Monday, June 1, 2015

Way back in about 1995...

Way back in about 1995 ... I worked for a company called Stac Electronics.  My boss tasked me with designing an ecommerce-capable web infrastructure – a fairly advanced notion for the day.  This was primarily an education problem for me, as when I started I knew almost nothing about the subject.  One of the requirements my boss gave me was for redundant ISP connections, and I figured out pretty quickly that one could only do this, practically speaking, by connecting fairly close to the “backbone” and running a routing protocol called BGP.  When I dug into BGP, I quickly ran into lots of discussions about security problems with BGP.

Twenty years later, nothing has changed.

The inertia of the Internet is truly astounding...

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