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CVE-2015-0235: A GHOST in the Machine

…ese functions have been deprecated for approximately fifteen years, largely because of their lack of support for IPv6.  The superseding function is getaddrinfo() which does support IPv6 and is not affected by this buffer overflow.  Programs that still utilize the deprecated gethostbyname() and gethostbyname2() functions may potentially be affected by GHOST. GHOST Not as Scary as it Seems There are a number of factors identified by Qualys which m…

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Internet of Things (IoT) and our future

…d use it. So how can IoT reach its full potential? http://www.pcmag.com/encyclopedia/term/45362/ip-on-everything IPv6 is the most promising solution right now. When IPv4 was introduced no one imagined the future size of the Internet. IPv4 only had the capacity to handle 4.3 billion addresses, while Ipv6 can handle about 340,282,366,920,938,463,463,374,607,431,768,211,456 address. Will IPv6 be enough for IoT devices and objects? Until now it seeme…

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SDN and NFV Use Cases in EPN

My last post reviewed some of the building blocks of SDN (Software Defined Networking) and positioned the protocols and APIs (Application Programming Interface) into categories so that the multitude of technologies associated with SDN can be positioned in a coherent framework. This month I’d like to start looking at some use cases where some of these things are used to deliver benefit in a service provider network. I will review a consumer orien…

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What You Missed at OpenStack Summit, Paris

Global Participation. A few weeks ago, the OpenStack community gathered came in Paris for the Juno release of the OpenStack platform.  The Foundation reported record attendance of 4600, many attending a Summit for the first time.  Of those visiting Cisco’s booth: 68% came from Europe/Middle East/Africa/Russia; 18% from the Americas, 12% from Asia Pacific/Japan and 1% from Greater China. Cisco Presenters. In his premiere breakout, “A World o…

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RST Fiber’s High-speed Network powered by Cisco’s Evolved Programmable Network

By Gina Nienaber, Marketing Manager We’ve been discussing the Evolved Programmable Network for some time now, knowing the transition from an IP NGN to an EPN is not something that will happen overnight (See EPN Blogs 1 , 2, 3). The Cisco® Evolved Programmable Network (EPN), represents an idea, an end-to-end unification of network, storage, and compute elements, and a lofty concept for existing multivendor networks to aspire to. New entrants into…

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