TheBrothersWISP 13 – Meet Tom

In this episode we have Myself(Greg Sowell), Justin Wilson, and special guest Tom Smyth.

Tom is a trainer/consultant from Ireland. He is, quite frankly, insane. Inspite of, or more likely because of, his insanity he is also a lot of fun. Even though it was 3AM for him he stuck it out and had a LOT of interesting things to say…it would be impossibly to silence him; and with such a beautiful singing voice, why would you want to? hehehe

Talking about:
Reverse Path Forwarding
Tom’s New Orleans MUM presentation “MTK advanced security”
Tom explains why one would want to separate your sectors.
Of course we had to talk about the CCR(Cloud Core Router) and yes, Don, we mention you πŸ˜‰
Will X86 survive and why.
Does the CCR need an app store?
Could we get virtualized appliances (IPS, load balancer)?
Anyone want to pay for our trip to the European MUM?…if so, drop me a comment hehehe.
ARIN fees.
IPV6, why we aren’t pushing for it in the states.

BTW, Tom and all of that crazyness will be in Dallas from February 3rd through the 9th. If you want to grab a pint, look him up πŸ˜‰

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3 responses to “TheBrothersWISP 13 – Meet Tom”

  1. Mike Hammett Avatar
    Mike Hammett

    Lather me up!

    YouTube is saying that a Korl\Skrillex mix is related to this video. Hrm…

    Justin’s talking about -87 floor… I finally cleaned up a site that was between -70 and -75.

    More SFPs on the CCR! 10Gig on the CCR! I could see the CCR platform developing some virtualization for network related tasks, but I think some viewers will think about running their mail server on a CCR. That just doesn’t make sense to me.

    I didn’t visit the site… but I am at a customer’s.

    I’m glad I watch a lot of Top Gear so I can understand Tom Smyth. Lots of IP addresses out there!

  2. 111 views on session #13 count me in.

    Why is 10G better for latency? In a word, serialization – the time it takes to process a packet and send it out on the wire (or read it back) is reduced by roughly a factor of 10 over 1G. Propagation time (rate of the signal travel, whether through optical fibre or copper) stays pretty much the same. So you don’t strictly gain anything over a given distance. But the time for a packet of a certain size to be transmitted to the wire or received at each interface is drastically reduced.

    1. greg Avatar

      Question asked, question answered. hehehe. Thanks for the info Don!

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