The publication of a new, definitive specification for TCP (RFC 9293) is enough of a big deal in our world that we couldn’t resist a second post on the…
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A Case Study in System Evolution. With the recent publication of a new specification of TCP (RFC 9293) we found ourselves reflecting on how TCP has…
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When we posted our article about modernizing the edge, in which we commented on the benefits of disaggregation, one wag on Twitter asked “Does this mean…
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Edge routers have been an essential part of the Internet for decades, connecting access networks (enterprise LANs, mobile and broadband networks) to the…
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We believe that service meshes will be absolutely central to the future of networking. When networks only connected physical machines, we needed…
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One of the secrets of writing that I’ve come to appreciate over the years is knowing what to leave out. This starts with deciding what topics are…
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How The “Conservation of Weirdness” Will Impact Cryptography. Cryptography depends on the supposed difficulty of finding the prime factors of a large…
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Looking back on the 2022 P4 Workshop I had two big takeaways: the first narrowly focuses on the proposed roadmap for P4, while the second looks at the…
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It was a milestone week at Systems Approach as we published TCP Congestion Control: A Systems Approach in both print and ebook formats. You should be…
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While working to complete the Monitoring and Telemetry chapter of our Edge Cloud Operations book, I couldn’t help but notice all the hype on the…
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APIs (application programming interfaces) are no longer just a technical detail of interest to computer scientists. Banks, for example, are launching…
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One of the things we try to do in all of our books is highlight the system design principles illustrated by specific technologies. In our main book…
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