Author: Marty

They Hurt the Wrong People

You can learn a lot by simple observation. Last week, there was a brouhaha as several banks nearly collapsed, and then some did. The usual discourse will be set with educated people explaining how something was right, wrong, or neither. A joint statement by the FDIC, the Federal Reserve, and the United States Treasury affirmed their resolve to protect the system. While most coverage will try to confuse you with a labyrinth of econobabble whose goal is to convince you that it’s too complex and you can’t understand it, the reality is quite simple. In their attempt to hurt the right people, they accidentally hurt the wrong people. (more…)

What you should know before enabling IPv6

As our members roll out IPv6 on our Cloud Platform, I thought it would be a good idea to share some of our findings that will help make jumping into the IPv6 universe easier for you. Hopefully, this saves you some time and effort in your IPv6 deployment.

Most people deploying IPv6 are using dual-stack implementations – meaning they have IPv4 and IPv6 running and allowing traffic on both types of network addresses. We assume you’re already familiar with IPv4 and are now looking to start using IPv6. (more…)