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We returned to record our fourth episode on Sunday April 24, 2016.
Interesting News and Events
- Cyber-underworld price list revealed: $500 for company email inbox, $1,200 passports, etc – Hacking a corporate email account costs $500 per mailbox, about four times the price of hacking into a Gmail or Hotmail account ($123). A physical counterfeit French driver’s license for $238 or German, US, Israeli, UK and international driver’s licenses for about $173. European passports are also on offer for $1,200 and upwards, far more than the $500 or less they cost in 2014.
- SHORTEST PATH BRIDGING (SPB) AND AVAYA FABRIC ON SOFTWARE GONE WILD – A podcast with Ivan Pepelnjak and Roger Lapuh discussing a deep dive into how SPB work and the new distributed L3 Gateway for SPB based fabrics.
Roundtable Discussion – Evolution of Broadband Internet
- 1972 Acoustic coupler modem
- 1,200 bits by sending 600 symbols per second (600 baud) using phase shift keying
- 1984 9600 modem (2400 baud) (V.32)
- 1998 56k modem (8000/3429 baud) (V.90) digital modulation
- 1988 Integrated Services for Digital Network (ISDN)
- 64-kbit/s with 2 channels 128kbit/s
- no market penetration in the US : It Still Does Nothing
- Primary Rate Interface (PRI), which is carried over an E1 (2048 kbit/s)
- X.25 in the 1980s universal and global packet-switched network
- 1998 ADSL Asyncron digital subscriber line started at 8.0 Mbit/s1.0 Mbit/s
- 2008 ADSL2+ITU G.992.5 Annex MADSL2+M 24.0 Mbit/s 3.3 Mbit/s
- 2001 VDSL Very-high-bit-rate digital subscriber line 55 Mbit/s3Mbit/s
- 2006 VDSL2 100 Mbit/s100 Mbit/s
- 1997 DOCSIS Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification
- 2013 DOCSIS 3.1 >> 10 Gbit/s downstream and 1 Gbit/s
- FTTH fiber-to-the-home (Verizon FiOS, Google Fiber, etc)
What tools are you using?
Opengear console servers for building out-of-band management networks. Michael wrote about Opengear back in 2013 in a post titled, Opengear Console Servers – Never leave the office without one! One of the first things I did when I arrived at my new employer over 2+ years ago now was to deploy a number of Opengear appliances to make sure that we had out-of-band access to all the critical network infrastructure.
Notes: this week Mike accidentally had Audacity recording my Logitech webcam microphone and not my Blue Yeti and Dominik had his microphone volume turned up just a little too high.