This week we’ve been working on our Congestion Control book, which has required me to read lots of papers and RFCs to get my head around all the different flavors of congestion control that have emerged in the last decade or so. It’s truly challenging to decide what to include a…
Another Study in the Importance of Defining Interfaces
Network verification is starting to have its moment, so I find myself looking back at how important formal models, languages, and verification were in …
Calls to decentralize the Internet have a compelling ring to them. As we noted previously, there are failure risks in having so much dependency on any …
The idea that the data plane and control plane are separable is almost as old as networking. In the Internet, the data plane was defined as part of the…
The idea of decentralization is baked quite firmly into the Internet’s architecture. The definitive paper on the Internet’s original design is David Cl…
We're currently working on an update to our SDN book that expands the coverage of Network Virtualization to a full chapter. That led to some spirited d…
Last month, Larry pointed out that service mesh can be thought of as “SDN for Layer 7”, which got me thinking about how service mesh relates to the tra…
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