One more down: RFC8116 on Security Threats to OLSRv2 just out

By | May 29, 2017

The long-in-the-process RFC 8116 finally hit the repositories last Friday. The abstract of this document goes: This document analyzes common security threats to the Optimized Link State Routing Protocol version 2 (OLSRv2) and describes their potential impacts on Mobile Ad Hoc Network (MANET) operations.  It also analyzes which of these security vulnerabilities can be mitigated… Read More »

Cool: Sentient Sections and Academic Writing …

By | May 15, 2017

On the long list of things in academic writing that make me cringe is – of course – the use of active form, incorrect use of insufficient biographies, and frivolous acknowledgements. I’m currently reviewing a paper for a journal, which brings forth in spades another linguistic detail that should (and, easily can) be avoided. I am,… Read More »

Point Gamma at Polytechnique: The Hacker Experience?

By | May 13, 2017

This evening, students at Ecole Polytechnique organize “Point Gamma 2017” – a gigantic party for students and others, with music, entertainment, – and, according to the flyer, something special this year…. I cannot help but wonder if this is related to a class I teach (and, taught, just this Friday) entitled “Cybersecurity – the Hacker… Read More »

UUCP Bang Paths Live!

By | May 12, 2017

We’re doing pretty much everything electronically at Ecole Polytechnique these days, having over the past couple of years introduced electronic signatures on traditional paperworks (Convention de Stages, for example …) But, the other day, I actually got a physical letter, addressed to me. The reasons above makes this is a “blast from the past” in and by… Read More »

Martin Levy: last year, we fixed IPv6 – now, we need to fix DNS …

By | March 21, 2017

The always entertaining Martin Levy from Cloudflare entertained and thrilled the participants in the Cisco-Polytechnique symposium about how he didn’t get what the big deal about. IP4-to-IPv6 transitioning was: they’d done so, with no ill effects, and urged the audience to follow on. This year, Martin was equally provocative….see below … Yup, DNS is broken… Read More »

GGIE: Leveraging IPv6 from ‘Glass to Glass’, Glenn Deen, Director, Networking & Distribution Technology, NBCU

By | March 21, 2017

Glenn Deen from NBCU gave a fantastic lecture on “Glass to glass IPv6” just before the lunch break – from idea if transforming a media production chain to IPv6, through prototyping, and to standardization push, from a content provider, Fascinating stuff.