Some of the best conversations happen in private exchanges and I often wish we could all benefit more broadly. This most recent conversation was instructive in and of itself but it also pointed out a level of transparency both Jimmy Ray and I prefer. So hopefully it goes to say – we welcome your input! We certainly don’t get it right all the time!
Internet cookies seem to have the best name with a somewhat negative perception. Its really not the cookie thats to blame. Most geeks will laugh that we even would consider this topic for a video but the fact remains, too many people misunderstand the value and besides, its part of the Networking 101 series..its supposed to be basic!
The negative reputation seems to have started back in 2000 as the never ending privacy debates were reaching a fever pitch. And just like people who love to blame powerpoint for their crummy presentations, the fact is, the cookie is not to blame..its a tool that frankly adds a lot of value to our web experience.
Lots of misinformation has fed this debate over the years, much of it led by false information that stated cookie are programs.
Two great new ‘Networking 101’ videos now available. This series is great for anyone needing a quick refresh or touch up on the basics and these two both focus on DNS.
DNS is key to making the Internet accessible to us humans. It’s how we can connect to techwisetv.com without needing to know anything complex from anywhere in the world. How does it know how to do this? DNS can be a complicated topic but understanding the basics does not have to be.
Taking it a step further, DNSSEC is a suite of IETF specifications designed to guarantee the authenticity of data obtained from the domain name system (DNS). Although not designed for confidentiality of the data, this protocol is a great answer for many of the ills that threaten the simplicity of the Internet. Chief Geek Jimmy Ray Purser arms you with how it works and why deployment is not growing as fast as it should be.
CleanAir continues to provide significant differentiation for Cisco Wireless as well it should. What many don’t realize, is how much of the attractive visualization and control is not from CleanAir itself, but CleanAir plus the Mobility Services Engine. I would go as far as to say there are several very important distinctions for why the MSE should be considered a mandatory element within any Cisco Wireless Design.