Network Digest: 20 materials on networks, protocols and the battle for Net Neutrality

In our thematic digest, we have collected articles from the corporate blog of VAS Experts, dedicated to the theory of networking, legislation and various types of Internet protocols. We supplemented them with posts from our blog on Habré: about network neutrality and blocking.

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Тотальное истощение, или есть ли жизнь после IPv4
  • This article will discuss the exhaustion of IPv4 addresses: why it happened and how things are with the number of IPv4 in the world. We’ll talk about ways to solve the problem (IPv6, IPv9, resale IPv4, reverse proxy servers) and why companies are in no hurry to abandon IPv4.
Немного о VPN: протоколы для удаленного доступа
  • About two ways of organizing VPN connections on a corporate network: remote access and site-to-site. In addition, we are talking about the pros, cons and features of the PPTP, L2TP / IPsec, SSTP and OpenVPN protocols.
Анонс WPA3: Wi-Fi Alliance представил обновление безопасности
  • Overview of the main innovations of the security protocol for wireless networks WPA3: brute force protection, configuration using third-party devices, personalized data encryption and a new security package. Additionally, inside you will find a selection of materials on the topic: the official release with a detailed description of new features, posts about the future of wireless networks, how to protect them and prioritize traffic.
Новое поколение сетей: представлена первая спецификация 5G
  • Another news post will talk about the features of the specification for the fifth generation of mobile networks. They decided to speed up the release of specifications at the request of operators and due to the high demand for mobile Internet. Look for the details of this solution, a description of the parameters of the 5G network and the achievements of England, Russia, Japan and Finland in the 5G race under the cut.

Networks and Provider Work

Как доставить интернет в отдаленные уголки планеты: проекты GCI, Google и Facebook
  • Here we will talk about how General Communication provided Alaskans with broadband Internet via a radio relay network, and talk about alternative methods of delivering the Internet to remote territories: atmospheric optical communication lines from Google and Facebook drones.
Интернет в деревню — строим радиорелейную Wi-Fi-сеть
  • Another article on the delivery of Internet to remote regions. This time we will focus on the Russian project. Inside you will find a description of the technical side of the construction of a wireless relay Wi-Fi network using point-to-point and point-to-multipoint schemes. We also provided step-by-step instructions that will help to obtain state permission to build such networks.
Биллинг — сердце сети интернет-провайдера
  • A small educational program and a historical excursion on the topic of billing: what it is, where it came from and how it developed. In addition, we will look at examples of how they implement a billing server and what billing solutions they offer on the market.
Интеграция сетевых сервисов СКАТ DPI и LANBilling
  • We continue the topic of billing, but from a practical point of view. Consider an example of implementing a SKAT DPI server and LANBilling billing system in the network infrastructure of a provider with a client base of 2 thousand people.
Способы эффективного распределения полосы пропускания
  • The article offers tips on optimizing Internet access speed: what network bandwidth depends on and how to reduce traffic by five times (caching, data compression, CDN and Flow technologies, etc.).
Как построена сеть интернет-провайдера
  • We describe four network levels: access level, aggregation level, network core level, server level. We talk about the equipment that providers use to implement the work of each of them.
Основные сервисы в сетях интернет-провайдера
  • In continuation of the previous material in this article we will focus on the features of the server level. What does a standard set of provider services look like? What is the essence of the work of these services? You will find the answers to these and other questions inside.

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Предоставление бесплатного Wi-Fi согласно законодательству
  • Introductory material on how to organize Internet access using Hotspot technology and not violate Russian laws. As an example, let's see how Wi-Fi authorization on Scat DPI works in Home Computer Networks.
Что делать интернет-провайдеру после запрета Google Global Cache
  • It will be about the consequences of the Google Global Cache ban in Russia for users and network operators. We’ll show you how providers deal with legislative difficulties in this situation.
Блокировки интернет-контента: ситуация на мировой арене
  • We suggest you learn more about countries whose residents often encounter content blocking on the Internet. The reasons for the locks and the technical features of the implementation of the “prohibition policies” are discussed in the article.
Блокировки интернет-контента: о мессенджерах и социальных сетях
  • Here we talk about the sensational bans associated with social networks and instant messengers. You’ll learn why Twitter is blocked in China and LinkedIn is blocked in Russia. In addition, we discuss the disadvantages of moderating content on social media and the situation with the prohibitions of E2E encryption.

Series of articles “The battle for network neutrality”

Битва за сетевой нейтралитет: история вопроса
  • This article opens our multi-part series of publications on Net Neutrality and begins by defining the essence and origins of the concept. We are talking about the emergence of the term, the role of private and public telecommunications companies in shaping the principles of network neutrality, as well as about the main historical stages in the development of these principles.
Битва за сетевой нейтралитет: войны с операторами и первые суды
  • We continue to delve into history. This article will discuss the confrontation between the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and US providers. Let's talk about the most high-profile litigations and the main stages of the modification of the rules of net neutrality, which took place before 2010.
Битва за сетевой нейтралитет: судебные войны и общественные протесты
  • In this article, we describe the course of the "war" between the FCC and the giant operators (Verizon, Google, AT&T) from 2010 to 2017. You will learn why the US president decided to support supporters of network neutrality, and 60 technology companies opposed them.
Битва за сетевой нейтралитет: два с половиной года Net Neutrality
  • We offer more details on the period from 2015 to 2017, when America lived on the principle of Net Neutrality. We will answer the questions: why did the Commission decide to abolish neutrality, and how did US citizens, telecommunications companies and the media react to this?
Битва за сетевой нейтралитет: война штатов
  • In the final article of our series, we discuss the initiative of individual states to maintain network neutrality: is this possible, and what are their chances of success. In addition, the material will tell you how things are with Net Neutrality in Europe, Russia, India and other countries.

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