Tag: Protocols

China's plan to accelerate IPv6 adoption

China’s plan to accelerate IPv6 adoption over the next 5-10 years

Last July 23rd, 2021, the Cyberspace Administration of China and the office of the Central Cyberspace Affairs Commission announced its plan to accelerate the adoption and application of the IPv6 protocol over the next 5-10 years. The plan is divided in three stages and is to be completed over the next decade. With these timeline

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SSH Secure Shell protocol

SSH protocol: usage, versions and implementations

SSH, short for Secure Shell, is a remote administration and network protocol; originally designed to replace Telnet and other unsecured protocols such as the Berkeley Remote Shell (rsh). SSH enables secure remote system administration and file transfer over unsecured networks. In this article we will talk about the SSH protocol and its versions, SSH clients

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FTP, File Transfer Protocol

FTP: fifty years and millions of FTP servers worldwide

It has been fifty years since the release of the FTP protocol. FTP (File Transfer Protocol) dates from April, 1971 (RFC 114). Its original specification was written by computer scientist Abhay Bhushhan. After half a century of its release, the FTP protocol remains widely used and has millions of FTP servers all over the world.

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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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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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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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