We interrupt this blog for an important announcement.
I’m proud to announce the birth of Bitcricket, my new company with an aim to make the network analysis experience personal again (with apologies to HP’s “The PC is Personal Again” campaign.) You, my blog readers, are getting this exclusive before it hits the wire.
To celebrate, Bitcricket is giving away the brand new IP Subnet Calculator for IPv4 and IPv6. With the Federal IPv6 mandate right around the corner in 2008, what better timing? You can play with the various IPv6 addressing schemes, beginning with a choice of IPv6 addresses already configured in your workstation (the default for Vista and MacOS X). Meanwhile, your favorite IPv4 mask, subnet, and CIDR features are there too. The calculator has been designed to be cross-platform; it runs natively on Windows and MacOS X (both PPC and Intel architectures).
If you’d like, I can come on-site and teach real world protocol and network analysis with the tools you already own. I am going to assume that you are already familiar with their basic operation via the owner’s manuals or introductory webinars from your vendors. Likewise, I will gladly work side-by-side with you on troubleshooting and optimizing your most challenging application and/or network performance issues.
Thank you and back to our regularly scheduled blog.