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+ - RIPE NCC and Duke University BGP Experiment->

Submitted by smcavoy
smcavoy (114157) writes "On 29 August 2010, the RIPE NCC's Routing Information Service (RIS) was involved in an experiment using optional attributes in the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP). As a result of this experiment, a small, but significant percentage of global Internet traffic was disrupted for a period of about 30 minutes. The following article provides some background information on the experiment itself and its effect on the network."
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Internet Explorer

Reports of IE Hijacking NXDOMAINs, Routing To Bing 230

Posted by kdawson
from the if-I-want-bing-I-will-type-bing dept.
Jaeden Stormes writes "We just started getting word of a new browser hijack from our sales force. 'Some site called Bing?' they said. Sure enough, since the patches last night, their IE6 and IE7 installations are now routing all NXDOMAINs to Bing. Try it out — put in something like www.DoNotHijackMe.com." We've had mixed results here confirming this: one report that up-to-date IE8 behaves as described. Others tried installing all offered updates to systems running IE6 and IE7 and got no hijacking.
Update: 08/11 23:24 GMT by KD : Readers are reporting that it's not Bing that comes up for a nonexistent domain, it's the user's default search engine (noting that at least one Microsoft update in the past changed the default to Bing). There may be nothing new here.
Google

+ - IPv6 at Google: A Chat With Lorenzo Colitti

Submitted by Alex Band
Alex Band (581029) writes "IPv6 Act Now has posted a recent video interview with Google network engineer Lorenzo Colitti, in which he discusses the experience of making Google services available over IPv6. "We're committed to a good user experience and IPv6 will give us that when IPv4 addresses run out," he explains in the video, adding that, "We basically went from zero to being able to serve most Google services over IPv6 to users that had good connectivity in a year and a half. Lots of progress can be made because it's not a huge undertaking." Colitti is the latest to appear on the IPv6 Act Now website. It already features discussions with, for example, IIJ's Randy Bush on IPv6 deployment and Cisco's Patrik Fältström on the role of governments with regards to IPv6. New interviews are released on a regular basis."

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