Codesprinting in Yokohama
Claims of encryption having a effect on network bandwidth optimisation methods have been coming thick and fast to the IETF since IETF89. To help understand the real use cases and issues the IAB organised the Managing Radio Networks in an Encrypted World (MaRNEW) Workshop working with the telecoms association, GSMA.
Not what you think! This blog post is not about the novel by George Orwell. Although the topic is related, as all-encompassing surveillance is a big question both in the novel and in today’s Internet communications. One of the things that can make surveillance too easy is when the technology we use has weaknesses.
MaRNEW is a joint workshop between the IAB and the GSMA, and the focus will be on managing networks, particularly mobile ones, under the assumption that much of Internet traffic is or will be encrypted.
A key aspect of the IETF is running code, and we often apply our technology in our meetings, or run experiments to determine how well something works or gather information about networks.