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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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BGP Churn and Addpaths: Daniel Walton

Mirjam Kühne

BGP is a nondeterminstic protocol, which means it can converge on different paths depending on the order in which they are received. In this recording, Daniel Walton talks about the discovery and research around BGP churn, and the solutions the routing community adopted to solve the problem.

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BGP Optimisations: Daniel Walton

Mirjam Kühne

BGP implementations did not always have the ability to scale to millions of routes; Daniel Walton joins the history of networking to talk through the history of optimising BGP for scale and speed.

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BGP Security: Geoff Huston

Mirjam Kühne

BGP, the protocol that "runs the Internet," is notoriously open to various kinds of attacks. Geoff Huston joins the history of networking to explain how we got to this point, and some of the attempts made at fixing it.

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BGP: Tony Li

Mirjam Kühne

Before BGP, the Internet core (or default free zone) went through several protocols. In this recording, Tony Li discusses the origin of the Border Gateway Protocol.

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BABEL: Juliusz Chroboczek

Mirjam Kühne

BABEL is a lightweight protocol designed to support ad-hoc networks.

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Distributed Denial of Service Attacks: Roland Dobbins

Mirjam Kühne

DDoS attacks have not always been as common as they are today, nor have the defensive systems used to protect networks against them. In this recording, Roland Dobbins, who helped to develop and deploy many of the anti-DDoS systems in use today, discusses the history of DDoS attacks.

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Cisco CLI: Terry Slattery and Rob Widmer

Mirjam Kühne

Many different methods of configuration were available in the early days of configuring routers; Bay networks, for instance, provided on-screen navigation of SNMP MIBs. The CLI was a great improvement.

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