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DNS on the BIG-IP: IPv6 to IPv4 Translation

I've been writing some DNS articles over the past couple of months, and I wanted to keep the momentum going with a discussion on IPv6 translation.  As a reminder, my first four articles are: Let's Talk DNS on DevCentral DNS The F5... Read more
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Interop 2012 - F5 in the Interop NOC Statistics

I meet with F5's Professional Services Consultant Sam Richman to review some of the stats from the World’s Largest Portable Network.  Highlights  included:  BIG-IP Data Center Firewall pushed a Terabyte of data; BIG-IP Web... Read more
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F5 Friday: Thanks for calling... please press 1 for IPv6 or 2 for IPv4.

World IPv6 Day is June 8. We’re ready, how about you? World IPv6 day, scheduled for 8 June 2011, is a global-scale test flight of IPv6 sponsored by the Internet Society. On World IPv6 Day, major web companies and other industry players will come... Read more
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DevCentral Top5 02/04/2011

If your week has been anything like mine, then you’ve had plenty to keep you busy. While I’d like to think that your “busy” equates to as much time on DevCentral checking out the cool happenings while people get their geek on as mine does, I... Read more
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F5 Friday: ‘IPv4 and IPv6 Can Coexist’ or ‘How to eat your cake and have it too’

Migration is not going to happen overnight and it’s going to require simultaneous support for both IPv4 and IPv6 until both sides of the equation are ready. Making the switch from IPv4 to IPv6 is not a task anyone with any significant... Read more
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Apple iPad Pushing Us Closer to Internet Armageddon

Apple’s latest “i” hit over a million sales in the first 28 days it was available. Combine that with sales of other Internet-abled devices like the iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and other “smart” phones as well as the continued growth of Internet... Read more
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Google SPDY Protocol Would Require Mass Change in Infrastructure

Google’s desire to speed up the web via a new protocol is laudable, but the SPDY protocol would require massive changes across networks to support ArsTechnica had an interesting article on one of Google’s latest projects, a new web protocol... Read more
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IPv6 and the End of the World

There’s always been a certain amount of conspiracy theories when security type events happen or instances where there is secrecy. There are those who don’t buy the ‘reported’ reason a security event (like a breach) occurred, those who claim to... Read more
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You are the new number 3ffe:1900:4545:3:200:f8ff:fe21:67cf

I am not a number, I am a free man! – "The Prisoner", sampled by Iron Maiden (edited because geeks are picky and well, they're right even though I always think of Maiden and Eddie first before getting to the actual origins) We,... Read more
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Picard and Dathon at El-Adrel

The importance of context in solving the problems created by tying web applications to deeply rooted local metaphors (IP addresses). The relationship between IP addresses and web applications to most end-users is much like the metaphorical... Read more
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We’re sorry. The IPv4 address you are trying to reach has been disconnected.

We know what the problem is. We know what the solution is. So why aren’t we doing something about it? Every year, around April Fools’ day, someone pulls out the old “Internet Spring Cleaning” gag. For those of us who are not technical neophytes... Read more
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Windows Vista Performance Issue Illustrates Importance of Context

Decisions about routing at every layer require context A friend forwarded a blog post to me last week mainly because it contained a reference to F5, but upon reading it (a couple of times) I realized that this particular post contained some very... Read more
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How Obama's Blueprint For Change Impacts IT

While doing some research on a related topic I dug into the technical aspects of Obama's Blueprint For Change. The plans around technology are fairly nebulous, with a few exceptions, such as those related specifically to broadband... Read more
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What really breaks the "end-to-end nature of the Internet"

IPv6 was supposed to eliminate NAT (Network Address Translation). But in order to make the transition from IPv4 reasonable and less painful, it's being added to IPv6. It's intended use in being included in IPv6 is to create gateways that... Read more
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Making the most of your IP address space with layer 7 switching

Organizations trying to make their presence known on the Internet today run into an interesting dilemma - there's just not enough IP addresses to go around. Long gone are the days when any old organization could nab a huge chunk of a Class A... Read more
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