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OpenStack had a summit, so everyone's talking about it

Juniper Networks announced a tie-up with Red Hat integrating Red Hats OpenShift Container Platform and OpenStack Platform into Juniper's Contrail Enterprise Multicloud. The Gin Palace said this lets customers run and manage applications and services on any VM, any container, and any cloud environment. They note that the …
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A feed ahead of the weekend: your slice of networking morsels

It's roundup time again, with ISOC working to protect the routing infrastructure, and announcements from Big Switch, F5, and Juniper. The Internet Society this week decided its MANRS initiative needs extra legs, and has recruited Internet exchanges to test the trusted routing process. As The Register's networking desk …

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Network admins: unpatched MikroTik routers are being scanned by a botnet again. Netlab360 is one of the organisations to identify increasing scans on Port 8291, and says it's associated with a new Hajime malware attack. MikroTik acknowledged the attack on Twitter: It has come to our attention that a a mass scan for open …
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Brace yourselves, netadmins, there's a new cable on the market

This week's network-news-in-five minutes has Palo Alto Networks acquiring a startup, a slew of Cisco switches, Juniper's fabric fetish, network monitoring and more. First up: Palo Alto Networks has dropped US$300 million on the table to slurp cloud security company Evident.io. Evident.io focuses on providing security …
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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 …
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Juniper scores dubious honour of owning CVE-2018-0001

Juniper Networks, come on down: you have won the dubious honour of being responsible for CVE-2018-0001. Apparently Juniper infosec bods didn't take much time off over the Christmas-New Year period, instead running up fixes for ten 2018-dated CVE (common vulnerability and exposure) notices. CVE-2018-0001 is a bug affecting …

Nokia 'not currently' talking about nor arranging Juniper buy

Nokia Networks has denied a rumour that it's planning to make an offer for Juniper Networks. The possibility that the European vendor might slurp the Gin Palace was floated by unnamed sources who spoke to CNBC. Those sources said Nokia would offer US$16 billion. Since that's well over Juniper's current market capitalisation …
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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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Juniper admins: Grab your bug-zappers and load 22 rounds

Juniper Networks has released 22 patches and security notices. To be fair on the Gin Palace, not all of them are self-inflicted: some are catch-ups on patches from open source libraries. These include patches for ISC BIND, the GD graphics library libgd, the NTP (network time protocol) daemon, RPD (the routing protocol daemon …
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Farewell, slumping 40Gbps Ethernet, we hardly knew ye

Analyst firm IDC reckons the world's Ethernet switch market laid on 3.3 per cent growth year-on-year for the first quarter of 2017, up to US$5.66 billion. At the same time, however, the service provider router market bore out what you'd expect if you've been watching Cisco's indifferent performances of late – it slipped by 3.7 …
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Surveillance software boss thrown in the clink for cooking the books

The head of a defunct surveillance and communications software company has been given the longest-ever prison sentence for back-dating stock options. Jacob "Kobi" Alexander will spend the next 30 months behind bars, ordered by Judge Nicholas Garaufis of the US District Court in Brooklyn, New York. Alexander had been the CEO …
Shaun Nichols, 24 Feb 2017
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Happy Monday, Juniper admins: Get patching

Juniper Networks pushed out patches for its Junos operating system over the weekend. The first, rated high severity, is CVE-2017-2302. It's a denial-of-service (DoS) bug in its routing protocol daemon. “On Junos OS devices where the BGP add-path feature is enabled with 'send' option or with both 'send' and 'receive' options, …
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Juniper warns: Borked upgrade opens root on firewalls

Juniper is warning users of its SRX firewalls that a borked upgrade leaves a root-level account open to the world. Any users who issued the "request system software" command with the "partition" option are affected by the bug. In its first advisory for 2017, the Gin Palace explains the failed upgrade “can leave the system in …
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Juniper's bug hunters fire out eight patches

Juniper has fired off fixes for eight security vulnerabilities. The company has been running Junos OS through the security mill since late last year, when its now-notorious backdoor hit the headlines. Junos OS systems running either generic routing encapsulation (GRE) or IP-in-IP (IPIP) tunnels are vulnerable to a kernel …

Juniper: Yes, IPv6 ping-of-death hits Junos OS, too

That IPv6 neighbour packet discovery bug Cisco warned about last week? Juniper has just followed Switchzilla by warning it has the same problem. When Cisco announced the vuln, it said other IPv6 implementations would also be at risk. The Gin Palace agrees: CVE-2016-1409 is an issue for anybody running Junos OS. The advisory …

Ruckus: A strong buy for Brocade, but leaves Juniper isolated again

Comment Pity poor Juniper. The networking company’s alliance with Ruckus Wireless last summer raised hopes that it would strike it third time lucky in the Wi-Fi market, filling the gaping wireless gap in its platform. Now Brocade has snatched carrier Wi-Fi leader Ruckus from under its rival’s nose with a $1.2bn acquisition. It's the …
Wireless Watch, 13 Apr 2016
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Telstra hauls in Cisco, Ericsson, Juniper to explain TITSUPs

Australia's dominant carrier Telstra has hauled three of its key vendors into the principal's office for a dressing down, following network outages that had the Australian incumbent giving mobile users “free data days” to stem the outrage. Major outages in the mobile network happened in February and March, and the carrier's …
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Lenovo, Juniper in hyperconverged mashup.... hang on, who's doing storage?

Lenovo and Juniper have set up a strategic alliance to build converged, hyper-converged and hyper-scale data centre infrastructure products for enterprise and web-scale customers. Lenovo contributes x86-based servers and switches. Juniper has a portfolio of routers, switches, network management software, network security …
Chris Mellor, 9 Mar 2016

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