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Cloudflare 推出 Spectrum:65535 個 TCP Port 都可以轉的 Proxy...

Cloudflare 推出了 Spectrum,文章標題提到的 65533 應該是指 80 & 443 以外其他的 port:「Introducing Spectrum: Extending Cloudflare To 65,533 More Ports」。

然後因為 TCP proxy 不像 HTTP proxy 與 WebSocket proxy 可以靠 Host header 資訊判斷,在 TCP proxy 需要獨占 IP address 使用 (i.e. 一個 IP address 只能給一個客戶用),而因為 IPv4 address 不夠的關係,這個功能只開放給 Enterprise 客戶用:

Today we are introducing Spectrum, which brings Cloudflare’s security and acceleration to the whole spectrum of TCP ports and protocols for our Enterprise customers.

雖然現在限定在 Enterprise 客戶,但 Cloudflare 還是希望看看有沒有其他想法,目前提出來的選項包括了開放 IPv6 address 給所有人用,或是變成獨立付費項目:

Why just Enterprise? While HTTP can use the Host header to identify services, TCP relies on each service having a unique IP address in order to identify it. Since IPv4 addresses are endangered, it’s quite expensive for us to delegate an IP per application and we needed to limit use. We’re actively thinking about ways to bring Spectrum to everyone. One idea is to offer IPv6-only Spectrum to non-Enterprise customers. Another idea is let anyone use Spectrum but pay for the IPv4 address. We’re not sure yet, but if you prefer one to the other, feel free to comment and let us know.

類似的產品應該是 clean pipe 類的服務,但一般 clean pipe 是透過 routing 重導清洗流量,而非像 Cloudflare 這樣設計... 不知道後續會有什麼樣的變化。

Cloudflare 推出 1.1.1.1 的 DNS Resolver 服務

Cloudflare 推出了 1.1.1.1 上的 DNS Resolver 服務:「Announcing 1.1.1.1: the fastest, privacy-first consumer DNS service」,主打項目是隱私以及效能。

然後因為這個 IP 的特殊性,上面有不少奇怪的流量... 而 Cloudflare 跟 APNIC 交換條件後取得這個 IP address 的使用權 (然後 anycast 發出去):

APNIC's research group held the IP addresses 1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1. While the addresses were valid, so many people had entered them into various random systems that they were continuously overwhelmed by a flood of garbage traffic. APNIC wanted to study this garbage traffic but any time they'd tried to announce the IPs, the flood would overwhelm any conventional network.

We talked to the APNIC team about how we wanted to create a privacy-first, extremely fast DNS system. They thought it was a laudable goal. We offered Cloudflare's network to receive and study the garbage traffic in exchange for being able to offer a DNS resolver on the memorable IPs. And, with that, 1.1.1.1 was born.

Cloudflare 做了效能比較表 (與 Google Public DNSOpenDNS 比較),可以看到平均速度快不少:

在台灣的話,HiNet 非固定制 (也就是 PPPoE 連線的使用者) 連到 8.8.8.8 有奇怪的 latency:

可以比較同一台機器對 168.95.1.1 的反應速度:

不過如果你是 HiNet 固定制 (固 2 或是固 6 IP 那種,不透過 PPPoE,直接設定 IP address 使用 bridge mode 連線的使用者),兩者的 latency 就差不多,不知道是 Google 還是 HiNet 的架構造成的。

另外比較奇怪的一點是在文章最後面提到的 https://1.1.1.1/,理論上不會發 IP-based 的 SSL certificate 才對?不知道 CEO 老大是有什麼誤解... XD

Visit https://1.1.1.1/ from any device to get started with the Internet's fastest, privacy-first DNS service.

Update:查了資料發現是可以發的,只是大多數的 CA 沒有提供而已...

