Mention on Tom Limoncelli's blog

Date February 20, 2013

I meant to write this entry the other day, but got busy. I posted a question about labeling to the excellent LOPSA Tech mailing list, and Tom Limoncelli used it as the prompt for a blog post on the subject of labeling datacenter cables. Head over and check it out.

WAN Acceleration: What options are available?

Date July 24, 2009

I've been considering WAN accelerators ever since the sysadmin next door suggested one a month or two ago. I've known about them for a few years, but I didn't realize their full capacity for improving your users' experience until I heard it from him. If you're unfamiliar with the concept of WAN acceleration, here's an […]

Random thoughts on Slashdot

Date May 1, 2009

I wanted to make a quick reply to someone on slashdot who suggested adding a 5th octet to IP addresses rather than migrating to IPv6. I meant to write a really quick reply, but it got drawn out. I got done with it and thought that some of you might have thoughts on it: Awesome […]

Discussion on /. - Should cables be replaced?

Date April 22, 2009

Yesterday there was a pretty good discussion going on over at Slashdot regarding changing out network cables. I thought some of you might be interested in it. Sorry for the tardiness, but better late than never, I suppose. Another thread to add to my SlashDocs bookmarks!

My trouble with bonded interfaces

Date April 21, 2009

In an effort to improve the redundancy of our network, I have all of our blade servers configured to have bonded network interfaces. Bonding the interfaces in linux means that eth0 and eth1 form together like Voltron into bond0, an interface that can be "high availability", meaning if one physical port (or the device it […]

(Really) Small Office Environments

Date February 2, 2009

Many thanks to Jeff Hengesbach for this blog entry! There are a lot of very small businesses. I'm thinking about 20-30 or fewer people, and likely only 1 or maybe 2 servers. There are a few reason this interests me. First, in the past I've done 'side' work in a few of these environments. And […]