CAIDA to survey peers, colo sheds and ISPs for new map of internet

Also changes name from CAIDA to CAIDA, just to confuse things

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

CAIDA – the group of router boffins established at the University of California to research 'net traffic and look for solutions to threats to Internet stability – has given itself a new name.

If you're thrifty with your letters and don't want to learn a new acronym, you'll be pleased to know that the name change is from the Cooperative Association for Internet Data Analysis, to the Centre for Applied Internet Data Analysis – meaning CAIDA is still, well, CAIDA.

The change comes as the “Internet cartographer” lays out its 2014 program plan, announcing a plan to start researching how colocation, peering, CDNs and their relationship to ISPs is changing how congestion is manifested in the modern Internet.

CAIDA also plans to launch a new research project detecting outages, which it plans to put into service by the end of 2015; along with new research to model and measure IPv6 deployment.

The project plan is outlined here and the full plan is here.

CAIDA is best-known for its Ark – short for Archipelago – project, which monitors the Internet's structure and communications. Ark will get monitors in 200 new locations, the group says, and will be expanded with an associated project called Dolphin. This will use bulk DNS lookups to add hostname annotations to Ark's topology data.

In 2010, CAIDA experts suggested that new routing techniques will be needed before 2020 to prevent the collapse of the Internet. While the 'net is uncollapsed four years later, it's worth noting that one of its predictions, an increasing number of “black hole” routing events, seems to have been accurate. ®

Protecting against web application threats using SSL

More from The Register

next story
Brit telcos warn Scots that voting Yes could lead to HEFTY bills
BT and Co: Independence vote likely to mean 'increased costs'
Phones 4u slips into administration after EE cuts ties with Brit mobe retailer
More than 5,500 jobs could be axed if rescue mission fails
New 'Cosmos' browser surfs the net by TXT alone
No data plan? No WiFi? No worries ... except sluggish download speed
Radio hams can encrypt, in emergencies, says Ofcom
Consultation promises new spectrum and hints at relaxed licence conditions
Blockbuster book lays out the first 20 years of the Smartphone Wars
Symbian's David Wood bares all. Not for the faint hearted
Bonking with Apple has POUNDED mobe operators' wallets
... into submission. Weve squeals, ditches payment plans
This flashlight app requires: Your contacts list, identity, access to your camera...
Who us, dodgy? Vast majority of mobile apps fail privacy test
Apple Watch will CONQUER smartwatch world – analysts
After Applelocalypse, other wristputers will get stuck in
prev story


Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
Security and trust: The backbone of doing business over the internet
Explores the current state of website security and the contributions Symantec is making to help organizations protect critical data and build trust with customers.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.