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The Internet Infrastructure’s Turn to Content
The Internet Infrastructure’s Turn to Content
Uta Meier-Hahn — 08 Nov 2016

One of the Internet’s key features is that it keeps networking functions separate from the applications and services that use these functions. However, network operators and especially Internet service providers appear to be becoming more content aware. Networking is becoming more intertwined with content. This might have implications for tomorrow’s Internet. … Read more

Ethics of RIPE Atlas Measurements
Ethics of RIPE Atlas Measurements
Robert Kisteleki — 07 Nov 2016

This article is intended to make RIPE Atlas users aware of ethical issues that could arise when using RIPE Atlas. We do not intend to propose any new formal processes or procedures to address the relevant ethical issues, but we do want to encourage members of the RIPE Atlas community to consider the ethical impact of their behaviour when using RIPE Atlas. … Read more

Speculating on DNS DDoS
Speculating on DNS DDoS
Geoff Huston — 28 Oct 2016

The recent attacks on the DNS infrastructure operated by Dyn have generated a lot of comment in recent days. Indeed, it’s not often that the DNS itself has been prominent in the mainstream of news commentary and, in some ways, this DNS DDoS prominence is for all the wrong reasons! I’d like to speculate a bit on what this attack means for the DNS and what we could do to mitigate the recurrence of such attacks.… Read more

Tags: security dns
The Trouble with NAT - Part 2
The Trouble with NAT - Part 2
Mirjam Kühne — 27 Oct 2016

This is the second post in a series on NATs contributed by Mark Smith, based on a presentation given at AusNOG 2016. In the first post, Mark discussed Network Critical Success Factors (NCSFs). In this post, he is going into details about the trouble with Network Address Translation (NAT).… Read more

Tags: ipv4 ipv6 nat
The Trouble with NAT - Part 1
The Trouble with NAT - Part 1
Mirjam Kühne — 27 Oct 2016

This is a guest post by Mark Smith, based on a presentation he gave at the AusNOG 2016 conference on this topic. This is the first post of three, and in this article Mark will discuss the concept of Network Critical Success Factors (NCSFs) before getting into ‘the trouble’.… Read more

Tags: ipv4 ipv6 nat
A Practical Comparison Between RIPE Atlas and ProbeAPI
A Practical Comparison Between RIPE Atlas and ProbeAPI
Cristian Varas — 25 Oct 2016

"Measuring the Internet" has become an increasingly essential practice in many different areas. The fact that we are living in an era where Cloud services and CDNs are becoming more accessible and worldwide presence is within hand's reach for practically anybody, making informed decisions through measurements can both save money and help to find optimal performance.… Read more