Knowledge Base

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Demystifying the IPsec Puzzle Sheila Frankel

Now that the Internet has blossomed into the "Information Superhighway" with its traffic and drivers becoming increasingly diverse, security has emerged as a primary concern. This book offers the reader a global, integrated approach to providing internet security at the network layer. The author gives a detailed presentation of the revolutionary IPsec technology used today to create Virtual Private Networks and, in the near future, to protect the infrastructure of the Internet itself. The book addresses IPsec's major aspects and components to help the reader evaluate and compare features of different implementations. It provides a detailed understanding of this cutting-edge technology from the inside, which enables the reader to more effectively troubleshoot problems with specific products. Based on standards documents, discussion list archives, and practitioners' lore, this resource collects all the current knowledge of IPsec and describes it in a literate, clear manner.

July 10, 2012 Recommended Textbooks
IPv6 Essentials Silvia Hagen

IPv6 Essentials, Second Edition provides a succinct, in-depth tour of all the new features and functions in IPv6. It guides you through everything you need to know to get started, including how to configure IPv6 on hosts and routers and which applications currently support IPv6. The new IPv6 protocols offers extended address space, scalability, improved support for security, real-time traffic support, and auto-configuration so that even a novice user can connect a machine to the Internet. Aimed at system and network administrators, engineers, network designers, and IT managers, this book will help you understand, plan for, design, and integrate IPv6 into your current IPv4 infrastructure.

July 10, 2012 Recommended Textbooks
40 Gigabit Ethernet and 100 Gigabit Ethernet Technology Overview John D’Ambrosia, Force10 Networks, David Law, 3COM, and Mark Nowell, Cisco Systems

Overview of 40 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet Technology; provided by the Ethernet Alliance, June 2010

July 5, 2012 External Links
10BASE-T Medium Attachment Unit

An overview of the 10BASE-T Medium Attachment Unit.

July 5, 2012 Tutorials
SIP Trunk Interworking: How the SIP Forum is Improving Interoperability between SIP-PBXs and Service Providers James Swan (UNH-IOL), John Berg (CableLabs), David Hancock (CableLabs)

Interworking issues continue to be an obstacle to achieving scale on SIP Trunk deployments. Due to variances in the SIP profiles supported by different SIP Trunk products, Service Providers and vendors are forced to spend significant time and people resources to identify and resolve interworking issues for each new SIP-PBX/SSP-network combination. The SIP Forum has been actively working on multiple fronts to resolve this interworking roadblock, and to move the rollout of SIP Trunking service toward more of a plug-and-play deployment model.

This session provides a status update on two important SIP Forum initiatives in this area:

1. The SIPconnect 1.1 Recommendation: This recommendation defines a SIP profile for the SIP Trunk interface between a SIP-PBX and Service Provider network. It defines procedures to resolve common interworking issues at the SIP Trunk interface for capabilities such as security, PBX registration, and call features.

2. The SIPconnect 1.1 Interop and Compliance Program: The focus of this program is to encourage the adoption of SIPconnect 1.1 through a series on interop events, and ultimately to develop a rigorous test-platform-based compliance program that will enable vendors to indicate product compliance with SIPconnect 1.1.

July 3, 2012 External Links
Technical Report - TR0106 Anshul Chadda

Design, Implementation, and Performance Analysis of Session Layer Protocols for SCSI over TCP/IP.

June 29, 2012 Theses
PoE Technical FAQ

PoE FAQ's

September 23, 2014 External Links
Introduction to iSCSI UNH-IOL

An informative presentation on the basics of iSCSI.

June 29, 2012 Tutorials
Implementation and Comparison of iSCSI Over RDMA Ethan Burns

iSCSI is an emerging storage network technology that allows for block-level access to disk drives over a computer network. Since iSCSI runs over the very ubiquitous TCP/IP protocol it has many advantages over its more proprietary alternatives. Due to the recent movement toward 10 gigabit Ethernet, storage vendors are interested to see how this large increase in network bandwidth could benefit the iSCSI protocol.

In order to make full use of the bandwidth provided by a 10 gigabit Ethernet link, specialized Remote Direct Memory Access hardware is being developed to offload processing and reduce the data-copy-overhead found in a standard TCP/IP network stack. This thesis focuses on the development of an iSCSI implementation that is capable of supporting this new hardware and the evaluation of its performance.

This thesis depicts the approach used to implement the iSCSI Extensions for Remote Direct Memory Access (iSER) with the UNH iSCSI reference implementation. This approach involves a three step process: moving UNH-iSCSI from the Linux kernel to the Linux user-space, adding support for the iSER extensions to our user-space iSCSI and finally moving everything back into the Linux kernel. In addition to a description of the implementation, results are given that demonstrate the performance of the completed iSER-assisted iSCSI implementation.

June 29, 2012 Theses
Proceedings of the 5th Annual Linux Showcase & Conference Ashish Palekar, Narendran Ganapathy, Anshul Chadda, Robert D. Russell

Design And Implementation Of A Linux SCSI Target For Storage Area Networks.

June 29, 2012 White Papers