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Portland Linux/Unix Group: Why Packets Die

Portland State University Fourth Avenue Building (FAB) Room FAB 86-01
1900 Southwest 4th Avenue
Portland, OR 97201, US (map)

Take the stairs or elevator to the lower level and head East, though you will quickly lose orientation. Look for room 86-01 and note that the parking garage also provides access from a level below for $6, up from $1.50 or so. :(



Portland Linux/Unix Group General Meeting

Who: Tony Bourke
What: Why Packets Die
Where: PSU, 1930 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Lower Level)
When: Thursday, June 6th, 2019 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live

Why do packets die? What happens inside data center switches and WAN routers that cause packets to die? In this talk, Tony does packet walks explaining in simple, relatable terms what happens when a packet leaves a server and doesn't make it's destination. Network congestion and its affects on buffering, queuing, QoS, rate limiting and shaping are all topics covered. Topics that can be scary to server administrators, but Tony breaks them down to very simple components. Also discussions on why protocol overhead doesn't much matter, and why jumbo frames don't matter to the network for performance are discussed.

Tony Bourke is a networking instructor teaching primarily Cisco and related technologies. He is also a certified skydiving instructor and parachute rigger. He lives in Portland, Oregon but can be found all over the world teaching or skydiving (or both).

Many will head to the Lucky Lab at 1945 NW Quimby St. after the meeting.

Rideshares to the Lucky Lab available

PLUG is open to everyone and does not tolerate abusive behavior on its mailing lists or at its meetings.