I believe in the Internet As an ideal. As a web of human minds. As a wonder of the world, not built through totalitarian control but rather through fierce coopetition. As a technological pillar held up by a newer, better, governance structure. As the facilitator of knowledge sharing and communication on a level so advanced […]
Last June I wrote an article titled “The IETF’s *Other* Diversity Challenge” where I discussed the positive steps the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is taking to increase the diversity of its participants and raised a potentially overlooked demographic: Network Operators. That essay was a problem statement of sorts, and I was long ago taught […]
The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is the standards body for the Internet. It is the organization that publishes and maintains the standards describing the Internet Protocol (IP – versions 4 and 6), and all directly related and supporting protocols, such as TCP, UDP, DNS (and DNSSEC), BGP, DHCP, NDP, the list goes on, and […]
It has now been about eight months since I joined the Internet Society as the Director of Deployment & Operationalization and I still get asked on a fairly regular basis “what do you do?” Well, with ISOC’s Chief Internet Technology Officer Leslie Daigle’s recent departure, and with my time here having exceeded both my first […]
The new Deploy360 Securing BGP topic will collect, curate, and create documentation to help network operators deploy the full range of BGP security mechanisms. From adding MD5 to your peering sessions, to proper prefix filtering, and on to RPKI and BGPSEC when the time is right.
I’m a network engineer, and like many engineers I often gravitate to the big projects; large networks with problems of scale and complexity in my case. However, I also consider myself a student of Occam’s razor and often quote Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: “perfection is reached not when there is nothing left to add, but when […]
Almost every conversation I have with folks just learning about IPv6 goes about the same way; once I’m finally able to convince them that IPv6 is not going away and is needed in their network, the questions start. One of the most practical and essential early questions that needs to be asked (but often isn’t) […]