將找 Origin Server IP 位置自動化的 CloudFlair

Twitter 上看到 CloudFlair 這個工具,可以找被 Cloudflare 保護的網站,將尋找後面 Origin Server 的 IP address 的過程自動化:

這隻程式配合 Censys 的資料去找,而不是自己獨立掃整個 IPv4 address。

另外這隻程式也不保證掃的出來,像是透過 Cloudflare 去年十一月推出的新服務 Wrap,就不需要將 Port 80/443 對 Internet 公開 (參考「Cloudflare 推出的 Wrap 讓你不用在本地端開對外的 Port 80/443」)。

不過還是蠻好玩的工具啦 XDDD

PChome 24h 連線會慢的原因... (續篇)

上一篇「PChome 24h 連線會慢的原因...」寫到 DNS resolver 會倒在路邊,但沒寫會怎麼倒... 因為規格書上沒有寫當問不到要問的東西時要怎麼處理,所以每一家處理的方式都不太一樣。

我把對各 DNS resolver 查詢 100 次的結果放在 GitHub Gist 上:「Query 24h.pchome.com.tw」,大家都是回 SERVFAIL,只是時間不一樣 (最後一個 x.xxxx total 的部份表示實際秒數,wall clock)。

先看這次的主角好了,HiNet168.95.1.1168.95.192.1,同時也應該是 PChome 24h 服務使用人數最多的 DNS resolver。

這兩個 DNS resolver 在遇到問題時不會馬上回 SERVFAIL,加上業界有小道消息說中華自己改了不少 code,所以跟一般的 open source software 行為不太一樣。由於看不到 PChome 端的 DNS packet,所以只能就行為來猜... 應該是在第一輪都查不到後,會先 random sleep 一段時間,然後再去問一次,如果第二次還是失敗的話才回應 SERVFAIL

這個 random sleep 看起來可能是 10 秒,因為數據上看起來最長的時間就是這個了。

SEEDNet 的 139.175.1.1 以及 Google8.8.8.8 都沒這個問題,都會馬上回應 SERVFAIL

前陣子新出的 9.9.9.9 (參考「新的 DNS Resolver:9.9.9.9」) 則是有些特別的狀況,可以看到前面有三個 query 很慢 (第 2、3、5 三行),但後面的速度就正常了。可能是新加坡那邊有三台伺服器在服務 (目前我這邊測試的機器到 9.9.9.9 會到新加坡),在第一次遇到都沒有答案時會有特殊的演算法先確認,之後就會 cache 住?

所以各家 DNS resolver 反應都不太一樣,然後最大那家有問題 XD

24h.pchome.com.tw 慢一次,ecvip.pchome.com.tw 再慢一次,圖片的 a.ecimg.tw 再慢一次,一個頁面上多來幾個 domain 就會讓人受不了了 XD

其實我只要改成 8.8.8.8 或是改走 proxy.hinet.net 就可以解決啦,但還是寫下來吧 (抓頭)。

Dropbox 的 IPv6 轉移過程

Dropbox 描述了他們目前將整個服務轉移到 IPv6 的過程 (看起來是進行式,而不是完成式):「Deploying IPv6 in Dropbox Edge Network」。

看到比較有趣的是這幾幾張圖:


IPv6 request percentage across all Dropbox services


IPv6 request percentage increased as we enabled IPv6 for more services


Countries ranked by IPv6 Request Percentage

差不多有 1/6 的量了,這樣其實不算少,是個開始...

用 Vagrant 的技巧

在「Ten Things I Wish I’d Known Before Using Vagrant」這邊作者整理了使用 Vagrant 的十個技巧,有些以前就知道,有些是每次遇到都要查一次,有些則是新發現的工具...

其中第四點提到的工具「vagrant-landrush/landrush」之前沒看過:

A Vagrant plugin that provides a simple DNS server for Vagrant guests

Landrush is a simple cross-platform DNS for Vagrant VMs that is visible on both, the guest and the host.

It spins up a small DNS server and redirects DNS traffic from your VMs to use it, automatically registering/unregistering IP addresses of guests as they come up and go down.

