One of the objectives of the original “Computer Networks: A Systems Approach” book was to treat networking not as a series of artifacts that are handed…
The mobile cellular network and the Internet evolved in parallel, with each treating the other as a black box. Each generation of the cellular network…
This week we’re turning our attention to the possible decentralization of the “mobile packet core”, which promises a significant departure from how…
APIs (application programming interfaces) are no longer just a technical detail of interest to computer scientists. Banks, for example, are launching…
Whatever Came of the NFV Initiative? Since our recent posts have been retracing the history (and recounting the lessons) of SDN, it seems like a good…
This week marks the 13th anniversary of Nick McKeown’s influential paper proposing OpenFlow as an interface to open the network to more innovation. The…
Late last year I was invited to present a keynote at the Euro P4 Workshop, and I took the opportunity to revisit a topic that has held my attention for…
We’ve been involved in some exciting moments as we’ve watched the networking landscape over the last forty-or-so years. It’s often only with hindsight…
The most rewarding experience of my 30+ year research career was building and running PlanetLab, which I reflected upon when we decommissioned it last…
This week we’ve posted a reasonably complete draft of our congestion control book, which has reminded us once again what a long and rich history the…
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…
Now that we have had a couple of weeks to look back on the great Facebook Outage of 2021, and it’s not looking like much more detail will be…