Oi! Not encrypting RPC traffic? IETF bods would like to change that

RPC over TLS: You know it makes sense
An Internet Engineering Task Force group has turned its attention to how Remote Procedure Calls (RPC) travel over the internet, and decided a bit of (easy) encryption is in order.…

Ethernet patent inventor given permission to question validity of his own patent

Well, if anyone knows if he fudged it, it would be him
The inventor of two patents that covers Ethernet switching products has been given permission to question the validity of his own invention.…

OK Google, what is African ISP Main One, and how did it manage to route your traffic into China through Russia?

Sub cable biz raises hand, ‘fesses up to causing BGP hijack drama
Monday’s prolonged Google cloud and websites outage was triggered by a botched network update by a West Africa telco, it is claimed.…

New appliances from Cisco aim to make branch SD-WAN easier

Optimised Office 365 performance also on cards
Cisco has claimed to be “bringing intent-based networking into every domain”, the latest being branch offices which need software-defined WAN capabilities and security.…

NBN satellite user waiting for extra gigabytes? Keep waiting

Relief is coming next year, CEO promises
Remote Aussies getting their broadband from nbn™’s SkyMuster satellites have been promised a bit of bandwidth relief, with the company deciding to bundle some ‘net traffic for free.…

France: Let’s make the internet safer. America, Russia, China: Let’s go with ‘no’ on that

Blighty, Germany, Australia also missing from ‘Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace’
America has aligned with China and Russia to scupper a France-led initiative to improve the internet’s security. However, French president Emmanuel Macron h…

Big Q. Tch, what could have persuaded Intel to bring forward 5G chip production six months?

Clue’s in the headline. And more importantly: Will anyone but Cupertino care?
It looks as though Apple’s iThings may get 5G connectivity in 2020 – after Intel promised production of its 5G modem will start in the second half of 2019, and ship in the fi…

OK Google, why were connections to your cloud hijacked and routed through China, Russia today?

BGP attack committed ‘grand theft internet’
Breaking People’s connections in the US and elsewhere to Google – including its cloud, YouTube and other websites – were suddenly rerouted through Russia and into China in textbook a Border Gateway Protocol (…

FCC Commissioner slams San Jose mayor for not approving 5G cells… then slams him for approving them

I’m best, you’re worst, cries telecoms watchdog man
If you ever had any doubt that the triumvirate of FCC Commissioners – the Pai Men – who decide America’s federal telecoms policy are always right, it was confirmed Friday.…