DNSSEC needed for “continued growth of the Internet,” says IETF chair

Reflecting on the 25th anniversary this week of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), chair Russ Housely pointed to DNSSEC and IPv6 as two standards that represent the group’s strength in anticipating needed standards. He told Computerworld:

Sometimes the IETF sees a need before the marketplace is ready to embrace it. This leads to the standards being in place before the service providers are ready to deploy. DNSSEC and IPv6 are two examples. So working on global deployment of these completed protocols to offer new capabilities is one challenge. Yet the capabilities offered by these protocols is necessary for the continued growth of the Internet as a trusted platform for communications and innovation used by billions of people around the world.<!—->

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