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April, 2010

  • 5 April

    Troubleshooting website connectivity issues

    Nothing is worse than waking up and finding out your website is down. The immediate reaction is to grab the phone and drop an anger bomb on your web hosting provider. While it certainly could be a problem with your server, there are a few things to check before going …

March, 2010

  • 31 March

    How to handle known spammers

    When you are faced with relentless spamming, it is a good idea to use tools that go beyond simple filtering. One way to stop SPAM is to develop some type of proxy that stops known spammers before the messages reach the mail server. Another is to rely on DNS black …

  • 3 March

    American city changes name to Google, Kansas

    Topeka, a city of 120,000 in America’s Midwest, has changed its official name to Google, Kansas. Before you update your maps, however, take note. The new name is only temporary and will revert back at the end of March. Topeka made the change in hopes of boosting its chances to …

October, 2009

  • 20 October

    American ISPs stock up on IPv6 addresses

    Facing an imminent shortage of IPv4 addresses, American ISPs are beginning to request more and more IPv6 addresses. So far this year, the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) has received some 300 requests for IPv6 address blocks– greater than the number of requests made in 2007 and 2008 combined. …

  • 14 October

    Indian government seeks to regulate IP allocation

    Given the increasing scarcity of IP addresses, especially in rapidly developing countries, it’s no wonder that the Indian government now wants the ability to regulate IP allocation. The Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) currently governs IP distribution in the region. If India can obtain permission from the organization to …

August, 2009

  • 11 August

    Could IP exhaustion drive up the cost of hosting?

    IP exhaustion, or the increasing scarcity of the IPv4 addresses needed for the web to function, has been a problem for quite some time. ISPs are being pushed to move to IPv6, but thus far few have budged. As things currently stand, the current supply of IP addresses is slated …

July, 2009

  • 20 July

    Providers delay network expansion, risk catastrophe

    If you’re Monday is off to a good start, here’s some bad news to put a damper on any sort of nice day you might have been having. According to a report issued earlier this month, your provider’s failure to upgrade infrastructure at a time when usage is increasing could …

June, 2009

  • 17 June

    UK government to restrict Internet access of pirates

    The British government has announced plans to curb Internet piracy by restricting access of repeat offenders. In collaboration with the entertainment industry and Ofcom, Britain’s broadcasting regulator, the plan includes sending letters to customers who have been suspected of downloading illegal files, such as movies. Internet service providers would be …