordan Martin attended the event as a delegate. In this Off the Cuff episode of Network Collective, we sit down with some of the other delegates at NFD20 and talk about our…
Episode 46 – Bridging The Gap Between IT And The Business
Mar 6 • 48 min
Historically, engineers and practitioners have had a hard time communicating IT’s value to business leadership. This gap between IT and the business will present even greater challenges as businesses grow to depend on their networks and systems for even…
Short Take – Navigating Technology Change
Mar 4 • 5 min
In and industry where technology seems to change overnight sometimes, how should you decide what you should and shouldn’t invest time in? Are there techniques you can use to optimize navigating technology change? In this Short Take, Russ shares his take…
History Of Networking – MPLS-TE – George Swallow
Feb 27 • 39 min
George Swallow is an early and significant contributor to MPLS Traffic Engineering. In this History of Networking episode, we sit down with George to talk about his involvement in MPLS-TE, how it developed, and some of the challenges along the way. Outro…
Short Take – CAA Records and Site Security
Feb 25 • 6 min
In this Short Take, Russ discusses what DNS CAA records are and theorizes how their more pervasive use could nearly mitigate MITM HTTPS interception in the wild.
Episode 45 – Understanding The Implications Of 5g
Feb 20 • 57 min
After years of lofty promises concerning the next generation of cellular technology, Network Collective sits down with Hayim Porat and Andreas Hegers from ECI to break down the hype and understand the true implications of 5g networks. We would like to…
Short Take – Long-Tail DoS Attacks
Feb 18 • 8 min
In this Network Collective Short Take, Russ White shares what a long-tail denial of service attack is and why network engineers need to be thinking about them when designing their networks.
History Of Networking – The Internet – Dave Farber
Feb 13 • 39 min
Dave Farber was a significant contributor to many early networking technologies that developed into the Internet that we know today. In this History of Networking episode we sit down to talk with Dave about his many contributions to computer networking.…
Short Take – Cache Covert Channel
Feb 8 • 6 min
The spectre and meltdown vulnerabilities took advantage of deficiencies in processor caching mechanisms. In this Network Collective Short Take, Russ White talks through how these attacks work and what further implications there may be in speculative…
Episode 44 – The Value Of Certifications
Feb 6 • 54 min
IT Certifications. Do you have one? Should you get one? Which certifications should you pursue? How much of your life should you turn over to certification study? Join the Network Collective team as we chat with Tom Hollingsworth and Jed Casey about the…
Short Take – Things To Learn In 2019
Feb 4 • 15 min
In this Network Collective Short Take, Russ and Eyvonne share their thoughts on some of the things you should consider learning in 2019.
History Of Networking – ILNP and IP Mobility – Saleem Bhatti
Jan 30 • 42 min
Using a single IP address to provide both identity and location information can create challenges and inefficiencies in network design. In this History of Networking episode, we sit down with Saleem Bhatti to talk about the history of ILNP and IP mobility…
Short Take – Duplicate BGP Updates
Jan 25 • 7 min
Calculating best path can be a complex process in many typologies. In this Network Collective Short Take, Russ shares how routers process BGP updates and the intricacies of how those routes are shared with peers.
Episode 43 – Peering With Providers
Jan 23 • 57 min
In this episode of the Network Collective Community Roundtable, the panel discusses the nuances of getting your organization connected to the internet. Is it as simple as connecting a cable and calling it a day, or is there more to think about when…
Short Take – HTTPS Interception
Jan 18 • 7 min
HTTPS was created to ensure end to end encryption of web traffic but both good guys and attackers circumvent this with man-in-the-middle interception. In this Short Take, Russ talks about some of the mechanics of HTTPS interception as well as some…
History Of Networking – WHOIS – Mark Kosters
Jan 16 • 40 min
Being able to discover the person or entity behind an IP address or domain name has been a critically important feature of the Internet from the start. In this episode, Mark Kosters from ARIN joins us to talk about the history of the WHOIS protocol. Outro…
Short Take – IPv6 Security Considerations
Jan 11 • 12 min
It this Network Collective Short Take, Russ White discusses security considerations when deploying and operating IPv6.
Episode 42 – SD-WAN Beyond The Hype
Jan 9 • 53 min
There’s no doubt that Software-Defined Wide Area Networking is one of the most hyped technologies we’ve seen recent history. From cost savings to unprecedented simplicity, no claim seemed to be off limits when it came to controller driven networks. Now…
Short Take – Chaos Engineering
Jan 4 • 16 min
In the first Network Collective Short Take of 2019 – Russ White sits down with Matt Oswalt to discuss his take on chaos engineering.
History Of Networking – EVPN – Rahul Aggarwal
Jan 2 • 42 min
EVPN is one of the more promising protocols to come out in recent history. In this episode, Rahul Aggarwal joins Network Collective to discuss the history of EVPN and how it came to be. Outro Music: Danger Storm Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed…
Short Take – Nerd Knobs
Dec 14, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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…