News Category: Networking

DNS Security Still an Issue

DNS security is a decades-old issue that shows no signs of being fully resolved. Here's a quick overview of some of the problems with proposed solutions and the best way to move forward. ...After many years of availability, DNSSEC has yet to attain significant adoption, even though any security...
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The Future of Networking: Open Source Networking Is the 'New Norm'

Open source networking has become the 'new norm,' and many at the recent Open Networking Summit Europe said they’re seeing it play out in the industry. If you weren’t in Amsterdam for Open Networking Summit Europe 2018, you missed an extremely exciting conference This Linux Foundation event drew...
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14 Common Network Ports You Should Know

The physical ports on your computer allow communicate with peripheral devices such as your keyboard and mouse and to connect with internet devices via Ethernet cables. Within computer networking, ports serve a similar purpose. When a computer system seeks to connect to another computer, the port...
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Linux strace Command Tutorial for Beginners (8 Examples)

The Linux command line offers many tools that are helpful for software developers. One among them is strace, basics of which we'll be discussing in this tutorial using some easy to understand examples. But before we do that, it's worth mentioning that all examples in this article have been tested...
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How Open Source Projects Are Pushing the Shift to Edge Computing

Gnanavelkandan Kathirvel of AT&T is sure of one thing: it will take a large group of open-source projects working together to push computing closer to the edge. He’s behind the telecom’s efforts at Akraino Edge Stack, a Linux Foundation project that aims to create an open-source software for...
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AT&T’s open source white box blueprint “decouples hardware from software” so any organization can build its own compliant systems running other software.

AT&T Details Open White Box Specs for Linux-Based 5G Routers

This week AT&T will release detailed specs to the Open Compute Project for building white box cell site gateway routers for 5G. Over the next few years, more than 60,000 white box routers built by a variety of manufacturers will be deployed as 5G routers in AT&T’s network. In its Oct. 1...
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Open Source Communities Unite Around Cloud-Native Network Functions

Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), chiefly responsible for Kubernetes, and the recently established Linux Foundation Networking (LF Networking) group are collaborating on a new class of software tools called Cloud-native Network Functions (CNFs). CNFs are the next generation Virtual Network...
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Survey Shows Service Provider Confidence in Open Source, SDN

The Linux Foundation published results of an industry survey that revealed strong confidence among communication services providers (CSPs) in open source networking, and software-defined networking (SDN) in particular. The foundation announced the results during the Open Networking Summit Europe in...
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How to Create SSH Tunneling or Port Forwarding in Linux

SSH tunneling (also referred to as SSH port forwarding) is simply routing local network traffic through SSH to remote hosts. This implies that all your connections are secured using encryption. It provides an easy way of setting up a basic VPN (Virtual Private Network), useful for connecting to...
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How to Monitor Network Traffic with Linux and vnStat

If you're a network or a Linux admin, sometimes you need to monitor network traffic coming and going to/from your Linux servers. As there are a number of tools with which to handle this task, where do you turn? One very handy tool is vnStat. With vnStat you get a console-based network traffic...
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