CloudFlare Joins Three More Peering Exchanges in Australia

Published on by Tim Hoffman.

In the coming weeks, connectivity to CloudFlare in Australia is going to a new level. As part of CloudFlare’s ongoing upgrades program, we established connections to three new Internet exchanges: the Megaport Internet exchanges in Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne. These connections doubled the number of Australian Internet exchanges we reach and marked the first exchanges outside of Sydney that Cloudflare participates in. What is Peering? When…

Introducing CFSSL - CloudFlare's PKI toolkit

Published on by Nick Sullivan.

Today we’re proud to introduce CFSSL—our open source toolkit for everything TLS/SSL. CFSSL is used internally by CloudFlare for bundling TLS/SSL certificates chains, and for our internal Certificate Authority infrastructure. We use this tool for all our TLS certificates. Creating a certificate bundle is a common pain point for website operators, and doing it right is important for website security AND speed…

ReplayLastGoal and CloudFlare: Fanning World Cup Flames

Published on by Andrew A. Schafer.

The World Cup is, at once, exhilarating and agonizing, and not just for those lucky souls in Rio or Manaus, folks working from home, or anyone else sitting happily in front of a TV. I’m talking about the quiet victories and silent pains loyal fans everywhere experience week after week at their desks. The muffled “YES!” breathed through your teeth as you check the…

Parabéns, Brasil! CloudFlare's 27th Data Center Now Live

Published on by Joshua Motta.

“Chile may have scored a CloudFlare data center first, but at least we’re still in the Cup” Brazil is home to not only the most successful national football team in history (Pentacampeão), but also to the most technologically advanced World Cup ever hosted. From vanishing foam and goal-line technology, to the biological passport and the thermally-bonded design of the Adidas Brazuca, FIFA…

Introducing the BPF Tools

Published on by Marek Majkowski.

In a recent article I described the basic concepts behind the use of Berkeley Packet Filter (aka BSD Packet filter or BPF) bytecode for high performance packet filtering, and the xt_bpf iptables module. In this post I'll explain how we use BPF and xt_bpf as one tool to deal with large scale DDoS attacks. And, today, CloudFlare is open sourcing the tools we'…