Author Archive for Aftab Siddiqui

RFC 8200 – IPv6 has been standardized

On 14/07/2017, the IETF with the publication of RFC8200 announced that the Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) had become the latest Internet Standard. Great news for IPv6, but if you’re surprised and confused by this, then you’re probably not only one! The  IPv6 specification that we’ve been studying and religiously following for more than 18 Read more…


July 16th, 2017 by | Posted in IETF, IPv6 | Tags: , , | 1 Comment

MPTCP and TLS 1.3 – Big Announcements from Apple

Apple recently announced some major changes to their operating systems across all platforms during their flagship developer conference WWDC. The Worldwide Developers Conference is where developers can attend sessions and meet with over 1,000 Apple engineers, and this event included a keynote introducing new software (iOS 11, macOS High Seirra and watchOS 4) and hardware (iPad Pro and Read more…


CAA mandated by CA/Browser Forum

On 8 March 2017, the CA/B Forum announced that the voting period is over for “Ballot 187 – Make CAA Checking Mandatory“, which means mandatory CAA checking will become part of their Baseline Requirements document. But who is CA/B Forum, and what is the significance of this decision? As per its bylaws, the Certification Authority Browser Forum (CA/B Read more…


MIT Goes on IPv4 Selling Spree

Last month, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) announced that they will be selling at least 8 million IPv4 addresses from their unused 14 million. With the current price of IPv4 averaging around $10/address, they are likely to get a huge sum after selling these unused blocks; they’ve stated they want to support activities focused on Read more…


May 31st, 2017 by | Posted in IPv6, News | Tags: , | No Comments

RFC 8140 – A Masterpiece of 2017

The IETF’s (Internet Engineering Task Force) official products are documents, published free of charge as RFCs. “RFC” stands for Request for Comments, and this name (used since 1969, before the IETF existed) expresses something important: the Internet is a constantly changing technical system, and any document that we write today may need to be updated Read more…


May 26th, 2017 by | Posted in About Deploy360, IETF | Tags: , , , | No Comments

Google buys a /12 IPv4 Address Block

As per the RIPE Stat – BGPlay, Merit Network Inc (AS237) withdrew its advertisement of 35.192.0.0/11 on 18 October 2016. It didn’t ring any bells because they have plenty of IPv4 address space, but on 21 March 2017, ARIN announced that 35.192.0.0/12 has been added to the transferred list. As no-one was advertising this block on the Read more…


May 24th, 2017 by | Posted in IPv6 | Tags: , , | 1 Comment

BKNIX Peering Forum 2017 – Highlights

BKNIX Peering Forum 2017, as highlighted in our previous blog post, happened last week on 15th and 16th May in Bangkok, Thailand. Here is the brief recap of the whole event, which helped bring the local community together. Webcast of 15th May can be found here. There were more than 160 online registrations for the Read more…


May 23rd, 2017 by | Posted in About Deploy360, Events | Tags: , , | No Comments

BKNIX Peering Forum 2017 Next Week

The BKNIX Peering Forum 2017 will be held next week on 15-16 May in Bangkok. Once again the agenda is packed with very interesting talks from various international and local speakers. 143 people have already registered for the event and hopefully, the numbers will rise. From Deploy360, team member Aftab Siddiqui will present on MANRS Read more…


Deploy360 @ MENOG17

The Deploy360 team will be busy this week at the MENOG 17 (Middle East Network Operators Group) in Muscat, Oman on 19th and 20th April 2017. The agenda of the event has been announced and the program is packed with great presentations/talks relevant to the network operator’s community. MENOG PC has done a remarkable job once again. Read more…


MENOG Celebrating 10 Years

The Middle East Network Operators Group (MENOG) held its first meeting from 3-5 April 2007, at the Diplomat Radisson SAS Hotel in Bahrain. It was the inaugural meeting for a very enthusiastic community of the middle east region. MENOG 1 was modeled on the basis of NANOG (North American Network Operators Group) in North America, and SANOG Read more…