Hello, world. What is this MODEM podcast all about? Well, we saw a gap emerging in the technical podcast space. That gap was a deeply technical podcast, focused on the protocols, the details, the how-to-demistify-complex things, the unbiased, un-cola of networking that needed to be filled. We’re not interested in the marketing, or the fluff - we want to deconstruct the new shiny things and break them down into comsumable parts. Maybe also some witty banter.
More point to point addressing with Ed Horley
Ed Horley (of IPv6 Buzz podcast fame) listened to the last show about point to point addressing and hit me up to say "Hey! You're doing it wrong!", and since there is never a bad opportunity to learn from the masters and improve, John and I said "great, let's do another show! And this time we'll bring along Jay and Chris! Listen in as we wander through a lot of interesting facts about TCAM, RFCs, and deployment models.
The boring importance of point to point addressing
Ahh, the perennially overlooked and ignored art of point to point addressing. You know, the IPv4 and IPv6 addressing that gets slapped onto a link between a core and distribution router, or the addressing placed on the link between your BGP speaker and the ISP. Those are kinda important, ya know? Do you know the best methods to use, what is common, what isn't? Well, John Osmon and Nick Buraglio talk it through. It's really not as boring as it seems.
What in the heck is QoS?
"Quality of Service". That nebulous term that is very capable of bringing out the frothing-at-the-mouth, highly opinionated engineers that either love it or hate it. As polarizing as it is, the real question is "what in the heck *is* it?!". For a topic that is so, so able to cause a cavernous divide between even the most sane, seasoned, and and stoic engineers, the definition is exceptionally hard to nail down. So, in keeping with the theme of "giving the people what they want", Nick, Chris Cummings, Chris Young, John Osmon, and special guest star Jay Stewart try to define it. Do we succeed? You'll have to listen to find out.
Stop and Chat: Nick Campbell
Join us for a meandering walkabout with Network Engineer Nick Campbell. We walk trough optical power, wave division multiplexing, and SD-WAN in what we've been calling a "Stop and Chat" session. Join us!!
So, you say you need 100G ethernet? A conversation about Mikrotik with Kevin Myers
So, you need a 100G router or switch, but are deeply concerned about:
Never fear, for we have news of the front, and that news is encouraging. Once again we have Kevin Myers from IPArchitechs (not anointed an official co-host, for whatever that means), who - even according to Mikrotik is "part of the family - to tell us all the pieces, parts, details, and hidden gems about their new 100G platform, and we can confidently say, it's a doozey. So much greatness in here. We talk Mikrotik ROS7, 100G performance, unboxing (kevin had the first ones live in the US), future features, chipset capabilities, and as always, charming banter. Tune in and join Chris Cummings and Nick Buraglio along with Kevin, you won't be disappointed.
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The Foibles and Frailties of IPv6 ULA
Yes, it’s ULA! The IPv6 addressing sensation that’s sweeping the nation! Free at participating Internet standards bodies and ULA generating websites... Get yours today!
Warning: Pregnant women, the elderly, and children under 10 should avoidprolonged exposure to ULA.
Caution: ULA may suddenly accelerate to dangerous speeds.
ULA contains a liquid core, which, if exposed due to rupture,should not be touched, inhaled, or looked at. Do not use ULA on dual-stacked networks. Discontinue use of ULA if any of the following occurs:
Weird behaviours on different versions of an operating systm
Tingling in extremities
Inconsistent reachability to dual-stacked destinations
Loss of balance or coordination
Profuse sweating or heart palpitations.
If ULA begins to smoke, get away immediately. ULA also may stick to certain types of skin.
When not in use, ULA should be returned to its special container and kept under refrigeration. The Ingredients of ULA include an unknown glowing green substance, which fell to Earth, presumably from outer space.
Do not taunt ULA.
ULA! Accept no substitutes!
ULA is broken in dual-stacked networks