Stéphane Bortzmeyer

Based in Paris (France)




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About the author

I work at AFNIC (the registry of .fr domain names), in the R&D department, on, among other things, DNS, security, statistics.

• Reply to Leo Vegoda on Navigating the Complexities of Effective Website Search by Phillip Oldham

“These are all good points. I especially like the idea of search suggestions. Another useful refinement would be to default search results newest first and oldest last. At the moment, documents and pages are mixed together and not ordered by date. This can make searching for the one document you want a real slog.”

As an example, searching "IP address" returns the RIPE NCC Activity Plan 2012 :-)

• On Navigating the Complexities of Effective Website Search by Phillip Oldham

Many people visiting RIPE Web site have a RIPE Access account. Are there plans to use their search history to provide context, which helps a lot in Web search? (And also raises a lot of touchy privacy issues. IMHO, "anonymous" users, those not logged in RIPE Access must be excluded of this feature. But the privacy issue also holds for logged-in users.)

• On Criteria for the Accreditation of Regional Internet Registries by Athina Fragkouli

I'm not sure about the consequences. Does it mean that Afrinic could lose its accreditation?

• On The State of Reverse DNS by Arnold Dechamps

I like the IP address 2610:a1:1072::1:42 since the name is an IDN. But, alas, no DNSSEC.

• On A Quantum-Safe Cryptography DNSSEC Testbed by Caspar Schutijser

"They may also receive more spam and phishing e-mails, since modern e-mail security protocols rely on DNSSEC as well." I would like to see email servers use SPF, DKIM and DMARC records only if they have been validated with DNSSEC but I strongly doubt it is the case today.

• On The Need for Programmability in Routing Protocols by Thomas Wirtgen

Developping something new (no installed base) and mission-critical in C, today, is a bit strange. Why not using a safer language?

• On DNSSEC and Zone Transfers: What You Need to Know by Lars-Johan Liman

Nice and useful article. For OpenDNSSEC, the important parameter is named Jitter and is enabled by default. Check that you have something like "<Policy name="default">...<Signatures>... <Jitter>PT12H</Jitter>" It would be nice to document here how it is done for other signing programs.

• On Extended DNS Errors: Unlocking the Full Potential of DNS Troubleshooting by Yevheniya Nosyk

Great survey, thanks for this work. Indeed, the variations in EDE are funny. For, Unbound (and say "9 (DNSKEY Missing)", say "10 (RRSIGs Missing)" and Knot-Resolver say "12 (NSEC Missing)"

• On A Carbon-Aware Internet with the Green Web Foundation by Michelle Thorne

"The IP to CO2 Intensity API allows you to query an IP address" The second link actually goes to a service that takes a host name, not an IP address.

• On Approaching the IETF - A View from Civil Society by Dan Sexton

A good thing about the IETF is that it is open and discussions are public so here is the link to the discussion inside the IETF about this article:

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