Re: Something that should put a smile on everybody's face today

2021-04-28 Thread Mel Beckman
operational decision. Now, rather than lengthen this out-of-policy thread further, I will take the non-valiant “fold” path, and leave the rest of you to your perpetual arguments. -mel On Apr 28, 2021, at 10:41 AM, William Herrin wrote: On Wed, Apr 28, 2021 at 10:20 AM Mel Beckman wrote

Re: Something that should put a smile on everybody's face today

2021-04-28 Thread Mel Beckman
operators have to decide if they’re going to let this bizarre IP space enter their networks. But your comments do drip — with venom and bile — so this conversation is over. -mel On Apr 28, 2021, at 10:28 AM, Michael Thomas wrote:  On 4/28/21 10:19 AM, Mel Beckman wrote: Michael, Sorry

Re: Something that should put a smile on everybody's face today

2021-04-28 Thread Mel Beckman
On Apr 28, 2021, at 9:54 AM, Michael Thomas wrote:  On 4/28/21 2:04 AM, William Herrin wrote: On Tue, Apr 27, 2021 at 10:51 PM Mel Beckman wrote: NANOG is not the right place to post this. This list is not an “interesting news group”, and as fascinating as the patent troll take down is, it has

Re: Something that should put a smile on everybody's face today

2021-04-27 Thread Mel Beckman
NANOG is not the right place to post this. This list is not an “interesting news group”, and as fascinating as the patent troll take down is, it has nothing to do with operational issues. Read the AUP, if your don’t believe me. Item 8: Posts of a political, philosophical, or legal nature are

Re: EMail server gets blocked by Microsoft

2021-04-27 Thread Mel Beckman
Dominque, Have you read this Microsoft guidance on email servers? It covers the most common problems, such as missing SPF records, incorrect or missing IN-ADDR DNS, etc: https://sendersupport.olc.protection.outlook.com/pm/troubleshooting.aspx -mel beckman On Apr 27, 2021, at 6:54 AM

Re: Myanmar internet - something to think about if you're having a bad day

2021-04-26 Thread Mel Beckman
Scott, are you saying that employees of Telenor and Ooredoo are “facilitating violent repression” by following the orders of soldiers holding guns to their heads? My understanding of the rules of nano guess that there is to be no “naming and shaming“. please retract your post. -mel beckman

Re: DoD IP Space

2021-04-26 Thread Mel Beckman
the Internet” was still fully comprised of American > providers and customers. That hasn’t been the case for a long, long time. > > On 26 Apr 2021, at 16:27, Mel Beckman wrote: > >> Owen, >> >> Well, no. The Internet — meaning the ISPs and customers that comprise it —

Re: DoD IP Space

2021-04-26 Thread Mel Beckman
Owen, Well, no. The Internet — meaning the ISPs and customers that comprise it — get substantial subsidies to this day. But that’s no call for the government to be obtuse with the purposes of its IP space.

Re: DoD IP Space

2021-04-25 Thread Mel Beckman
ossal . Fighting against that isn’t political. It’s patriotic. -mel > On Apr 25, 2021, at 12:02 AM, Mark Foster wrote: > >  >> On 25/04/2021 3:24 am, Mel Beckman wrote: >> This doesn’t sound good, no matter how you slice it. The lack of >> transparency with a civilian re

Re: DoD IP Space

2021-04-24 Thread Mel Beckman
Jason, The government subsidizes farms, too. That doesn’t mean we let them be militarized. Logic. :) -mel On Apr 24, 2021, at 4:35 PM, Jason Biel wrote:  The internet that is subsidized by that same Government Logic. On Sat, Apr 24, 2021 at 18:19 Mel Beckman mailto:m...@beckman.org

Re: DoD IP Space

2021-04-24 Thread Mel Beckman
-Original Message----- > From: NANOG On Behalf Of Mel > Beckman > Sent: Saturday, April 24, 2021 4:17 PM > To: William Herrin > Cc: nanog@nanog.org > Subject: Re: DoD IP Space > > Bill, > > It’s the INTERNET that is civilian, not the IP space. As long as that IP

Re: DoD IP Space

2021-04-24 Thread Mel Beckman
organization that lies, cheats, and steals the public trust. -mel > On Apr 24, 2021, at 3:45 PM, William Herrin wrote: > > On Sat, Apr 24, 2021 at 8:26 AM Mel Beckman wrote: >> This doesn’t sound good, no matter how you slice it. The lack of >> transparency with a civilian

Re: DoD IP Space

2021-04-24 Thread Mel Beckman
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Re: DoD IP Space

