Three of the best: Geoff Huston

By on 2 Jan 2018

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Part of the ‘Three of the best’ series, highlighting the most popular posts from the past 12 months.

APNIC’s Chief Scientist, Geoff Huston, has made a career out of researching how the Internet works, and could work better. Geoff was in fine form in 2017 with insightful posts on DNS, IPv6, routing, and satellites. Below are Geoff’s three most viewed posts in 2017:

  1. BBR, the new kid on the TCP block — Geoff examines the several optimized variants of TCP, including Google’s delay-controlled TCP flow control algorithm, called BBR.
  2. Look up! — Inspired by a presentation given by Jon Brewer at NZNOG, Geoff takes a detailed look at the potential of new satellite Internet projects that promise to offer high-speed, low-cost Internet services to rival fibre.
  3. The Root of the DNS — Learn how the DNS and root servers function, and how they can be improved.

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