More End-to-End Pessimism.

Escapable Logic has a piece named “Publicize the Internet” that looks at the Internet as an important tool for democracy, and hopes that a president named Dean might help rescue it from losing its end-to-end character even further. Elliot Noss is …

Escapable Logic has a piece named “Publicize the Internet” that looks at the Internet as an important tool for democracy, and hopes that a president named Dean might help rescue it from losing its end-to-end character even further.Elliot Noss is more optimistic and suggests that it’s all, in fact, quite easy: Just make sure that you get most of your services from “competitive service providers,” i.e., from those who innovate and offer services at the net’s edges — and have a natural incentive to defend the net’s end-to-end character, as it enables their business models.

Sobig and denial of service attacks against spam-blocking services.

One of the more interesting slashdot stories of the week-end dealt with the suspected relationship between the sobig worms and the recent series of denial of service attacks against various spam-blocking services. The slashdot item was triggered b…

One of the more interesting slashdot stories of the week-end dealt with the suspected relationship between the sobig worms and the recent series of denial of service attacks against various spam-blocking services.The slashdot item was triggered by this article from the register; in a comment, Kristian Kntopp points to some interesting analysis of the various Sobig variants.

ICANN posts sitefinder information page.

ICANN has posted an Information Page on Verisign’s Wildcard Service Deployment on its web site. It strikes me that this kind of content would greatly profit from being provided as an RSS feed.

ICANN has posted an Information Page on Verisign’s Wildcard Service Deployment on its web site.It strikes me that this kind of content would greatly profit from being provided as an RSS feed.

auda, RCOM on Sitefinder.

ICANN has started to put incoming correspondence regarding sitefinder on its web site. .au’s Chris Disspain writes to Paul Twomey to echo many of the concerns with Sitefinder that have been raised by the SecSAC, and adds a specific focus on the pr…

ICANN has started to put incoming correspondence regarding sitefinder on its web site..au’s Chris Disspain writes to Paul Twomey to echo many of the concerns with Sitefinder that have been raised by the SecSAC, and adds a specific focus on the process used (or, rather, not used) when introducing the service.Register.com copies ICANN on a letter its law firm has sent to Verisign’s chief litigation counsel, to protest Verisign’s recently established SiteFinder service and to call upon VeriSign to immediately cease operation of the same. … [T]he SiteFinder service consitutes an abuse of Verisign’s power as the .com and .net registry, deceives the Internet community, confuses domain name registrants, and interferes with the business relation between Register.com and its registrants by means of deceptive acts and practices. The letter then focuses on the impact sitefinder has on registered domain names that have no name servers listed.