2021-04-24 Thread Mel Beckman
icon.png]<https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXSdfxQv7SpoRQYNyLwntZg> From: "Mel Beckman" To: "John Curran" Cc: nanog@nanog.org Sent: Saturday, April 24, 2021 10:24:45 AM Subject: Re: DoD IP Space This doesn’t sound good, no matter how you

Re: DoD IP Space

2021-04-24 Thread Mel Beckman
This doesn’t sound good, no matter how you slice it. The lack of transparency with a civilian resource is troubling at a minimum. I’m going to bogon this space as a defensive measure, until its real — and detailed — purpose can be known. The secret places of our government have proven

Re: Malicious SS7 activity and why SMS should never by used for 2FA

2021-04-20 Thread Mel Beckman
Shop with your feet if security is weak. I changed banks because of SMS 2FA. -mel via cell On Apr 20, 2021, at 9:06 AM, Mike wrote:  An unfortunate fact is that many companies don't support anything other than sending a token via email, SMS, or sometimes a voice call. I've seen several

Re: Malicious SS7 activity and why SMS should never by used for 2FA

2021-04-19 Thread Mel Beckman
-data-book-2020/csn_annual_data_book_2020.pdf https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/vit18.pdf On Mon, Apr 19, 2021 at 10:10 AM Mel Beckman mailto:m...@beckman.org>> wrote: Can you cite data? Or provide a rational argument other than “they are”? -mel via cell On Apr 19, 2021, at 7:01 A

Re: Malicious SS7 activity and why SMS should never by used for 2FA

2021-04-19 Thread Mel Beckman
/ non-english speakers are absolutely targets of scams like those, and in significant numbers. On Mon, Apr 19, 2021 at 9:33 AM Mel Beckman mailto:m...@beckman.org>> wrote: Tom, Well, yes, not everyone can afford all technology options. That’s life. One has to wonder how someone who

Re: Malicious SS7 activity and why SMS should never by used for 2FA

2021-04-19 Thread Mel Beckman
and we should try to shrink that gap whenever possible, not make it worse. On Mon, Apr 19, 2021 at 8:47 AM Mel Beckman mailto:m...@beckman.org>> wrote: Then they can buy a hardware token. Using SMS is provably insecure, and for people being spear-phished (a much more common occurrence now that

Re: Malicious SS7 activity and why SMS should never by used for 2FA

2021-04-19 Thread Mel Beckman
on cell phone apps don’t require the Internet. For example, the Google Authenticator mobile app doesn't require any Internet or cellular connection Lots of people still use feature phones that are not capable of running applications such as this. On Sun, Apr 18, 2021 at 9:05 AM Mel Beckman mailto:m

Re: Malicious SS7 activity and why SMS should never by used for 2FA

2021-04-18 Thread Mel Beckman
Fine. And you think 2FA trivially susceptible to social engineering is OK. “Come on, man”, as Biden would say :) -mel > On Apr 18, 2021, at 11:29 AM, William Herrin wrote: > > On Sun, Apr 18, 2021 at 8:31 AM Mel Beckman wrote: >> You don’t even have to bother with soc

Re: Malicious SS7 activity and why SMS should never by used for 2FA

2021-04-18 Thread Mel Beckman
epaid credit card — and a few lies, you can forward the text messages from any phone to any other phone.” -mel On Apr 18, 2021, at 8:24 AM, Mel Beckman mailto:m...@beckman.org>> wrote: Although NIST “softened” its stance on SMS for 2FA, it’s still a bad choice for 2FA. There are many way

Re: Malicious SS7 activity and why SMS should never by used for 2FA

2021-04-18 Thread Mel Beckman
-is-a-bad-idea.html -mel On Apr 18, 2021, at 8:02 AM, William Herrin mailto:b...@herrin.us>> wrote: On Sun, Apr 18, 2021 at 7:32 AM Mel Beckman mailto:m...@beckman.org>> wrote: SMS for 2FA is not fine. I recommend you study the issue in more depth. It’s not just me who disagr

Re: Malicious SS7 activity and why SMS should never by used for 2FA

2021-04-18 Thread Mel Beckman
Bill, SMS for 2FA is not fine. I recommend you study the issue in more depth. It’s not just me who disagrees with you: https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2016/08/nist_is_no_long.html -mel On Apr 18, 2021, at 6:31 AM, William Herrin wrote: On Sat, Apr 17, 2021 at 6:00 PM Eric Kuhnke

Re: Malicious SS7 activity and why SMS should never by used for 2FA

2021-04-18 Thread Mel Beckman
source such as WWV, or by GPS or cellular system synchronization. -mel > On Apr 18, 2021, at 5:46 AM, Mark Tinka wrote: > >  > >> On 4/18/21 05:18, Mel Beckman wrote: >> >> No, every SMS 2FA should be prohibited by regulatory certifications. The >

