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A slight change to the IETF SYN-ACK Newspack following some feedback, and hopefully the revised layout makes it easier to read, but taking into account that many like to have minimal formatting. As always, feedback is welcome.


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Why inter-domain multicast now makes sense by Jake Holland

A group of us within the IETF think the time has come to give inter-domain multicast another try. To that end, we’re proposing and prototyping an open standards-based architecture for how to make multicast traffic manageable and widely available, from any provider willing to stand up some content and some standardized services (like my employer, Akamai), delivered through any network willing to forward the traffic (running their own controlled ingest system), to any end-user viewing a web page or running an application that can make use of the traffic.

< <https://blog.apnic.net/2020/07/28/why-inter-domain-multicast-now-makes-sense/> https://blog.apnic.net/2020/07/28/why-inter-domain-multicast-now-makes-sense/>


DE-CIX’s Summa named chair of the OMAC of the Internet Society

DE-CIX CEO Harald Summa has been elected as one of three co-chairs of the Organisation Member Advisory Council (OMAC) of the Internet Society (ISOC). ... Operating through a global community of chapters and members, the Internet Society collaborates with a broad range of groups to promote the technologies that keep the internet safe and secure and advocates for policies that enable universal access. The Internet Society is also the organisational home of the IETF.

< <https://www.capacitymedia.com/articles/3826043/de-cixs-summa-named-chair-of-the-omac-of-the-internet-society> https://www.capacitymedia.com/articles/3826043/de-cixs-summa-named-chair-of-the-omac-of-the-internet-society>


Internet Governance Calendar During the COVID-19 Pandemic

... More than two hundred Internet governance events were organized during 2019 in more than twenty-five countries by the different communities shaping the future of the net. The IETF, for instance, a large international community of network designers, operators, vendors, and researchers concerned with the evolution of the Internet architecture and the smooth operation of the Internet, met in Prague (Czech Republic), Montreal (Canada), and Singapore, with about one thousand onsite attendees and eight hundred remote attendees in each meeting.

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20200728-internet-governance-calendar-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20200728-internet-governance-calendar-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/>


Stanford Partnership To Create Digital Currency Standards

... All ITU standards, more than 3000 of them, are freely available to anyone. This is in contrast to the ISO/IEC and IETF. ITU standards include video encoding standards like MPEG-4, JPEG, VOIP, X.500 and IMT-2020 (5G). ITU works with ISO and IETF. ITU-T’s most recent standards deal with AI and other cutting edge technology.

< <https://www.forbes.com/sites/vipinbharathan/2020/07/27/digital-currency-standards-work-is-starting-at-dcgi/> https://www.forbes.com/sites/vipinbharathan/2020/07/27/digital-currency-standards-work-is-starting-at-dcgi/>


How IT Departments Really View Networked AV: Part I

... First, we’ll analyze the IT group. Most members of the IT staff have little knowledge of the various video types that are on their network. Mention SRT, SDVoE, or NDI and you rarely get a response. Nearly all have no awareness of the standards that describe the transport of video over IP networks. Likewise, they have not heard of SMPTE or VSF. In a recent interview of the IT staff of a major university, the only term from the list of protocol and standards bodies that the group recognized was NDI. Yet, they are standards driven. Their dominant standards come from the IETF, IEEE, and Cisco.

< <https://www.avnetwork.com/features/how-it-departments-really-view-networked-av-part-i> https://www.avnetwork.com/features/how-it-departments-really-view-networked-av-part-i>


DNS Security 101: The Essentials You Need to Know to Keep Your Organization Safe

... Following the official creation of the IETF in 1986, DNS turned into one of the first Internet Standards. Instead of merely looking up hostnames, DNS now provided readily recognizable IP address names, enabling the Web to become more convenient for regular usage.

< <https://heimdalsecurity.com/blog/dns-security-for-business/> https://heimdalsecurity.com/blog/dns-security-for-business/>


IETF uneins über Wege zum Finden von DoH-Servern [IETF disagrees on ways to find DoH servers]

Das Auffinden von verschlüsselten DNS-Servern für DoH oder DoT ist derzeit noch nicht standardisiert. Die IETF ringt nun um Lösungen.

