Don't Terminate People's Internet Connections
Here is a plea to keep Internet services on in these times where we rely on online communications.
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Job Snijders is an Internet Engineer at Fastly where he analyzes and architects global networks for future growth. Job has been actively involved in the Internet community in both operational, engineering, and architectural capacity, as a frequent presenter at network operator events such as NANOG, ITNOG, DKNOG, RIPE, NLNOG & APRICOT, and in a number of community projects for over 15 years. Job is co-chair of the IETF GROW working group, co-chair of the RIPE Routing Working Group, vice president of PeeringDB, director of the Route Server Support Foundation, manager of the IRRd v4 project, and Art Director for the OpenBSD project. Job's special interests are BGP routing policies, RPKI based routing security, and large Internet scale PKIX-RPKI & BGP deployments. Job helps maintain several tools such as IRRd, rpki-client, bgpq4, OpenBGPD, irrtree, rtrsub, and irrexplorer, and is active in the IETF where they have coauthored or contributed to RFCs and Internet-Drafts. Job has experience with the implementation and operation of RPKI Certificate Authorities, Publication Servers, and Relying Parties.
Thanks to the RIPE NCC Community Project Fund we were able to revive the OpenBGPD daemon and bring more diversity to the Route Server landscape.
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This article describes the BGP Large Communities Playground, and encourages people to utilise automated regression testing and compliance checking when developing new protocol features.
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You mention fantastic open source projects, I’ve worked with all of them and even contributed code to some. But note that not all of them have the functionality required to operate as a route server, or a need for external funding. The fact that numerous IXPs (DE-CIX, Netnod, AMS-IX, BCIX, LONAP, Asteroid, Namex, University of Oslo) helped fund this project together with the RIPE NCC community fund shows that the market disagrees with your sentiment. Clearly a number of people saw a need for this software!
“I'm a bit confused. Bert Hubert, shareholder of Open-Xchange, the parent company of PowerDNS is fed up with PowerDNS behavior around EDNS workarounds removal. Why is this not solved within Open-Xchange?”
I think you may misunderstand. Bert, PowerDNS, and various other Open Source projects are fed up with having to maintain workarounds for some poorly constructed EDNS implementations. As a result, this is being resolved, by removing those workarounds: https://blog.powerdns.com/2018/03/22/removing-edns-workarounds/
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