Networking

  • IPv6 DNS Queries: A Work in Progress

    Scott Hogg  |  June 15, 2017
    Imagine what it was like to be an ancient mariner navigating the ocean blue at night using nothing more than stars, a sextant and a marine chronometer.  Thankfully, navigating the Internet is not as daunting.  The method that networked... Read more
  • 2017 North American IPv6 Summit: Highlights and History

    Scott Hogg  |  May 2, 2017
    There have been many IPv6 conferences over the past 15 years, but this year’s North American IPv6 Summit was something special.  There was much rejoicing over the growth in IPv6 usage and celebration of many successful IPv6 deployments. ... Read more
  • How to IPv6-Enable a Website Using a Content Delivery Network

    Scott Hogg  |  April 12, 2017
    There are many reasons why an organization would want to make their web site reachable over IPv6 transport.  One reason is that due to IPv4 address exhaustion and more carriers deploying Carrier Grade NAT (CGN) and Large Scale NAT (LSN),... Read more
  • IT Nomenclature: What’s in a Name?

    Scott Hogg  |  March 10, 2017
    Nomenclature in computer and networking technologies can often be confusing and sometimes even funny. We IT people have crazy ways of naming things and we frequently use acronyms and initialisms (or alphabetisms) to describe multi-word... Read more
  • Even More Methods To Provide IPv4 as a Service (IPv4aaS) — Part 3

    Scott Hogg  |  February 8, 2017
    In the first part of this blog series we covered the rationale behind why organizations may prefer to run a single-protocol IPv6-only core. However, service providers must continue to provide service to subscribers who have legacy IPv4-only... Read more
  • How to Provide IPv4 as a Service (IPv4aaS) — Part 2

    Scott Hogg  |  January 12, 2017
    In the first part of this 3-part blog series, we discussed how IPv4 will soon become a legacy protocol.  In a few years, IPv6 Internet traffic volumes will surpass IPv4 Internet traffic volumes.  We also explored the motivation for service... Read more
  • 2017 Technology Predictions: Networking and Security

    Scott Hogg  |  December 9, 2016
    It seems that every year holiday decorations appear in the store earlier than the year before. I’ve noticed the same trend with prediction posts. I saw a few in early November this year; I imagine next year we might see some as a precursor... Read more
  • IPv4 as a Service (IPv4aaS) — Part 1

    Scott Hogg  |  November 16, 2016
    Declaring IPv6 a Standard and Declaring IPv4 Historic 2016 has witnessed IPv6 adoption continuing at an amazing rate.  Even though IPv6 adoption has been doubling every year for the past few years, IPv4 usage continues to rise as well.... Read more
  • TCP/IP Continues to Soar with a Multitude of Extensions

    Scott Hogg  |  October 19, 2016
    Many technologies come and go, but those that have staying power are able to evolve to meet changing business and user needs. These rare birds also boast a champion, either in the form of an industry backer or a community of knowledgeable... Read more
  • IPv6 Adoption Accelerates as IPv4 Nears its Peak

    Scott Hogg  |  October 12, 2016
    We Only Know What We Can Measure It should be a widely recognized rule at this point to completely disregard any IPv6 adoption prediction made by an IPv6 evangelist (especially this author). For that matter, trying to predict the future... Read more