Re: Malicious SS7 activity and why SMS should never by used for 2FA

2021-04-17 Thread Mel Beckman
No, every SMS 2FA should be prohibited by regulatory certifications. The telcos had years to secure SMS. They did nothing. The plethora of well-secured commercial 2FA authentication tokens, many of them free, should be a mandatory replacement for 2FA in every security governance regime, such as

Re: BGP Graceful Restart

2021-04-16 Thread Mel Beckman
I use it BGP Graceful Restart in order to avoid route flapping penalties and undesired path selection when adding or removing prefixes on border routers (which entails ACL changes as well). However, when BGP is used as a data center fabric, I have heard it can cause complex failure modes

Re: Cox Outage - a little humor for the day

2021-03-24 Thread Mel Beckman
I can only say, Chris Moody’s wife must be a saint! :) -mel > On Mar 24, 2021, at 5:27 PM, Bryan Fields wrote: > > -BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- > Hash: SHA256 > >> On 3/24/21 4:15 PM, Chris Moody wrote: >> Apologies in advance for the random message to the board, but it IS >>

Re: Cox Outage - a little humor for the day

2021-03-24 Thread Mel Beckman
The following what? -mel via cell On Mar 24, 2021, at 2:43 PM, Chris Moody wrote:  Apologies in advance for the random message to the board, but it IS provider-related and gave me a good chuckle. Sometimes the timing of events just presents it's own humor in beautiful ways. My wife's

Re: DOD prefixes and AS8003 / GRSCORP

2021-03-15 Thread Mel Beckman
, at 4:17 PM, Mel Beckman wrote: >> >> Like any other announcement, except DOD and what looks suspiciously like a >> shell corporation. Either the DOD doesn’t know about it (and I’ve called >> DISA and opened a ticket), which is scary, or the DOD is creating a private

Re: DOD prefixes and AS8003 / GRSCORP

2021-03-15 Thread Mel Beckman
, which sounds even more scary. -mel via cell > On Mar 15, 2021, at 1:11 PM, Christopher Morrow > wrote: > > On Mon, Mar 15, 2021 at 4:04 PM Mel Beckman wrote: >> >> As I said, “DOD Network Information Center”: >> >> Source Registry ARIN Kind Org Full

Re: DOD prefixes and AS8003 / GRSCORP

2021-03-15 Thread Mel Beckman
:45:37 GMT (Wed Aug 17 2011 local time) Self https://rdap.arin.net/registry/entity/DNIC Alternate https://whois.arin.net/rest/org/DNIC Port 43 Whois whois.arin.net -mel On Mar 15, 2021, at 1:01 PM, Christopher Morrow wrote: On Mon, Mar 15, 2021 at 3:38 PM Mel Beckman wrote: I als

Re: DOD prefixes and AS8003 / GRSCORP

2021-03-15 Thread Mel Beckman
I also note that this reassignment isn’t reflected in ARIN’s Whois database. -mel On Mar 15, 2021, at 12:36 PM, Mel Beckman wrote:  Owen, I think one cause for concern is why “almost all DOD prefixes (7.0.0.0/8,11.0.0.0/8,22.0.0.0/8<http://7.0.0.0/8,11.0.0.0/8,22.0.0.0/8> and

Re: DOD prefixes and AS8003 / GRSCORP

2021-03-15 Thread Mel Beckman
wealth. Don’t you? -mel beckman On Mar 15, 2021, at 12:23 PM, Owen DeLong via NANOG wrote:  According to the timeline posted to this list (by you, Siyuan), Globl Resource Systems, LLC was registered in Delaware on September 8, 2020. Your timeline also shows the resources being issued

Re: an IP hijacking attempt

2021-03-09 Thread Mel Beckman
a route record that was close, I Would give them the benefit of doubt. They do not however as the only records start with 217. And our IPs are 45. So It Is very strange. Would you send a LOA without a route record? Brian Turnbow Da: Mel Beckman Inviato: martedì

Re: an IP hijacking attempt

2021-03-09 Thread Mel Beckman
It could just be a typo on the LOA. It seems unlikely any ISP would approve a forged LOA that could readily be debunked by contacting the IP space owner. The whole point of LOA’s is to facilitate this verification. -mel via cell > On Mar 9, 2021, at 10:01 AM, Brian Turnbow via NANOG wrote: >

Re: DoD IP Space

2021-02-26 Thread Mel Beckman
I remember. And I have the HE.net Guru Badge to prove it :) And don’t forget the World IPv6 Launch in 2012. IPv6. The protocol of the future, and always will be :) -mel via cell > On Feb 26, 2021, at 3:49 PM, Jay Hennigan wrote: > > On 2/13/21 18:24, Mark Foster wrote: > >> So the