< <https://www.golem.de/news/verschluesseltes-dns-ietf-uneinig-ueber-wege-zum-finden-von-doh-servern-2007-149986.html> https://www.golem.de/news/verschluesseltes-dns-ietf-uneinig-ueber-wege-zum-finden-von-doh-servern-2007-149986.html>


IETF的延伸、发展与展望 [The extension, development and outlook of the IETF.]

1. IRTF: 互联网研究任务组(Internet Research Task Force, IRTF)旨在通过建立长期聚焦的研究组来推动对互联网演变具有重要意义的研究工作,主要涉及的方面为互联网协议、应用、体系结构及技术,而与其平行的机构——互联网工程任务组(IETF)则是重点关注工程和标准制定方面的短期事务。

< <https://www.edu.cn/xxh/zt/tj/202007/t20200731_1749639.shtml> https://www.edu.cn/xxh/zt/tj/202007/t20200731_1749639.shtml>


2020全球IPv6下一代互联网峰会在南沙召开 [The 2020 Global IPv6 Next Generation Internet Summit was held in Nansha.]

... IPv6即互联网协议第六版(Internet Protocol version 6),是互联网工程任务组(IETF)设计的用于替代现行版本IP协议(即IPv4)的下一代IP协议,对互联网应用和发展意义重大。

< <http://www.gd.xinhuanet.com/newscenter/2020-07/31/c_1126309351.htm> http://www.gd.xinhuanet.com/newscenter/2020-07/31/c_1126309351.htm>





IoT, Smart Cites Require ‘Intelligent Power’

What do you think of when you hear the term, the “Internet of Things”? According to a new report from Server Technology; for some, it conjures up visions of everyday items becoming chock full of semiconductors, “and what once was science fiction is today’s reality.”

< <https://datacenterfrontier.com/iot-smart-cities-intelligent-power/> https://datacenterfrontier.com/iot-smart-cities-intelligent-power/>


Artificial Intelligence: first quantitative study of its kind finds uptake by businesses across Europe is on the rise

The European Commission has published the first quantitative overview on the uptake of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies among European enterprises. This study will help monitor the adoption of AI in Member States and further assess the challenges faced by enterprises, for their internal organisation and externally.

< <https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/artificial-intelligence-first-quantitative-study-its-kind-finds-uptake-businesses-across-europe> https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/artificial-intelligence-first-quantitative-study-its-kind-finds-uptake-businesses-across-europe>


How the Internet of Things saved thousands of litres of water for Red Hill Farm

A few months ago, a NSW farmer and his family came close to losing thousands of litres of water due to an overflowing trough. The one thing that saved them from this disaster was the Internet of Things. ... One of the challenges the Bowman family hoped to address with technology was water monitoring. Luke felt that the way they had been operating was inefficient and could be improved with technology.

< <https://www.farmweekly.com.au/story/6855727/how-the-internet-of-things-saved-thousands-of-litres-of-water-for-red-hill-farm/> https://www.farmweekly.com.au/story/6855727/how-the-internet-of-things-saved-thousands-of-litres-of-water-for-red-hill-farm/>


Can the IoT Benefit from Blockchain Technology?

There are two technologies we’ve heard discussed a lot in recent years, blockchain technology and the Internet of Things. Both have been promising to revolutionise the way we live, making the world more convenient, safer and more decentralised.

< <https://iotbusinessnews.com/2020/08/03/80731-can-the-iot-benefit-from-blockchain-technology/> https://iotbusinessnews.com/2020/08/03/80731-can-the-iot-benefit-from-blockchain-technology/>


'Consumers don't know what Internet of Things is': how Vodafone is changing its vocabulary

While it has chiefly functioned as a mobile and broadband provider, Vodafone now feels its future lies in the 41bn smart devices predicted to exist by 2027. After spending a number of years dabbling in the space, the company is on a mission to convince its consumers to get on board its smart tech journey – just don't call it the 'Internet of Things'.

