Worth Reading: When clouds become reflectors

6 February 2023


Findings in recent research literature on source address validation motivated us to study whether the list of reflectors could be extended with closed DNS resolvers.

Worth Reading: How layoffs at Google could affect enterprise cloud services

6 February 2023


“Further layoffs at Google could impact quality of Google Cloud services,” said Hyoun Park, principal analyst at Amalgam Insights. “They have already laid off technical staff from the cloud computing division as well, mostly in India, despite it being a growing business for the company.”

Worth Reading: 40 years ago, the original Macintosh started a revolution

2 February 2023


Nearly 40 years ago, the Apple Macintosh computer came out — a revolutionary machine that changed computing forever. Now’s as good a time as any to look back at what made the Macintosh 128K unique.

Worth Reading: An investigation into Apple’s new Relay network

2 February 2023


At the WWDC 2021, Apple introduced iCloud Private Relay, a privacy-preserving proxy service. This service allows Apple devices to proxy unencrypted traffic and all Safari traffic to be securely proxied through the Private Relay.

Worth Reading: The Disappointment of 5G

1 February 2023


The hype for 5G was amazingly over-the-top. The wireless carriers and vendors blitzed the country in a coordinated effort to paint 5G as the solution that would bring broadband everywhere.

Worth Reading: This is why your DNS queries now have random capitalization

1 February 2023


In recent months, some telecoms incumbents have questioned the viability of the Alternative Network Provider (AltNet) business model. Their concern? That the delivery of extensive fibre, or overbuilding, across towns and cities could see just a few players cross the finish line in the race to upgrade the UK to full fibre connectivity.

Worth Reading: This is why your DNS queries now have random capitalization

31 January 2023


Google has begun broadly enabling case randomization in domain queries sent to authoritative name servers, in an effort to make cache poisoning attacks less effective.

Worth Reading: Your ‘multihop’ BGP session probably isn’t multihop

31 January 2023


Upon learning about eBGP and multihop, many new students assume that a directly connected router will decrement the TTL before accepting a packet on a loopback interface. I

Worth Reading: NSA offers security guidelines for IPv6 migration

31 January 2023


The US National Security Agency (NSA) has published a guidance document for system administrators to help them mitigate potential security issues as their organizations transition to Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6).

Worth Reading: Top 10 outages of 2022

31 January 2023


The most significant network and service outages of 2022 had far-reaching consequences. Flights were grounded, virtual meetings cut off, and communications hindered.