Have you heard? APNIC has a new podcast

By on 29 Oct 2021

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Over the past seven years, the APNIC Blog’s readership has grown dramatically – thank you! – and it has become a go-to place for the Internet community to explore, discuss and share topics relevant to network operations and the Internet.

However, sometimes it’s hard to tell the whole story in a blog post. And with busy schedules, it can be easier to listen to a story on the move rather than read it.

We’re excited to announce today that APNIC has launched PING, a new podcast for people who want to look behind the scenes into the workings of the Internet.

Episodes will run for 30-40 minutes, so you can listen to them on your lunch breaks or commuting to the office (or home office).

Recent episodes

E13: Geoff Huston (APNIC) discusses the the historical feudings between carriers and content providers that dates back to the 1800s. The latest instalment in this feud is currently playing out in Korea, where South Korean Internet Service Provider, SK Broadband, is suing Netflix to pay for the costs of increased network traffic and maintenance work because of a surge in viewers since 2018.

E12: Job Snijders (Fastly) shares his thoughts on the benefits of managing an RPKI publication point, including the experience and insights it can give you. We also touch on a recent IETF proposal he has assisted with that seeks to provide clearer, authenticated proof of the intent by address delegates and the future of routing securing including IRR and BGPsec.

E11: Geoff Huston (APNIC) discusses the hotly debated subject of certificate revocation, namely whether it still serves a purpose.

E10: Alan Mauldin of TeleGeography discusses the data that he and his fellow researchers collect and share related to submarine cables and peering and how it can help with understanding the health and future of the Internet.

E9: Geoff Huston (APNIC) and I chat with Reliance Jio’s Senior Executive Vice President, Mr Nagaraj, who oversees the design, architecture and engineer of Jio’s IP network as well as operational support.

E8: The folks at NLnet Labs share their experience with using eXpress Data Path, or XDP as it’s better known, to improve the performance of DNS resolvers and increase the versatility of name servers, as well as perform low-level measurements on high-speed links.

E7: Geoff Huston (APNIC) discusses all things time, including the need to secure it on the Internet and the potential of an upcoming leap second.

E6: Romain Fontugne (IIJ) shares best practices for collecting and using open data for researching the Internet and discusses the need to have an objective in mind when trying to make sense of the data and why you’re collecting it.

E5: APNIC’s Chief Scientist, Geoff Huston, discusses Slack’s unfortunate 24-hour outage on 30 September 2021, where 1% of its users (almost 100,000 users) weren’t able to access Slack, due to an issue with deploying it’s DNSSEC.

You can stream and subscribe to PING via the following channels:

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If you’re interested in sharing your insights or research, please get in touch – we’re always on the lookout for great stories from the community. And please do let us know what you think of the show as well as the APNIC Blog so we can keep improving.

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  1. Shreedeep Rayamajhi

    What a great initiative ?

    Very very interesting and hope it will break the barrier of old and young difference and create a space of outreach and awareness for all.

    Infact very very innovative and time needed.


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