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“Let’s Go Virtual!”: Reflections on a Community Discussion
“Let’s Go Virtual!”: Reflections on a Community Discussion
Chris Buckridge — 03 Jul 2020

Recently, the RIPE NCC and LINX held an online discussion with around 50 people to consider the impact that our COVID-19 era “remote only” approach to events has had on the Internet technical community. In this article, we’d like to try capture some of the key insights and perspectives that came through in that discussion, whether from our speakers or from the (very active!) chat.… Read more

Route Flap Damping in the Wild?!
Route Flap Damping in the Wild?!
Clemens Mosig — 24 Jun 2020

BGP Route Flap Damping (RFD) and its use has been a controversial topic in the past. Recommendations have been revised multiple times over the past two decades and still differ from vendor default values. In this article we dive into how we measured Route Flap Damping in the real-world, uncover which configurations are in use, and provide RFD parameter sets based on past recommendations for your router.… Read more

Measuring IP Connectivity with RIPE Atlas
Measuring IP Connectivity with RIPE Atlas
Branimir Petricevic — 24 Jun 2020

One of the most important but often overlooked criteria when choosing a hosting provider is the performance of its network. Poor network performance for any kind of online service leads to low customer satisfaction. What is the best way to measure network performance that most accurately simulates a customer's experience with a network? We found this question to be an interesting idea to explore during a Leaseweb hackathon!… Read more

What is Network Time Security and Why is it Important?
What is Network Time Security and Why is it Important?
Michael Cardell Widerkrantz — 19 Jun 2020

The Network Time Protocol (NTP) is a venerable Internet protocol for synchronising time. It has been with us since at least 1985 as the most commonly used protocol for synchronising the time on computer systems. It enables devices connected to the Internet to maintain clock synchronisation with reliable time sources, such as the atomic clocks used to provide Netnod's NTP service. … Read more

Tags: standards
Survey: How Do You Configure DNS Resolvers?
Survey: How Do You Configure DNS Resolvers?
Petr Špaček — 17 Jun 2020

DNS resolvers are constantly adding features without removing any. This trend cannot continue indefinitely because the software could eventually break under its own weight. Which features are used in practice and which can be safely removed? We present preliminary results of a survey among DNS resolver administrators, and also invite readers to participate in a cross-vendor survey which is open until 30 June 2020.… Read more

EuroDIG 2020 Live Blog
EuroDIG 2020 Live Blog
Gergana Petrova — 12 Jun 2020

The 12th edition of EuroDIG, the pan-European Internet governance event, is taking place from 10-12 June 2020 online. You can expect sessions on technical and operational issues, security, justice, public empowerment, lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic 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

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