Nivelles adhère au projet FON: danger ou opportunité ?

Mon, 01/04/2010 - 19:53 by Damien Leroy • Categories:

La ville de Nivelles a annoncé il y a quelques mois son intention d'adhérer au projet FON [1,2], un projet de partage de WiFi communautaire. Ce qui peut s'apparenter à une très bonne idée au premier abord, pose pas mal de questions à la fois techniques et juridiques. N'étant pas juriste, je ne ferai que mentionner les côtés juridiques, sans entrer dans leurs détails.

Google launches public DNS resolvers

Fri, 12/04/2009 - 01:48 by Olivier Bonaventure • Categories:

During the 1990s, most DNS resolvers were open, i.e. any host could send a query and obtain an answer from a DNS resolver and most of them handled recursive queries as well. Then, during the 2000s, open DNS resolvers suffered from more and more security problems and best current practices suggest that DNS resolvers that are installed inside company networks should only be accessed by the users of company and that requests from remote users would be blocked.

SPDY : will google change HTTP ?

Fri, 11/13/2009 - 11:51 by Olivier Bonaventure • Categories:

Google researchers have recently announced a new initiative called SPDY aimed at improving the performance of HTTP by reducing the delay between a HTTP request and a response. SPDY also allows to multiplex several requests over a single TCP connection. google intend to release a prototype implementation for a server and already has a chrome plugin.

Datacenter tutorial

Wed, 10/21/2009 - 23:39 by Olivier Bonaventure • Categories:

Datacenters are now an emerging topic in the networking community and we can expect that more and more papers will develop techniques and protocols to solve problems inside data centers. A SIGMETRICS, Albert Greenberg gave an interesting tutorial on current datacenters design and some of the issues that they face.

Numbers everyone should know

Wed, 10/21/2009 - 23:31 by Olivier Bonaventure • Categories:

In a recent presentation at the LADIS 2009 workshop, Jeff Dean, Google Fellow in Google's Systems Infrastructure Group, gave an interesting talk on the large scale distributed systems that are in use inside google. Although the presentation does not reveal trade secrets, it provides interesting hints about some of the issues that google is addressing and the size of their infrastructure.

Internet traffic is changing

Tue, 10/20/2009 - 10:29 by Olivier Bonaventure • Categories:

During NANOG47, Craig Labovitz and his colleagues unveiled a new study about the traffic distribution in the Internet.

In contrast with most scientific studies that analyses Internet traffic from a few measurement points, this study was able to analyse statistics coming from more than 110 ISPs for a total aggregated throughput of 14 Tbps. The major findings of this study are :

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