Bell Canada should peer at Canadian IXes

My home ISP for a few years now has been Bell Canada. More specifically their FTTH (Fibre To The Home) service. For the most part this has been quite good and reliable.

However there has been one thing that has bothered me over the years about Bell Canada’s network. It is their tendency to not peer or have a presence at local large Canadian IXes (Internet eXchanges) like TorIX. I am picking TorIX here as an example because its the one most relevant to me personally. As far as I can tell from the publicly available information, Bell Canada does not peer at any Canadian IXes.

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Encrypted DNS Query Transports and Their Trust Models

Recently there have been a couple bits of new on the DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) and DNS-over-TLS (DoT) front. Comcast and Mozilla have struck a deal to provide a privacy oriented DoH service for Comcast users in the USA. Apple announced at WWDC 2020 that they are implementing both DoH and DoT on their iOS/iPadOS platforms with iOS/iPadOS 14.

So I feel that it is a good time to talk about the trust models inherent to the DNS query system for residential internet users and where DoH/DoT come in.

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An overview of OS support for IPv6 resolver distribution methods

In this post I will be going over the various levels of support for IPv6 resolver distribution for popular operating systems. Focus on desktop and mobile versions of OSes as those are the ones where we are usually automatically distributing resolver information. Dual stack is implied but IPv6 only functionality can be gleaned from said information as well.

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