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New IoT Cyber Law

On December 4th, the President of the U.S. signed the IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2020, which directs the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to create standards and guidelines on the use and management of internet of things devices by federal agencies and to develop guida...

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The claims about 5G continue to increase in audaciousness!

From Fierce Wireless:

"T-Mobile can keep telling consumers that its 5G service is faster than 4G and offers more coverage than rivals' 5G, but the National Advertising Division (NAD) of BBB National Programs recommends that it stop claim...

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The media is filled with hyperbolic claims that "Our network is the fastest!"

And there are many so-called "Speed Test" tools available on the Internet. Most are easily run in a web browser.

Should you trust those tools?

Not really.

The popular speed testing tools provide a very narrow and limited measure of network "speed".

It is quite possible that a network that is rated as "fast" could actually deliver poor results to many applications.

Why is this so?

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A SonicWall user recently came to us for help; the user felt the problem was within SIP and UDP. Here are some thoughts and ideas we provided to help him with his SIP diagnosis.

SIP is a somewhat troublesome protocol. The basic SIP transactions flow with a well known UDP port number. That make...

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We read Damien Garros' blog post -- Introduction to Network Emulation and Requirements for Virtual Network Devices  with great interest as Mr. Garros takes an unusual view of networking.    Our thoughts and comments follow.

Click on the link above to read the entire post, or view the pdf here

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IWL Chief Technical Officer Karl Auerbach delivered the Keynote speech at NANOG 77 in Austin, Texas on Tuesday, October 29, 2019.

Network Operations On A Public Utility Internet

Transcript:

Network Operations On A Public Utility Internet

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It was 11:10pm on the night of October 9, 2019. Here along the Monterey Bay the weather was calm, cool, and a bit damp. The lights were on, the internet was working, the car was charging; everything was normal.

At 11:11pm things suddenly changed.

The lights went out.

Internet service dropped...

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Karl Auerbach, Chief Technical Officer at IWL, will deliver one of the keynote addresses at the North American Network Operator’s Group (NANOG 77):

“As the Internet becomes a public utility, what is the impact on network operators?”

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday October 29, 2019
Lone Star...

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IWL TCP Test Suites Would Have Revealed These Flaws BEFORE they showed up in a CERT Security Advisory.

ICS-CERT (Industrial Control System – Computer Emergency Response Team) is part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Recently CERT issued two Advisories concerning TCP/IP implementation...

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We Will Soon Have A Tesla Supercharging Station In Our Parking Lot!

IWL has its offices at the Kings Village Center in Scotts Valley, California. This morning we noticed construction in the parking lot.

A bit of inquiring revealed that Tesla is installing a new Supercharging station here in the...

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Prior to planning or funding 5G rollouts, technology implementers must rigorously question 5G claims and look for substantiated evidence

IWL issued a caution today that some of the claims made by investors in 5G technology are exaggerated or lead to overly-naïve conclusions.

5G Technology

5G i...

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