It was a server failure, with a Windows application crash, over a peer-to-peer network.
All things network from Web browsers to wireless networking to IPv6 with your host, and long-time networking hand, Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols.
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, aka sjvn, has been writing about technology and the business of technology since CP/M-80 was the cutting edge, PC operating system; 300bps was a fast Internet connection; WordStar was the state of the art word processor; and we liked it.His work has been published in everything from highly technical publications (IEEE Computer, ACM NetWorker, Byte) to business publications (eWEEK, InformationWeek, ZDNet) to popular technology (Computer Shopper, PC Magazine, PC World) to the mainstream press (Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, BusinessWeek).
I'm sorry to say that regulation, instead of innovation, makes up a large part of my list.
Despite recent claims that universal DNS services like OpenDNS, DNS Advantage, and Google DNS can slow down Apple TV video-streaming, the truth is that they don't for most users.
The good news is that the courts have ruled that email is email is protected from searches without warrants. The bad news is that your email is still open to being looked at by bosses, management, and snoopy email and network administrators.
How much longer can Yahoo! keep its doors open?
Hoping that Google would bring Gigabit Internet to your home town? Keep hoping. Google won't announce who gets ultra-fast Internet this year.
You can't stop them, but you can try to lessen their damage. Here's how.
You, without thinking, are likely to be the biggest security hole on your network. Make sure your personal information has been cleaned out of your retired phones and PCs.
DDoS attacks can take any site down these days, not just WikiLeaks or MasterCard, just ask Google. Here's how these assaults do their damage.
Verizon wants to help businesses move to IPv6.
And it's counting down faster than ever. Ready for IPv6 yet?
Security is only as strong as your weakest link, and that 'link' is probably already is in your pocket or laptop bag.
It's official. Xmarks has been bought by LastPass and the service will live on.
It’s finally happened. A major ISP, Comcast, is "taxing" Level 3 Communications for streaming Netflix movies to your door. Welcome to the end of network neutrality.
You don't have to rely on your ISP's DNS. There are faster and better DNS services out there.