Worth Reading: NeST — a simple, efficient tool to study congestion control

Recently, there has been a lot of interest in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) to develop standards for new congestion control algorithms that can provide ultra-low latency and scalable throughput, both of which are crucial to successfully deploy 5G applications.

Worth Reading: The Automation Revolution is Well Underway

Businesses that implement network automation outperform those that do not. This was one of many key findings in the recently published Juniper Networks State of Network Automation Report (SoNAR) 2020.

Worth Reading: The Cyber Elephant in the Room

While virtual private networks once boosted security, their current design doesn’t fulfill the evolving requirements of today’s modern enterprise.

Worth Reading: DNS Query Privacy Revisited

The DNS name resolution protocol was not designed with privacy as the foremost consideration. The queries and responses are unencrypted, which makes them prone to hostile man-in-the-middle manipulation and they leak superfluous information to third party onlookers.

Worth Reading: How DASH helps monitor network health

The Dashboard for Autonomous System Health (DASH) is APNIC’s latest security product. It allows users to monitor malicious traffic going out of their network, and compare the daily hits on their network with those of their broader region or economy.

Worth Reading: Looking Inside Outages with RIPE Atlas

In following up on this, one of the things we’ve been looking at is how information from probes can help us gain a better understanding of outages. Here, we share some observations and look at some of the recent work we’ve been doing to visualise the data we have available on these kinds of events.

Worth Reading: Encourage disagreement

Using an inclusive process can lead to better group decisions—ones that empower a group and grant it ownership of the decision. But all open decision making processes should do something else if they’re going to succeed: enable dissent.

Worth Reading: The Internet is for End Users

The Internet Architecture Board (IAB) has published RFC 8890, The Internet is for End Users, arguing that the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) should ground its decisions in what’s good for people who use the Internet and that it should take positive steps to achieve that.

Worth Reading: How to Make a Successful Mistake

Nobody is perfect – we make mistakes all the time and it’s totally what makes us human. We don’t live in a perfect world, and that imperfection is what makes life so dynamic.

Worth Reading: Redundant Layer-3-Only Data Center Fabrics

In this document, we’ll explore the problem of using multiple IP addresses from same or different subnets on clients or servers. Using loopback addresses and routing on servers (the usual solution) is outside of the scope of this document, explore Routing on Servers part of Leaf-and-Spine Fabric Architectures webinar for more details.