Broken packets: IP fragmentation is flawed

Published on by Marek Majkowski.

As opposed to the public telephone network, the internet has a Packet Switched design. But just how big can these packets be? CC BY 2.0 image by ajmexico, inspired by This is an old question and the IPv4 RFCs answer it pretty clearly. The idea was to split the problem into two separate concerns: What is the maximum packet size that can be handled by operating systems…

Power outage hits the island of Taiwan. Here’s what we learned.

Published on by Tom Paseka.

At approximately 4:50pm local time (8:50am UTC) August 15, a major unexpected power outage hit the island of Taiwan with a significant amount of its power generation facilities going down. Blackout! Most of the island was hit with power outages, shortages and rolling blackouts, with street lights not functioning, nor power in many of Taipei’s shopping malls, and much other infrastructure. Blackouts of this scale…

Recap: How to make a Cloudflare App workshop in Austin

Published on by Jameson Sundell.

Cloudflare hosted a developer preview workshop in Austin for Cloudflare Apps, taught by Zack Bloom, tech lead of Cloudflare Apps. Due to popular request, we are making available the video from the workshop. Want some ideas on what to start with? Check out the idea suggestion list on our Cloudflare Community page. It's a great idea to review our Apps documentation available here. Want to request a Cloudflare…

Moving Forward with Path Forward

Published on by Janet Van Huysse.

In February, I blogged about our first rotation of Path Forward returnships and the awesome people we’ve hired as a result of the program. As a refresher, Path Forward is a nonprofit organization that aims to empower people who’ve taken time away from their careers to focus on caregiving to return to the workforce. Cloudflare started partnering with Path Forward this past year as a way…