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…
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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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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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The mobile cellular network and the Internet evolved in parallel, with each treating the other as an opaque box. Each generation of the cellular network…
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This week we’re turning our attention to the possible decentralization of the “mobile packet core”, which promises a significant departure from how…
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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…
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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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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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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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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…
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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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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…
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