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Building a 10BASE5 “Thick Ethernet” network
"I can hardly claim to have worked professionally with 10BASE5 as when I first started building my own 10BASE2 networks in 1997, 10BASE5 was long obsolete. Back then, I knew about 10BASE5, but it wasn’t practical, affordable or interesting enough for me to attempt building one.

Fast forward to 2012, and 10BASE5 is now truly a vintage technology. Anyone studying a computer science degree will at some point have been told about this stuff, because it’s very important in the history of computing. This was the first standardised, commercially used form of Ethernet, and today, almost the entire Internet is Ethernet, but heck, who’s ever actually seen a working 10BASE5 setup? Not me, that’s for sure, nor or anyone I’ve ever met.

So… can I build a working setup in 2012? Read on…"
ethernet  history  network  awesome  projects  dork 
june 2015 by grahams
crapify - Github
"a proxy for simulating slow, spotty, HTTP connections"
programming  code  network  networking 
january 2015 by grahams
How one man tracked down Anonymous—and paid a heavy price
A great, narrative history of the HBGary/Anonymous affair:
Aaron Barr believed he had penetrated Anonymous. The loose hacker collective had been responsible for everything from anti-Scientology protests to pro-Wikileaks attacks on MasterCard and Visa, and the FBI was now after them. But matching their online identities to real-world names and locations proved daunting. Barr found a way to crack the code.

In a private e-mail to a colleague at his security firm HBGary Federal, which sells digital tools to the US government, the CEO bragged about his research project.

"They think I have nothing but a heirarchy based on IRC [Internet Relay Chat] aliases!" he wrote. "As 1337 as these guys are suppsed to be they don't get it. I have pwned them! :)"

But had he?
hbgary  anonymous  epic  hacking  ddos  network  analysis  history 
february 2011 by grahams
What Hollywood Execs Privately Say About Netflix - The Hollywood Reporter
Disgusted that a video rental store raked him over the coals for returning a movie late, Reed Hastings created Netflix. Seventeen million subscribers later, some people probably wish a clerk would have just refunded the man his 40 bucks.
Topping the list would be about 12,000 who have lost jobs at Blockbuster during the past couple of years as Netflix and its subscription DVD business have run circles around stodgy bricks-and-mortar storefronts. Next in line are pay TV executives, who wonder whether Netflix’s streaming business will encourage consumers to cancel expensive cable and satellite services.
dvd  rental  netflix  hollywood  movies  film  television  tv  streaming  network 
january 2011 by grahams
Charles Web Debugging Proxy • HTTP Monitor / HTTP Proxy / HTTPS & SSL Proxy / Reverse Proxy
Charles is an HTTP proxy / HTTP monitor / Reverse Proxy that enables a developer to view all of the HTTP and SSL / HTTPS traffic between their machine and the Internet. This includes requests, responses and the HTTP headers (which contain the cookies and caching information).
tools  development  network  web  profiling  from delicious
november 2010 by grahams
Google Public DNS
Google Public DNS is a free, global Domain Name System (DNS) resolution service, that you can use as an alternative to your current DNS provider.
network  dns  google  tech  speed  public  from delicious
december 2009 by grahams
IPX over IP tunnel for playing old network games like Doom and Duke3d
imported  games  videogames  networking  network  onlinegaming  ipx  ip  tcpip 
february 2005 by grahams

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