< <https://www.thedrum.com/news/2020/07/28/consumers-dont-know-what-internet-things-how-vodafone-changing-its-vocabulary> https://www.thedrum.com/news/2020/07/28/consumers-dont-know-what-internet-things-how-vodafone-changing-its-vocabulary>


The Internet of Things and COVID-19

... Talking about IoT is beyond the idea of systems that enable integration and exchange of data taking place between a service provider and a person in need. In this present pandemic, one of the key challenges, apart from finding a vaccine, has been ineffectiveness, coming from not being able to reach COVID-19 patients. With the application of IoT, it would be quite easy to reach patients, such that they will, eventually, receive good care from the effects of the virus. Now, going further on what technology can offer in this pandemic era, IoT itself is an innovative technology that can be used to give information and monitor systems of the COVID-19 epidemic. Asides that, the technology can be used in combating challenges in this pandemic situation by helping to provide transparent treatment processes for patients.

< <https://punchng.com/the-internet-of-things-and-covid-19/> https://punchng.com/the-internet-of-things-and-covid-19/>





FBI warns cyber actors abusing protocols as new DDoS attack vectors

The FBI issued an alert last week warning about the discovery of new network protocols that have been exploited to launch large-scale DDoS attacks.

< <https://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/106419/cyber-crime/fbi-warns-ddos-attacks-protocols.html> https://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/106419/cyber-crime/fbi-warns-ddos-attacks-protocols.html>


Spamhaus Botnet Threat Update: Q2-2020

The pandemic certainly didn’t put the brakes on botnet operators in Q2 2020. Unfortunately, they were back in full swing, with a 77% surge in the number of botnet Command & Controllers (C&Cs) tracked and listed by the research team.

< <https://www.spamhaus.org/news/article/800/spamhaus-botnet-threat-update-q2-2020> https://www.spamhaus.org/news/article/800/spamhaus-botnet-threat-update-q2-2020>


Cybercriminals Resume Operations In Q2 After Q1 Lull: Spamhaus

The first quarter of 2020 saw a decrease in the number of botnet Command & Controllers (C&Cs) tracked and listed by the Spamhaus research team, but in the second quarter they were back to levels typically seen in 2019.

< <https://goldsteinreport.com/cybercriminals-resume-operations-in-q2-after-q1-lull-spamhaus/> https://goldsteinreport.com/cybercriminals-resume-operations-in-q2-after-q1-lull-spamhaus/>


us: Progress Report in the Fight Against Botnet Attacks

The Trump administration has made substantial progress in improving the resilience of the Internet ecosystem and reducing the threat of botnets. In a report released today, the Departments of Commerce and Homeland Security documented more than 50 activities led by industry and government that demonstrate progress in the drive to counter botnet threats. Building upon work started two years ago with the Botnet Report and Road Map, industry and government are working hard to put a stop to these dangerous attacks.

< <https://www.ntia.gov/blog/2020/progress-report-fight-against-botnet-attacks> https://www.ntia.gov/blog/2020/progress-report-fight-against-botnet-attacks>


Large, Complex DDoS Attacks on the Rise in 2020

While we've highlighted both record PPS and BPS attacks mitigated on the Akamai Prolexic Platform over the past few weeks, these attacks are part of a broader trend of increasingly large and complex DDoS activity. We have seen clear indications across the industry of high-water mark DDoS attacks being publicized by multiple vendors.

< <https://blogs.akamai.com/2020/07/large-complex-ddos-attacks-on-the-rise-in-2020.html> https://blogs.akamai.com/2020/07/large-complex-ddos-attacks-on-the-rise-in-2020.html>


New Farsight Security Research: DNS Network Traffic Volumes During the 2020 Pandemic

Farsight hopes that everyone is staying safe out there – we hope you're taking care of yourself, your family, your friends, and your neighbors during these uncertain times.

