Torbjörn Eklöv

Torbjörn Eklöv

CTO, Senior Network Architect, DNSSEC/IPv6
Joined on January 28, 2010 – Sweden
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About

Torbjörn Eklöv is the founder and owner of Interlan AB, an IT consulting company in Sweden with 20 employees. He is a DNSSEC and IPv6 pioneer. All internal and external services at Interlan AB uses both IPv6 and IPv4. Interlan AB is also hosting about 200 DNSSEC signed domains. Torbjörn has worked with Internet communication and IT-security for 15 years. Torbjörn is the founder and manager of SEC, Secure End User Connection/SEC ( SKA, Säker KundAnslutning in Swedish), a standard organization that certifies products and broadband networks with the goal to secure subscribers from spoofing and hijacking. Se http://www.secureenduserconnection.se for more information.
His favorite homepage is http://www.dnssecandipv6.se
And since 2011-11-22 he is a proud winner of Swedish Network Users' Society's IP-pris

Featured Blogs

The Christmas Goat Is On Fire, Fourth Season

This year, 2013, I got 24 days of IPv6 and DNSSEC measurements. All in all it created 15GB logs with more than 62 million rows. On the 21st of December, early in the morning, the goat was "traditionally" burnt down, however this year with one exception. Via the Swedish newspaper Expressen the arsonists anonymously took the blame and also filmed their own act. more»

The Christmas Goat, IPv6 and DNSSEC - Third Season

As Christmas were getting closer, the third time of load balancing the streaming pictures of the famous Christmas goat in the city of Gävle, Sweden, was on the agenda. My goal with this activity is the same as before, to track the use of IPv6 and DNSSEC validation. The results from the last two years are published on CircleID. more»

The Mailbox That Saved DNSSEC

A very long time ago, back in the ancient time of year 2006, the registry for .se domains, also called .SE, opened up for signing .se zones with DNSSEC. In those days .SE did not have a registrar/registry model and my own company Interlan was then an agent for .SE. One day I suddenly got a mail from .SE regarding secure DNS -- DNSSEC. ...I almost immediately saw the benefits that such a solution could give to a better and more secure Internet. more»

IPv6: Childhood's End?

A few weeks ago, when I was lurking around IPv6, I found that my own www.ipv6.tk was my first ever IPv6 domain. A "whois" on the domain says that it was registered in 2005, but something told me that I actually started this earlier. 
I therefore logged in at www.nic.tk and could see that my first feeling was correct; the first invoice for ipv6.tk was actually paid in the year of 2002. Here are some of the key things that I have experienced and learned over my first ten years. more»

The Christmas Goat, IPv6 and DNSSEC - Second Season

Last year the municipality of Gavle asked my company if we could help them load share the streaming pictures of the famous Christmas goat in Gävle. I accepted the invitation and set up a separate domain. My own interest in this was of course to track the usage of IPv6 and validation of DNSSEC from the visitors of the site. more»

Microsoft Direct Access: Is it Heaven or Hell for IPv6?

I must confess, during the past couple of years I have highlighted the VPN-solution Direct Access (DA) from Microsoft as a killer application for IPv6. I still have hope for this solution, but as I now have had the chance to study the UAG/DA-solution more closely and in practical implementation, I must also highlight some issues for Microsoft to handle. My conclusion is that using DA today brings difficulties when it comes to an organization that already has, or wants to, deploy native IPv6 internally. more»

The Christmas Goat, IPv6 and DNSSEC!

The city of Gävle in Sweden have a special Christmas tradition for which it is quite famous. Every year in December a giant Christmas Goat in straw is put in to place in one of the central town squares. In relation to this tradition a sub-tradition has emerged which the city is even more renowned for -- to burn down the poor Christmas Goat. This is of course an "illegal" act, but still of quite some interest! Web-cameras showing the status of the Christmas Goat have been put up by the city of Gävle, primarily in a purpose of control. However, when someone sets fire to the poor Goat, the traffic and need for bandwidth tend to go sky-high for these cams. more»

IPv6: Whose Responsibility Is It?

This text was originally meant to be read by the Swedish authorities and municipalities, but the problem is most probably similar all over the world. Along with others, I have repeatedly written and spoken about the need for municipalities and agencies to start with the roll-out of IPv6. Most of what I have written has been focused on IT managers. It might seem natural that it is the IT manager's decision to get the IPv6-project started. But what if perhaps it isn't...? more»

IPv6 and the Swedish Public Sector

No one can have failed to notice that the last IPv4 address will soon be allocated. We have lived with a shortage of addresses for 15 years, but when the last address is allocated, the shortage will become acute, instead of just a pain, as it is today... In The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams describes the least expensive and most effective method for making something invisible. You simply decide that it is Someone Else's Problem or SEP, if you abbreviate. This is an approach that is frighteningly similar to the Swedish public sector's view of the address shortage on the Internet. "It is not our problem -- if we ignore it, it will probably go away." more»

DNSSEC: Will Microsoft Have Enough Time?

I have previously pointed out the shortcomings of good and user friendly support for DNSSEC in Microsoft's Server 2008 R2. During the period just after I wrote the post, I had a dialogue with Microsoft, but during the last months there has been no word at all. The reason I bring this up again is that more and more Top Level Domains (TLDs) now enable DNSSEC and also the fact that within six months the root will be signed. more»

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