- "The reason there's a question mark on my front door is just in case I forget my address." ~Leslie Nielsen
- "A man without an address is a vagabond; a man with two addresses is a libertine." ~George Bernard Shaw
- "Old age is -- a lot of crossed off names in an address book." ~Ronald Blythe
- "A name indicates what we seek. An address indicates where it is. A route indicates how we get there." ~Jon Postel
hosts.txt; Domain Name System (DNS) [HSW]; Open DNS (domain name resolution service)
Domain Name Registry [HSW]; Internet Protocol (IP) Address [HSW];
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP); Network Address Translation (NAT) [HSW: intro, infrastructure]
Intranet [HSW]; Dark internet; Extranet
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
What Is My IP Address? (your or other IP)
DNS Lookup: Whois lookup (domain); Traceroute (routing); IP info
Cyber cops and domain name registrars meet to tackle net crooks
ICANN: No government veto over controversial top-level domains
Obama administration joins critics of U.S. nonprofit group (ICANN) that oversees Internet
Cerf: Future of Internet doesn't include an IPv7
Chinese DNS Tampering A Big Threat To Internet Security (outside China)
Web traffic redirected to China still a mystery
Don't blame DNS for Facebook outage, experts say
Everybody Panic! China Hijacked 18% of the Internet for 18 Minutes in April
Internet Traffic from U.S. Government Websites Was Redirected Via Chinese Networks
Cyber Experts Have Proof That China Has Hijacked U.S.-Based Internet Traffic
Report Looks at How China Meddled With the Internet
DNS root signed
Understanding Carrier Grade NAT (And Why It's Now Called Large Scale NAT)
UK MPs Questioning Digital Economy Act: IP Address Does Not Identify Individual
Routing on The Internet: A Disaster Waiting to Happen?
Info pirates seek an alternative internet
The Pirate Bay Co-Founder Starting A P2P Based DNS To Take On ICANN
U.S. Government Shuts Down 84,000 Websites, ‘By Mistake’
OpenDNS Comes Out Against COICA Censorship
Why Is Verizon Wireless Blocking OpenDNS?
note: COICA is a proposed anticounterfeiting law (covered under Media); it blocks sites at domain level via "blacklist"...
DDoS Attacks Exceed 100 Gbps, Attack Surface Continues to Expand
Denial Of Service Attacks On RIAA & MPAA Are A Really Dumb Idea
Rep. Lofgren Tells Seized Sites They Should Sue The Gov't For Defamation
generic top-level domains (gTLDs)
Should We Care about New Top-Level Domains?
Sex.com: Now Officially The Most Expensive Domain Name In The World ($13M)
Marijuana Web Names Snapped Up, in Case of Legalization
Fate of porn domain (.xxx) left in government hands
Khan Academy Buys Cybersquatted Dot Com
The Wall between Registries and Registrars Comes Tumbling Down
Here's The URL That Bank Of America Really Wants To Buy But Can't: BANKOFAMERICASUCKS.COM
The coming fight over .gay domain
Clicking Candidate.com, Landing at Opponent.com
Facebook Gets A Hold Of Facebok.com
New web address hints at Putin return to Kremlin (Putin-2012.rf)
Saatchis to pimp .xxx domains
Spammers Using SHY (soft hyphen) Character to Hide Malicious URLs
COICA Bill Postponed; It’s Time To Discuss Alternatives To Traditional DNS
The Security Effects of Internationalized Domain Names
Radical change coming to Net addresses (FAQ) ('end of .com')
HSW: How the International Ad Hoc Committee Worked
LH: Five Best Domain Name Registrars
HSW: What are the standard top-level domain names and who controls them?
HSW: Where are all the Internet domain names registered and maintained?
- "If you don't have an E-mail address, you're in the Netherworld. If you don't have your own World Wide Web page, you're a nobody." ~Clifford Stoll
- "But despite the universality of URLs, we often forget that they're not just a handy way to address network resources. They're also valuable communication tools." ~Jesse James Garrett
A Tangled Web of Shortened Links (bit.ly; ow.ly)
Google URL Shortener Opened To The Public; Comparing To Bit.ly & Twitter
Bit.ly Adds Impressive Automatic QR Code Generation To Shortened Links
URL Shorteners: Which Shortening Service Should You Use?
Avoid URL Shortening Services for Business-Related Links
Libyan legal issue takes down URL shortener
Time To Think Carefully About Which Country Hosts Your URL Shortener
IPv4 (Internet Protocol version 4) to IPv6
- "Lack of proper prior planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on mine." ~Old English Proverb?
- 1981: IPv4 adopted: ~4.3 billion (232) addresses
- 1998: IPv6 published: 2128 (~3.4×1038) addresses "By comparison, this amounts to approximately 5×1028 addresses for each of the 6.8 billion people alive in 2010. While these numbers are impressive, it was not the intent of the designers of the IPv6 address space to assure geographical saturation with usable addresses. Rather, the longer addresses simplify allocation of addresses, enable efficient route aggregation, and implementation of special addressing features." "We could assign an IPv6 address to EVERY ATOM ON THE SURFACE OF THE EARTH, and still have enough addresses left to do another 100+ earths."
- 2011: IPv4 addresses running out; IPv6 still not adopted...
IPv4 address exhaustion
IPv6 is still broken, or missing, in most vendors' consumer network gear (home routers and DSL/cable modems)
IPv4 and The End of the World Scott Dewing; Jefferson Monthly, Mar 2011
Drumming Up More Addresses on the Internet
Out with the Old (IPv4): As Internet Addresses Run Out, the Next Generation (IPv6) Protocols Step Up
About World IPv6 (Test) Day (Jun 8, 2011) [test IPv6]
Moving to IPv6: Now for the hard part (FAQ) [graphic]
LH: What Does the IPv6 Transition Mean to Me?; infographic; video
Global transition to the next generation of Internet addresses
Number Resource Organization (NRO) [NRO site] "Regional Internet Registry (RIR)"
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) [ICANN site]
Internet Society (ISOC) [ISOC site]; Internet Architecture Board (IAB) [IAB site]
How the End of IPv4 Affects You
Internet runs out of addresses as devices grow
Internet of things
How a Physically Aware Internet Will Change the World (sensors)
Mobile device boom sparks U.S. Net address shortage
Yahoo IPv6 Upgrade Could Shut out A Million Internet Users
There is no Plan B: why the IPv4-to-IPv6 transition will be ugly
Vint Cerf on IPv4 depletion: 'Who the hell knew how much address space we needed?'
IPv4 Address Report
Why IPv6? Vint Cerf keeps blaming himself
Apple fixes broken IPv6 by breaking it some more
Web Running Out of Addresses: Internet Sites, Carriers Are Laying the Groundwork for a New Routing System
IPv4 Reputation Filtering Not a Long-Term Solution: As carriers deploy Large Scale NAT (LSN) reputation filtering will lose its effectiveness
Obama highlights IPv6 issue
Four Ways IPv6 Will Save the Internet
IPv6 a 'security nightmare'
Can Large Scale NAT Save IPv4?
British Chip Designer (ARM) Prepares for Wider Demand
HP to roll out Web, mobile-app printing
Printers Adapt to World of the Web
Five billionth device about to plug into Internet (4x in 10 yrs)
Google CEO: the Internet of things will augment your brain
Network-Attached Storage User's Guide