Dear Friend of InterWorking Labs,
Here’s your latest updates from InterWorking Labs:
New Echo Server for Maxwell Pro TCP Test Environment
Instrument a TCP or UDP stack so that it responds to input streams in minutes, not hours. The new Echo Server provides support for Windows, OS X, Linux, and BSD systems. READ MORE
64 bit version of SilverCreek, the authoritative SNMP Test Suite, now in BETA
The newest version of SilverCreek provides full support for 64-bit (x86_64) architecture on both Windows and Linux. No need to install the 32-bit Tcl language to run automated SNMP test Continue reading InterWorking Labs Quarterly Update: Spring 2014
At a recent dinner, I found myself seated next to Guido van Rossum. While Guido is best known as the author of the Python programming language, I found his views on the open source software movement and the role of women in the movement very enlightening!
(NOTE: InterWorking Labs uses Python extensively in our Maxwell product family.) Continue reading My Dinner with Guido (of Python fame)
The general public is now aware of something that we network plumbers have known for years: in many respects, the Internet is robust, but security is fragile. The Heartbleed SSL problem is estimated to cost millions of dollars . No one knows for sure when the next serious bug will show up and its ultimate price. This is not an acceptable situation for anyone, much less for businesses using the Internet for commerce. Continue reading Avoiding the next Heartbleed Bug
Last night’s Silicon Valley Automotive Open Source Group “Meetup” featured Kerry Johnson of QNX. QNX provides embedded, real-time, operating systems and has many automotive manufacturers as clients.
Continue reading Meetup on Connected Car Development Trends
As both the CTO of InterWorking Labs and an attorney, the recent report of the SSL failure in the iOS code concerns me, but not for the reasons in the tech press.
This incident once again raises the question of why software seems immune from the laws of liability that apply to other kinds of products? Continue reading Preventing SSL Failures and More
Widely installed desktop OS fails to perform
A subset of the Maxwell Pro TCP/IP tests were run against the most widely installed desktop Operating System with all known operating system updates applied as of October 1, 2013. The Major Operating System is listed in the Phase 2 Core Protocols IPv6 Ready Logo Program (a popular program to assure that IPv6 implementation will work correctly in the field). A summary of the results follows: Continue reading WARNING: TCP and IPv6 Test Results for Popular OS
Oops! It’s gone!
You just you clicked on the link for your domain name, and, oops, it’s gone! Yourdomain.com is now showing someone else’s content. What happened?
Maybe you received some email reminders that you needed to renew that domain name, but did not quite get around to dealing with it. Or maybe you did not receive any email at all! Continue reading What to do if you lose your domain name
March 16, 2012
We recently added support for RADIUS to Mini Maxwell. This allows Mini Maxwell to be controlled by HTTPS.
We first used the relatively well known mod_auth_radius module for the Apache web server.
However we hit a snag – mod_auth_radius can handle only one RADIUS server. It has no way to define a fallback RADIUS server that will be used if the primary one is non-responsive. Continue reading Apache With RADIUS – Two or More RADIUS Servers
A new Maxwell plugin that can do user controlled re-sequencing of packets is available as part of the latest Maxwell TCP testing package.
The plugin is able to re-arrange packets in a flow so that, for example, packets that originate in sequence A, B, C, D, E, F will arrive in the order C, B, A, D, F, E.
The plugin allows user control of the re-sequence pattern and several other parameters.
Two scenarios have been created to allow the user to launch this plugin with a mouse click: Continue reading Maxwell Pro — Maxwell Resequencing Plugin