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Securing Critical Internet Infrastructure: an RPKI case study in Ecuador

…their own networks. At the end of the event, we were overwhelmed by reaching more than 90% of the local IPv4 and IPv6 address space covered and by the enthusiast of the local community in using this technology to manage their customers’ connections. We can see the impact of the project at the graphs that we built to monitor progress (we had an identical result for IPv6). This activity also had effects on the regional adoption for the Latin…

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Cisco@SCTE Expo 2013: Seven Papers and a Breakfast

…system.” It runs on Wednesday from 9:30-10:45, and again on Thursday from 4 to 5:15. The transition from IPv4 to IPv6 is still in motion, and this year’s Expo features a workshop focused on how to keep workforce and consumers educated about it. In “IPv6 Is Here – Where Are You?”, Jeff Riddel, Cable Architect for Cisco, will discuss best practices in IPv6 deployments. He’s on from 11-12:15 on Wednesday, and again on Thursday from 5-5:15. New devel…

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Extending Zeroconf Services: Cache Tuning

Introduction With the introduction of Cisco mDNS Service Discovery Gateway in IOS, customers that have implemented the solution are observing client behavior they haven’t seen prior to extending services across subnet boundaries. One of the effects is the duplicate name issue seen when devices with enabled services are moved from one L3 subnet to another L3 subnet and these two subnets happen to be connected to the same router/switch runni…

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A Global Standard for Narrowband Power Line Communications

Steep increase in global demand for Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), Electric Vehicle charging, and Intelligent Street Lighting has spurred interest to implement communications for these Neighborhood Area Network (NAN) applications over currently installed assets.  Narrow Band Power Line Communication  (NB-PLC) addresses this need by providing a communication solution which operates over existing utility distribution networks. IEEE 1901.2…

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Cisco Service Discovery Gateway – Enabling Zeroconf in Enterprise Networks

…(Automatic Private IP Addressing) for IPv4 the host will use the famous 169.254.0.0/16 addresses or, in case of IPv6, by using link-local addresses only (FE80::/10) which has been designed into IPv6 as a basic functionality from day one. Also, naming is not of much of a concern in the context of this discussion. However, it is worth mentioning that Zeroconf names can contain Unicode characters and whitespace, which can make those names a lot mor…

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