NANOG 68

NANOG held its 68th meeting in Dallas in October. Here’s what I found memorable and/or noteworthy from this meeting. The meeting opened with Scott Bradner and a history of the IANA. Given that the arrangements with the US Government exercising some level of oversight on the IANA function lapsed on…


Labs retires the old ipv6-measurement graphs

As the stats.labs.apnic.net/ipv6 code has reached a stable service, we’ve decided to retire the old labs.apnic.net/ipv6-measurement/ tree of graphs. For people with saved URLs, it should redirect to the new service, and should map an ASN or Economy to the right dataset. For people who are farming the site for…


Hosts vs Networks

There are a number of ways to view the relationship between hosts and the network in the Internet. One view is that this is an example of two sets of cooperating entities that share a common goal: hosts and the network both want content to be delivered. Both have an…


Leaping Seconds

Time, as measured according to the Earth’s rotation, is getting slower. If we want 86,400 seconds to measure precisely one rotation of the earth on its axis then over time each second will get longer. Instead, we define a second as a fixed unit of time based on atomic vibrations…


DNS OARC 24

DNS OARC held a two day workshop in Buenos Aires prior to IETF 95 at the end of March 2016. Here are my impressions of this meeting. For a supposedly simply query response protocol that maps names to IP addresses there a huge amount going on under the hood with…


NANOG 66

NANOG continues to be one of the major gatherings on network operators and admins, together with the folk who work to meet the various needs of this community. Their program committee produces a program that never fails to provide thought provoking interest. Here are my reactions to some of the…


NANOG 65 Report

NANOG 65 was once again your typical NANOG meeting: a set of operators, vendors, researchers and others for 3 days, this time in Montreal in October. Here’s my impressions of the meeting. Keynote The opening keynote was from Jack Waters from Level 3, which looked back over the past 25…


The Changing Mobile World

Today’s Internet is undoubtedly the mobile Internet. Sales of all other forms of personal computers are in decline and the market focus is now squarely on tablets, “smart” phones and wearable peripherals. In 2014 these providers sold 1.5 billion such devices into the global consumer market, and doubtless 2015’s numbers…


NANOG 64

The North American Network Operator’s Group held its 64th Meeting in San Francisco in early June. Here’s my impressions of some of the more interesting sessions that grabbed my attention at this meeting.


NANOG 63: The DDOS Conversation

In some ways the details of specific case of DDOS attacks are less material than the larger picture. The Internet always had the potential issue that the aggregate sum of I/O capacity of the edge was massively larger than the interior, and the sum of multiple edge outputs was always…