News Category: Networking

The Blockchain Beyond Bitcoin

Blockchain technologies have been made popular by the creation of bitcoin, but how exactly can a blockchain benefit an enterprise? A blockchain provides an immutable store of facts. This model delivers significant value in the face of regulatory oversight by providing irrevocable proof that...
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What Is Digital Twin Technology? [And Why It Matters]

Digital twins are virtual replicas of physical devices that data scientists and IT pros can use to run simulations before actual devices are built and deployed. They are also changing how technologies such as IoT, AI and analytics are optimized. Digital twin technology has moved beyond...
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Hyperledger Member Summit

Hyperledger ​Member ​Summit ​is ​the ​premier ​event ​of ​the ​year ​for ​our ​community, ​bringing ​all ​our ​stakeholders ​together ​face-to-face ​to ​learn ​and ​collaborate ​with ​each ​other, ​across ​both ​technical ​and ​business ​topics. If your organization is not yet a Member and you are...
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10 Open Source Security Tools You Should Know

Open source tools can be the basis for solid security and intense learning. Here are 10 you should know about for your IT security toolkit. In many ways, security starts with understanding the situation. For a couple of generations of IT security professionals, understanding their networks'...
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FRRouting
FRRouting is an IP routing protocol suite for Linux and Unix platforms that has been under rapid development.

An Introduction to FRRouting

I recently learned about FRRouting (FRR), an IP routing protocol suite for Linux and Unix platforms. FRR has been under rapid development since the first release in April 2017. So, they just turned one, and they recently released version 4.0 of the software. According to the website, this release...
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VPNFilter: New Router Malware with Destructive Capabilities

Unlike most other IoT threats, malware can survive reboot. A new threat which targets a range of routers and network-attached storage (NAS) devices is capable of knocking out infected devices by rendering them unusable. The malware, known as VPNFilter, is unlike most other IoT threats because it...
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Open Source SDN Project Could Let Network Admins Duplicate Production Environments

Software Defined Networking (SDN) is an increasingly attractive option for organizations looking to automate more of their data center operations. However, SDN deployments typically accompany vendor lock-in, as hardware manufacturers such as Cisco provide proprietary software solutions to go with...
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Spanning the Tree: Dr. Radia Perlman & Untangling Networks

As computer networks get bigger, it becomes increasingly hard to keep track of the flow of data over this network. How do you route data, making sure that the data is spread to all parts of the network? You use an algorithm called the spanning tree protocol — just one of the contributions to...
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Hyperledger
A recent webinar from The Linux Foundation now available online focuses particularly on making Hyperledger projects more approachable.

How to Get Involved with Hyperledger Projects

Few technology trends have as much momentum as blockchain — which is now impacting industries from banking to healthcare. The Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Project is helping drive this momentum as well as providing leadership around this complex technology, and many people are interested in...
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​ICANN Makes Last Minute WHOIS Changes to Address GDPR Requirements

The Board of Directors of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) struggled and sweated and with days left came up with a way to make the Domain Name System (DNS) and WHOIS, the master database of who owns what website name, compliant with the European Union (EU)'s General...
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