Are We Slowly Losing Control of the Internet? By Karl Auerbach

Are We Slowly Losing Control of the Internet? By Karl Auerbach
Karl Auerbach is concerned about how the evolving internet “would be managed, monitored, diagnosed, or repaired” with there being a lack of discussion on these issues. He gives an example of VOIP-SIP, noting it’s too complex and the basic encoding a mess. He comments that with history to use as a guide in many fields, “that in this internet age that we might have learned that clarity of internet protocol design is a great virtue and that management, diagnostics, and security are not afterthoughts but primary design goals.” In this article Karl is concerned about internet stability and foresees “a future internet in which people involved in management, troubleshooting, and repair are engaged in a Sisyphean effort to provide service in the face of increasingly non-unified design of internet protocols. And in that future, users will have to learn to expect outages and become accustomed to dealing with service provider customer service ‘associates’ whose main job is to buy time to keep customers from rioting while the technical repair team tries to figure out what happened, where it happened, and what to do about it.”
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