May 20, 2014 archive

Video: Geoff Huston on Measuring DNSSEC from the User’s Perspective (RIPE 68)

How do you best measure DNS-related metrics from the perspective of an end user?  How many users are actually using DNSSEC validation?  What countries have the highest level of DNSSEC validation?  What role does Google’s Public DNS play in helping with this?

These are all questions that APNIC’s Geoff Huston addressed in his talk “Measuring DNS from the User’s perspective” at the recent RIPE68 meeting in Warsaw.  His slides are now online with some very interesting charts around DNSSEC validation.  I enjoy listening to Geoff and think you’ll find this quite an interesting talk:


And then… can you set up DNSSEC validation on your own network?  That will help you get the benefit of the added security of DNSSEC in your own usage of the Internet.

Great IPv6 Case Studies Coming In – What Is Yours?

World IPv6 Launch LogoDo you have great example of IPv6 deployment that you want to share with the world?  As we mentioned before, we are asking people to send in IPv6 case studies that we can promote around the time of the 2nd anniversary of World IPv6 Launch on June 6, 2014.

So far the response has been outstanding!  We have case studies from:

  • large network operators
  • small network operators
  • social networks
  • application providers
  • universities

and more!  Most are text, a few are documents and slides… and a few are recorded conference presentations.  We’re looking forward to sharing all this information with you on the week of June 6th.

We’re always interested in MORE case studies, of course…  do you know of an instance where IPv6 deployment went really well!  Or did you have an instance where you had to make modifications to your network to get all to work correctly?

Whatever the case, we’d love to hear about and potentially share your story!  Please drop us a note either via our feedback form or directly via email to

And if you haven’t started with an IPv6 deployment yet, please do check out our “Start Here!” pages to get going!

Video: IPv6 Security Myths and Reality by Chris Grundemann (RIPE 68)

What is the reality behind IPv6 security?  What is different (or not) about IPv6 vs IPv4 in terms of security?  What are some of the common myths about IPv6 security?  At the recent RIPE 68 conference in Warsaw, Poland, our Chris Grundemann spoke about common beliefs about IPv6 security and what people should really be thinking about.  His talk, “Security in an IPv6 World: Myth & Reality” is now available for viewing from the RIPE 68 site.  His slides are also available for download.

Chris Grundemann at RIPE68When you are done watching, you may want to check out our page on IPv6 security resources to learn more about how you can secure your installation of IPv6.  And if you don’t have IPv6 in your network yet, what are you waiting for?