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Foundations weekly e-mail

Christian Koch has a great weekly e-mail about Data Centers, Interconnection, and other topics. If you are in these spaces it’s worth the subscription.

https://www.foundations.email/about/
The primary weekly briefing newsletter is delivered by email every Monday at 7:30 AM (ET/New York), keeping readers up-to-date with top news and developments, analysis, and expert commentary on the technology and business of digital infrastructure, including Cloud, Connectivity, and Data Centers.

Free Microsoft exam credit

Microsoft.com offers a Microsoft Certification Exam for Free when you Complete One Challenge within the Microsoft Build Cloud Skills Challenge May 2022.

Thanks to Community Member CleverCheetah1749 for finding this deal.

Instructions:

  1. Go to Microsoft Build Cloud Skills Challenge May 2022
  2. Complete one challenge of your choice by June 21
    • To complete a challenge, finish all of the modules in the selected challenges Microsoft Learn collection.
  3. By June 30, a free exam credit will be applied to your Microsoft Learn account
  4. Redeem your exam credit to take a Microsoft Certification Exam by December 31, 2022.

Eligible Exams:

  • AI-102: Designing and Implementing a Microsoft Azure AI Solution
  • AZ-204: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure
  • AZ-220: Microsoft Azure IoT Developer
  • AZ-400: Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions
  • DP-420: Designing and Implementing Cloud – Native Applications Using Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB
  • MS-600: Building Applications and Solutions
  • PL-100: Microsoft Power Platform App Maker
  • PL-200: Microsoft Power Platform Functional Consultant
  • PL-300: Microsoft Power BI Data Analyst
  • SC-200: Microsoft Security Operations Analyst
  • SC-300: Microsoft Identity and Access Administrator

ISP News for the week ending April29th, 2022

Cloudflare blocks a 15rps DDOs Attack.
https://blog.cloudflare.com/15m-rps-ddos-attack/

Good news regarding the chip shortage.
“America’s ambitions to rebuild its semiconductor manufacturing industry took a step forward on Monday with the opening of a specialty chip fabrication plant in central New York.”
https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Tech/Semiconductors/U.S.-opens-first-major-silicon-carbide-chip-plant-in-New-York

The United States joins 55 nations to set Internet rules
https://www.reuters.com/technology/us-joins-55-nations-set-new-global-rules-internet-2022-04-28/

Will a re-brand of Frontier help its image?
https://www.telecompetitor.com/frontier-rebrand-aims-to-be-the-unmistakable-icon-of-gigabit-america/

New on Californias Net Neutrality Law
California’s net neutrality law is similar to the federal rules repealed under former FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. California prohibits ISPs from blocking or throttling lawful traffic. It also prohibits requiring fees from websites or online services to deliver or prioritize their traffic to consumers, bans paid data cap exemptions (so-called “zero-rating”), and says that ISPs may not attempt to evade net neutrality protections by slowing down traffic at network interconnection points.
https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2022/04/isps-cant-find-any-judges-who-will-block-california-net-neutrality-law/

Mikrotik releases 7.3Beta37
*) bonding – fixed LACP flapping for RB5009 and CCR2004-16G-2S+ devices;
*) bridge – fixed packet marking for IP/IPv6 firewall;
*) dot1x – improved server stability when using re-authentication;
*) fetch – improved full disk detection;
*) gps – fixed minor value unit typo;
*) l3hw – improved offloading for directly connected hosts on CRS305, CRS326-24G-2S+, CRS328, CRS318, CRS310;
*) led – fixed QSFP+, QSFP28 activity LEDs when using 40Gbps modules (introduced in v7.3beta33);
*) lte – disabled wait for LTE auto attach;
*) mpls – fixed MPLS MTU and path MTU selection;
*) ovpn – fixed hardware offloading support on CHR;
*) ovpn – improved Windows client disconnect procedure in UDP mode;
*) ovpn – moved authentication failure messages to “info” logging level;
*) ppp – added warning when using prefix length other than /64 for router advertisement;
*) ppp – fixed “remote-ipv6-prefix” parameter unsetting;
*) ppp – fixed issue with multiple active sessions when “only-one” is enabled;
*) routerboot – properly reset system configuration when protected bootloader is enabled and reset button used;
*) rsvp-te – improved stability when “Resv” received for non-existing session;
*) sfp – improved QSFP/SFP interface initialization for 98DXxxxx switches;
*) switch – fixed missing stats from traffic-monitor for 98DXxxxx and 98PX1012 switches;
*) system – fixed RouterOS bootup when wifiwave2 package is installed (introduced in v7.3beta34);
*) system – fixed rare partial loss of RouterOS configuration after package upgrade/downgrade/install/uninstall;
*) user-manager – improved stability when received EAP attribute with non-existing state attribute;
*) vpls – fixed “pw-l2mtu” parameter usage;

New Arin Membership structure

On 1 January 2022, the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) implemented a new fee schedule and membership structure.  There are now two customer membership categories: Service and General. Both categories are entities that have a valid ARIN Registration Services Agreement (RSA or LRSA) for IPv4 and/or IPv6 address space. However, General Members are able to nominate candidates and vote in ARIN elections for both the board of Trustees and Advisory Council. They also must express a commitment to participating in ARIN elections when requesting to be a General Member.

https://www.arin.net/resources/fees/fee_schedule/