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daily link  06 May 2003

Pakistan Government Orders ISP Service Level Agreements

Sean Donelan on Nanog has noted that Paknews.com is reporting that the Pakistan government is ordering ISP service level agreements. Pakistan has been suffering a 40 day Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack, disrupting much of the Internet service in the country. The Pakistan Government, Minister for IT & Telecom, has "directed" the Pakistan Telecommunications Corporation to sign service level agreements to ensure 99% Internet availability. Over 200 official websites have been inaccessible for over three weeks.

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daily link  04 April 2003

DNS Root server operators presentation

The DNS root server operators have published the presentation (PDF) they recently made to the GAC at the Rio de Janiero ICANN meeting. The presentation (along with the recent CRADA report on root server architecture changes) emphasizes that since November 2002, zone transfers to the set of 13 root servers are not done from a.root-servers.net but rather a hidden master server. As they put it: The "A" server is not special.

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daily link  26 February 2003

Towards an International Convention on Cyber Security

The Hoover Institution at Stanford University has an online book available entitled: The Transnational Dimension of Cyber Crime and Terrorism. It includes a particularly interesting chapter entitled Towards an International Convention on Cyber Security (PDF) including draft convention text.

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Proposal for a European Network and Information Security Agency

The establishment of national and international cybersecurity "watch and warning networks" is gaining political capital among governments. The recently released US National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace (PDF) identified as one strategic initiative to "[f]oster the establishment of national and international watch-and-warning networks to detect and prevent cyberattacks as they emerge". In a related effort, the European Commission has also called for the establishment of a European Network and Information Security Agency (Word: English, French, German).

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daily link  25 February 2003


daily link  14 February 2003


Sapphire/Slammer Worm: Impact on Internet Root Server Performance

Sapphire/Slammer Worm: Impact on Internet Performance by James Aldridge, Daniel Karrenberg, Henk Uijterwaal and René Wilhelm, New Projects Group / RIPE NCC, including a report on Internet root server performance. The report shows two root servers (b.root-servers.net at USC Information Sciences Institute in California and g.root-servers.net at the U.S. DOD Network Information Center in Virginia) were significantly affected.

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daily link  13 February 2003


daily link  11 February 2003

More Mirrors of F Root Server

Internet Software Consortium Press Release: "TELEHOUSE America ...and Internet Software Consortium ...will jointly establish mirrors of the F-root DNS name root server at two TELEHOUSE America locations.... in its New York International Internet Exchange (NYIIX) and Los Angeles International Internet Exchange (LAIIX)." [via icann.Blog]

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