News Category: Networking

The Ars Guide to Building a Linux Router from Scratch

After finally reaching the tipping point with off-the-shelf solutions that can't match increasing speeds available, we recently took the plunge. Building a homebrew router turned out to be a better proposition than we could've ever imagined. With nearly any speed metric we analyzed, our little DIY...
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From USENET to Facebook: The Second Time as Farce

Facebook repeats the pattern of USENET, this time as farce. As a no-holds-barred Wild West sort of social network, USENET was filled with everything we rightly complain about today. It was easy to troll and be abusive; all too many participants did it for fun. Most groups were eventually flooded by...
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Tips for Troubleshooting DNS

Need relief for your DNS headaches? First, it helps to understand how the domain name system works under the hood. DNS is the Internet's phonebook. Whenever you type in or click a human-readable web link (such as hpe.com), your web browser calls on a domain name system (DNS) resolver to resolve...
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How to Connect Wi-Fi from Linux Terminal Using Nmcli Command

There are several command-line tools for managing a wireless network interface in Linux systems. A number of these can be used to simply view the wireless network interface status (whether it is up or down, or if it is connected to any network), such as iw, iwlist, ip, ifconfig and others. And some...
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Software-Defined Networking Is Harmonizing for Networking's Future

Heather Kirksey held up her smartphone. "How often do you stare at your smartphone? How often do you use the Internet on your phone?" asked the vice president of network functions virtualization (NFV) and director at the Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV), speaking at the Open Networking Summit. "That's...
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Sean Buckly of FierceTelecom surveys the dominant themes at ONS North America 2018 last week.

This Week in Open Source News: Dominating Themes at ONS, OpenContrail Evolves into Tungsten Fabric & More

This week in Linux and open source news, Juniper Network's OpenContrail is rebranded as a Linux Foundation project, the FierceTelecom Senior Editor reviews dominant themes at ONS North America 2018 & more! 1) "Juniper Networks’ open-source network virtualization platform OpenContrail has...
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Learn Advanced SSH Commands with the New Cheat Sheet

Secure Shell (SSH) is a powerful tool for connecting to remote servers. But with all that power comes a dizzying array of options and flags. The ssh client command has many options—some for daily use and some arcane. I put together a cheat sheet for some common SSH uses. It doesn't begin to cover...
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ONAP, CNCF Come Together on Containers

ONAP and Kubernetes, two of the fastest growing and in demand open source projects, are coming together at Open Networking Summit this week. To ensure ONAP runs on Kubernetes in any environment, ONAP is now a part of the new Cross-Cloud CI project that integrates, tests and deploys the most popular...
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DNS Resolvers Performance Compared: CloudFlare x Google x Quad9 x OpenDNS

A couple of months ago I did a performance comparison between some of the top free DNS Resolvers available. It was just after Quad9 had launched and I was trying to decide which one to use and recommend to families and friends. Google, OpenDNS, Quad9, .. some many options… I love options … And...
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Read our special-edition weekly digest for a roundup of top stories from this week at Open Networking Summit in Los Angeles.

This Week in Open Source News: The Open Networking Summit Edition

This week in open source and Linux news, The Linux Foundation and other organization gathered in Los Angeles this week to collaborate and break major industry news, including AI and 5G developments 1) The Linux Foundation has launched a new AI Project, to help develop, share and deploy AI and...
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