12 episodes

Authentic conversations from the world of computer networking, brought to you by Forward Networks.

Seeking Truth in Networking Brandon Heller & Derick Winkworth

    • Technology
    • 4.9 • 18 Ratings

Authentic conversations from the world of computer networking, brought to you by Forward Networks.

    Zero Trust at Black Hat 2021: Networking meets Security

    Zero Trust at Black Hat 2021: Networking meets Security

    Recorded live at Black Hat 2021 in Las Vegas! Our vaxxed and masked podcast co-hosts, Brandon and Derick, take the show on the road to talk to real network and security folks about Zero Trust. Is it more than just a marketing buzzword? Is it even achievable? Listen to this one-of-a-kind episode to get the straight scoop.

    Show notes


    Black Hat 2021: https://www.blackhat.com/us-21/schedule.html Zero Trust Definition: https://www.csoonline.com/article/3247848/what-is-zero-trust-a-model-for-more-effective-security.htmlSeeking Truth in Networking: From Testing to Verification (blog): https://forwardnetworks.com/seeking-truth-in-networking-from-testing-to-verification/ Zeno’s Dichotomy Paradox: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeno%27s_paradoxes 

    • 37 min
    Bill Krause | Zero to a Million Ethernet Ports + The Epiphany

    Bill Krause | Zero to a Million Ethernet Ports + The Epiphany

    Hosts Brandon and Derick have the honor of interviewing Bill Krause and hearing some fascinating stories about the early days of Silicon Valley, including the origins of HP's first computer division, and how Bill (along with previous podcast guest Bob Metcalfe) took Ethernet from zero to one million ports ahead of their already-ambitious timeline.

    Bill is a tech luminary, having served as the CEO and President, and then Board Chairman, of 3Com, growing the business from a VC-backed startup to a publicly traded $1B company with global operations. Prior to 3Com, Bill was the GM of HP's first personal computer division, and grew that business exponentially as well.  He's currently a board partner with Andreessen Horowitz as well as Chairman of the Board at Veritas, and he also serves on the boards of CommScope, SmartCar, and Forward Networks.  Bill is a noted philanthropist; he and his wife Gay Krause have funded many national and local programs focusing on education, leadership, and ethics. 

    Tune in and join us to hear Bill's amazing stories, his lessons learned, and his profound advice to young entrepreneurs. 

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ben Pfaff | Creating Open vSwitch

    Ben Pfaff | Creating Open vSwitch

    Join co-hosts Derick and Brandon as they sit down with Ben Pfaff, one of the original and core contributors of Open vSwitch, the virtual network switch for Linux.

    • 53 min
    Launching a podcast in 2020: what the hell were we thinking?

    Launching a podcast in 2020: what the hell were we thinking?

    Co-hosts Derick and Brandon are joined by the rest of the podcast production team, including Lisa Garvey, Charlie Elliott, and Aditya Chakraborty, to discuss the pitfalls, highlights, and lessons learned from creating a podcast in the disastrous year of 2020.

    • 42 min
    Olivier Bonaventure | MPTCP: The coolest protocol you’re already using - but didn’t know

    Olivier Bonaventure | MPTCP: The coolest protocol you’re already using - but didn’t know

    Derick and Brandon chat with Olivier Bonaventure, Professor at Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) and co-founder at Tessares, about the evolution of Multipath TCP, a protocol that is changing the way we experience the Internet. 

    • 52 min
    John Capobianco | Automating the Canadian Parliament Network

    John Capobianco | Automating the Canadian Parliament Network

    John Capobianco, Senior IT Planner and Integrator at House of Commons, joins co-hosts Derick and Brandon to dive into his journey to network automation for the Canadian Parliament. If you're curious about network automation or have already begun to implement, this is the episode for you!

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Rois63 ,

Genius!!

These guys consistently bring on living legends from the early days of Silicon Valley for raw, authentic dialogue you won’t hear elsewhere. Much recommended!

TysonMN ,

Wonderful stories

My favorite part is listening to the stories from all the guests who were there “in the beginning”.

IT-wizard ,

Great stories!

I’ve been really into this podcast. As a self-described network geek, I've been impressed by the quality of the topics and guests.

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