News Category: Networking

Linux Commands for Measuring Disk Activity

Linux systems provide a handy suite of commands for helping you see how busy your disks are, not just how full. In this post, we examine five very useful commands for looking into disk activity. Two of the commands (iostat and ioping) may have to be added to your system, and these same two commands...
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LF Networking Moving Forward to Consolidate Open Source Networking Efforts

In January 2018, the Linux Foundation announced a major reorganization of its networking efforts under the umbrella organization known as LF Networking. A year later, it's an effort that continues to advance. In a video interview, Arpit Joshipura, General Manager for Networking at the Linux...
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Nokia Presents OPNFV Gambia Plugfest and ONAP Dublin Developer Forum

The new year will see more than 200 engineers from all over the world gather at our Paris-Saclay site for a Nokia hosted open source event – the jointly held OPNFV Gambia release Plugfest and ONAP Dublin release Developer Forum. As a founder and active participant in both projects, Nokia is...
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Amar Kapadia explores some common misconceptions around ONAP.

ONAP Myths Debunked

The Linux Foundation’s Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) is well into its third 6-month release (Casablanca came out in Dec ’18), and while the project has evolved since its first release, there is still some confusion about what it is and how it’s architected. This blogs takes a closer look...
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How (and Why) to Get Ready for 802.11ax

802.11ax will dominate the Wi-Fi-infrastructure landscape. Here's why--and what you need to do to get ready for 802.11ax. With the steady advances in wireless LAN (WLAN) technologies during the past two decades--remember, the first 802.11 standard of 1997 specified just 1 and 2 Mbps throughput--it’...
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Mass Router Hack Exposes Millions of Devices to Potent NSA Exploit

More than 45,000 Internet routers have been compromised by a newly discovered campaign that’s designed to open networks to attacks by EternalBlue, the potent exploit that was developed by, and then stolen from, the National Security Agency and leaked to the Internet at large, researchers said...
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SSH
Check out these three SSH GUI options for Linux.

Three SSH GUI Tools for Linux

At some point in your career as a Linux administrator, you’re going to use Secure Shell (SSH) to remote into a Linux server or desktop. Chances are, you already have. In some instances, you’ll be SSH’ing into multiple Linux servers at once. In fact, Secure Shell might well be one of the most-used...
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We take a practical look at some TCP/IP fundamentals, so you can manage multiple network connections.

Practical Networking for Linux Admins: TCP/IP

Get to know networking basics with this tutorial from our archives. Linux grew up with a networking stack as part of its core, and networking is one of its strongest features. Let's take a practical look at some of the TCP/IP fundamentals we use every day. It's IP Address I have a peeve. OK, more...
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New IoT Security Regulations

It falls upon lawmakers to create laws that protect consumers. While the US government is largely absent in this area of consumer protection, the state of California has recently stepped in and started regulating the Internet of Things, or "IoT" devices sold in the state­ -- and the effects will...
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OPNFV Gambia — Doing What We Do Best While Advancing Cloud Native

Today, the OPNFV community is pleased to announce the availability of Gambia, our seventh platform release! I am extremely proud of the way the community rallied together to make this happen and provide the industry with another integrated reference platform for accelerating their NFV deployments....
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