Re: Texas internet connectivity declining due to blackouts

2021-02-22 Thread Mel Beckman
than share links. You will have to do science and prove it. Best. On Mon, Feb 22, 2021 at 11:27 AM Mel Beckman mailto:m...@beckman.org>> wrote: What offended you? The term “Global Warmist”? It’s an accurate description of people who hold that climate change is causing more frequent an

Re: Texas internet connectivity declining due to blackouts

2021-02-22 Thread Mel Beckman
. -mel > On Feb 22, 2021, at 10:23 AM, Rich Kulawiec wrote: > > On Mon, Feb 22, 2021 at 05:48:06PM +0000, Mel Beckman wrote: >> Sorry Global Warmists, > > Right. Sure. Also, the earth is 6,000 years old (and flat), the moon > landings were faked, creationism is real,

Re: Texas internet connectivity declining due to blackouts

2021-02-22 Thread Mel Beckman
blackouts > On Feb 22, 2021, at 9:56 AM, Mel Beckman > mailto:m...@beckman.org>> wrote: > > Sorry Global Warmists, Stopped taking you seriously or reading further right there. Well, that and linking to Forbes for something related to science. Best.

Re: Texas internet connectivity declining due to blackouts

2021-02-22 Thread Mel Beckman
22, 2021, at 10:16 AM, Brandon Svec via NANOG wrote: > > > >> On Feb 22, 2021, at 9:56 AM, Mel Beckman wrote: >> >> Sorry Global Warmists, > > > Stopped taking you seriously or reading further right there. Well, that and > linking to Forbes for something related to science. > > Best.

Re: Texas internet connectivity declining due to blackouts

2021-02-22 Thread Mel Beckman
that countervailing evidence cannot be tolerated is the domain of religion, not science. Science accepts, and in fact encourages, such evidence. -mel > On Feb 22, 2021, at 10:01 AM, Saku Ytti wrote: > > On Mon, 22 Feb 2021 at 19:57, Mel Beckman wrote: > >> Sorry Global Warmists, But Extr

Re: Texas internet connectivity declining due to blackouts

2021-02-22 Thread Mel Beckman
Sorry Global Warmists, But Extreme Weather Events Are Becoming Less Extreme Just about every type of extreme weather event is becoming less frequent and less severe in recent years as our planet continues its modest warming in the wake of the Little Ice Age. While global warming activists

Re: DoD IP Space

2021-02-15 Thread Mel Beckman
LOL! Well, Mike says “definitely at least 1993”, whereas Wikipedia itself says that Wikipedia cannot be trusted. Mike, to my knowledge, has never admitted being wrong. So I’m going with Mike :) I think it was Al Gore who first proposed IPv6, right Mike? :) -mel beckman On Feb 15, 2021, at 6

Re: DoD IP Space

2021-02-05 Thread Mel Beckman
ROTFL! I’m sorry, but the imagery of people paying rent for a piece of Randy’s mind is just too much :) > On Jan 21, 2021, at 14:22 , Randy Bush wrote: > >>> I’m sure we all remember Y2k (well, most of us, there could be some >>> young-uns on the list). That day was happening whether we wanted

Re: public open resolver list?

2021-02-01 Thread Mel Beckman
Oh, Bill. If you’d use Wikipedia to check out Wikipedia, you’d be allergic too! :) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_is_not_a_reliable_source -mel On Feb 1, 2021, at 3:32 PM, Bill Woodcock wrote: Are all y’all allergic to Wikipedia or something?

Re: Verizon DC/NOVA Issues?

2021-01-26 Thread Mel Beckman
Yes, Fiber cut on the east coast somewhere: https://twitter.com/VerizonSupport/status/1354109889572982786 -mel beckman On Jan 26, 2021, at 9:14 AM, Robert Webb wrote:  Any hearing of Verizon internet issues affecting the DC, Northern Virginia, and surrounding areas? Just got a flood

Re: gofundme Medical Expenses - Ed Hew

2021-01-25 Thread Mel Beckman
wrote: Guys, let's maybe turn the temperature down a bit. On Mon, Jan 25, 2021 at 1:04 PM Mel Beckman mailto:m...@beckman.org>> wrote: Bill, So, we can only mention in this forum the actual death of Internet pioneers, such as Mark Crispin, Jon Postel, and Jeanette Symons? What if the per

Re: gofundme Medical Expenses - Ed Hew

2021-01-25 Thread Mel Beckman
Bill, So, we can only mention in this forum the actual death of Internet pioneers, such as Mark Crispin, Jon Postel, and Jeanette Symons? What if the person’s health is tied to a major infrastructure component, such as http://www.registry.ca? No? Not a valid “operational” case? Your position

