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Can a script kiddie pwn your SD-WAN? Better check the config, friend

Russian researchers armed with Shodan and Censys have identified nearly 5,000 SD-WANs with vulnerable management interfaces. It won't surprise anyone, The Register suspects, that most of the problems the three researchers (Denis Kolegov and Antony Nikolaev of Tomsk State University, and DarkMatter's Sergey Gordeychik) …
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Netadmins: Grab a plate and wander down El Reg's network buffet

The Broadband Forum has dropped the first open-source code in an access interoperability project designed to support cloud-based access infrastructure and services. The Open Broadband – Broadband Access Abstraction (OB-BAA) project was announced here and published here. Broadband Forum CEO Robin Mersh said the project helps …
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Arista cats cough up $400m furball to satisfy Cisco in legal war truce

Arista has cut a deal with Cisco that leaves the former US$400m lighter, and ends nearly all of the long-running legal battles between the two networking vendors. The settlement was announced on what would have been the first day of a jury trial in the US brought against Cisco by Arista, which accused Switchzilla of allegedly …
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NSA's crummy crypto crop Suite B binned, and other network nuggets

Over at the Internet Engineering Task Force, a notorious piece of history is being consigned to... well, history. This Request for Comment, RFC 8423, reassigns a bunch of specs that were authored or co-authored by American intel bods at the National Security Agency (NSA) to "Historic Status". The RFCs in question are the NSA' …
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Here we go again: Monopoly case another round in Arista vs Cisco

Settle in and take you seats, Rocky Nine is about to begin filming, in the form of another round of litigation between Arista and Cisco. This time around, the upstart is on the front foot. In a case filed in 2016, Arista accused Cisco of abusing its monopoly position to control who could use its networking gear's famous and …
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Arista cats put one of four tech legal battles with Cisco behind them

After more than three years under legal assault from Cisco, Arista could soon be breathing easy – now that the United States' International Trade Commission (ITC) has axed its probe into whether the upstart ripped off two Cisco patents. That's only one of four legal proceedings Cisco has brought against Arista now out on its …
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Worst. Birthday. Ever. IPv6's party falls flat

Roundup Last week saw celebration in the IPv6 community this week – not because adoption is finally really taking off, but because, umm, look, something must have happened, right? Well, yes, kind of: in spite of first being authored in 1999, IPv6 lay fallow for more than a decade, even though we all knew the world would run out of …
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Arista: Sales up, profit up, share price down

Arista has turned in just over 40 per cent growth for Q1 2018 over the same quarter last year, recording US$472.5 million revenue for the quarter. Arista's president and CEO Jayshree Ullal said the move to 100 Gbps Ethernet is “not yet in the first innings” (think baseball or cricket), and expects that shift will give it a …
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Testing, one-one-one-one. Yep, you're ready for net news nuggets

Cloudflare generated some buzz of the wrong kind when it turned out the company's much-hyped privacy-focussed DNS resolver at 1.1.1.1 caused hassles for some users. The problems had a variety of causes, Cloudflare wrote, all of them down to clashes with the address: some routers are configured with 1.1.1.1 as an internal IP …
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If you've got $1m+ to blow on AI, meet Pure, Nvidia's AIRI fairy: A hyperconverged beast

Pure Storage and Nvidia have produced a converged machine-learning system to train AI models using millions of data points. It’s called AIRI – AI-Ready Infrastructure – and combines a Pure FlashBlade all-flash array with four Nvidia DGX-1 GPU-accelerated boxes and a pair of 100GbitE switches from Arista. The system has been …
Chris Mellor, 27 Mar 2018
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Ethernet sales growing, but routing's been routed by software

If you watch the fortunes of the big names in switching, you probably won't be surprised to hear that the market is only recording modest growth. According to analyst clan IDC's wrap of calendar year 2017's shipments, the switch business added a mere 3.2 per cent year-on-year in Q4 2017 to reach US$6.9 billion for the quarter …

Arista almost done with Cisco workarounds as revenue and profit soar

Customer certification delays resulting from its ongoing patent lawsuit brought by Cisco have delayed some of its revenue, but upstart Arista Networks still turned in a tidy result for Q4 2017 and for the full year. The company last Friday announced US$467.9 million in revenue for Q4 2017, up 42.7 per cent on Q4 2016, and a …
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Judges dismisses majority of Cisco's 'insane' IP defence against Arista

A US court has agreed to dismiss most of Cisco's IP defences in its long-running antitrust dispute with rival Arista Networks; the latter had previously described them as "breathtakingly broad, unprecedented and insane". The ruling is the latest in Arista's antitrust case against Cisco, filed in 2016, two years after Cisco …
Kat Hall, 16 Feb 2018
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The Social Network™ releases its data networking code

Facebook has sent another shiver running up Cisco's spine, by releasing the code it uses for packet routing. Open/R, its now-open source routing platform, runs Facebook's backbone and data centre networks. The Social Network™ first promised to release the platform in May 2017. In the post that announced the release, Facebook …
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Trade ban case grinds on, but Arista-cats got the cream in Q3

Trying to duck patent sueballs slung by Cisco didn't stop Arista from claiming record revenue and profit for its most recent quarter. The company on Friday announced its Q3 2017 results, including 50.8 per cent revenue growth over Q3 2016 to US$437.6 million (beating its own forecast between $405 and $420 million). That …

Arista describes Cisco's IP defence in antitrust case as 'insane'

Arista Networks has called its long-running patent dispute with Cisco "breathtakingly broad, unprecedented and insane" in a hearing regarding an antitrust suit against Switchzilla. In the latest exchange between the companies in court this week, Arista's counsel Matthew Douglas Powers said Cisco's patents only apply to …
Kat Hall, 8 Sep 2017
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Both HPs, Vizio join Arista's legal fight against Cisco

Upstart Arista has managed to gather some friends in its ongoing battle with Cisco: both HPs, Vizio, two automotive groups and others have filed an amicus brief with the Federal Circuit arguing that the International Trade Commission's (ITC's) ban on some Arista kit be permanently set aside. For most of its short life, Arista …
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Arista-cats nearly out of the bag as redesigned products okayed

Arista's long slog back to the shelves in America continues with an initial determination from the International Trade Commission okaying its product redesign. As part of the long-running legal slugfest between Arista and Cisco, the Trade Commission banned the import of Arista products it alleged infringed a Cisco patent. …

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