Tier I circuit will be useful soon!

Johnny N. Ginear has provided hosting and ISP services to the area for around a decade. He’s learned a lot about networking in that time. “I guess I was lucky. I picked a nearby data center to house my gear, and there were some regional providers there. Those providers have always gone out of their way to help. They showed me how to register for my own address space, taught me how to advertiese it to them via BGP, and helped me join the local Internet exchange!...

April 29, 2022 · 3 min · Driver Ray

Vexing problems surrounding internet routing table.

Today, noted Internet hall of famer, Dallas McStingray in his keynote address to the Learned Society of Header Collectors, laid out a confronting vision of the future for routing - computers are coming. As McStingray valiantly explained to his audibly skeptical audience, soon, everyone will have access to powerful computers - even small children will have computers that can fit in their tiny, ooze coated hands. We will live in a future where flying computers in drones can stream 4K videos in real time, and grade schoolers will train machine learning models on USB accelerator boards that can perform several teraflops per second with less than 5W of power....

April 11, 2022 · 2 min · P.B. Palasade

Internet expert articulates thoughts on hardware platforms.

In a flurry of succinct, anger fueled posts to popular facebook group “Net-Talk”, newcomer - and by his own assertion - internetworking expert Leofstan Eowald furiously and repeatedly broadcast that “anything not enterprise grade is clearly a crap toy”. His rage only rivaled by his clear expertise in topics such as fine linen pants as well as running Cisco ASR100 series routers, he ardently asserted that “anything less than enterprise grade hardware is full of bugs” and that “an ASR100X with unlimited license can be purchased on ebay for $2000”....

March 20, 2022 · 2 min · M.P. Labelspace

Senior Engineer Opens P1 TAC Case.

When asked by TAC engineer Jacob Steely if he thought that a P1 for a brand-new site was really appropriate, Engineer Alain Diviau of Leopard Acoustics said “Of course it is, what do you mean? The entire site is down!”. Steely, a veteran TAC engineer with over 3 years of extensive customer facing experience and a respectable 3 CCIEs calmly informed the customer that smartnet did not cover a greenfield build of his new audiology building and that he could hire a VAR or professional services....

February 11, 2022 · 3 min · M.P. Labelspace

Small company struggles with modernizing or just firing the new guy.

“Of course we need to use containers!” Proclaimed Trevor Greeley, a recent hire into speciality shoe repair chain Scarpe Diem. “I was hired to modernize the IT in this backwards, old person footlocker!” Trevor boasts. “There is absolutely no reason that we can’t containerize everything. The point of sale system, DNS, DHCP, the inventory database, the phone system PBX, all of it. All we need to do is install a full rack of servers in each location with a router at the top next to the fiber patch panel - just put one in each of our 127 locations....

February 6, 2022 · 3 min · M.P. Labelspace