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Russ White

Russ White

Russ White has more than twenty years' experience in designing, deploying, breaking, and troubleshooting large scale networks. Russ is currently a member of the Architecture Team at LinkedIn, where he works on next generation data center designs, complexity, and security. His most recent books are The Art of Network Architecture and Navigating Network Complexity.

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RFC1925 - Rule 11

Everything that has been invented This month we are looking at a humorous rule that also turns out to be one of the prim...

RFC1925 - Rule 10

One size never fits all You might have seen, in the recent pandemic, advertisements for masks where “one size fits all.”...

RFC Rule 9a (Part 11)

Every networking problem always takes longer to solve than it seems like it should (RFC1925, Rule 11) Everyone is aware ...

Thinking About Split Tunneling

Is split tunneling right now that everyone is working from home? With the massive move to working from home—a trend that...

RFC Series (Part 10)

Whatever it is, you need more (RFC1925, Rule 9) There is never enough. Whatever you name in the world of networking, the...

RFC Series (Part 9)

It’s More Complicated than You Think (RFC1925, Rule 9) It is not unusual in the life of a network engineer to go entire ...

RFC Series (Part 8)

It is Always Something (RFC1925, Rule 7) While those working in the network engineering world are quite familiar with th...

RFC Series (Part 7)

You Can Always Add Another Layer of Indirection (RFC1925, Rule 6a) Many within the network engineering community have he...

RFC Series (Part 6)

It is Easier to Move a Problem than Solve it (RFC1925, Rule 6) Early on in my career as a network engineer, I learned th...

RFC Series (Part 5)

Agglutinating Problems Considered Harmful (RFC2915, Rule 5) In the networking world, many equate simplicity with the few...

RFC Series (Part 4)

Experience Has Shown That (RFC2915, Rule 4) The world of information technology is filled, often to overflowing, with th...

RFC Series (Part 3)

The Dangers of Flying Pigs There are many times in networking history, and in the day-to-day operation of a network, whe...

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