• To thwart spies, IETF wants to 'strengthen the Internet'

    Posted November 8, 2013 - 1:21 pm

    At its meeting in Vancouver this week, the IETF has discussed what it could do to turn its plan to protect the web from government spying into action.
  • Internet engineers punk'd

    Posted April 1, 2013 - 12:13 pm

    The Internet's premier standards body has punk'd the network engineering community with the release of a phony Internet Draft as it does each April Fool's Day.
  • IETF vs. ITU: Internet standards face-off

    Posted December 3, 2012 - 5:24 pm

    A battle is brewing between two standards bodies - the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) - over which group will be the primary source of the underlying communications protocols that allow the Internet to operate in the future.
  • IETF goes to France, stays up all night rebuilding bad hotel WLAN; Xlnt vaca!

    Posted March 29, 2012 - 11:49 am

    Network World reports wryly on the 83rd annual IETF conference in France, where the gathered networking gurus ignored Paris in Spring in favor of an impromptu rebuild of a flaky WLAN.
  • 2011's 25 geekiest 25th anniversaries

    Posted February 18, 2011 - 11:11 am

    Our fifth annual collection of the year's "geekiest anniversaries" kicks off with The Mentor's "Hacker's Manifesto" and includes such memorable characters as Captain Midnight and Ferris Bueller, institutions the likes of the IETF and Spy magazine, inventions like the Super Soaker and disposable camera, as well as the Challenger and Chernobyl disasters.
  • The Internet is full; please go home

    Posted February 1, 2011 - 5:21 pm

    Despite 12 years of warning, most companies appear to have done little to get ready; appearances are often deceiving.
  • Fatal flaw for IPv6: It's not backwards compatible

    Posted March 25, 2009 - 2:47 pm

    The Internet engineering community says its biggest mistake in developing IPv6 - a long-anticipated upgrade to the Internet's main communications protocol - is that it lacks backwards compatibility with the existing Internet Protocol, known as IPv4.
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