TIL: QUIC is like TLS over UDP

QUIC (Quick UDP Internet Connections) is a new(ish) protocol for developing applications on the internet. It aims to provide TLS-like encryption without the overhead of TCP.

June 3, 2018

TIL: The difference between netstat and ss

Motivation In this post, I’m going to go over two tools for inspecting the socket states (netstat and ss), and why to choose one over the other (spoiler: you can really choose either). This is not going to be a 12 ways to inspect socket states article, there are lots of those. What is a socket? A socket is a Linux file descriptor for communicating with the network. In Linux, they say everything is a file....

May 31, 2018

TIL: There are 16 T1 Internet Service Providers

I’ve been collecting information for a “Practical Guide to Linux Networking” by reading material I can find. Two things I’ve been reading recently are: A Practical Guide to (Correctly) Troubleshooting with Traceroute a presentation by Richard A Steenbergen Compute Networking: A Top Down Approach a textbook by Kurose and Ross In the traceroute guide, Richard mentions that it’s useful to find the boundaries of your network and that it’s also useful to be able to translate DNS names to ISP’s....

May 30, 2018

New Format: Today I Learned

I am going to try a new format where I write about something I learned. My goals with this format are: Increase the amount of writing I do Increase the frequency of writing Lower the barrier for making a new post Document things I’ve learned My rough goal is to spend: 20 minutes researching / outlining 20 minutes writing 20 minutes editting We’ll see how this time commitment works out, it may be a little extreme for daily writing....

May 30, 2018