< <https://www.farsightsecurity.com/blog/txt-record/DNSReport-20200527/> https://www.farsightsecurity.com/blog/txt-record/DNSReport-20200527/>


OTT Security & Resilience: ENISA Launches a New Survey

This month, the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity, ENISA, has launched a new survey about the security and resilience of Over-The-Top (OTT) communications and collaboration services. The study aims to identify the current risks, mitigation measures and COVID-19 factors affecting OTT services across the European Union.

< <https://www.enisa.europa.eu/news/enisa-news/ott-security-resilience-enisa-launches-a-new-survey> https://www.enisa.europa.eu/news/enisa-news/ott-security-resilience-enisa-launches-a-new-survey>


No More Ransom: how 4 millions victims of ransomware have fought back against hackers

While the world is in the grip of a coronavirus outbreak, another virus is quietly wreaking havoc. Although this virus has been around for years, its cases have been rising alarmingly in the past few months and has brought critical activities such as hospitals and governments to a standstill. This virus is ransomware, but a free scheme called No More Ransom is helping victims fight back without paying the hackers.

< <https://www.europol.europa.eu/newsroom/news/no-more-ransom-how-4-millions-victims-of-ransomware-have-fought-back-against-hackers> https://www.europol.europa.eu/newsroom/news/no-more-ransom-how-4-millions-victims-of-ransomware-have-fought-back-against-hackers>


FBI warns of new DDoS attack vectors: CoAP, WS-DD, ARMS, and Jenkins

The Federal Bureau of Investigation sent an alert last week warning about the discovery of new network protocols that have been abused to launch large-scale DDoS attacks.

< <https://www.zdnet.com/article/fbi-warns-of-new-ddos-attack-vectors-coap-ws-dd-arms-and-jenkins/> https://www.zdnet.com/article/fbi-warns-of-new-ddos-attack-vectors-coap-ws-dd-arms-and-jenkins/>





Today’s Internet Still Relies on an ARPANET-Era Protocol: The Request for Comments by Steve Crocker

Each March, July, and November, we are reminded that the Internet is not quite the mature, stable technology that it seems to be. We rely on the Internet as an essential tool for our economic, social, educational, and political lives. But when the Internet Engineering Task Force meets every four months at an open conference that bounces from continent to continent, more than 1,000 people from around the world gather with change on their minds. Their vision of the global network that all humanity shares is dynamic, evolving, and continuously improving. Their efforts combine with the contributions of myriad others to ensure that the Internet always works but is never done, never complete.

< <https://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-history/cyberspace/todays-internet-still-relies-on-an-arpanetera-protocol-the-request-for-comments> https://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-history/cyberspace/todays-internet-still-relies-on-an-arpanetera-protocol-the-request-for-comments>


2020's New Internet Success – Rejoinder by Anthony Rutkowski

The posting with a similar name seems a bit contrived by anonymous in some strange attempt to enhance its significance. Many others, including myself, have been discussing this subject for some time. Indeed, a concerted lobbying effort and anti-competitive efforts by legacy TCP/IP internet stakeholders have been really ramped up over the past year to mischaracterize what is occurring.

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20200729-2020s-new-internet-success-rejoinder/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20200729-2020s-new-internet-success-rejoinder/>


Trump administration is crippling international Internet freedom effort by withholding funds, officials say

The Trump administration is withholding $20 million in funding approved by Congress for a U.S. Internet freedom organization, forcing the cutoff Friday of tools used by tens of millions of people worldwide to access the Internet and uncensored news through the Voice of America, officials said.

< <https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/legal-issues/trump-administration-withholds-20-million-crippling-international-internet-freedom-effort-officials-say/2020/07/31/eea0a9c0-d2a1-11ea-8d32-1ebf4e9d8e0d_story.html> https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/legal-issues/trump-administration-withholds-20-million-crippling-international-internet-freedom-effort-officials-say/2020/07/31/eea0a9c0-d2a1-11ea-8d32-1ebf4e9d8e0d_story.html>



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