Network and Networking

1. MRTG –  The Multi Router Traffic Grapher

The Multi Router Traffic Grapher, or just simply MRTG, is free software for monitoring and measuring the traffic load on network links. It allows the user to see traffic load on a network over time in graphical form.

2.  Graphical Network Simulator – GNS3

GNS3, the Graphical Network Simulator. Run Cisco, Juniper and open-source virtual networks on your PC!


Packet/Traffic Generator and Analyzers

1. Ostinato is an open-source, cross-platform network packet crafter/traffic generator and analyzer with a friendly GUI. Craft and send packets of several streams with different protocols at different rates.

2. Wireshark is a free and open-source packet analyzer. It is used for network troubleshooting, analysis, software and communications protocol development, and education. Originally named Ethereal. Wireshark is a network packet analyzer. A network packet analyzer will try to capture network packets and tries to display that packet data as detailed as possible. You could think of a network packet analyzer as a measuring device used to examine what’s going on inside a network cable, just like a voltmeter is used by an electrician to examine what’s going on inside an electric cable (but at a higher level, of course). In the past, such tools were either very expensive, proprietary, or both. However, with the advent of Wireshark, all that has changed. Wireshark is perhaps one of the best open source packet analyzers available today.

3.a WinPcap is the industry-standard tool for link-layer network access in Windows environments: it allows applications to capture and transmit network packets bypassing the protocol stack, and has additional useful features, including kernel-level packet filtering, a network statistics engine and support for remotepacket capture.

3.b WinPcap Developer’s Pack

Android, All about getting to speed

a) Pattern-Oriented Software Architectures: Programming Mobile Services for Android Handheld Systems

by Dr. Douglas C. Schmidt, Dr. C. Jules White


a) Programming Mobile Applications for Android Handheld Systems

by Dr. Adam Porter

b) CS 282: Systems Programming for Android

c) Pattern-Oriented Software Architectures for Concurrent and Networked Software

by Dr. Douglas C. Schmidt

and for the Books

Podcasts to listen to

A podcast is a digital medium consisting of an episodic series of audio, video, PDF, or ePub files subscribed to and downloaded through web syndication or streamed online to a computer or mobile device. The word is a neologism and portmanteau derived from “broadcast” and “pod” from the success of the iPod, as audio podcasts are often listened to on portable media players.

Some of good Podcasts to listen to…

1. Software Engineering Radio

Software Engineering Radio is a podcast targeted at the professional software developer. The goal is to be a lasting educational resource, not a newscast. Every two to four weeks, a new episode is published that covers all topics software engineering. Episodes are either tutorials on a specific topic, or an interview with a well-known expert from the software engineering world.

a) Podcast Website

b) Subscribe

c) Episode by Tags

netagilearchitecturebusinessc#cloudcommunitiescompilerscomponentsconcurrencydatabasedbcdistributed systemsdomain-driven designdslsdynamic languagesembedded systemsextreme programmingfault tolerancegarbage collectionInterviewjavalanguagesmdsdmemorymiddlewaremodelingNewsoclowlpatternspost moden programmingprocessesproduct linesrfidrubyscriptingscrumsecuritysoaTechnology/GuestTechnology Talktestingvariabilityweb services

2. Packet Pushers

The Packet Pushers Podcast is an audio program published multiple times per month covering the data networking industry. Co-hosts Greg Ferro and Ethan Banks are professional network architects and writers with many years of network engineering and design experience in a variety of industries, as well as being Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts.

The podcast is deeply technical, providing hardcore networking information to fellow engineers through discussions with subject matter experts from around the world. At the same time, we don’t take ourselves too seriously, having a bit of entertaining fun and exchange of strong opinions when called for.

a) Podcast Website

b) Subscribe

c) Back Catalogue

d) Check out

Weekly Show, Healthy Paranoia, Priority Queue, Community Podcasts

3. The Dave Ramsey Show

More than 20 years ago, Dave took to the air to share practical answers for life’s tough money questions. What started as a local show on one radio station in Nashville soon spread to another station … and another … and another.

