Polls

Is there an unsecured wireless network near you?
 
Cisco borked its own BGP code in IOS XE, has since patched
Tuesday, 07 November 2017 14:03

Cisco's pushed a fix for a border gateway protocol (BGP) denial-of-service bug in its IOS XE operating system.

Between a couple of releases of IOS, the company says it introduced a bug to its RFC 7432 implementation, which gives the system support for MPLS-based Ethernet VPNs.

As a result, as Cisco's advisory explains , a crafted BGP packet could crash the target system.

While Switchzilla only grades the vulnerability as medium-severity, it's worth noting that BGP is critical to the Internet's backbone, and Cisco's by far the dominant supplier of backbone routers.

BGP problems – most commonly misconfigurations – are

...
Read more...
 
Trade ban case grinds on, but Arista-cats got the cream in Q3
Tuesday, 07 November 2017 13:17

Trying to duck patent sueballs slung by Cisco didn't stop Arista from claiming record revenue and profit for its most recent quarter.

The company on Friday announced its Q3 2017 results, including 50.8 per cent revenue growth over Q3 2016 to US$437.6 million (beating its own forecast between $405 and $420 million). That delivered what president and CEO Jayshree Ullal noted is a record profit of $133.7 million.

While the Americas remains the company's dominant revenue source, at 71 per cent, Ullal also said the 29 per cent from “international theatres” is higher than normal. She added that the non-US

...
Read more...
 
Fat-fingered Level 3 techie reduces internet to level zero: Glitch knocks out connections
Tuesday, 07 November 2017 08:57

A fat-fingered configuration blunder at Level 3 temporarily sent a chunk of internet connectivity in America and the wider world to level zero on Monday.

The global backbone provider admitted it was at fault for rolling outages that have plagued big patches of US this morning, West Coast time, particularly for Comcast subscribers. Netizens in Europe and Australia have, like their American cousins, reported problems accessing websites, viewing Twitter images, and so on, due to Level 3 breaking their routing.

"On Monday, November 6, our network experienced a service disruption affecting some customers with IP-based services," a Level 3 spokesperson

...
Read more...
 
Mellanox NICs Xilinx FPGA to save backplane slots and CPU cycles
Tuesday, 07 November 2017 00:30

Mellanox's next-gen Innova network adapter won't just pack the obligatory high-speed interfaces – it'll also embed a Xilinx FPGA.

Offloading workloads was already a key plank of Mellanox's adapter strategy, and that's apparently hit some buttons with customers – hence the FPGA.

Senior director of marketing Bob Doud told The Register that the incoming Innova-2 adapters extend that ability to "offload functions that aren't that friendly to software on the host CPU, and to make the networking functions go faster by accelerating difficult functions in the FPGA".

The adapters pair the Mellanox ConnectX-5 to the Xilinx Kintex ultrascale FPGA, configurable

...
Read more...
 
Carphone Warehouse given a stern talking to for 'misleading' radio ad
Wednesday, 08 November 2017 23:32

Carphone Warehouse was given a particularly withering stare by the Advertising Standards Agency in a ruling handed down today concerning one of its radio adverts.

The ad, played back in July, claimed that customers could save an average of £152 by using the Warehouse over its major competitors. However, while its other adverts had made clear this comparison referred to O2, Vodafone and EE, the radio version did not. A complaint was then made about how quietly excluding Three from the "major competitors" of the radio version could be misleading.

In response to the complaint, Carphone Warehouse argued that Three

...
Read more...
 
Juniper Contrail Cloud spotted heading for junior telco networks
Wednesday, 08 November 2017 13:58

Juniper Networks has enhanced its Contrail Cloud enhancements, in the hope it can put network function virtualization into the hands of more and smaller carrier.

As explained to The Reg by lead architect James Kelly, the basic problem telcos are having – especially if they're not Tier 1-class – is that they want network function virtualisation (NFV), but they “don't have the devops ninjas you have in places like AWS”.

Hence the managed services Juniper included in the Contrail Cloud announcement. Kelly said those services can be “duplicated and stamped out for any telco, rather than giving the telco a

...
Read more...
 
<< Start < Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next > End >>

Page 5 of 68