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GNU Virtual Private Ethernet

A new article on using the GNU Virtual Private Ethernet (GVPE) service is available on IBM developerWorks: Providing a secure communication conduit implies many different issues and problems, such as how you provide an effective communication chan…

Optimizing AIX 7 memory performance

As part of the continuing series on AIX 7, a new series on optimizing memory performance is now available. Part 1: AIX ? 7 takes advantage of the POWER7 CPU to improve memory usage within LPARs. While memory tuning might be more difficult to imple…

Xapian/Omega

A new article on indexing documents using the Xapian/Omega toolkit is now available. From the intro: Storing and providing access to documentation and information is an ever-growing problem for many companies. There are many solutions, including w…

Deep-protocol analysis of UNIX networks

A new article on deeper analysis of network packets, is now available on IBM developerWorks: Whether you are monitoring your network to identify performance issues, debugging an application, or have found an application on your network that you do…

UNIX network performance analysis

In a follow-up to an article I did earlier this year on analyzing the structure and layout of your network using ping and other tools, I’ve written another article on similar lines, this time looking at how to monitor and then report on the perfor…