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What is DHCP, and why might its days may be numbered as IPv6 grows?

Dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP) still assigns dynamic addresses for IPv4 networks, but two newer protocols – SLAAC and DHCPv6 – are vying to do the job for IPv6.

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Enterprises should be able to sell their excess internet capacity

If Dove Network's solution succeeds, data users will be able to circumvent traditional ISP data plans and buy capacity as needed from those who want to sell their excess.

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An internet for everyone? Not yet

Low earth orbit systems aim to bring the internet everywhere. They’ll need interconnection.

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NS1’s Private DNS enables modern applications, DevOps and more

A private version of DNS for use in internal infrastructure is enabling modern applications, DevOps, edge computing, and the shift to IPv6.

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Disruption Tolerant Networking could change the internet

Disruption Tolerant Networking, being developed for NASA’s Solar System Internet, guarantees data delivery when traffic is interrupted. It could also be used in remote locations on Earth.

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The risks associated with global Internationalized Domain Names | Salted Hash Ep 36

Paul Vixie, CEO of Farsight Security, explains how global Internationalized Domain Names, or global IDNs, sparked the emergence of confusingly similar website addresses with nefarious goals -- and how to combat them.

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Qualcomm/Facebook gigabit Wi-Fi field trials to start in 2019

Qualcomm partners with Facebook to build a 60GHz urban Wi-Fi network, which the companies say will be faster to deploy than any fiber or copper solution.

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Prepare for the future without net neutrality

With the end of net neutrality, it is important for organizations to prepare for any potential changes in their internet service.

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Oracle launches global internet ‘health’ map

Oracle's free internet "health" map allows enterprises to see where bottlenecks are to their public cloud connection and perhaps route traffic around them.

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6 years on, IPv4 still dominates IPv6

It’s been six years since the official launch of IPv6 on “World IPv6” day in 2012, but the newest version of the Internet Protocol still doesn’t account for the majority of online traffic, according to the Internet Society.

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Internet testing results: why fixing the internet middle mile is essential for SD-WAN performance

Can you trust an SD-WAN to deliver a predictable user experience if the basis of that SD-WAN is the unpredictable public Internet? Based on our testing, the answer is a qualified “yes.”

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DNS in the cloud: Why and why not

The upside can be better performance and resiliency with a down side of dire business impact if the DNS service provider suffers a catastrophic outage

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The loss of net neutrality: Say goodbye to a free and open internet

The effort to restore net neutrality advanced after the U.S. Senate voted to reinstate the rules. The motion still has a battle ahead of it. If it fails, you can expect these long-lasting problems to surface.

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Mobile data usage overtakes Wi-Fi, and CBRS threatens

Wi-Fi could be in for a rough ride. It’s getting hit by cellular data, plus a new chunk of data-friendly spectrum: the Citizen Broadband Radio Service (CBRS).

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To improve network throughput, scrap the ones-and-zeros system

A Dutch researcher has proposed radical new methods for transporting data along existing fiber that will increase throughput at low cost.

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Internet exchange points team up to bring better MANRS to the internet

Enterprises stand to benefit from ISOC's latest campaign to get IXPs to clean up internet routing security

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What is DNS and how does it work?

The Domain Name System resolves the names of internet sites with their underlying IP addresses adding efficiency and even security in the process.

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Shedding light on broadband performance for an optimized SD-WAN

ThousandEyes' monitoring of broadband performance enables network professionals to make an educated decision before moving to a broadband-based SD-WAN.

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