About Russ White

Russ White has scribbled a basket of books, penned a plethora of patents, written a raft of RFCs, taught a trencher of classes, nibbled and noodled at a lot of networks, and done a lot of other stuff you either already know about — or don't really care about. You can find Russ at 'net Work, the Internet Protocol Journal, and his author page on Amazon.

NAT, Security, and Repeating Myself

In a former post I pointed out that we need to think of obscurity as a tool in network security — that we shouldn't try to … [Read more...]

HTIRW: The IETF Draft Process

In our deeper investigations of the IETF as a "sample standards body" in this (apparently forever running) series on how the … [Read more...]

BGPSEC: Leaks and Leaks

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This is the final post in my series on BGPSEC — I will probably follow this up, at some point, with a couple of posts on some … [Read more...]

HTIRW: IETF Organizational Structure

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So far, we've looked at the naming system, routing, and policy in our travel through "internet land." Last time, we took a … [Read more...]

BGPSEC: Signatures and Performance

BGPSEC is a set of BGP extensions being developed by the SIDR working group of the IETF to improve the security of the … [Read more...]

BGPSEC: Replays, Timers, and Performance

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Let's return to our simple four AS network to look at a number of issues with BGPSEC — the bits you won't often hear … [Read more...]

HTIRW: Standards Bodies

(yes, I know, it's been a while... But it's time to get back to this series) Up to this point in this series, we've been … [Read more...]

BGPSEC: Protections Offered

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In my last post on the subject of BGPSEC, I explained the basic operation of the modifications to BGP itself. In this post, … [Read more...]

BGPSEC: Basic Operation

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I'm going to take a little break from my other two series to inject a short series on BGPSEC. I'll return to HTIRW and RFCs … [Read more...]

The Routing Resilience Manifesto

If you run BGP in your network, you need to think about BGP security. It might not seem like it's important if you're not a … [Read more...]

HTIRW: Provider Peering and Revenue Streams (Part 2)

This is a continuation from last week's post on provider peering streams. Second Example: Customer to Noncustomer Assume … [Read more...]

HTIRW: Provider Peering and Revenue Streams (Part 1)

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In the last post in this series, I described several types of providers -- and even how those descriptions are no longer … [Read more...]

Thinking Through Title II Regulation

Over at CircleID, Geoff Huston has a long'ish article on Title II regulation of the Internet, and the ideals of "net … [Read more...]

Now that We’ve Buried the Seven Layer Model…

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"But the seven layer model is still useful for teaching networking..." So ran the most common reaction to my post last week … [Read more...]

The Seven Layer Model is Dead

Whether we have the funeral in New Orleans style (with a lot of brass and, well, other stuff), or in the more somber style … [Read more...]