Re: gofundme Medical Expenses - Ed Hew

2021-01-25 Thread Mel Beckman
So often we report here on nanog the passing of major Internet contributors, it seems even more fitting that we support these contributors when they’re in need through no fault of their own. Thanks for posting this, Jim. -mel > On Jan 25, 2021, at 8:40 AM, Jim Mercer wrote: > >  > unsure

Re: RADB contact needed

2021-01-20 Thread Mel Beckman
Ostap, Why was this prefix revoked? And what is your interest in the matter? I ask because, of late, there have been attempts to lockdown African Internet access by various political factions, for example the situation in Uganda. -mel > On Jan 20, 2021, at 8:33 AM, Ostap Efremov wrote: >

Re: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez' Office is on NANOG?? Or, what is the policy about sharing email offlist?

2021-01-18 Thread Mel Beckman
javier, I concur. What we don’t need on Nanog is outside parties deciding to “reign in” our discussions on political grounds! -mel beckman On Jan 18, 2021, at 12:38 PM, Javier J wrote:  I agree 100%. I know the emails on this list are public and that is fine. What I don't appreciate

Re: Re Parler

2021-01-14 Thread Mel Beckman
John, What’s your point? Are you saying that it’s OK for an ISP to break antitrust laws for a political cause? To bring this discussion back into the realm of operational discussions, shouldn’t we be building infrastructure that has the audit and change management components needed to detect

Re: DoNotPay Spam?

2021-01-14 Thread Mel Beckman
regards, Joshua On Jan 13, 2021, at 8:33 PM, J. Hellenthal via NANOG wrote:  Any chance the HTML can be turned off ? ;-) -- J. Hellenthal The fact that there's a highway to Hell but only a stairway to Heaven says a lot about anticipated traffic volume. On Jan 13, 2021, at 19:18, Mel Beckman

Re: Re Parler

2021-01-14 Thread Mel Beckman
I, however, do know that this is the contract that was in force. Because I read the lawsuit, and the contract, which I’ve verified is identical to the one posted online, is included as an exhibit (although the courts managed to get the pages out of order). And yes, Amazon had a duty to provide

Re: End-user Alert Delivery (was Re: NDAA passed: Internet and Online Streaming Services Emergency Alert Study)

2021-01-14 Thread Mel Beckman
This is because there is only enough undecayed Americium in the 10-YO smoke detectors to supply radioactive boyscouts with reactor fuel :) -mel > On Jan 13, 2021, at 11:49 PM, b...@theworld.com wrote: > > > On January 14, 2021 at 04:56 j...@baylink.com (Jay R. Ashworth) wrote: >> Well, it

Re: DoNotPay Spam?

2021-01-13 Thread Mel Beckman
the emails in our domains, and they repeatedly claim, falsely, that we ever mentioned any other emails. They don’t tell the truth, and the company is highly deceptive. As an ISP we can file a claim for damages, which I’m doing. -mel via cell On Jan 13, 2021, at 5:15 PM, Mel Beckman wrote

Re: DoNotPay Spam?

2021-01-13 Thread Mel Beckman
Tons, and we are litigating them. They are spamming most of the addresses in several of our domains. -mel via cell On Jan 13, 2021, at 2:18 PM, Mike Hammett wrote:  I have reached out to the list admins and the donotpay people and they're working on it. In short, someone that uses that

Re: Unimus Network Automation https://unimus.net/

2021-01-13 Thread Mel Beckman
We’ve been using it for about a year, mostly for Cisco, but it also is one of the few commercial products that can back up Sonicwall firewalls. The design is well considered, with minimal chattiness in daily reports, so unexpected changes are quite apparent. -mel beckman On Jan 13, 2021

Re: Parler

2021-01-10 Thread Mel Beckman
. -mel On Jan 10, 2021, at 12:40 PM, Matthew Petach wrote:  On Sun, Jan 10, 2021 at 12:29 PM Mel Beckman mailto:m...@beckman.org>> wrote: It’s gratifying to see the many talented engineers here working on a solution to the underlying problem: Censorship. Don’t confuse freedom of speech

Re: Parler

2021-01-10 Thread Mel Beckman
It’s gratifying to see the many talented engineers here working on a solution to the underlying problem: Censorship. Don’t confuse freedom of speech (which protects us from government censorship) from freedom of commerce, which is a uniquely American aspect of Internet design. As John Gilmore

Re: 10g residential CPE

2020-12-28 Thread Mel Beckman
Darin, Surely you at least give the paying customers priority over the non-paying? It’s one thing to say “I have to write paychecks no matter what”. It’s another to say “I’ll give away my support to free customers AND degrade support for paying customers as a result.” Your tech support guy

