CERT-IN i.e Computer Emergency Response Team, India issued new guidelines on 28th April. Guidelines essentially ask those VPN providers to keep a log of customer details, their IP addresses, emails, phone numbers etc and maintain that log for at least 5 years. The detailed notification is here. This not only extends to VPN players but also to datacenters, VPS, cloud service providers etc. I can understand the problem they are trying to solve as most criminal activities are hidden behind VPN players and investigating agencies just hit a dead end as they see the WAN IP of a VPN player.
Saw this excellent presentation in UKNOF 34 by Peter Stevens from Mythic Beasts. Really enjoyed the challenges and fixes he shared in running an IPv6 only web hosting. A must watch for geeks :) Also, UKNOF & NLNOG both seem to have excellent content in their conferences along with professional video recording which they make available over YouTube channels.
VyOS is quite interesting OS. It’s a open source Linux based network operating system based on Vyatta. It’s config style seems bit like JunOS in terms of hierarchy and set/edit/delete options while editing configuration. **Can one use it in a small ISP or a Corporate LAN setup? Someone asked me recently if we can have complete open source based router in smaller network doing basic stuff. Not with not-so-streamlined Linux shell but networking OS where network engineers favorite tool “?
Last week I saw an interesting post at APNIC mailing list about IRINN (recently formed NIR in Indian region). Poster Jimmy was concerned about IRINN’s netname inetnum: 0.0.0.0 - 255.255.255.255 netname: IRINN-BROADCAST-ADDRESSES descr: Broadcast addresses descr: These addresses cannot (should not) be routed on the Internet. country: IN admin-c: IH1-IN tech-c: IH1-IN status: ALLOCATED PORTABLE remarks: send spam and abuse report to email@example.com mnt-by: IRINN-HM mnt-irt: IRT-IRINNHM-IN mnt-lower: IRINN-HM changed: hostmaster2@irinn.