Posts Tagged 'networking'

A Server That Booted In 1993 Is Still Running


According to Computerworld –

In 1993, President Bill Clinton was in the first year of his presidency, Windows NT 3.1 and Jurassic Park were both released, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was signed, and Phil Hogan, an IT application architect, booted up a brand-new Stratus Technologies fault tolerant server. A lot has changed in 24 years, but one thing hasn’t: The Stratus server is still in operation and Hogan — who works at steel products maker Great Lakes Works EGL in Dearborn Mich. — continues to keep it that way.

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Craving Gigabit Internet? Nokia Demonstrates Terabit Connection


ZDNet reports –

Researchers will this week demonstrate a newly-refined data-transmission technique that can deliver one terabit per second (Tbps) over optical fiber. Nokia Bell Labs, Deutsche Telekom T-Labs, and the Technical University of Munich will be showing off how a technique called Probabilistic Constellation Shaping, or PCS, can deliver blistering 1Tbps speeds over a fiber connection. The work provides more momentum behind the push to bring terabit networks to reality. It follows another optical breakthrough earlier this year by researchers at University College London, who achieved speeds of 1.25Tbps. To put that in perspective, they noted it was fast enough to download an entire Games of Thrones series in high definition within one second.

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Essential NetTools – FreeFile Review

FFR-WP-logoess-net-toolsEssential NetTools is a collection of simple networking utilities contained in an easy to use interface. The program is for Windows only. The more experienced Windows users will appreciate having all of these tools in one place. The less experienced users will like being able to run utilities such as TraceRoute or Ping without being forced to use the command line.

Sixteen tools are included in Essential NetTools. Favorite tools include NetStat, Process Monitor, Ping, and TraceRoute. Other interesting utilities are WiFiManager and EmailVerify; both which do exactly what their names imply. Many of the tools are already available in Windows, but Essential NetTools has them all in one simple interface that doesn’t require the command line. The interface is not as intuitive as I would like, however the program’s Help file provides basic info for utilizing the tools. The Help file could use a little help; more step-by-step instructions would be very useful for the less experienced users.

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Essential NetTools may not be for most casual Windows users. However, it offers a no cost tool kit to help explore your home network – you may learn something. Advanced users will like the convenience offered this program. I found it to be useful.

Download Essential NetTools HERE

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