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Creative spelling

I ran into a post on the Vanity Fair website called "Should Vanity Fair Be a Spelling Vigilante?" which asks the question whether the Vanity Fair editors should deviate from regular spelling of strange-looking words and names. Unfortunately, most of the commenters on this post can't seem to take this topic very seriously. That's a shame, because people learning English waste a decade of their lives learning the truly bizarre spelling of that language.

Lees het artikel - geplaatst 2012-01-14

The mute switch issue

The past week there's been a lot of blog talk about an iPhone going off during a performance of the New York Philharmonic. Apparently someone had just had his Blackberry replaced with an iPhone, and when the iPhone alarm went off despite the "ringer/silent" switch set to silent, the poor new iPhone user first of all didn't notice it was his phone interrupting the performance at first, and then had a hard time killing the alarm.

Lees het artikel - geplaatst 2012-01-19

IPv6 in operating systems since my book was published

I sometimes get the question whether my book "Running IPv6" is still current. Since publication in 2005, not much has changed with regard to the core IPv6 protocols. I may go over what's new in this regard at some point in the future. However, what has changed significantly are the operating systems and other software mentioned in the book. The main things to be aware of are:


In Windows XP, IPv6 is a protocol separate from IPv4 that must be installed explicitly. In Windows Vista and Windows 7, IPv6 support is integrated with IPv4 and enabled by default. Vista/7 use something other than the system's MAC address as the interface identifier in link local addresses and stateless autoconfiguration. Unlike XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 support DHCPv6 for both address configuration and to learn DNS resolver addresses.


In MacOS 10.7 Apple enabled privacy addresses with stateless autoconfig by default and added DHCPv6 support for address configuration and to learn DNS resolver addresses. Also, the system tries looks at the round trip time towards a destination over IPv6 and IPv4, and will use the protocol that has the lowest RTT. So MacOS 10.7 will often connect over IPv4 to destinations that have both IPv4 and IPv6 in the DNS. This makes things harder to debug, but the upside is that it avoids timeouts with broken IPv6 setups. As of 10.6.5 MacOS will prefer IPv4 over IPv6 if it has 6to4 connectivity.


The iPhone, iPod touch and iPad didn't exist yet in 2005. IPv6 support was added for these devices in iOS 4 and is relatively mature in iOS 5, with stateless autoconfig and privacy addresses as well as DHCPv6 support. It looks like iOS 5 also uses the RTT-based IPv4/IPv6 selection mechanism present in MacOS 10.7.


The DHCP software mentioned in the book is quite bad. A much better option is the ISC dhcpd, which now also supports IPv6.

Permalink - geplaatst 2012-02-20

New iPod battery

This week, I installed a new battery in my fifth generation iPod.

Lees het artikel - geplaatst 2012-03-11


Image link - posted 2012-03-20

La tour Eiffel - Eiffeltoren - Eiffel Tower

Image link - posted 2012-03-27

→ Explicitly accommodating origin preference for inter-domain traffic engineering

Inter-domain traffic engineering is an important aspect of network operation both technically and economically. Traffic engineering the outbound direction is less problematic as routers under the control of the network operator are responsible for the way traffic leaves the network. The inbound direction is considerably harder as the way traffic enters a network is based on routing decisions in other networks. There are very few mechanisms available today that facilitate inter-domain inbound traffic engineering, such as prefix deaggregation, AS path prepending and systems based on BGP communities. These mechanisms have severe drawbacks such as an increase of the size of global routing table or providing only coarse-grained control. In this paper we propose and evaluate an alternative mechanism that does not increase the size of the global routing table, is easy to configure through a simple numeric value and provides a finer-grained control compared to existing mechanisms that also do not add additional prefixes to the global routing table.

Authors: Rolf Winter, Iljitsch van Beijnum

SAC '12: Proceedings of the 27th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing March 2012 Pages 583–587

Lees het artikel - geplaatst 2012-03-31

→ The future is forever: the state of IPv6 in the Apple world

The new Internet is upon us. Apple has work to do but there's no reason to fear.

Lees het artikel - geplaatst 2012-05-21

→ World IPv6 Launch gets 27 percent of pageviews on IPv6

Today, the four biggest websites (and 3,000 smaller ones) again enabled IPv6.

Lees het artikel - geplaatst 2012-06-06

NAT64 @ World IPv6 Launch

My presentation slides for my lightning talk about NAT64 at the World IPv6 Launch event in Amsterdam.

Lees het artikel - geplaatst 2012-06-06

The NAT64/DNS64 tool suite for IPv6 transition

Marcelo Bagnulo, Alberto García-Martínez, Iljitsch van Beijnum
IEEE Communications Magazine, July 2012

Permalink - geplaatst 2012-07-30

→ The 10 features removed from Mountain Lion that we miss the most

Apple's ruthless simplification left Mountain Lion skinnier than we'd like.

Lees het artikel - geplaatst 2012-08-10

Vernieuwing spoor tram 12 hoek Teijlerstraat/Beeklaan Den Haag

Image link - posted 2012-08-26


Image link - posted 2012-08-27

→ Europe officially runs out of IPv4 addresses

RIPE NCC now allocating IPv4 address space from the last /8 netblock

Lees het artikel - geplaatst 2012-09-14

→ IPv4 address transfer markets are forming where we least expected

As IPv4 addresses run out, regions have very different fixes in mind.

Lees het artikel - geplaatst 2012-09-21

→ Op-ed: iOS 6′s Do Not Disturb and the ring/silent switch

Op-ed: iOS 6′s Do Not Disturb and the ring/silent switch The confusing state of affairs surrounding iPhone silencing.

Lees het artikel - geplaatst 2012-09-25

Tramtoerist in Den Haag

Mijn middag als tramtoerist in de regio Haaglanden op zaterdag 13 oktober.

Aan het eind nog een paar tips voor degenen die ook Den Haag per tram willen zien, maar allereerst zou ik op basis van mijn middag gister tramtoerisme van harte willen aanbevelen, zeker als je enige waardering voor architectuur (-geschiedenis) hebt. Het is met name een uitkomst bij wisselvallig weer: bij regen spring je in een tram, als het weer even droog is stap je uit om wat rond te kijken en wandel je een stukje. Let wel op dat de lol er vrij snel vanaf is als het donker wordt, want door de verlichting binnen zie je dan buiten zowat niks meer.

Lees het artikel - geplaatst 2012-10-14

HTM GTL 3001 tram

Image link - posted 2012-11-18

HTM GTL 3066 tram lijn 16 in ADO Den Haag kleuren

Image link - posted 2012-11-18

Laatste benelux-intercity vertrekt van Den Haag Hollands Spoor

Anderhalf uur geleden vertrok, na 55 jaar dienst, voor de laatste keer de benelux-intercity naar Brussel via Rotterdam, Dordrecht, Roosendaal, Antwerpen en Mechelen.

Lees het artikel - geplaatst 2012-12-09

HTM GTL 3096 tram lijn 17

Image link - posted 2012-12-12

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