Cisco Revives LAN-SAN Convergence Play in the Data Center

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Cisco Networking Storage Cisco DCNM Cisco MDS 9000 Cisco Nexus 9000 FCIP FCoE LAN SAN convergence storage networking Tony AntonyWith all the ingredients finally in place in one family of switches and a revised family of storage directors, will convergence happen at last? Read More.

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LAN Standards From IEEE

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So, the next grouping of posts will focus on some specific layer standards that we use in LANs every day

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IBM's Impact on LANs

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Particularly in the areas of microcomputers, LANs, and enterprise networking, IBM's insistence that its customers remain "pure blue" ran against both the economic and technological developments set in motion before 1990

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The LAN: A History of Network Operating Systems Part 3

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Even though the earliest LANs were of this genre, by 1989 it appeared that they were on the way out. We will take a close look at peer-to-peer LANs at a deeper level in some future posts By 1992, however, new life had been breathed into peer-to-peer networking by both Novell and Microsoft, along with the popularity of Artisoft's LANtastic.

LANs as the User Interface in a Distributed Network

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The appropriate solution was to have only the connection to the LAN with the LAN gatewayed to the larger network and providing the appropriate terminal emulation

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Other Dead LAN Strategies

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Companies such as Bridge Communications, Ungermann-Bass, AT&T, and Wang were major players, or at least they were attempting to be

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Proper LAN Testing Equipment Part 5

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The LAN protocol analyzer can capture, record, and analyze frames that have been transmitted on the LAN. They must therefore contain a NIC for that particular LAN, and will attach to the backbone cable in the same way that any workstation would connect

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Proper LAN Testing Equipment Part 3

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Given the digital transmission nature of baseband LANs, one might easily overlook the need for analog test equipment. Three devices are valuable additions to the tool kit: the volt-ohm-milliameter (VOM), the oscilloscope, and the transmission impairment measurement system (TIMS

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The Maturation of LANs

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A good example was Novell's NetWare 4.x product, announced in mid-1993. Competition from IBM?s s OS2 and Microsoft?s s Windows NT server would soon eclipse Novell?s s efforts

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Proper LAN Testing Equipment Part 4

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The digital (or discrete) signal levels present at the LAN interfaces to PCs, printers, modems and other peripherals are the test points most familiar to network managers

NIC Power Management Porperties

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I wrote and published a script that enabled wake on lan two years ago. Since then, I have needed to write new scripts to modify the advanced tab of the NIC properties.

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The Era of LANs and Multiuser Systems

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Where have you seen a terminal lately? No where. PCs very quickly became those terminals through emulation software. PCs could be both and do both better. The era of terminals was dead

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Secure LAN Messaging

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Softros LAN Messenger is an easy-to-use LAN messaging application for safe, secure and effective intra-office communication and does not require a server or Internet to run and is very easy to install. Softros LAN Messenger. LAN, WAN, VPN and VLAN Support.

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Proper LAN Testing Equipment Part 2

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Volumes have been written regarding the damage that electrical transients, surges, and improper grounding techniques can cause to sensitive computer equipment ? including many of my previous posts. Instead of providing details on the subject of power protection per se, I will concentrate this time on test equipment that a typical network administrator might use

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Some final notes on MANs vs LANs

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With the development of higher-speed (14,400 b/s and higher), reasonably priced telephone modems, the situation was changing. Because analog telephone service is electronically noisy, however, the extensive error-correction techniques necessary for high-speed dial access service resulted in unpredictable service, which may limit throughput

The Impacts of IBM's SNA Networking on LANs Part 5

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PU-T2.1 was defined in 1983 and is designed for peer-to-peer coupling (for PCs, for example) or subarea routing. The former is, in principle, nonmediated?that that is, it is not necessary for routing through VTAM or NCP, although two PCs communicating with one another through different SNA cluster controllers will probably have to pass through the Communications FEP

The End Of The Group File Share? - Chuck's Blog

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It was certainly a big deal many decades ago: the notion that one of your desktop drives ("H:") could actually be shared with your co-workers over a LAN.  Chucks Blog. An IT industry insiders perspective on information, technology and customer challenges. Archives. Profile.

