IPv6 and the DNS

These days it seems that whenever we start to talk about the DNS the conversation immediately swings around to the subject of DNS over HTTPS (DoH) and the various implications of this technology in terms of changes in the way the DNS is used. It’s true that DoH is a…


Measuring Route Origin Validation

How well are we doing with the adoption of Route Origin Validation in the Inter-Domain routing space? There have been many workshops and training sessions and much in the way of counting the generation of RPKI certificates and Route Origin Attestations in recent months. The data published by the US…


Measuring IPv6

It’s now the season of virtual workshops, and without the overhead of time spent travelling to these events it’s been possible to participate in a number of these events all over the Internet in the space of a few days. This week I participated in a workshop on measurement of…


Where is the DNS Heading?

I was on a panel at the recent Registration Operations Workshop on the topic of DNS Privacy and Encryption. The question I found myself asking was: “What has DNS privacy to do with registration operations?” The registration function is part of the process of public attestation relating to some form…


Technology Adoption in the Internet

How are new technologies adopted in the Internet? What drives adoption? What impedes adoption? These were the questions posed at a panel session at the recent EuroDiG workshop in June. In many ways this is an uncomfortable question for the Internet, given the uncontrolled runaway success of the Internet in…


DNS OARC32a Meeting Report

Once the realisation sunk in that the lockdown response to the COVID-19 pandemic was not a short-term hiatus in our lives but a new normal, at least for a while, then a set of meetings and workshops have headed into the online space. For many years I have been a…


A DNS view of Lockdown

By Joao Damas and Geoff Huston   At NANOG 79 earlier this month Craig Labowitz from Nokia Deepfield presented on the impact on the COVID-19 pandemic on Internet use. The approach to the analysis used real time streaming telemetry from Communication Service Provider (CSP) backbone and aggregation routers and the…


New IP and Emerging Communications Technologies

A “New IP” framework was proposed to the ITU last year . This framework envisages a resurgence of a network-centric view of communications architectures where application behaviours are moderated by network-managed control mechanisms. It’s not the first time that we’ve seen proposals to rethink the basic architecture of the Internet’s…


RPKI and Trust Anchors

I’ve been asked a number of times: “Why are we using as distributed trust framework where each of the RIRs are publishing a trust anchor that claims the entire Internet number space?” I suspect that the question will arise again the future so it may be useful to record the…


The Wrong Certificate

I’m constantly impressed by the rather complex intricacies that are associated with running your own web server these days. A recent source of these complexities has been the PKI, the security infrastructure used to maintain secure connections over the network, and I’d like to recount my experience here, in case…