I’m a nostalgic type–it’s always enjoyable to reminisce on the past. When we reminisce about networks, I call it NetStalgia. This page collects the articles I’ve written on networking in the past. From Apple II BBS’s to 10Base-2, this is the page for a walk down memory lane. Aside from entertainment, I believe it’s important for network engineers to learn from the past.
Vintage DDOS–How we handled DDOS before firewalls and RFC1918
Before the Internet: The Bulletin Board System II–Screenshot demo of a working Apple II GBBS
Before the Internet: The Bulletin Board System–How we did networking before networking
Moving Carpets for $2000–And satellite latency
Moscone Microwave–What happens when a convention center blocks your microwave
A Passive Star–How we did AppleTalk networking with single-pair phone wire