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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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F5 Friday: The Low Down on BIG-IP and VMware Stuff

#vmworld #vCloud #PHC6050 #EUC6104 #sddc How-tos and where to learn more about what's new with F5 and VMware As we're all gearing for up VMWorld (you are gearing up for the event, right?) it seems appropriate to highlight some existing... Read more
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DNS Architecture in the 21st Century

It is amazing if you stop and think about it, how much we utilize DNS services, and how little we think about them. Every organization out there is running DNS, and yet there is not a ton of traction in making certain your DNS implementation is... Read more
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There is more to it than performance.

Did you ever notice that sometimes, “high efficiency” furnaces aren’t? That some things the furnace just doesn’t cover – like the quality of your ductwork, for example? The same is true of a “high performance” race car. Yes, it is VERY fast,... 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: In the NOC at Interop

#interop #fasterapp #adcfw #ipv6 Behind the scenes in the Interop network Interop Las Vegas expects somewhere in the realm of 10,000 attendees this year. Most of them will no doubt be carrying smart phones, many tablets, and of course the old... Read more
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IPv6: Not a Solution for Security!!!

On April 15th, 2011, the last of the IPv4 address blocks was allocated,. Due to IPv4 address depletion, migration to IPv6 is inevitable. This migration to IPv6 will ease IPv4 address depletion but it does not address other significant... Read more
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The Mobile Chimera

#mobile #vdi #IPv6 In the case of technology – as with mythology - the whole is often greater (and more challenging) than the sum of its parts. The chimera is a mythological beast of scary proportions. Not only is it fairly large, but it’s... Read more
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Dynamic Application Control and Attack Protection

If you’ve perused any media outlet of late, the barrage of cyber threats are unrelenting and protecting your networks and applications continues to be a never ending task.  Organizations are making significant investments in IT security to... Read more
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The IPv6 Application Integration Factor

#IPv6 Integration with partners, suppliers and cloud providers will make migration to IPv6 even more challenging than we might think… My father was in the construction business most of the time I was growing up. He used to joke with us when we... Read more
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IPv6: Not When but How?

Over the last 10 years, there have been a lot of discussions about the depletion of IPv4 addresses.   With development of the IPv6 standards, general consensus is that the Internet will eventually transition to IPv6.  The... Read more
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F5 Friday: IPv6 Day Redux

We had a successful #IPv6 day – but not everyone was so fortunate. But that’s why you test, isn’t it? Application delivery controllers, i.e. load balancers, were an integral component in getting ready for World IPv6 Day. As we, as in the... 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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Get Learned: 4 Minutes on IPv4 / IPv6 from Interop

For those interested, there’s a great series of videos cropping up as the Interop folks and vendors begin staging infrastructure to support the event (starting 10-May in Las Vegas). The latest takes on the issues with IPv6 and includes a nice... Read more
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IP::addr and IPv6

Did you know that all address internal to tmm are kept in IPv6 format?  If you’ve written external monitors, I’m guessing you knew this.  In the external monitors, for IPv4 networks the IPv6 “header” is removed with the line: ... 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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The One Thing All IT Shops Will Do in 2011

Happy New Year! Out with the old, in with the new! No really. I know that a  sane IT manager or network admin is averse to change just because there is so much natural change in our particular industry, but this is one of those times where... 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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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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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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