Internet artifacts, DDoS and the evolution of the IPv6 Internet

As the Internet gets older, it is important to preserve artifacts from the early days to enable young students to understand the evolution of this network. A new website presents some key artifacts showing the evolution of the Internet, starting with the 1977 map of the ARPANET, the first MP3, the first webcam, the beginning of Wikipedia, the launch of Facebook, …

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks continue to be a significant concern in today’s Internet. The Q3 2023 DDoS threat report published by Cloudflare provides some quantitative information about the evolution of this threat, with a peak DDoS attack of 2.6 Tbps towards

Some animations can summarize several years of measurements in a few minutes long video. A nice youtube video shows the evolution of the IPv4 and IPv6 Internets in parallel. This is a nice video that illustrates the growth of IPv6 and its importance in presentations.

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Written on October 30, 2023