Re: [External] Re: 10g residential CPE

2020-12-28 Thread Mel Beckman
/timpane_epa_li_slides312_ll_1.pdf -mel beckman On Dec 27, 2020, at 10:23 PM, Mark Tinka wrote:  On 12/28/20 05:29, Brandon Martin wrote: Interestingly, the Lithium content is the, in theory, valuable part of it. There's not actually much Li in a typical Li-Ion rechargeable battery (much less than a Li

Re: 10g residential CPE

2020-12-26 Thread Mel Beckman
The thing is that the pandemic has changed the game on the ground: there is an actual feature differentiator to be had. But having dealt with the Linksys folks in the past I don't put out much hope that they'll take advantage of it. The software development side was a vast black hole where time

Re: 10g residential CPE

2020-12-26 Thread Mel Beckman
> i really don't get what the problem is. it's like they're being deliberately > obtuse. Michael, If vendors saw a 10GbE CPE market, they would serve it. Obviously they don’t see a market. Why don’t people insisting vendors build their hobby horse see that? It’s like they’re being

Re: 10g residential CPE

2020-12-25 Thread Mel Beckman
Niels, CoD is just a game. Doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of things if you have to wait a day to play it, unless you’re willing to pay 2x more for 10x speed. Then you’re entitled to the higher speed — occasionally. As George Carlin said about video games, “Just what we need: a generation

Re: The Real AI Threat?

2020-12-10 Thread Mel Beckman
Jeez... some guys seem to take a joke literally - while ignoring a real and present danger - which was the point. Miles, With all due respect, you didn’t present this as a joke. You presented "AI self-healing systems gone wild” as a genuine risk. Which it isn’t. In fact, AI fear mongering is

Re: Weather Service faces Internet bandwidth shortage, proposes limiting key data

2020-12-10 Thread Mel Beckman
Something is stupidly wrong here. From a non-paywallled article (WaPo blocks me from reading its content): https://newsbeezer.com/aus/the-national-weather-service-is-facing-a-lack-of-internet-bandwidth-and-is-proposing-access-restrictions/ ——— The weather service hosted a public forum on

Re: The Real AI Threat?

2020-12-09 Thread Mel Beckman
9, 2020, at 2:32 PM, Miles Fidelman mailto:mfidel...@meetinghouse.net>> wrote: Mel Beckman wrote: Miles, You realize that “AI” as general artificial intelligence is science fiction, right? There is no general AI, and even ML is not actually learning in the sense that humans or animal

Re: The Real AI Threat?

2020-12-09 Thread Mel Beckman
Miles, You realize that “AI” as general artificial intelligence is science fiction, right? There is no general AI, and even ML is not actually learning in the sense that humans or animals learn. “Neural networks”, likewise, have nothing to do at all with the way biological neurons work in

Re: A letter from the CEO

2020-11-20 Thread Mel Beckman
Apparently, Ben didn’t use “safe and secure” fiber lines for his emails :) -mel > On Nov 20, 2020, at 4:46 PM, Grant Taylor via NANOG wrote: > > On 11/20/20 4:41 PM, Matt Erculiani wrote: >> Ben is fairly regular on this list and I can't imagine she did this on >> purpose. > > How does one

Re: A letter from the CEO

2020-11-20 Thread Mel Beckman
I’m sure the implication that “safe, secure” refers to less susceptibility to eavesdropping. But of course fiber can still be tapped trivially with angle-of-incidence intercept taps. -mel On Nov 20, 2020, at 3:09 PM, Aaron C. de Bruyn via NANOG wrote:  > high speed, safe, secure global

Re: AFRINIC IP Block Thefts -- The Saga Continues

2020-11-16 Thread Mel Beckman
I’ve done the simple thing: I’ve blocked all emails with the keyword AFRINIC in them. I’m not willing to let my inbox be swamped with another deluge of “pore spilling” (whatever that is) vitriol. -mel beckman On Nov 16, 2020, at 7:07 AM, Elad Cohen wrote:  Tom, Until today all I wrote

Re: Apple Catalina Appears to Introduce Massive Jitter

2020-10-29 Thread Mel Beckman
I also have all Ubiquiti stuff at home, and I’ve deployed it in large installations of up to 100 APs. Beyond that it seems to hit some communication bottleneck in its spectrum allocation protocols, so I usually go to Aruba or Ruckus for networks larger than that. Ubiquiti is pretty reliable,

