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1 in 10 Chance of an “Internet Apocalypse” Before 2031

Tags: , , , Date/Time: October 19, 2021 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

Scientists at the University of California at Irvine predict that if a rare solar superstorm comes to pass, it could cause a months-long outage for key parts of the Internet. Particularly vulnerable are undersea cables – approximately 1.3 million miles’ worth, on which intercontinental Internet depends. Solar storms are not new, but obviously disrupting the […]

Over the Past Year, the Price of an IP Address Has More Than Doubled

Tags: , , , , , Date/Time: September 4, 2021 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

According to information published IPv4 Global, a IP address auction service, the price of IP addresses between August 2020 and August 2021 has more than doubled. Their data shows that at the end of August 29, 2020 the price per IP was $23.24. As of August 29, 2021, the price was $47.50. IPv4 Global handles […]

Comparing BGP Stacks’ Performance: bird vs. frr vs. OpenBGP vs gobgp Shootout Data Published

Tags: , , , , , , , , Date/Time: September 2, 2021 @ 12:00 pm, by raindog308

Most users don’t spend a lot of time worrying about BGP, much less BGP performance.  But if you the kind of person who worries about BGP performance, it’s likely very important to you. BGP is the Border Gateway Protocol.  It’s used in routing information on the Internet.  Or if you want a slightly more detailed […]