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  • Spam continues to be a significant problem for Internet users and operators, even as email filtering and blocking efforts by network operators, software vendors and Internet service providers (ISPs) more effectively stop spam before it reaches end users’ mailboxes. Recent estimates by reliable organization [[1], [2]] nonetheless indicate that spam makes up between 70% and 80% of email traffic worldwide. Thus, spam can create a significant burden for network operators, and the problems associated with spam may be magnified in developing countries, where high volumes of incoming and outgoing...
  • After reading this, you will have an understanding of how the DNS works and you should be able to distinguish a real DNS expert from a pretender.
  • Authors Fred Baker, Adrian Farrel, and Benoit Claise Introduction There has been discussion of proposals to engage in the collection of traffic flow measurement information for monitoring and to support charging and accounting. Some suggest that network interconnection points, such as the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) connections between networks operated by administrations and operating agencies authorized by national governments, would be suitable points to collect detailed information about the traffic flows and usage patterns which could then be used to charge data traffic back to...
  •   This research is the result of collaboration in 2011 between the Internet Society (ISOC), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The first findings of the research were presented at the sixth annual meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) that was held in Nairobi, Kenya on 27-30 September 2011. The views expressed in this presentation are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of ISOC, the OECD or UNESCO, or their respective membership.   
  • African Peering and Interconnection Forum 2011 Despite the growing regional infrastructure, most of the cross-border Internet traffic exchange is done in Europe and North America. This is a clear indication that the satellite routing policies are still predominant in a submarine and terrestrial fiber setting. A visible example is a trace of the path followed by an Internet packet from Nairobi, Kenya to Kigali, Rwanda. The packet from Nairobi will go to Europe then back to Kigali. The anomaly is that Rwanda is a landlocked country, and has its international fiber connectivity terrestrially...
  • The OpenStand principles—based on the effective and efficient standardization processes that have made the Internet and Web the premiere platforms for innovation and borderless commerce—are proven in their ability to foster competition and cooperation, support innovation and interoperability and drive market success.   The OpenStand principles strive to encapsulate that successful standardization model and make it extendable across the contemporary, global economy’s gamut of technology spaces and markets. The principles comprise a modern paradigm in which the...
  • Geoff Huston, APNIC’s Chief Scientist, writes that Internet number addressing issues should remain separate from international telephony regulations.
  • The Internet Society releases the following statement from President and CEO Lynn St. Amour: At the conclusion of today's plenary, the Internet Society is concerned about the direction that the ITR'S are taking with regards to the Internet.   The Internet Society came to this meeting in the hopes that revisions to the treaty would focus on competition, liberalization, free flow of information and independent regulation - things that have clearly worked in the field of telecommunications.  Instead, these concepts seem to have been largely struck from the treaty text.  ...
  • Internet Society (ISOC) es una organización sin fines de lucro que se compromete a asegurar el desarrollo, la evolución y el uso abierto de Internet para beneficio de todas las personas del mundo. Desde 1992, la ISOC ha servido como repositorio global para la información imparcial y técnica acerca de Internet, actuando como punto focal para una comunidad de base amplia de intereses comprometidos en iniciativas relacionadas con Internet en todo el mundo. Proporciona la base organizativa de la Fuerza de Tareas de Ingeniería de Internet (IETF) y el Consejo de...
  • The Internet Society's Bulgarian Chaptert submitted a response to the ITU Secretary-General report on the World Telecommunications Policy Forum (WTPF). In its comments ISOC-Bulgaria makes the case that the ITU is trying to expand its role beyond the normal telecommunications.   You can find out more by reading the report and all the comments online at the ITU's website.