Re: Ingress filtering on transits, peers, and IX ports

2020-10-14 Thread Mel Beckman
"What do you mean by "tangibles in the form of PCAPs”” I think Brian means packet captures, in PCAP format, so that we can observe example testing via Wireshark or some other protocol analyzer. -mel > On Oct 14, 2020, at 11:52 AM, Casey Deccio wrote: > > Hi Bryan, > >> On Oct 14, 2020, at

Re: Ingress filtering on transits, peers, and IX ports

2020-10-13 Thread Mel Beckman
vendors support this feature. Here’s a similar article by Juniper: https://www.juniper.net/documentation/en_US/junos/topics/task/configuration/interfaces-configuring-unicast-rpf.html -mel beckman On Oct 13, 2020, at 3:15 PM, Brian Knight via NANOG wrote: We recently received an email notice from

Re: iOS 14 (Apple) DNS bits

2020-09-24 Thread Mel Beckman
answer your question. Let us know what you find out! -mel > On Sep 24, 2020, at 7:29 AM, Mel Beckman wrote: > > Vom, > > Because the HTTPS RR is designed to improve performance for clients that need > to resolve many resources to access a given domain, I think the theory is

Re: iOS 14 (Apple) DNS bits

2020-09-24 Thread Mel Beckman
Vom, Because the HTTPS RR is designed to improve performance for clients that need to resolve many resources to access a given domain, I think the theory is that the total Internet traffic will be reduced. From the draft RFC: "By providing more information to the client before it attempts

Re: Help configuring Dell Server

2020-08-31 Thread Mel Beckman
It could be many things. I suggest you google DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN and start reading articles. This group isn’t a good place to ask. -mel beckman On Aug 31, 2020, at 7:40 AM, peter agakpe wrote:  Can I get some help deploy my server online. I have Ubuntu and centos installed

Re: Centurylink having a bad morning?

2020-08-30 Thread Mel Beckman
sent:78 loss:100% last:0 ms avg:0 ms -mel beckman > On Aug 30, 2020, at 5:36 AM, Mel Beckman wrote: >

Re: Centurylink having a bad morning?

2020-08-30 Thread Mel Beckman
I have checked all of our circuits in the LA area and are seeing no BGP issues, but we don’t provide transit for CL, only use them for DIA. Traffic flows appear normal, but early Sunday morning is normally the lowest time of the week. -mel beckman > On Aug 30, 2020, at 5:29 AM, Mel Beck

Re: Centurylink having a bad morning?

2020-08-30 Thread Mel Beckman
The CL portal loads for me, and I can log in, but it is slower than usual. Not seeing traffic issues on our CL circuits. -mel via cell On Aug 30, 2020, at 5:23 AM, Drew Weaver via NANOG wrote:  Hello, Woke up this morning to a bunch of reports of issues with connectivity had to shut down

Re: TCP and UDP Port 0 - Should an ISP or ITP Block it?

2020-08-25 Thread Mel Beckman
“SHOULD” is not “SHALL”, and thus this doesn’t countermand RFC 768’s instruction “ If not used, a value of zero is inserted." So the key question is, when is the source port not used? When a reply is not requested, is my thinking. Is there an application that implements this in UDP? (it’s

Re: atmark trading

2020-08-22 Thread Mel Beckman
Bryan, This is what inbound mail filters are for. Regex them to oblivion and get on with your life. No reason to waste another millisecond on them. -mel > On Aug 22, 2020, at 2:14 PM, Bryan Holloway wrote: > >  > > On 8/22/20 11:06 PM, Eric Tykwinski wrote: On Aug 22, 2020, at 4:53

Re: Has virtualization become obsolete in 5G?

2020-08-06 Thread Mel Beckman
Mark, I don’t think you’re going to move those volumes with Intel X86 chips. For example, AT’s Open Compute Project whitebox architecture is based on Broadcom Jericho2 processors, with aggregate on-chip throughput of 9.6 Tbps, and which support 24 ports at 400 Gbps each. This is where AT’s 5G

Re: Has virtualization become obsolete in 5G?

2020-08-01 Thread Mel Beckman
An operating system is just a high-level machine. That the M-plane in VM is implemented in software isn’t relevant, as pretty much all hardware CPUs are implemented in software as well, so VM is just virtualizing software already. Containerization is VM, but using the OS as the M-plane As long

Re: questions asked during network engineer interview

2020-07-23 Thread Mel Beckman
I was going to ask “So where did you eventually get a job after that interview?” :) -mel beckman On Jul 23, 2020, at 2:22 PM, Sabri Berisha wrote:  - On Jul 23, 2020, at 6:31 AM, Michael Douglas wrote: One time I got asked in an interview how to estimate the number of manholes

