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white box router
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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OSN Days
OSN Days are a series of one-day events to facilitate F2F collaboration. Tours this fall cover China, APAC, and North America starting October 12.

Open Source Networking Days Returning This Fall

As we gear up the for the first ever Open Networking Summit Europe event, Amsterdam, September 25-27, it’s becoming clear to me just how far we’ve come this year since the formation of LF Networking. With new major operators joining, like Deutsche Telekom, and others requiring open source project...
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Open Source Eases AT&T’s Technical Burden

At this week’s AT&T Spark event in San Francisco, where Amy Wheelus, vice president of Network Cloud at the carrier, explained that AT&T was an “open source-first shop.”  AT&T’s embrace of the open source community was echoed by Wheelus’ colleague Catherine Lefèvre, associate vice...
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Akraino edge
Akraino Edge Stack project is focused on anything related to the edge and will provide standardized blueprints for implementing virtual network functions in production.

Open Source Akraino Edge Computing Project Leaps Into Action

The ubiquitous topic of edge computing has so far primarily focused on IoT and machine learning. A new Linux Foundation project called Akraino Edge Stack intends to standardize similar concepts for use on edge telecom and networking systems in addition to IoT gateways. The goal to build an “open...
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ONS demos
The LFN booth at ONS Europe will showcase the top, community-led, technical demos from the LFN family of projects.

Building in the Open: ONS Europe Demos Highlight Networking Industry Collaboration

LF Networking (LFN), launched on January 1st of this year, has already made a significant impact in the open source networking ecosystem gaining over 100 members in the just the first 100 days. Critically, LFN has also continues to attract support and participation from many of the world’s top...
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Encrypting NFSv4 with Stunnel TLS

NFS clients and servers push file traffic over clear-text connections in the default configuration, which is incompatible with sensitive data. TLS can wrap this traffic, finally bringing protocol security. Before you use your cloud provider's NFS tools, review all of your NFS usage and secure it...
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