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Why SOPA and PROTECT-IP will kill the U.S. Internet: An Open Letter to Congress

I’m sure everyone has heard the headlines about the U.S. House of Representatives’ bill HR-3261 Stop online Piracy Act and the Senate Bill equivalent; Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act of 2011 (PROTECT IP).  Well it’s more than just hyperbole.  However, I’ll start with what these bills actually say, what …

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IPv6 IPsec – Reviving the Debate

John Spence from Nephos6 had a great article discussing IPsec and its place in the newest draft of the IPv6 Node Requirements RFC.  They offer a good opinion and perspective of the current state of the industry on IPv6 adoption, and how vendors (especially of small appliances) feel about adding IPsec to their IPv6 stack.  The …

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Create a Dynamips/Dynagen lab with just a Laptop & a Switch

It’s actually just as easy as that.  If you are looking to create a fully functional router and/or server lab used for training classes or a configuration test lab, and looking to do it with the smallest footprint ever, then read on! The Laptop I started off trying to find a laptop that would work …

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World IPv6 Day, what did we really learn?

On 8 June 2011, over 400 organizations from around the world participated in a global IPv6 functionality test.  The question is what did we learn? What did we gain? Simply put: the IPv6 “boogie monster” doesn’t exist.  IPv6 works, and works very well.  client-side/residential adoption rates are still very low.  However (as seen below), the amount of …

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