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Network Collective is a bi-weekly video roundtable where data networking engineers talk about industry trends, challenging projects, and what it takes to do network engineering day-to-day. Additional information: https://thenetworkcollective.com
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:…
Episode 13 – A Look In The Mirror
Oct 4, 2017 • 51 min
In episode 13, the Network Collective hosts go it alone and take an introspective look at the engineering community, warts and all. We dig into topics relating to ego, hero mentality, overconfidence, short memories, and the negative side of the hype…
History Of Networking – Tony Li – BGP
Sep 27, 2017 • 38 min
Tony Li has had a distinguished career working as a networking software architect at some of the largest networking vendors in the world. In this episode of Network Collective, Tony joins us to discuss his involvement in the creation and implementation of…
Episode 12 – The VAR Show
Sep 20, 2017 • 48 min
Value Added Resellers play a critical role as trusted adviser in the networking industry. However, many customers don’t make the most of their VAR relationships. In Episode 12, our hosts explore the VAR relationship with VAR engineers Zach Miller and…
History Of Networking – Daniel Walton – BGP Churn And Add-Paths
Sep 13, 2017 • 44 min
Daniel Walton joins Network Collective for a second time to discuss the problem of churn in BGP routing tables, the steps taken to solve this problem, and the addition of add-path to the BGP protocol. Links, FYI: RFC 7911: Advertisement of Multiple Paths…
Episode 11 – Shaking The Status Quo
Sep 6, 2017 • 50 min
The network engineering community can get a bit stuck on ideas from time to time, and we take a stab at challenging some of these deeply held beliefs in Episode 11 of Network Collective. Join Ethan Banks, Mike Bushong, and the Network Collective crew as…
History Of Networking – Juliusz Chroboczek – Babel Routing Protocol
Aug 30, 2017 • 45 min
Babel is a relatively new routing protocol when compared to some of the more well established options, but due to some of its design considerations, it is very well suited for routing on distributed mesh networks. Babel’s creator, Juliusz Chroboczek,…
Episode 10 – Grassroots Automation
Aug 23, 2017 • 51 min
In episode 10 we look at how to take the first steps towards automating your network. What tools should you use? Should you learn a programming language? And if so, which one? Should you buy or build your automation? Do you need to become a full fledged…
History Of Networking – Daniel Walton – BGP Optimizations
Aug 16, 2017 • 47 min
In the late 1990s and early 2000s, BGP had some serious scaling issues that threatened it’s effectiveness as a protocol that could be used for the global routing table. Significant efforts were made to optimize the resource utilization and convergence…
Episode 9 – What Your Mamma Never Told You About OSPF
Aug 9, 2017 • 49 min
As a continuation of our deep dives into routing protocols, this episode of Network Collective takes a closer look at OSPF. What does graph theory, CAP theorem, and distributed databases have to do with routing? What exactly is that type 4 LSA for? What…
History Of Networking – Fred Baker – QoS & DS Bit
Aug 2, 2017 • 43 min
In this, the very first History Of Networking episode of Network Collective, Fred Baker joins us to talk about his involvement with Quality of Service and the Differentiated Services model. Fred Baker has been involved with the IETF since 1989, served as…
Episode 8 – Wireless Misconceptions
Jul 26, 2017 • 37 min
For many the world of wireless networking is a world that is dark and full of terrors, but it doesn’t have to be that way. In this episode of Network Collective, the panel reveals many of the most common wireless networking misconceptions so you too can…
Off The Cuff – Engineering In The Enterprise
Jul 19, 2017 • 45 min
Is engineering talent disappearing from the enterprise? Our panel thinks so, and has a conversation about the implications for both businesses and individuals. This episode was recorded at Cisco Live 2017 in Las Vegas, NV. Outro Music: Danger Storm Kevin…
Episode 7 – Extending Layer 2
Jul 12, 2017 • 61 min
There’s plenty of debate in the networking community about the merits of extending layer 2 networks, when you should do it, how you should do it, what pitfalls you should avoid, and what benefits you should expect. Join us as our panel discuss the finer…
Off The Cuff – Conferences And Social Media For Engineers
Jul 5, 2017 • 50 min
What is the value of conferences and social media for network engineering types? Come hear out panel talk about how these tools have enhanced and changed their careers. This episode was recorded at Cisco Live in Las Vegas, NV. Outro Music: Danger Storm…
Episode 6 – What I Wish I Had Known
Jun 22, 2017 • 47 min
In this episode of Network Collective, the panel takes some time to acknowledge some of the lessons they have learned along the way, and share what from them they wish they had known when they were starting out. Topics range from mentorship, study,…
Episode 5 – All You Ever Wanted To Know About EIGRP
Jun 7, 2017 • 57 min
In episode 5 the Network Collective panel dives deep into the inner-workings of EIGRP and how to tune the protocol to work best for you. This isn’t your run of the mill EIGRP training session though, so buckle up and dig in to learn a lot about a protocol…
Episode 4 – The Impact Of Increasing Encrypted Traffic
May 24, 2017 • 47 min
In episode 4 the panel discusses the ever increasing pervasiveness of encrypted traffic on our networks and how that encrypted traffic impacts the services that we run today. Outro Music: Danger Storm Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under…
Episode 3 – The Unique Challenges of Working in SMB
May 10, 2017 • 49 min
In this episode of Network Collective we dive in to the challenges of working as a technologist in a small or medium sized business (SMB). We look at things like staffing, budgets, and small business mindsets that make working in this space very different…
Off The Cuff – Cisco Acquiring Viptela
May 3, 2017 • 47 min
In this Off The Cuff episode of Network Collective, we talk about all aspects of Cisco’s announcement of their intent to acquire Viptela’s SD-WAN product. Who wins in this deal? What happens to Cisco’s existing SD-WAN product line? What happens to the…
Episode 2 – Choosing A Routing Protocol
Apr 26, 2017 • 41 min
In episode 2 our panel discusses some key differences between routing protocols and the details that should be considered before choosing to implement one over another. Is there any difference between IGP routing protocols at this point? When does it make…
Episode 1 – Top 10 Ways To Break Your Network
Apr 12, 2017 • 43 min
In episode 1, we take an introspective look back at some of our biggest mistakes when operating live production networks. The panel discusses outages that range from a total outage on a global MPLS network, to taking out a core switch due to an…