@woody@pch.net - Bill Woodcock Profile picture
Executive director of PCH, chair of the board of Quad9, president of EcoRace, dad of two rambunctious girls, car guy. AS42, 715, & 3856.
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Mar 1, 2022 15 tweets 4 min read
Not yet posted to the ICANN correspondence page, but this is a heck of an ask on the part of #Ukraine. As a critical infrastructure operator, my inclination is to say "heck no" regardless of my sympathies.

pastebin.com/DLbmYahS I've had a chance to think about this a little more. Essentially, they're asking for three things:
Oct 5, 2021 19 tweets 4 min read
As many of you probably noticed, Brian Krebs had a good overview of the news about yesterday's Facebook outage.

In the comments, a guy named Bob Brown posed an excellent question about how an EGP failure could have had IGP spill-over effects.

I ranted.

krebsonsecurity.com/2021/10/what-h… 1/ In old-school networking, we had literally dozens of routing protocols to choose from, and as we had a wealth of layer-1 and layer-2 protocols to choose from. So the chances that an organization would be running the same IGP (internal gateway protocol) and EGP...
Dec 1, 2019 14 tweets 3 min read
Another thread on the .ORG sale, what the economics of the deal look like for Ethos, and for a hypothetical not-for-profit cooperative that would operate it without changing the $10/year price. Ethos’ offered purchase price is $1.135B. At that price, if they exercise the maximum 10% annual wholesale price increase, .ORG domains wind up at $26/year at the end of the ten-year period.
Nov 28, 2019 15 tweets 3 min read
I’m puzzled how CNN managed to put a story together without checking in with anyone who knew anything about the subject matter, or even the general field of the subject matter. Or doing any fact-checking. Even on the headline. cnn.com/2019/11/27/tec… Ok, let's tackle this, as an exercise in public education.

First, the headline: A private equity firm is NOT buying all the .org domains. It's buying PIR, the organization to which the .org _top level_ domain is currently delegated. It will not own .org, nor its subdomains.
Aug 10, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
Just a datapoint for those waiting for @Tesla Model 3s... I placed an order for the dual-motor version on July 8. Delivery is scheduled for August 14. We postponed until today, due to some travel and scheduling on our side. Appointment was at 12:15. Sat around until the car was ready at 1:30. In the hand-over the Tesla guy discovered that the charge port door wasn't working, took it back to the prep shop...
Jul 27, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
As some of you are probably aware, I ended my fifteen years on the @TeamARIN board of trustees in order to make way for someone who was not yet another mediocre white guy, and we were very lucky to get the excellent @1carter. It's that time of year again, and I'm on the nomcom. There are four days left in the nomination period, which runs through the end of July. A bunch of good people have been nominated, and the nomcom will forward a slate of five of the most-qualified people to the ARIN member electorate to vote for the two seats that are open.
Jul 13, 2018 7 tweets 1 min read
I am 3/4 through a 20-hour layover at Incheon, and have been enjoying my time here, living as a native and venturing forth from my base of operations in the west transit hotel. My observations thus far: • Retail all closes at 9:30pm, although flight arrivals continue until about 2am.

• Gong Cha's boba earl gray less/less ACTUALLY IS less/less, and is substantially better-than-average.
Apr 24, 2018 7 tweets 2 min read
This morning's successful DNS attack against Amazon and MyEtherWallet highlighted a few of the specific vulnerabilities that @Quad9DNS and @PCHglobal protect against, so we just drew this diagram to explain some of the weak links in the chain, and how we address them. The one thing that would have done the most to protect users from today's attack would have been DNSSEC validation. That wouldn't have prevented the attack, but it would have warned users that they were being man-in-the-middled, and ideally would have blocked the connection.