Category: Internet

Drawing of the ceremony room and safe room of the Root KSK ceremony

Root DNSSEC KSK Ceremony

The Root DNSSEC KSK (Key-signing Key) Ceremony is a strict procedure during which the DNS root zone’s public keying information is signed for the three months following it. The KSK is the key used to sign the set of Zone-signing Keys (ZSK) every three months; being the trust anchor of the Domain Name System (DNS).

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HTTP timeline by Stackscale

HTTP/3, the new HTTP protocol based on UDP

HTTP/3, based on UDP, is the new version of the HTTP protocol. The IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) met in Bangkok in November 2018 to adopt this new Internet draft. As of May 2021, the HTTP/3 protocol is still an Internet draft, but companies like Google, Microsoft or Facebook already use it to accelerate the

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The evolution of the Internet from 1997 to 2021

The evolution of the Internet from 1997 to 2021

How has the Internet changed over the years? The Opte Project, by Barrett Lyon, captures the evolution of the Internet from 1997 to 2021. As the Internet is a network of networks, Barrett Lyon has leveraged the connections among all those networks to create a map of the Internet. This visual representation of the Internet

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Internet traffic growth from 2020 to 2021 infographics

Internet traffic has increased in IXPs around the world

Internet traffic has increased worldwide during the last year due to the increase of many digital activities — from remote working and education to video streaming and video calls. The lockdowns and restrictions provoked by the Covid-19 pandemic have accelerated the digital economy and, as a result, Internet traffic growth. Many companies have been forced

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Wikipedia servers (Wikimedia Foundation)

Wikipedia: 20 years of open knowledge

Last January, Wikipedia celebrated its 20th anniversary. To commemorate these two decades of open knowledge, we not only want to highlight its progress but also the infrastructure under such a huge project. Wikipedia was launched in January 2001, by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger. Ever since, it has not stopped evolving until becoming the huge

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IPv4 exhaustion

IPv4 address exhaustion and solutions

The Internet Protocol version 4 or IPv4 was deployed for ARPANET in 1983. Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) and five regional Internet registers (RIRs) are responsible for managing and assigning IP addresses. IPv4 addresses are 32-bit and provide 4,294,967,296 unique addresses. Special address blocks are reserved for private networks and multicast addresses.  Such a number

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How to improve your website load speed

What is slowing down your web page load speed?

A good web page load speed is an essential factor for a website’s success. Nobody likes to wait, much less to waste time waiting for the information they are looking for to show up on the screen. If you don’t want to lose visits or sales in your eCommerce site, it is very important you

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New Internet speed world record

178Tbps: the new Internet Speed world record

178 Terabits per second is the new Internet Speed world record, achieved by a team of engineers at University College London (UCL). 178 Terabits per second: 178,000,000 Megabits per second This new record sets the world’s fastest Internet Speed at 178Tbps. It was achieved by the research team led by Dr Lidia Galdino at UCL,

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What is the IPv6 protocol

What’s IPv6?

The Internet Protocol version 6 or IPv6 is a version of the Internet Protocol (IP). The Internet Protocol allows to transfer data through a network to IP addresses (version 4 or version 6), which identify the different devices that are connected to the Internet, allowing communications among them. The Internet Protocol version 6 presents significant

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