1. Network Troubleshooting Guidelines – IP Space
Ivan Pepelnjak shares a guest post by Mark Horsfield that outlines a detailed network troubleshooting guide. “Troubleshooting is a lot like storytelling, as it can be rewarding when you unravel the tangled mess. Start by outlining observations in a list; there will be gaps between the starting point (current state) and the ending point (final resolution).”
2. Abusi^H^H^H^H^H :ahem: Customizing Netbox – Nets and packets
This post is a good introduction to Netbox. What’s Netbox you ask? The author writes “Netbox is a fully-fledged open source IPAM tool, based on Python and Django framework, and it supports all sorts of features expected from such a tool, especially one developed by a network engineer – multi-tenancy, VRFs, geographical and DCIM entities (sites, regions, but also racks, VMs, etc) as well as a nice REST API to interact with it and integration with the NAPALM library.”
3. Why Are Enterprises So Slow? – Zwischenzugs
Wow. This post feels like it could be an MBA course. Ian Miell breaks down, in fine detail, the institutional processes within an enterprise that affect how companies purchase and operate software–and why it takes so damn long to get things done. His analysis could easily apply to infrastructure gear as well.
He also has insights on how these systems could be changed–though it will take work.
4. Telemetry. Part 1. Native YANG modules for Nokia SR OS and Cisco IOS XR with Ansible – Cisco – Karneliuk.com
Anton Karneliuk writes “…in this article we’ll try to discover what telemetry means, for sure, with examples in multivendor environment with Cisco IOS XR and Nokia (Alcatel-Lucent) SR OS.”
5. The Why Of Security – Networking Nerd
Tom Hollingsworth writes about why security teams need to ask questions when other members of the IT team come to them with requests–even if you already know the answer is no. Tom writes “…security focuses on safety. On restriction. And allowing people to do things against their better nature means figuring out why they want to do them in the first place.”
1. Voice Phishing Scams Are Getting More Clever – Krebs On Security
Brian Krebs shares a few stories of tech pros who got fooled by increasingly clever phone-based phishing scams. “…scam artists are constantly dreaming up innovations that put a new shine on old-fashioned telephone-based phishing scams. Think you’re too smart to fall for one? Think again: Even technology experts are getting taken in by some of the more recent schemes (or very nearly).”
2. Why One Tech Security Expert Is Increasingly Worried About Google – Slate
Is Google trading user trust for short-term gain?
3. UK cyber security agency backs Apple, Amazon China hack denials – Reuters
The Reuters news agency cites British intelligence officials saying they have no reason to doubt–at this time–Amazon and Apple’s refutation of a Bloomberg story about China implanting malicious microchips on server motherboards manufactured in China and shipped to the U.S.
4. Palo Alto Networks buys security startup Redlock for $173m – The Register
The firewall maker is buying a cloud security company.
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Vendor Blogs & Industry Announcements
Virtual network TAP – Microsoft
About Azure Virtual WAN – Microsoft
SolarWinds Seeks $500 Million IPO – SDX Central
BiB 013: Arista Networks On 400G #NFD16 – Packet Pushers
Nutanix Bumps VMware Off Top HCI Software Ranking – SDX Central
Tungsten Fabric Completes Move to the LF Networking and Releases New Version – Linux Foundation
Barefoot Releases P4 Studio To Streamline Tofino ASIC Programming – Packet Pushers
Cisco Removes Undocumented Root Password From Bandwidth Monitoring Software – Bleeping Computer