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APNIC and APRICOT: David Conrad

Mirjam Kühne

Each of the seven regional Network Internet Centers (NICs) has a unique origin story reflecting the time in which they were founded, and the operators and regions they represent. David Conrad joins the History of Networking podcast to discuss in the origins of the Asian-Pacific NIC (APNIC) and APRI…

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The First of April RFCs

Mirjam Kühne

This episode of the History of Networking is a little different. Because it was the first of April, we had a roundtable of several 1 April RFC authors discussing their work, and a short discussion on the history of the 1 April RFC series.

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Path Computation Element (PCE): Adrian Farrel

Mirjam Kühne

Path Computation Element (PCE) is designed to allow the computation of paths for MPLS and GMPLS Point to Point and Point to Multi-point Traffic Engineered LSPs. Adrian Farrel, who was involved in the early work on designing an specifying PCE, joins us in this episode of the History of Networking to…

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The Early Internet and Measurement: Jon Crowcroft

Mirjam Kühne

The early Internet was not only about designing transport protocols, developing control planes, and understanding how to build faster physical transports. Measurement played a huge role in understanding what needed to be changed, what needed to be developed and understanding why the protocols that …

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DUAL: JJ Garcia

Mirjam Kühne

JJ Garcia is Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Engineering and Jack Baskin Endowed Chair of Computer Engineering at USC Santa Cruz. He first became involved in packet networks in the 1980's, eventually inventing the Diffusing Update Algorithm (DUAL), which later became the basis for t…

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Routing Software - GateD Open Source Routing Stack: Sue Hares

Mirjam Kühne

Sue Hares, cochair of the IDR and I2RS working groups in the IETF, joins Donald Sharp and Russ White to talk about the origins of one of the first open source routing stacks, GateD. Sue was involved in MERIT and the university programs that originated this open source software, and managed its tran…

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BSD and the TCP/IP Stack: Rodney Grimes

Mirjam Kühne

BSD is one of the first UNIX implementations, and the IP stack in BSD is one of the first widely used open-source implementations of TCP/IP. Rodney Grimes joins us at the History of Networking to talk about the origins of BSD and these first IP implementations.

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M-TCP: Olivier Bonaventure

Mirjam Kühne

MultiPath TCP (MPTCP) is an effort towards enabling the simultaneous use of several IP-addresses/interfaces by a modification of TCP that presents a regular TCP interface to applications, while in fact spreading data across several subflows. Benefits of this include better resource utilisation, bet…

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Interop: Dan Lynch

Mirjam Kühne

Interop is the longest running "show" in the networking space, but it didn't not start as a "show" at all. Dan Lynch, the founder of Interop, joins us at the History of Networking to talk about how Interop really started (hint, it's in the name). One important lesson to learn through this discussio…

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ATM: Dan Grossman

Mirjam Kühne

For these two episodes of the History of Networking, Dan Grossman joins Donald and I to discuss the history of Asyncrhonous Transfer Mode (ATM). While this is a technology that is no longer widely used, it had a major influence on the networking world.

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