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Path Computation Element (PCE): Adrian Farrel

Path Computation Element (PCE): Adrian Farrel

Mirjam Kühne

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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

The Early Internet and Measurement: Jon Crowcroft

Mirjam Kühne

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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

DUAL: JJ Garcia

Mirjam Kühne

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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

Routing Software - GateD Open Source Routing Stack: Sue Hares

Mirjam Kühne

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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

BSD and the TCP/IP Stack: Rodney Grimes

Mirjam Kühne

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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

M-TCP: Olivier Bonaventure

Mirjam Kühne

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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

Interop: Dan Lynch

Mirjam Kühne

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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

ATM: Dan Grossman

Mirjam Kühne

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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

BGP Churn and Addpaths: Daniel Walton

Mirjam Kühne

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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

BGP Optimisations: Daniel Walton

Mirjam Kühne

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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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