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Over the past years, open source has been in the centre stage of the networking world. It has been claimed that open source will replace standardization, traditional products and business models. Is this now the case? Can we now just download the whole network infrastructure from a web site? What is the URL? The presentation will go through the role of open source in networking and where open source fits and where it doesn’t fit.
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When news broke that China was seeking to standardize a replacement for TCP/IP through the UN’s International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the response from the engineering community in the West was derisive. But are we asking the right questions? History shows that in standards wars, the best technology does not always win. To understand China’s strategy, we need to ask different questions, like how would these proposals assist national strategies in China? Why is the choice of venue, ITU, significant for internet governance and trade reasons? Might we end up with a splinternet, even if we don’t need one?
Philip Smith has been working in the Internet industry since the early 1990s after catching the Internet bug in the mid 1980s while at University.
He previously worked at APNIC as Learning and Development Director, where his team’s responsibilities ranged from Training, APNIC Conferences and Events, Network Operations Group support, Technical Programmes such as IPv6 Deployment, Internet Exchange Points, and Rootname Server deployments, and the Information Society Innovation Fund grants programme.
It is time to stop being naive when it comes to Cyber Security. Many companies will be caught if they are. Even size doesn’t help you. And it is very important to be not just reactive, but pro-active. You can’t just be average, you’ve got to be the best you can. With examples of earlier incidents Anne-Marie will point out need of immediate action.
The Internet is an essential part of our lives today. It’s the infrastructure on which we rely for basic services, and many of us use it on a daily basis to communicate and connect with others. The COVID-19 pandemic has clearly highlighted how much we depend on the Internet for work, services, communication, and our social life, and many have been amazed by how well it has coped with the increased demand for Internet services. But is the Internet ready to take on the challenges we face going forward, or is it starting to creak at the seams? This, and many more questions is what we will explore with the Internet experts in this panel discussion!”
Whois has been hotly debated for many years. Inaccuracy, privacy concerns, GDPR, and usability, have been some of the challenges raised.
In this talk, Steve Crocker, the inventor of the RFC, will present an exciting new framework, model, and toolset to enable more precise and focused Whois policy discussions in the future.
The vast majority of proposed production engineering uses of Machine Learning (ML) will not work. They are structurally unsuited to their intended purposes. There are many key problem domains where operators want to apply ML but most of them do not have the right characteristics to be feasible in the way that we hope. After addressing the most common proposed uses of ML for production engineering, including network engineering, and explaining why they won’t work, several options will be considered, including approaches to evaluating proposed applications of ML for feasibility. ML cannot solve most of the problems most people want it to, but it can solve some problems. Maybe.
As we approach five months since the WHO declared COVID-19 to be a pandemic, and with lockdowns and other restrictions continuing in much of the world, it is worth reflecting on how the Internet has coped with the changes in its use, and on what lessons we can learn from these for the future of the network.
During this pandemic, cybercrime has significantly increased. This talk will start a discussion on where some primary issues are and where the work and learn from home environments exacerbate known malware campaigns.
Africa has made major strides in improving Internet penetration in the last decade narrowing the gap with the rest of the world. While this is commendable, Internet access alone is not enough to get the benefits that Africa wants from the Internet, In particular, the Internet should be resilient and available all the time so that individuals and businesses can rely on it. In this talk, we will discuss the current status of the Internet in African countries and the underlying challenges as well as the opportunities to build a more resilient Internet infrastructure in Africa.
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 its first two decades
A review of the history of the familiar namespace used in domain names, its support by the DNS, its extension to other protocols; the question of whether there is one namespace or many, and whether the question is useful; names in human-computer interfaces, as brands, as identifiers and what the future might hold in a world where services are overwhelmingly mobile or worn.
Learn more about peering basics and how this can improve your overall network management, routing and control. Watch on demand now.
Ever wondered what an Internet Exchange Point (IXP) is? LINX’s Head of Global Engagement, Nurani Nimpuno explains it all.
Heard of Peering but don’t really get it? LINX’s Head of Global Engagement, Nurani Nimpuno explains it all.
A 2 hour webinar in partnership with Systems & Network Training. Took place on Thursday 23rd April with trainer Brian Rushby. Among the topics covered are packet analysis, plumbing and working efficiently. Watch on demand now.
BGP is the routing protocol of the Internet and used between LINX members. This two-hour webinar will introduce you to its basic concepts, configurations and use. The training has been presented in partnership Systems & Network Training with trainer Rob Minshall.
SNT provided us with a short training session on ‘An Introduction to EVE-NG’. This exciting webinar will introduce you to using EVE-ng Community and EVE-ng Professional to simulate networks for learning and testing purposes.
Another training webinar presented by SNT. Topics covered include; Origins and Motivation for IPv6, Comparison with IPv4, IPv6 Address Types and Abbreviations, DS Lite Overview and Configuring a network for IPv6 Operation.
Another training webinar presented by SNT. Topics covered are; What is DNS, Queries and Responses, Zones and zone transfers and DNSSEC
Systems & Network Training provided us with 2 hour training session on Video over IP Networks. This covered topics such as; RTP, Video and compression, MPEG streams, OTT and ABR
Get to know your way around the LINX Member Portal. On this tutorial, we explore where to find the new area for LINX Members to view their current services at LINX.