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The Russian Sovereign Internet and Number Resources

Alexander Isavnin

Russian Internet regulation has a relatively long history, with most changes having taken place in the last 10 years. In 2018, the so-called "Sovereign Internet" regulation was proposed. But only in 2021 did it really start to touch on Internet name and number resources. This article is about what …

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Seven Years in the Life of Hypergiant Off-nets

Petros Gigis

In this article, we present the first generic methodology to measure the expansion of Hypergiants in other networks; i.e., Hypergiant off-nets. Our findings show that the number of networks hosting Hypergiant off-nets has tripled from 2013 to 2021, reaching 4.5k networks. Our analysis also shows t…

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Bias in Internet Measurement Infrastructure

Pavlos Sermpezis

This article aims to raise awareness about bias in the Internet measurement infrastructure; e.g., RIPE Atlas, RIPE RIS. What is bias? Is the infrastructure biased? Is it a problem? The article discusses these issues and presents data that can help users to interpret or conduct measurements.

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Internet Exchange Points - Beyond Configuration Issues

Zaher Qassrawi

In today's world, the need for a stable and continuous Internet connection is often a matter of urgency, but infrastructure failures and political conflicts can cause connectivity interruptions at both the local and international levels. Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) play an important role in hel…

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Multi-Cloud, Multi-CDN Architecture – A Deceptive Future of the Internet

Sankalp Basavaraj

The last two years stood witness to multiple Internet outages causing massive disruptions across the globe. Among views on how to make the situation better, a prevalent theory is that multi-Cloud, multi-CDNs (Content Delivery Networks) are inevitable and are the holy grail of the Internet. This art…

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Sanctions, Global Internet Connectivity and Content Delivery Networks

Farzaneh Badiei

Sanctions that affect Internet traffic have been under-discussed for a long time. As a result, it's as yet unclear to what extent sanctions might affect Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) and traffic destined for or coming from Russia. In order to help shed some light on the issue, this article takes…

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eIDAS 2.0 - A Risk to the Global Website Security Ecosystem

Owen Bennett

Upcoming EU legislation could undermine years of progress in cybersecurity, and weaken our first line of defence against cybercrime and malicious network interference.

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virtualUKNOF March 2022 Event Report

Leo Vegoda

virtualUKNOF took place on 1 March 2022. Looking back at lessons learnt from hybrid industry events over the past year, the panel explored the technical, social, and organisational impact of enabling people to participate in events together both online or in person.

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Implementing Network Time Security at the Hardware Level

Christer Weinigel

Network Time Security (NTS) adds a vital layer of security to Network Time Protocol (NTP) services. Having carried out their software implementation of NTS back in 2019, Netnod has now implemented NTS at the hardware level.

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Internet Network Shutdowns in Russia

Stéphane Bortzmeyer

There have been several calls for Russian Internet networks to be shut down in one way or another and announcements that Russia is going to make such cuts. In this article, Stéphane Bortzmeyer explores the issue from a technical point of view.

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