About this blog…

I am employed by Netnod as head of engineering, research and development and am among other things chair of the Security and Stability Advisory Committee at ICANN. You can find CV and photos of me at this page.

As I wear so many hats, I find it being necessary to somewhere express my personal view on things. This is the location where that happens. Postings on this blog, or at Facebook, Twitter etc, falls under this policy.

The views expressed on this post are mine and do not necessarily reflect the views of Netnod or any other of the organisations I have connections to.

Wine from Dry Creek and Alexander Valley

Earlier this week I spent one afternoon, and one morning, with friends in Alexander Valley and Dry Creek. It resulted in testing these wines. I hope this is helpful for you.

Who the winner was? Definitely Mekker Four Kings Alexander Valley 2008.


Chardonnay 2015 Stuhlmuller Alexander Valley Lots of oak, but not really butter


Trademark Clearing House and Internationalized Domain Names

The other day I discussed TMCH and IDN’s with a few people from ICANN Staff. They where very very patient and that gave me the ability to think really hard trying to understand what the issues I feel really are. At the end I think we have the embryo of a problem statement. A statement […]

SSAC releases SAC-092

This document is input to ICANN CCWG Accountability Work Stream Two, Working Group on Human Rights.

The letter is to be posted as SAC092.

This document is input to ICANN CCWG Accountability Work Stream Two, Working Group on Human Rights. The letter is to be posted as SAC092.

Mailman and HTTPS

So Frobbit! this last weekend started to use HTTPS “all over the place” thanks to Let’s Encrypt. The launch will be gradual because there are so many software packages that are completely broken in design, have bugs, errors, do not use proper libraries, tries to do things on their own, do not follow RFCs and […]

How I run email – Updated version

I have earlier described how I manage my email. That was a kind of abstract description, so let me explain again, this time with explicit examples from my use of the excellent email client MailMate on Mac.

To start with, I use IMAP and sort email in different mailboxes. The filters are updated with the […]

Blocking the Internet is a dangerous path for Sweden

Today Feb 7, 2016, I am together with Anders Ahlqvist, Swedish Police, and Jon Karlung, CEO of the ISP Bahnhof, writing an article in Swedish on why blocking is the wrong path forward. You can find the article in Swedish here, and below a translation to English made by myself.

The proposal […]

Security and things…

The polarized discussions related to “bad things on the net” continues. Everyone from the Prime Minister of Sweden talking about how powerful tool viruses controlled by the police would be, to the Anonymous attacking Daesh on the net.

I have been kind of silent the last week just because I have not had any idea […]

Effective deployment of broadband?

I see in the Swedish Newspaper SvD an article where the minister of IT, Kaplan, states the new directive regarding access to ducts will be revolutionary for broadband deployment. Sure, it might be better than the situation today, but unfortunately not give the boost that he is talking about.

What is needed for the society […]


Jan Žorž of Internet Society has written a text describing results of lab tests of DANE and SMTP at Go6Labs. The findings seems to be that if either of the MX or the TLSA records in the DNS is unsigned, then delivery of SMTP will not happen over the TLS protected connection if the cert […]

Solution to old keynote files missing images

Today I had the need to look at some old presentations I have made. Or rather, not very old at all. Just a few generation Keynote back in time. I got an error message. Asked me to use an old version of Keynote.Ok, I accepted and opened the file in the old version of Keynote […]