Cloudflare invites folk to dabble in the ‘distributed web’ with InterPlanetary File System gateway

Five billion pages on open-source project, just like the original World Wide Web
Cloudflare has decided the four-year-old InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) project looks strong enough to warrant a little love, and has launched a gateway to allow the IP…

Microsoft pulls plug on IPv6-only Wi-Fi network over borked VPN fears

Plus: Sysadmin sets up public shamiing site for IPv4 laggards
Microsoft has scrapped plans to go IPv6-only on one of its internal networks over fears its campus visitors would be unable to use their virtual private networks (VPNs).…

Sysadmin misses out on paycheck after student test runs amok

College should’ve stuck to departmental nomenclature
Who, Me? Welcome once more to the world of Who, Me? – El Reg’s weekly trip down memory lane with our dear readers.…

The internet – not as great as we all thought it was going to be, eh?

Number of netizens in favor of the web drops, according to latest US study
Society is slowing souring on the internet, according to the latest research by Pew.…

US govt confirms FCC’s broadband speeds and feeds stats are garbage

GAO report on tribal land may open up rigged system
A report by the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has confirmed what others have reported for years: that official data on internet access across the country greatly over estimates availabilit…

Profits diving? All part of the plan, says Juniper Networks beancounter

Just wait till 400Gbps Ethernet boxen start shifting…
Juniper Networks’ chief beancounter has told world+dog that he has a cunning “strategic” plan that explains precisely why both revenues and profits have been slipping downwards at the US networkin…

Like tax? Love networks? HMRC has a job just for you

Public sector money crew wants a head of networks just in time for Brexit
HM Revenue and Customs is hiring a head of networks, for those who fancy a real pre-Brexit IT challenge.…

Milton Keynes: Come for roundabouts, stay for near-gigabit broadband

Aberdeen and Peterborough to follow in Vodafone scheme
Lucky Milton Keynes. The UK’s modernist fantasy town is finally set to reap the fruits of Vodafone’s partnership with wholesaler CityFibre, announced last November.…

Vodafone cops ads rap over Martin Freeman’s vanishing spaceship

Thou shalt not use sync speeds instead of throughput speeds, decrees Brit watchdog
Vodafone was today slapped by the Advertising Standards Authority for quoting router sync speeds instead of throughput speeds in its advertising following a complaint fr…