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What Can Internet Standards Do About Centralization

What Can Internet Standards Do About Centralization?

RFC 9518: Centralization, Decentralization, and Internet Standards has been published after more than two years of review, discussion, and revision. It covers what centralization is, how it can be both beneficial and harmful, the decentralization strategies we typically use to control it, and finally, what Internet standards bodies can do about it.
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Cyber Insights: African Perspectives

RPKI Moving Parts:
Exploring Components and Processes

Introduction Welcome back to our journey into the realm of Internet routing security! In our previous article, "Securing Internet Routing with Cryptography: Quick Introduction to RPKI," we delved into the foundational concepts of Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI), its role in securing the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), and real-world examples showcasing the need for robust routing security measures.
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Cyber Insights: African Perspectives

Cyber Insights:
African Perspectives

Africa’s rapid growth in Internet communications is creating a wide range of opportunities but also a wide range of vulnerabilities. This rapid shift to online activities has created a goldmine for cyber criminals. Since legal systems and people trained to fight cyber crimes are scarce, many economies are at risk.
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DNS Support Program

The DNS is one of the main components of AFRINIC services, specifically reverse DNS services for IP addresses as defined in RFC 1033 and RFC 3152.  Recent development has led all RIR to host servers for the IN-ADDR.ARPA and IP6.ARPA zones, according to RFC 5855."To support this increased responsibility ...
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Internet Development Program

The AFRINIC Internet Development Programs envisions a secure and accessible Internet for sustainable digital growth in Africa. Our objective for these programs is to increase investment in Internet development in the AFRINIC Service Region through capacity building, research and technical collaboration ...
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Internet Routing Registry

In the most simple and basic manner, a network operator (or AFRINIC member) can describe routing policy into the AFRINIC IRR by using a route or route6 (whois database) object. For advanced networks requiring complex definition of their routing policies, RPSL provides advanced technical attributes ...
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AFRINIC's Capacity Building program is dedicated to providing the African Internet community with validated knowledge and know-how to help them deploy Internet technologies with ease and align with the latest industry best practices. Our courses are specifically designed to assist network engineers in securely
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