Worth Reading: Looking for What’s Not There

17 June 2019

DNSSEC is often viewed as a solution looking for a problem. It seems only logical that there is some intrinsic value in being able to explicitly verify the veracity and currency of responses received from DNS queries, yet fleshing this proposition out with practical examples has proved challenging. —Geoff Huston

Worth Reading: I’ll Let Myself In

17 June 2019

With faces agog, executives routinely watch me describe (or show video) of their doors and cabinets popping open in seconds. This presentation will highlight some of the most exciting and shocking methods by which my team and I routinely let ourselves in on physical jobs. —Deviant Ollam

Worth Reading: SR Traffic Engineering

13 June 2019

TE is a discipline that assigns traffic flows to network paths in order to satisfy Service Level Agreements (SLAs). —Ron Bonica

Worth Reading: WPS3 has one giant security flaw

13 June 2019

Few people are overly concerned with Wi-Fi security, happy to connect to public wireless networks and do little to even protect their own home networks. As long as it has a password, we think we’re safe. —Jon Martindale

Worth Reading: IPv6 in 2019

12 June 2019

Since 2017, three other ISPs have entered the IPv6 market, and appear to be making large deployments. —George Michaelson

Worth Reading: Is there a business case for 5G?

12 June 2019

Today I ask perhaps the most fundamental question of all – is there a business case for 5G cellular? —Doug Dawson

Worth Reading: New Era in Servers

11 June 2019

You know the world is a different place when shipping 2.58 million servers in a quarter feels like a slowdown, a disappointment, and perhaps a leading indicator of an overall economic slowdown in the world. —Timothy Prickett Morgan

Worth Reading: Test-Driven Network Automation

11 June 2019

For years, software engineers have used development methodologies like “test-driven development” to keep software quality higher and discover bugs earlier in the software development process… —Matt Oswalt

Worth Reading: BGP Route Leak

10 June 2019

Yesterday (6 June 2019), Swiss data centre co-location company Safe Host (AS21217) leaked over 70,000 routes to China Telecom (AS4134) in Frankfurt, Germany, some for over two hours. —Doug Madory

Worth Reading: Happy Birthday BGP

10 June 2019

The first RFC describing BGP, RFC 1105, was published in June 1989, thirty years ago. —Geoff Huston