LANs and the Early Days of Office Automation

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In the effort to find out how microcomputers were being used, even as early as 1982, as well as to refine further the meaning of "office automation," respondents to a survey were asked to list the uses their organizations made of micro computers

Proper LAN testing Equipment Part 1

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A variety of devices, including cabling system testers, power line monitors, and analog and digital interface diagnosis equipment will be discussed. This is by no means an exhaustive list. Each network, because of its uniqueness, will require additions and deletions to this smorgasbord. Use it only as a guide?a a starting point for assembling your own tool kit

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The Impacts of IBM's SNA Networking on LANs Part 3

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SNA is a layered architecture similar to the International Standards Organization's Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model. SNA proper is divided into only five (not seven) layers?End End User and Physical layers are not part of the formal scope of SNA

The Impact of Digital's DNA on LANs

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DEC's implementation of Ethernet was sufficiently important to its view of networking. As a note, DEC was bought out by Compaq which was later acquired by HP

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Historical IBM Microcomputer Hardware/Software LAN Products

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The concept of an overarching connectivity architecture such as SAA was one approach to managing these compromises. One clearly evident (if not explicitly stated) IBM strategy in managing outside competition was to coopt popular technology

The Cloud Job Market Update: SDN and APIs Are Hot

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Cloud Computing Data Center Jobs Networking Virtualization API jobs LAN software-defined networking The digitization of the modern data center has created the need for even more robust services and control methods.

The Impacts of IBM's SNA Networking on LANs Part 4

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Support for resource sharing is particularly important since in a modern data communications network one primary objective is (or should be) extensive connectivity among end-users and devices

The Impacts of IBM's SNA Networking on LANs Part 2

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IBM did not, for the most part, sell SNA as a generalized networking solution independent of its own product line. It was designed to be a networking solution primarily revolving around an information environment that has IBM-designed large or mid-range computers at the center

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New year's resolution for IoT vendors: Start treating LANs as hostile

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In November, researchers from cybersecurity firm Invincea reported a vulnerability that could have allowed hackers to infect Belkin WeMo smart plugs with malware. The flaw was located in a configuration protocol that worked over the local area network and didn't require any authentication. In 2015, when researchers from vulnerability intelligence firm Rapid7 analyzed nine Internet-connected baby monitors, they found hardcoded credentials in four of them.

The LAN: A History Network Operating Systems Part 1

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Under the best of circumstances, the end-user should not even know that a network exists. If he wishes to do something simple, like copy a file from one place to another, it should be possible to use something like the old MS/DOS copy command and simply type: COPY c:mydata.dat p:yourdata.dat.

Putting Together Your LAN Troubleshooting Toolkit

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After seeing this smorgasbord of equipment available for helping you to test and troubleshoot your network, the next logical question is, "Which tools should I purchase for my network?" Here are some guidelines

The Domination of TCP/IP on the LAN Part 1

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TCP provides the packet sequencing, error control, and other services required to provide reliable end-to-end communications while IP takes the packet from TCP and passes it through whatever gateways are needed, for delivery to the remote TCP layer through the remote IP layer. Some networks, in fact, could use IP but not TCP, preferring instead to use some alternative protocol at the transport layer

The Domination of TCP/IP on the LAN Part 2

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Each of the services implied by these protocols should generally be present in any implementation of TCP/IP, although SMTP was not always supported by microcomputer-based systems

The Domination of TCP/IP on the LAN Part 3

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TCP segments user data into manageable units, then appends a TCP header that includes the destination port, segment sequence number, and checksum to test for errors in transmission

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Nokia’s New Case for GPON Shrinking Data Center Footprints

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Nokia announced on Tuesday its official entry into the passive optical LAN (POL) market for on-premises data centers. Read More. Connectivity Networking POL

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The Impacts of IBM's SNA Networking on LANs Part 1

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IBM also supported a wide variety of other software interfaces, as well, including IEEE's Logical Link Control (LLC). In addition, IBM sold a number of Ethernet (802.3) related products during this time as a hedge