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RIPEstat is Getting Ready for a Face-Lift
RIPEstat is Getting Ready for a Face-Lift
Stephen Suess — 13 May 2019

The user interface (UI) of RIPEstat has become a familiar view for our user base, but after nine years of service we are starting to explore new concepts to improve the user experience on our information service. In this article we share our motivation, the guiding principles for the new UI and the first results of our development efforts.… Read more

Tags: ripestat tools
SEEDIG 2019 Liveblog
SEEDIG 2019 Liveblog
Gergana Petrova — 06 May 2019

The 5th edition of SEEDIG, the Internet governance event for South East Europe, is taking place from 6 to 8 May 2019 in Bucharest. You can expect sessions on cybersecurity, trust in digital technologies, technical developments, 5G, challenges of online content, the future of work and more. RIPE NCC staff at the event will be live-blogging key moments. Come back to this page for regular updates on the issues, arguments and ideas discussed over the course of the meeting.… Read more

Tags: governance
Making the DNS More Private with QNAME Minimisation
Making the DNS More Private with QNAME Minimisation
Wouter de Vries — 26 Apr 2019

DNS queries can contain a lot of sensitive information about Internet users. Query name minimisation (qmin) limits the information revealed to what is actually necessary for a DNS name server to answer the query. We did an initial study of qmin deployment and the associated challenges and published our research at the Passive and Active Measurement (PAM) conference. In this post, we summarise the highlights.… Read more

BGP Zombies
BGP Zombies
Romain Fontugne — 23 Apr 2019

When withdrawing an IP prefix from the Internet, an origin network sends BGP withdraw messages, which are expected to propagate to all BGP routers that hold an entry for that IP prefix in their routing table. Yet network operators occasionally report issues where routers maintain routes to IP prefixes withdrawn by their origin network. … Read more

Tags: bgp research
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