IPDetails – a useful multi-tool to gather details about an IP address

What I initially needed IPDetails to offer A couple of months ago I needed a tool that allowed me to gather more information on IP addresses that I’d collected using SiLK. The tool will enable me to cluster IP addresses for cloud flows, not just on the IP address, but on the AS number and ISP.…

IBM passes Notes and plays Dominos with HCL

IBM has partnered with Indian tech company HCL to maintain the life of Domino and Notes platforms. HCL Technologies previously took on Rational and Tivoli products from IBM in 2016. The Notes platforms include the instant messaging SameTime platform, as well as the Web-ified version of the Notes front-end, Verse. Deployments of these can be…

TheRegister: Linux to gain longer-term support

El Register reports that the Linux kernel is gaining a longer-term support model. Their article indicates that Greg Kroah-Hartman is planning on a six-year term for the various Linux kernel long-term releases. Currently, Linux kernels have a two-year life in the Long-Term Support queue, before being retired. This support period isn’t enough for Google, who need longer-term support…

ArsTechnica: AT&T absurdly claims legitimate net neutrality comments favour repeal

Unlike Europe, where Net Neutrality is defined and enshrined, America is different. ArsTechnica have an article on their web-site that covers the mess that the FCC have gotten into with their net neutrality plans, and in particular AT&T’s response to spam comments sent in.

Cisco’s intentions now clearer – intent-based networking

A blog entry by Chuck Robbins clarifies Cisco‘s intentions for the future. They want to deliver intent-based networking to make the lives of network engineers simpler. Intent-based networking has been around for a while. Their APIC and APIC-EM platforms provide an intent-based capability already. But they are not happy with just these. The challenge that…

Aryaka State of the WAN Report 2017

Aryaka released their State of the WAN report for 2017 today. This is a report that uses data gathered from over 5000 locations in 63 countries, and reports on the bandwidths in use, the balance of application protocols and the response time between sites. There’s a lot of information in the report, but a few…