April 27, 2015 archive
Earlier this month a new site, Internet.nl, was launched to make this all easy for anyone to test. All you do is visit the site at en.internet.nl (also available in Dutch) and just follow the very easy links:
All you do is click “Test my internet connection” to find out if your current connection supports IPv6 and DNSSEC. Enter any website address to test whether that site supports IPv6, DNSSEC and TLS. And enter any email address to find out if it supports IPv6, DNSSEC and DKIM/SPF/DMARC.
Here was the response I received for one of my email accounts:
You then have a link you can follow to get more details.
While there are obviously more detailed tests that can be performed, this site does a nice job giving a high level view of whether your connections are protected. I also like the fact that it uses “regular” language to explain why someone should care about these tests, rather than using the technical acronyms.
The site is great to have out there and we’ll be adding it to our list of DNSSEC tools and other places within Deploy360.
Congratulations to the various organizations behind Internet.nl on the launch! May this new site help many more people learn what they need to do to bring their Internet connections and sites up-to-date!
P.S. Please also read Olaf Kolkman’s post providing another perspective on the launch. And yes, both the Internet Society and our Internet Society Netherlands Chapter were involved with the launch. If you would like to get started with IPv6, DNSSEC or TLS, please visit our Start Here page to begin!
Neville will be away in Boston next week, Gini Dietrich will guest co-host next week’s episode; FIR Book Review coming from Shel on Jeff Jarvis’s “Geeks Bearing Gifts”;
Quick News: The fewer likes your Facebook page has the better its organic reach, NHL bans media from using Periscope and Meerkat, explosion of mobile messaging apps continues, Twitter sells sports tickets in tweets; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop;
News That Fits: Twitter begins to embrace its role as a destination for people who will never be active tweeters; Dan York’s Tech Report; the sudden interest in mobile video streaming apps; listener comments in the FIR Podcast Community on Google+; Igloo Software promo; Michael Netzley’s Asia Report: video advocating a day of rest for domestic workers ruffles feathers in Singapore; the past week on the FIR Podcast Network; what journalists have to say about pitches;
Music from Motorama; and more.
For Immediate Release: The Hobson and Holtz Report for April 27, 2015: An 69-minute podcast recorded live from Wokingham, Berkshire, England, and Concord, California, USA.
Links to websites, blog posts and other content we discuss in the show are posted as Delicious bookmarks to facilitate your connection with the discussions and sharing of that content.
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