Re: questions asked during network engineer interview

2020-07-21 Thread Mel Beckman
Nick, SDN works very well even for tiny networks. Look at Ubiquiti’s SDN controller. Yes, it requires proprietary hardware (proving SDN isn’t only for commodity hardware). But it can scale a network of a single switch up to hundreds of switches with a single point of configuration. You want a

Re: questions asked during network engineer interview

2020-07-21 Thread Mel Beckman
Brandon, The problem is your door is stuck in 2014 :) A lot has happened in the last six years. -mel via cell > On Jul 21, 2020, at 10:26 AM, "adamv0...@netconsultings.com" > wrote: > >  >> >> From: Mark Tinka >> Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 6:14 PM >> >>> On 21/Jul/20 18:39,

Re: questions asked during network engineer interview

2020-07-21 Thread Mel Beckman
Have any of those operators shipped an SDM product? If not, then of course, they are pre-SDN. Just like NASA is pre-commercial space launch :-) -mel via cell On Jul 21, 2020, at 8:17 AM, Mark Tinka wrote:  On 21/Jul/20 16:59, Mel Beckman wrote: But SDN is NOT just ""SDN =

Re: questions asked during network engineer interview

2020-07-21 Thread Mel Beckman
;> wrote: On 21/Jul/20 07:12, Mel Beckman wrote: Mark, There are a slew of fine SDN products out there, from VMware NSX-T in big enterprise to Ubiquiti UniFiOS in SMBs, and lots of other products aimed at various market niches. What failed about the original SDN academic vision, more or l

Re: questions asked during network engineer interview

2020-07-20 Thread Mel Beckman
Mark, There are a slew of fine SDN products out there, from VMware NSX-T in big enterprise to Ubiquiti UniFiOS in SMBs, and lots of other products aimed at various market niches. What failed about the original SDN academic vision, more or less, was standardized, vendor-agnostic SDN based on

Re: Anyone running C-Data OLTs?

2020-07-10 Thread Mel Beckman
of the OLT. Owen On Jul 10, 2020, at 11:01 , Mel Beckman mailto:m...@beckman.org>> wrote: But who, who I ask, opens their management interface to the public Internet?!?! Maybe this is vulnerability if you have a compromised management network, but anybody who opens CPE up to the Internet i

Re: Anyone running C-Data OLTs?

2020-07-10 Thread Mel Beckman
, at 11:01 , Mel Beckman mailto:m...@beckman.org>> wrote: But who, who I ask, opens their management interface to the public Internet?!?! Maybe this is vulnerability if you have a compromised management network, but anybody who opens CPE up to the Internet is just barking mad :-) -mel vi

Re: Anyone running C-Data OLTs?

2020-07-10 Thread Mel Beckman
But who, who I ask, opens their management interface to the public Internet?!?! Maybe this is vulnerability if you have a compromised management network, but anybody who opens CPE up to the Internet is just barking mad :-) -mel via cell On Jul 10, 2020, at 10:00 AM, Owen DeLong wrote: 

Re: 60 ms cross-continent

2020-06-20 Thread Mel Beckman
An intriguing development in fiber optic media is hollow core optical fiber, which achieves 99.7% of the speed of light in a vacuum. https://www.extremetech.com/computing/151498-researchers-create-fiber-network-that-operates-at-99-7-speed-of-light-smashes-speed-and-latency-records -mel On Jun

Re: Outsourced NOC Solutions

2020-06-08 Thread Mel Beckman
My understanding is that the OP wants to put the equipment on the fiber that he leases from a supplier. That’s the question -mel via cell > On Jun 8, 2020, at 2:38 PM, James Jun wrote: > > On Mon, Jun 08, 2020 at 08:10:44PM +0000, Mel Beckman wrote: >> >> I???m not talk

Re: Outsourced NOC Solutions

2020-06-08 Thread Mel Beckman
Miles? Who’s miles? I’m not talking about a full-time engineer for the life of the network, just for designing the infrastructure management before first customer light. -mel via cell On Jun 8, 2020, at 12:43 PM, Rod Beck wrote:  Exactly. Thanks very much , Roel. Just to clarify, this is a

Re: Outsourced NOC Solutions

2020-06-08 Thread Mel Beckman
It sounds like you don’t have an experienced fiber optic network engineer on the project yet. There is much more to facilities monitoring then just checking for disruption. I recommend that you either retain a consulting engineer or employ one during development. I’m sure operators here are

Re: Contact at Ubiquiti Networks?

2020-05-27 Thread Mel Beckman
it stock price skyrocketed. Stock price is simply a way of measuring the perceived market value of a company‘s earning potential. -mel beckman On May 26, 2020, at 11:50 PM, Etienne-Victor Depasquale wrote:  " stock value is a terribly inaccurate way to measure if a company is "

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