Today, The Dave Ramsey Show is on more than 500 radio stations from coast to coast with more than 8 million listeners, but Dave’s message hasn’t changed. It’s still as practical and common-sense as ever.

Real Talk About Life and Money

a) Podcast Website

b) Subscribe

4. Freakonomics Radio

In their books “Freakonomics,” “SuperFreakonomics,” and “Think Like a Freak,” Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner explore “the hidden side of everything,” telling stories about cheating schoolteachers and eating champions while teaching us all to think a bit more creatively, rationally, and productively. The Freakonomics Radio podcast, hosted by Dubner, carries on that tradition with weekly episodes. Prepare to be enlightened, engaged, perhaps enraged, and definitely surprised.

a) Podcast Website

b) Subscribe

c) Also See

Create your own Virtual Appliance

1. SUSE Studio

SUSE Studio is an online Linux image creation tool by SUSE. Users can develop their own Linux OS, software appliance or virtual appliance, mainly choosing which applications and packages they want on their “custom” Linux and how it looks. Users can choose between openSUSE or SUSE Linux Enterprise as a base and pick from a variety of pre-configured images including jeOS, minimal server, GNOME and KDE desktops.

Your software, everywhere!

Everywhere? Yes, everywhere. In the cloud, on a server, on a live CD. With SUSE Studio you can build it from your browser in just a few clicks. 

2. Useful Links


If you can START WITH WHY, then Start with Why…

Inspire Someone. The more people you inspire, the more people will inspire you.

Do you know your Why? The purpose, cause, or belief that inspires you to do what you do. Simon Sinek’s helps you to Discovery your Why. Words may inspire, but only action creates change. Most of us live our lives by accident — we live life as it happens. Fulfillment comes when we live our lives on purpose. Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress. Working hard for something we love is called passion.



1. Watch Simon Speak at TED

2. Summary of the book

3. Buy the Book

4. Audio Book, Read by the Author Simon Sinek

5. Subscribe to Start with Why Podcast

6. The Book on the web

Treat for Music Lovers

Love Music, You are at the right place, sa re ga ma pa…

1.  Website: Disco – Music Discovery Project – YouTube

YouTube Music Discovery Project is a new tool, which helps you search for music and create YouTube playlists based on that query. You can watch YouTube Daily Top Tracks or choose an artist… ShakiraKaty PerryJennifer LopezMadonnaBritney Spears, Lady GaGa, Austin MahonePitbullBruno Mars, Boney M,Enigma, Michael Jackson or head to .

YouTube Daily Top Tracks

2.  Chrome Extension: Equalizer for chrome

HTML5 Audio Equalizer for Chrome – With Audio EQ for Chrome you can control your HTML5 audio and video from all tabs in one place. Note: This extension doesn’t control Flash or Silverlight audio. It only controls HTML5 audio and video tags.

3. Website: Tamil Mp3 – Tamil ASIA

Listen to New Songs, Tamil Movies Songs, Tamil Music Albums such as 80s90sMelodiesInstrumentalsLove songsHip HopPopRap or albums by Music Directors such as A.R.RahmanHarris Jayaraj, IllayarajaYuvan Shankar RajaAnirudhDevi Sri PrasadD.Imman, Remix tracks or based on the first letter


4. App: Neutron Music Player for Android


Neutron is the professional music player with a high quality 32/64-bit audio rendering engine which provides the best possible sound quality on an Android device. Neutron features a sophisticated UI with advanced controls for music playback along with high quality implementation of Parametric EQ, Surround, Crossfeed and other digital sound effects. It can play music from almost any source including network devices with SMB/CIFS or UPnP/DNLA support. Neutron is developed for audiophiles and those who really in love with music. Consider using Hi-Fi/Hi-End audio hardware for best results. Get used to Neutron and have full control over your media library and sound!

5. Website: Pop Music – Mp3Lemon


Mp3Lemon, Listen or download over 5 million music tracks for free.

Listen to Top songs, what to know about New Albums, Latest uploaded songs or explore Top Artists