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Transport vs Network

May 2021

According to the OSI Reference Model for network protocols it should not matter in the slightest what value you put in the IP protocol field in IP packet headers. It’s really none of the network's business! but in today’s public Internet it appears to matter a lot that the transport protocol header is visible to the network. Why? More...

 


IPv4 in the Headlines

April 2021

The world of IPv4 addresses is a relatively obscure backwater of the Internet. All that drama of IPv4 address exhaustion happened with little in the way of mainstream media attention. So it came as a bit of a surprise to see a recent headline in the Washington Post about IPv4 addresses. More...

 


IPv6 Fragmentation Loss

April 2021

In this report I would like to revisit this measurement of packet drop for IPv6 Fragmented packets and see if the picture has changed over the intervening four years since we last measured this behaviour. More...

 


DNS at IETF 110

March 2021

The amount of activity in the DNS in the IETF seems to be growing every meeting. I thought that the best way to illustrate to considerably body of DNS working being undertaken at the IETF these days would be to take a snapshot of DNS activity that was reported to the DNS-related Working Group meetings at IETF 110. More...

 


TCP Congestion Control at IETF 110

March 2021

IETF 110 was held virtually in March 2020. These are some notes I took on the topic of current research activities in the area of transport protocol flow control at the meeting of the Internet Congestion Control Research Group at that meeting. More...

 


Measuring ROAs and ROV

March 2021

In 2020 APNIC Labs set up a measurement system for the validators. What we were trying to provide was a detailed view of where invalid routes were being propagated, and also take a longitudinal view of how things are changing over time. The report is at https://stats.labs.apnic.net/rpki and the description of the measurement is at https://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2020-06/rov.html. I'd like to update this description with some work we’ve done on this measurement platform in recent months. More...

 


Notes from the DNS Privacy Workshop at NDSS 2021

March 2021

There are many issues that lurk just below the surface of the DNS, but in recent years one topic has been very prominent, namely privacy. You see the DNS is a precursor to almost everything we do on the Internet. And this is valuable information. More...

 


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