Cloudflare adds Secure DNS service on 1.1.1.1

Cloudflare has expanded the range of secure DNS services available. As well as Cisco’s OpenDNS, Google’s DNS service, Oracle’s Dyn, and the recent Quad 9 service, Cloudflare now adds 1.1.1.1 to the mix. According to their blog yesterday (Announcing 1.1.1.1: the fastest, privacy-first consumer DNS service), this is not an April Fool’s joke, but a…

Bringing superfast broadband early to Axford – dig your own trench

Sometimes you can wait a long time for broadband to be delivered. Firstly you need an enabled exchange. Then the connections in the ground or on poles to deliver your connectivity to the Internet. In the case of the rural Wiltshire village of Axford, they’ve been waiting for a while. So long, in fact, that…

IPDetails – a useful multi-tool to gather details about an IP address

What I initially needed IPDetails to offer A couple of months ago I needed a tool that allowed me to gather more information on IP addresses that I’d collected using SiLK. The tool will enable me to cluster IP addresses for cloud flows, not just on the IP address, but on the AS number and ISP.…

Microsoft offers VMware in baremetal Azure

Microsoft‘s Azure blog has posted an announcement (Transforming your VMware environment with Microsoft Azure) about how they are managing VMware elements with Azure tools, as well as a full VMware stack deployment on bare-metal servers in the Azure environment. Microsoft is announcing Azure Migrate, a service to cluster VMware based applications, and understand the group-level…

New secure Quad9 DNS service supports IPv6

Quad9 is a new DNS service that prevents against malware. Previously I would have recommended OpenDNS to provide this service. But OpenDNS doesn’t support IPv6 with the malware protection. It only has an IPv6 resolver. Quad9 supports both IPv6 and protects against malware domains. Quad9 is the result of a partnership between IBM (who provided…

Broadcom completes drawn-out acquisition of Brocade

Broadcom has finally achieved completion on its acquisition of Brocade. Announced in November 2016, this deal has finally completed. Brocade disposed of various units, such as the vRouter team to AT&T. The closing of the deal also releases others for completion. Expect to see deals closing soon including its Wifi business, Ruckus, and IP and…

Dropbox deploys IPv6 at the edge

Dropbox‘s blog has a post from Haowei Yuan and colleagues, about engineering the Dropbox network to support IPv6 at the edge. Dropbox is serving about 15% of their requests via IPv6 each day. With IPv4 addresses no longer available, they need to support IPv6 to support the growth of their service in areas which are…