Enjoy another issue of NetEqualizerNews! This month, we introduce the groundbreaking new NetEqualizer feature — prioritizing voice traffic over an open Internet! As always, feel free to pass this along to others who might be interested in NetEqualizer News.
NetEqualizer Achieves Industry First: Priority Over Open Internet
Have you ever been told you couldn’t use standard Type of Service (ToS) bit priority over the Internet? Well, that’s all about to change.
Our upcoming Fall 2011 NetEqualizer Software Release will have the ability to honor ToS-bit priority on any stream coming into your network. The NetEqualizer methodology is the only optimization device that can provide QoS in both directions of a voice or video call over an Internet link.
The initial release used a 120-gigabit SSD drive, which was the most stable option at the time. However, after tracking recent developments with SSD drives, it looks like some high quality 640-gig drives are coming on to the market.
After the success of the 120-gigabit drive, we’ve decided to switch over to the higher capacity drives shortly. So, if you currently have the NCO and are interested in an upgrade, or are looking to acquire the feature for the first time, let us know. Contact NetEqualizer Sales via email to sales or call (303) 997-1300 x103.
The New NetEqualizer Feature Poll Results Are In
Last month, we posted an online survey to get your feedback about potential upcoming NetEqualizer features. After a month of responses, your opinions are clear. Thanks for your feedback!
And now the results…
The most popular feature request has been to have the NetEqualizer send out email notifications about certain important events on your network. For example, this might include notifications of when your network link is at capacity, or perhaps a periodic list of suspected P2P users once a day.
Emailing events from your NetEqualizer will require some integration with your default email server, so next month we’ll publish a detailed how-to guide with specific examples on integrating with common servers. We’ll also provide additional examples of potential notification events. Based on your feedback, we’ll narrow these notification options down.
Stay tuned and thanks for your feedback!
NetEqualizer Tech Talks: Equalizing
In this most recent edition of NetEqualizer Tech Talks, we’ll explore the concept of “Equalizing,” one of the foundations of the NetEqualizer. This should be very useful if you’re new to the NetEqualizer behavior-based fairness approach, or are just trying to explain our concept to a colleague (try sending them the video link).
This video is an easy-to-understand explanation, and captures the NetEqualizer Equalizing process in a nutshell. Enjoy!
NetEqualizer Tech Talk Video – Equalizing Explained
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10 Things You Should Know about IPv6
I just read the WordPress article aboutWorld IPv6 Day, and many of thecommentsin response expressed that they only had a very basic understanding of what an IPv6 Internet address actually is. To better explain this issue, we have provided a 10-point FAQ that should help clarify in simple terms and analogies the ramifications of transitioning to IPv6.
To start, here’s an overview of some of the basics:
Why are we going to IPv6?
Every device connected to the Internet requires an IP address. The current system, put in place back in 1977, is called IPv4 and was designed for 4 billion addresses. At the time, the Internet was an experiment and there was no central planning for anything like the commercial Internet we are experiencing today. The official reason we need IPv6 is that we have run out of IPv4 addresses (more on this later).
Where does my IP address come from?
A consumer with an account through their provider gets their IP address from their ISP (such as Comcast). When your provider installed your Internet, they most likely put a little box in your house called a router. When powered up, this router sends a signal to your provider asking for an IP address. Your provider has large blocks of IP addresses that were allocated to them most likely by IANI.
If there are 4 billion IPv4 addresses, isn’t that enough for the world right now?
It should be considering the world population is about 6 billion. We can assume for now that private access to the Internet is a luxury of the economic middle class and above. Generally you need one Internet address per household and only one per business, so it would seem that perhaps 2 billion would be plenty of addresses at the moment to meet the current need.
So, if this is the case, why can’t we live with 4 billion IP addresses for now?
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