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Where Are All the Operators in the IETF Standards Process?

Network operators – service providers, enterprises, engineers, architects, data-centers, campuses, etc. – are responsible for keeping the packets flowing across their network(s). The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) designs, develops, and documents the standard protocols network operators use in and on their networks. In a perfect world, operators would be part of the IETF process […]

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February 18th, 2014 by | Posted in ARIN, IETF, Internet, IPv6, SDN, Tech Policy | No Comments

Securing the Core

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.

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February 3rd, 2014 by | Posted in ARIN, IETF, Internet, IPv6, SDN, Tech Policy | No Comments

NANOG Ad Hoc BCOP Committee – Call for Volunteers

The NANOG Board has approved an Ad Hoc NANOG-BCOP committee and we are now seeking volunteers to continue with the important work of the committee.

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January 31st, 2014 by | Posted in ARIN, Internet, IPv6, SDN, Tech Policy | No Comments

Removing Need at RIPE

I recently attended RIPE 66 where Tore Anderson presented his suggested policy change 2013-03, “No Need – Post-Depletion Reality Adjustment and Cleanup.” In his presentation, Tore suggested that this policy proposal was primarily aimed at removing the requirement to complete the form(s) used to document need. There was a significant amount of discussion around bureaucracy, […]

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May 28th, 2013 by | Posted in ARIN, Internet, IPv6, SDN, Tech Policy | No Comments

ARIN 31 Policy Report

ARIN (American Registry of Internet Numbers), the Regional Internet Registry (RIR) for Canada, the US, and parts of the Caribbean recently held it’s 31st Public Policy Meeting (PPM), dubbed ARIN 31. All meeting materials, including handouts, presentations, and video archives are now available on the ARIN website. There were a total of four draft policies […]

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May 6th, 2013 by | Posted in ARIN, Internet, IPv6, SDN, Tech Policy | No Comments

IPv4 Free Pool Depletion at ARIN – A New Projection

Long time IPv4 observer and prognosticator Tony Hain has just published a new report on ARINs IPv4 free pool with a new projection for exhaustion. Titled “Thoughts on the ARIN burn rate projections,” the report looks at a fairly recent rush of what are apparently new (to ARIN) organizations in “slow start” (31 organizations which […]

IPv4 Free Pool Depletion at ARIN – A New Projection is a post from don't panic – One Network Architect's View of Life, the Internet, and Everything.


April 23rd, 2013 by | Posted in ARIN, Internet, IPv6, SDN, Tech Policy | No Comments

The Future of Home Networking: A Problem Statement

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 […]

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December 5th, 2012 by | Posted in ARIN, IETF, Internet, IPv6, SDN, Tech Policy | No Comments

ARIN Election 2012

The fall ARIN meeting is just around the corner and that, of course, means it’s election time again.

ARIN Election 2012 is a post from don't panic – One Network Architect's View of Life, the Internet, and Everything.


October 1st, 2012 by | Posted in ARIN, Internet, IPv6, SDN, Tech Policy | No Comments

IPv6: What is it, why do I need it, and how do I get it?

The Colorado Chapter of the Internet Society (CO ISOC) recently held an event aimed at giving local IT and networking folks an introduction to IPv6. IPv6: What is it, why do I need it, and how do I get it? As IPv6 adoption is ramping up around the world in service and content provider networks, […]

IPv6: What is it, why do I need it, and how do I get it? is a post from don't panic – One Network Architect's View of Life, the Internet, and Everything.


September 27th, 2012 by | Posted in ARIN, Internet, IPv6, SDN, Tech Policy | No Comments

A Chat with Steve Crocker

Steve Crocker is an Internet Pioneer. Steve organized the Network Working Group (the predecessor of the IETF) and is responsible for the Request for Comments (RFC) series (he is the author of RFC 1). He was the first IETF security area director, the first ICANN SSAC (Security and Stability Advisory Committee) Chair, a board member […]

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September 26th, 2012 by | Posted in ARIN, ICANN, IETF, Internet, IPv6, SDN, Tech Policy | No Comments