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CVE-2015-0235: A GHOST in the Machine

…se 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 mo…

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Internet of Things (IoT) and our future

…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 seemed…

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SDN and NFV Use Cases in EPN

…fullest extent and has decided in order to cost effectively add new subscribers in a simple to operate manner, IPv6 needs to be deployed. In cases like this, the desire to maintain consistent operations usually means that over a period of time, the existing installed based of subscribers will be migrated to the new infrastructure. An operator facing these conditions faces two choices. The operator can either swap out the existing CPE, or reconfi…

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What You Missed at OpenStack Summit, Paris

…ordings of the Cisco sessions: Building a Cloud Career in OpenStack Group-Based Policy Extensions in OpenStack IPv6 Features in OpenStack Juno Panel: OpenStack Design Guide Panel: Tips & Tools for Building OpenStack Groups Scaling OpenStack in the Pre TripleO Service Cloud Under the Hood with Nova,Libvirt and KVM Using Ceilometer to Detect Fraud in an OpenStack Cluster Hot Topics. Four years in, OpenStack has growing global support, a stron…

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

…ariety of cutting edge network and data center infrastructure technologies, including optical and carrier-grade IPv6 solutions. The Cisco EPN, allows RST to reliably and seamlessly deliver a variety of services, including wired and wireless broadband and 4K video to businesses and residents throughout North Carolina. It also paves the way for programmable networks capable of accelerating service turn-up and delivering personalized service offeri…

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