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Worth Reading: Eavesdropping past encrypted DNS

29 October 2019

The risk of pervasive surveillance and its consequences has prompted Internet governance organizations, industry actors, and standardization bodies to foster privacy protections. In particular, these bodies have standardized two protocols: DNS-over-TLS (DoT) and DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH). —Sandra Siby

Worth Reading: The Oracle Internet Intelligence IXP Filter Check

29 October 2019

We are proud to announce the launch of the IXP Filter Check, which is designed to improve Internet routing security by monitoring route filtering at Internet Exchange Points (IXPs). Here we describe the origin of this project, how it works, and what it hopes to achieve. —Doug Madory

Worth Reading: Who is in charge of the data center network?

28 October 2019

When you break it all down, the advances that are coming to networking are about making networks more malleable, less expensive, and with more predictable latencies and with a flatter and wider network topology. —Timothy Prickett Morgan

Worth Reading: Defensive domain registrations

28 October 2019

Most domains that do not resolve were registered defensively or acquired via acquisition — without much thought given to where the domains should actually point. And going back to point traffic to relevant content after a domain has been acquired can be a daunting task — especially for domain professionals who only spend part of…

Worth Reading: The battle of the virtual routers

24 October 2019

Over the last few years, I’ve become enamored with routing. As part of that, I’ve spent a lot of time exploring the various virtual routing platforms, trying to eek out the best performance possible. So I decided to put them all head-to-head in a virtual setting and see how they fare.

Worth Reading: Edge compute and 5G

24 October 2019

Edge computing will not materialise independently: its development is driven by the next iteration of mobile telephony, 5G. So Edge computing and 5G are mutually dependent and will co-evolve: 5G cannot deliver on its promises without ultra-low latency and high levels of interconnection, or in other words, without a large fleet of smaller data centres,…

Worth Reading: Pros and cons of event-driven security

23 October 2019

Great news, everyone! Forrester Research says that 95% of all recorded breaches in 2016 came from only three industries: government, technology, and retail. Everyone else is safe… ish, right? —Yuriy Andamasov

Worth Reading: Computer files are going extinct

23 October 2019

Files are skeuomorphic. That’s a fancy word that just means they’re a digital concept that mirrors a physical item. A Word document, for example, is like a piece of paper, sitting on your desk(top). —Simon Pitt

Worth Reading: PCI Express steps up the bandwidth

22 October 2019

Moore’s Law might be slowing down CPU compute capacity increases in recent years, but the innovation has been coming at a steady drumbeat for the interconnects used inside servers and between nodes in distributed computing systems. —Timothy Prickett Morgan

Worth Reading: Measuring the value of open source communities

22 October 2019

Corporate constituencies are interested in finding out the business value of open source communities. Find out how to answer key questions with the right metrics. —Jon Lawrence

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