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The Need for Programmability in Routing Protocols

The Need for Programmability in Routing Protocols

Thomas Wirtgen

11 min read

Networks change over time, and so do their needs. In response, network operators are constantly improving the services they offer, which often leads to proposals for new features to extend network protocols. To help speed up network innovation, we introduce xBGP, which allows all BGP implementation…

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RIPE NCC Internet Country Report: Türkiye

RIPE NCC Internet Country Report: Türkiye

Suzanne Taylor

3 min read

We take a comprehensive look at the Internet landscape in Türkiye as the next in our series of RIPE NCC Internet Country Reports.

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Are IoT Safeguards Keeping Smart Homes Safe?

Are IoT Safeguards Keeping Smart Homes Safe?

Anna Maria Mandalari

3 min read

With IoT devices becoming an increasingly common and convenient addition to our daily lives, we examine whether the safeguards meant to maintain security and privacy when using these devices are actually effective.

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Wim Vanderbauwhede: Frugal Computing for a Sustainable Internet

Wim Vanderbauwhede: Frugal Computing for a Sustainable Internet

Anastasiya Pak

Professor Wim Vanderbauwhede - lead of the Low Carbon and Sustainable Computing activity at the School of Computing Science of the University of Glasgow - talks to us about the carbon footprint of the ICT industry, misleading narratives around digitalisation, and why the notion of frugal computing …

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Vulnerability Disclosure: A First-Hand View

Vulnerability Disclosure: A First-Hand View

Giovane Moura

9 min read

If exploited, the tsuNAME vulnerability had the potential to overwhelm and bring down authoritative servers, rendering entire DNS zones unreachable. In this article, the SIDN Labs team shares lessons learned along the winding road to public vulnerability disclosure for tsuNAME.

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MENOG 23 - Meeting Report

MENOG 23 - Meeting Report

Boris Duval

6 min read

The 23rd edition of the Middle East Network Operating Group (MENOG) was held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, as the country accelerates its efforts to become a connection hub for the region and develop its digital economy.

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How to Secure Your Online Identity with Security Keys

How to Secure Your Online Identity with Security Keys

Kathleen Moriarty

19 min read

Passkeys are appearing more and more in tech news, with support for them increasing. Since many administrators test out new technologies themselves first, we at CIS embarked on a short project to see what happened when an intern with our CTO team had the opportunity to implement passkeys.

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DNSSEC and Zone Transfers: What You Need to Know

DNSSEC and Zone Transfers: What You Need to Know

Lars-Johan Liman

8 min read

Everyone knows that signing your DNS zones is a good idea. However, DNSSEC can cause problems when combined with a widely used method for synchronising secondary DNS servers with their primaries, Incremental Zone Transfer (IXFR). Find out why IXFRs are useful and what you need to know to use them t…

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CAPIF 2 Report - Toward a Stronger Central Asian Internet

CAPIF 2 Report - Toward a Stronger Central Asian Internet

Anastasiya Pak

7 min read

On 19-20 September 2023, the second Central Asia Peering and Interconnection Forum (CAPIF 2) brought together over 200 participants from 19 countries to support regional interconnection and drive Internet growth across Central Asia, Iran, and neighbouring regions.

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Extended DNS Errors: Unlocking the Full Potential of DNS Troubleshooting

Extended DNS Errors: Unlocking the Full Potential of DNS Troubleshooting

Yevheniya Nosyk

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The Domain Name System (DNS) has traditionally relied on response codes to signal anomalies, but they are of little help to precisely identify the root causes behind failures. In this article, we examine the new Extended DNS Errors (EDE) mechanism that provides extra feedback on DNS resolutions.

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