New VPN & datacenter connection logging rules

Anurag Bhatia
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.

Vyatta based VyOS - Linux based network OS

Anurag Bhatia
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 “?