Fear-Mongering Knuckle-Draggers

I don't actually support everyone in every bathroom

this is from a distant facebook friend whose heart is in the right place and was making a better point on a different topic, but it got me to thinking.

my open letter to amazon.com, concerning audible.com

here is my open letter to amazon.com, concerning audible.com, sent in response to a survey i received after finishing a chat session with a customer service representative:

My Remarks to the California Commonwealth Club on May 10, 2006

I was invited to address the Business and Leadership Forum of the California Commonwealth Club on May 10, 2006. I spoke of serfs and lords and explored the changing nature of property and property rights in the digital era.

One Kitten in Bangkok

I met a kitten in Bangkok who changed my life.

spammer northbridge.com

today i received spam from a private equity firm. details below for the search engines.

From: Steve Isom [mailto:smi@northbridge.com]
Sent: Thursday, July 17, 2014 5:40 AM
To: several-addresses@my-dayjob
Subject: North Bridge Introduction


Paul Vixie's Testimony before Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism, "Taking Down Botnets", 2014-07-15

Testimony of

Paul Vixie, Chairman & CEO
Farsight Security, Inc.

before the

Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism
United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary

Hearing on

Taking Down Botnets: Public and Private Efforts to Disrupt and Dismantle Cybercriminal Networks

July 15, 2014

Modula-3 (article reprinted from USENIX ;login: November/December 1992)

(reprinted from USENIX ;login: November/December 1992)

Have you seen Modula-3?


        MODULE Main;    (* hello1.m3 *)
        IMPORT Stdio, Wr;
            Wr.PutText(Stdio.stdout, "Hello, world.\n");
        END Main.

Nonfiction about "Pro-Russian Militants" in Ukraine

Attention, world, especially Vladimir Putin.

Noone believes that the so-called "pro-Russian militants" in Sevastapol or Slovyanksk weren't Russian soldiers.

Nor does anyone believe that the election results in Crimea were representative.

The double-speak is making me think again of "pravda". Bad times.

How I Use Farsight NOD RPZ (Newly Observed Domains) in my DNS FIrewall

Over at my day job we've created a Newly Observed Domains service which tracks domain first sightings and packages them up in various ways that can be used to determine network reputation. As in most advanced DNS-related technologies, my home and guests and family are guinea pigs early adopters scratch monkeys for the new tech. Here, I'll share some recipes.

Source Address Validation Everywhere

source address validation is one of the windmills i've tilted at the most. the problem is so bad that most people who hear about it simply can't believe that the internet could work at all if what i'm saying is true. bad news folks: what i'm saying is true. in addition to many speaking engagements where i have let large audiences in on what ought not be a secret, i've done some writing on the topic, and some technology development. references are below. i also spoke to a reporter on this topic recently, and summarized the story of source address validation as follows:

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