In this post for the Internet Society Rough Guide to IETF 98, I’m reviewing what’s happening related to IPv6 at IETF 98 in Chicago next week.
IPv6 global adoption rates increased by over 50% last year as pools of IPv4 addresses approached depletion at 4 of the 5 Regional Internet Registries, encouraging more network operators and content providers to actively deploy the protocol. With more large ISPs and mobile operators having announced plans to deploy IPv6 during 2017, and increasing interest in Home Networking and the Internet of Things, IPv6 is at the forefront of standardisation work at...
Date published 22 March 2017
Let’s look at what’s happening in the area of Internet infrastructure resilience in the IETF and at the upcoming IETF 98 meeting. My focus here is primarily on the routing and forwarding planes and specifically routing security and unwanted traffic of Distributed Denial of Service Attacks (DDoS) attacks. There is interesting and important work underway at the IETF that can help address problems in both areas.
DDoS attacks are a persistent and growing threat on the Internet. And as DDoS attacks evolve rapidly in the aspect of volume and sophistication, a more efficient cooperation between the...
Date published 21 March 2017
DDoS, Global, IETF, IETF98, Internet Engineering Task Force, Internet Infrastructure, Open Internet Standards, Resilience, Security, Standardisation, Other external events
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a buzzword around the Internet industry and the broader technology and innovation business. We are often asked what the IETF is doing in relation to IoT and in this short post I'd like to highlight some of the relevant sessions scheduled during the upcoming IETF 98 meeting in Chicago next week. Check out the IETF Journal IoT Category for more details about many of these topics.
Before getting into the IETF 98 proceedings, I'll note that the IAB recently provided commentsto the United States National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) on...
Date published 20 March 2017
It’s almost here! Pack your bags (or start your remote participation browser) and get ready for IETF 98! Starting on Sunday, 26 March, the Internet Engineering Task Force will be in Chicago, Illinois, where about 1000 engineers will spend a week discussing the latest issues in open standards and protocols. As usual, the agenda is packed, and the Internet Society is providing a ‘Rough Guide’ to the IETF via a series of blog posts on topics of mutual interest:
Internet of Things
Internet Infrastructure Resilience
Scalability & Performance
DNSSEC, DANE, and DNS Security
Date published 19 March 2017
--Save the Date-- AfPIF-2017 from 22 – 24 August 2017 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire Join us for 3 days of sharing, learning and networking at the 8th African Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) An open and inclusive forum, AfPIF focuses on developing Internet interconnection and traffic exchange opportunities by bringing together key players - infrastructure providers, Internet service providers (ISPs), Internet Exchange Points (IXPs), content producers and providers, data center operators, policy-makers and regulators, to advance the peering ecosystem in Africa. Why...
Date published 10 March 2017
--Réservez les dates-- AfPIF-2017 du 22 au 24 août 2017 à Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire Rejoignez-nous pour les 3 jours de partage d’informations, d’apprentissage et de networking à l’occasion de la 8ème édition du forum africain sur le peering et l’interconnexion Etant un forum multi-acteurs, ouvert et inclusif, AfPIF cherche à développer les opportunités d’interconnexion et d’échange de Traffic de l’Internet en s'assurant que les principaux acteurs – les fournisseurs d’infrastructure, les fournisseurs de service Internet, les Points d’échange de l’Internet (IXP), les...
Date published 10 March 2017
The word Internet is short for internetwork. It’s just a network of networks. So the more places you can connect those networks, the more robust the whole system is. That’s what Internet Exchange Points (“IXPs”) are. They’re the connection points where networks can connect to each other, and they’re a crucial part of the infrastructure of the Internet.
In Europe, IXPs have traditionally been independent and are often run as nonprofits, whereas in North America, they’ve typically been owned and operated by commercial colocation facility operators or Internet Service Providers (ISPs). In...
Date published 02 March 2017
That was the question Bruce Schneier and I were asked by Craig Spietzle of the Online Trust Alliance (OTA) during a panel he moderated recently at the RSA conference.
My answer to that question was “an unequivocal yes!” Below is the longer answer. The key lies in accountability.
Old wine in new bags
No matter how you think about the Internet of Things, it is clear that it captures a vision of mind boggling opportunities. Suddenly everything around is being connected. Security cameras, thermostats, fridges, and cars turn into connected computers. The speed of the changes by which the Internet...
Date published 28 February 2017
A number of seminal papers appeared towards the end of the 20th century calling for more attention to be paid to the human in the security loop. For example, Anne Adams and Angela Sasse’s “Users are not the Enemy” and Mark Ackerman and Lorrie Cranor’s "Privacy critics: UI components to safeguard users' privacy." The research field of Usable Security was thereby launched, and quickly garnered interest amongst academics and in industry. Almost two decades later this field has achieved independent status with a number of conferences and workshops being dedicated to this research field. USEC is a...
Date published 17 February 2017
net4all team from left to right: Roger Pueyo, Laia Sucarrats, Roger Baig, Ramon Roca and Leandro Navarro.
Beyond the Net Journal: Spain Catalonia Chapter #1 Episode
The purpose of net4all - Net for All - is to develop a set of capacity building materials for training people in the different aspects of development and sustainability in community networking infrastructures using technologies such as wifi and fibre. Particular attention will be focused on the needs of under-served communities and developing regions.
While producing these materials, net4all will benefit from the ten...
Date published 26 January 2017
Beyond the Net, Beyond The Net News, BNet Journal, BNet News, Catalonia Chapter, community networks development, crowdsourced network, Europe, Guifi.net, Internet developement, Internet Infrastructure, Roger Baig