也可以從範例知道實際用途:

Vagrant.configure("2") do |config|
  config.vm.box = "hashicorp/precise64"

  config.landrush.enabled = true

  config.vm.hostname = "myhost.vagrant.test"

  config.landrush.host 'static1.example.com', '1.2.3.4'
  config.landrush.host 'static2.example.com', '2.3.4.5'
end

以前有遇到這樣的需求時都還傻傻的去寫 /etc/hosts... (也是會動啦,而且每一台都寫一樣的東西是還好,但有種很 workaround 的感覺 XD)

之後有遇到時用看看...

美國的電信商提供 API,讓第三方透過 IP 就可以知道你的真實身份

前陣子的報料,美國的電信商提供 API 給第三方,讓第三方可以用 IP address 查出你的真實身份:「Want to see something crazy? Open this link on your phone with WiFi turned off.」,像是這樣:

These services are using your mobile phone’s IP address to look up your phone number, your billing information and possibly your phone’s current location as provided by cell phone towers (no GPS or phone location services required).

目前所有的網站都已經被下架了,但可以從當時的截圖看到有多少資訊。AT&T 的新聞稿在「AT&T Helps Businesses Improve Mobile Transaction Security with New Mobile Identity API Toolkit」,新聞稿沒被下掉我猜可能是因為上市公司受法令限制的關係?

這其實是一個警示,說明了美國的電信商開始把大家一直認為極為隱私的資料賣給第三方:

But what these services show us is even more alarming: US telcos appear to be selling direct, non-anonymized, real-time access to consumer telephone data to third party services — not just federal law enforcement officials — who are then selling access to that data.

而且作者在 GitHub 上看到有程式碼針對韓國電信商提供的 API 呼叫,所以韓國也有類似服務:

I found what looks like a third-party API implementation for a Korean Danal API on GitHub. The author wrote the code for South Korean telcos, so there may be differences with US carriers. The query parameters in the HTTP requests are similar to what I remember seeing in the Danal demo. It’s unclear from my reading of the code whether or not this API requires operation inside of e.g. a Danal Inc. hosted-iframe for identity confirmation. The diagram on page 4 of this documentation describing the Korean “Danal Pay” service appears to show the client interacting with the customer’s servers only.

台灣呢,嘿嘿...

VPN 保留連線記錄幫助 FBI 抓犯人

這應該是這幾天鬧得蠻大的事情:「PureVPN Logs Helped FBI Net Alleged Cyberstalker」。

起因在於 PureVPN 的廣告寫著他們不會記錄:

但在證詞裡卻提到 PureVPN 有記錄:

“Significantly, PureVPN was able to determine that their service was accessed by the same customer from two originating IP addresses: the RCN IP address from the home Lin was living in at the time, and the software company where Lin was employed at the time,” the agent’s affidavit reads.

然後回頭看 PureVPN 的 Privacy 條款發現他們在條款裡面寫著他們會記錄連線資訊:

Our servers automatically record the time at which you connect to any of our servers. From here on forward, we do not keep any records of anything that could associate any specific activity to a specific user. The time when a successful connection is made with our servers is counted as a ‘connection’ and the total bandwidth used during this connection is called ‘bandwidth’. Connection and bandwidth are kept in record to maintain the quality of our service. This helps us understand the flow of traffic to specific servers so we could optimize them better.

然後被告 Ryan S. Lin 就幹剿了:

“There is no such thing as a VPN that doesn’t keep logs,” Lin said. “If they can limit your connections or track bandwidth usage, they keep logs.”

以後挑 VPN 還得仔細看條款裡面留 log 的部份啊...

Slashdot 名字的由來

在 20 年紀念文 (懷舊文) 中 Rob Malda 提到了 Slashdot 名字的由來:「A Pre-History of Slashdot」。

I originally used the name ‘slashdot’ on my desktop a year earlier when I got my first static IP in the Voorhees Hall dorm room I shared with Dave. Back in 1996, our floor was the first in all of Hope College to be granted 24/7 high speed internet access.

宿舍機器的名字 XDDD

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