top US Coast Guard Ship To Attempt Rescue of 2 Icebreakers In Antarctica
Summer starts on the 1st of December by Australian convention.
Certainly December wasn't that warm by recent standards.
top MenuetOS, an OS Written Entirely In Assembly Language, Inches Towards 1.0
It's only the core of IOS-XR, and in fact will be gone in the next release (which will share a Linux core with NX-OS and IOS-XE)
top Top US Lobbyist Wants Broadband Data Caps
More like 16Tb per fibre pair in each direction, most of the major commercial vendors (ALU, Infinera, Ciena, etc.) have 4+ Tb systems out.
And long-haul fibres are usually getting towards 372 fibre, even metro rarely goes less than 72 fibre.
Only submarine systems run much lower than that, with a usual limit of 8 or 16 fibres due to the requirements led by inline amplification.
top Your Next Network Operating System Is Linux
IOS-XR is migrating to Linux in the next major release, NX-OS (the OS for their Nexus DC kit) is built on Linux, and IOS-XE which powers most of the smaller side of new Cisco kit is also Linux.
As for Juniper they also have many products running on Linux.
top Alcatel-Lucent Cuts Go Deeper — 7,500 Jobs Gone and Counting
The "big boys" are the IP networks, and have been for years, in practice there's two major vendors (Cisco & Juniper) and a bunch of also-rans that can play somewhat (ALU and Brocade [Foundry]).
ALU kit can run core & transmission, but it's not the top tier kit.
The "big boys" are also migrating wholesale to 100g links as their multi-terabit backbones get painful to manage with trunked 10g links.
about a year and a half ago
top "Feline Herd" Offers Easier Package Management For Emacs
It's existed for longer than this one in emacs and is called Vundle.
https://github.com/gmarik/vundle about a year and a half ago
top MySQL Founders Reunite To Form SkySQL
MySQL still has nothing built in for that purpose
MySQL has had inbuilt multi-master clustering since before PostgreSQL even had master/slave built in.
top Some Windows XP Users Can't Afford To Upgrade
That's utterly false.
It's the stateful firewall that's doing that, which is a pre-requisite for some common forms of NAT.
Most, if not all, IPv6 supporting consumer routers by default have a firewall configured on IPv6 with essentially identical semantics to that for v4, allow all out, allow nothing in.
top Fighting TSA Harassment of Disabled Travelers
Odd, pretty sure that's happened to me and they simply pulled it out when stapling in the new one
top Australian Police Warn That Apple Maps Could Get Someone Killed
The directions to my house in Melbourne (capitol city of Victoria) actually include the step "left turn at the Giraffe"
top Raspberry Pi's $25 Model A Hits Production Line
That was fixed in rev 1.1 of the B. The recent 512MB version is rev 2.1 IIRC
top Photo Tour of Google's Data Centers
I work in what you'd consider to be Google's NOC.
It's just a standard office, nothing special.
top Intel Confirms Decline of Server Giants
Why does that matter? The only justification for bonding with 10g these days is "redundancy" and I've seen many more outages (at a variety of sites) from people failing at bonding than I have from switch failure.
If a machine is that critical the service it runs shouldn't live on a single machine.
Even at my last job where we had a design based on multiple SPOFs we lost machines to PSU or drive/RAID failure several times, but never network, except for the one site that did "redundant" NICs.
top Sale of IPv4 Addresses Hindering IPv6 Adoption
How is it a bad thing?
You firewall it just the same, so the only change in traffic flow is the lack of NAT, and NAT is not security despite what some people will try and claim.
top Ask Slashdot: Enterprise-Grade Linux Networking Hardware?
Pretty most software devices I've seen have either been a rebadged Dell or Supermicro, with the top end running custom cases, and the low end doing whitebox.
In terms of "real" networking kit though, there is a bunch of switches that run linux:
Extreme (everything running XOS, which is all current models) Cisco (everything running IOS XE, the only switch being the 4500-X)
All Juniper devices that run JunOS are FreeBSD, this includes both the EX and QFX switch lines, as well as their SRX firewalls.
Also most of the openflow-aimed switches run Linux, eg
top Ask Slashdot: What Type of Asset Would You Not Virtualize?
RAID-DP (usually) is NetApp's name for what's essentially a RAID6.
RAID5/6 work fine for databases, just like RAID10 you have to size it correctly accounting for your read/write load.
Really any form of RAID (if you need the size) with as much RAM and SSD caching is the way to go these days.
top Raspberry Pi Reviewed, With an Initial Setup Guide
I was playing with one last weekend (someone at my office somehow got *two* the lucky guy) and
wrote a buch of notes about the default Debian image.
top Why Your IT Spending Is About To Hit the Wall
Or just use colored optics and a passive mux.
Unless you're going hundreds of miles (at which point FC has probably broken anyway due to latency expectations) you don't need active DWDM kit, passive muxes are a much better solution, and far cheaper.
top Comcast Not Counting Their Video Service Against Bandwidth Cap
Ethernet most certainly is a broadcast technology, and it and IP have supported multicast for many years (IP multicast across several networks is very common on research networks).
As for bandwidth, assuming 20Mbit streams (fairly standard BluRay, broadcast in some parts of the world approaches it as well) you can fit 500 channels on 10G. In practice as you only have to send out what at least one client has requested you can have more channels then can be streamed, cable companies do this already with Switched Digital Video.
top Comcast Not Counting Their Video Service Against Bandwidth Cap
That's almost entirely false. (ISP network engineer in Australia here)
The major cable leaving Australia for the last decade has been Southern Cross (there's more now) and the Australian government have no significant interest in it (the NZ government on the other hand does by way of cable system part owner Telecom NZ).
iTunes downloads (at least some of them) are cached by Akamai, and traditionally most medium to large ISPs hosted Akamai caches inside their network (at $JOB[-1] Akamai was ~30% and Google was ~15% of all bandwidth used for a regional education network).
It truly isn't any different for any other CDN, some host inside Australia and peer with local networks (IIRC Limelite do this), some only host in Asia (eg Amazon), and some (eg Steam) install machines inside ISPs for their customers.
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