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OpenIPmap - A Collaborative Approach to Mapping Internet Infrastructure
OpenIPmap - A Collaborative Approach to Mapping Internet Infrastructure
Jasper den Hertog — 14 Feb 2018

OpenIPmap, the RIPE NCC’s tool for geolocating core Internet infrastructure, has undergone a full architectural overhaul. With a new set of APIs and interfaces designed to cater to the needs of all users, the system integrates various methods for estimating the geographical locations of IXPs, core routers and other components of Internet infrastructure. In this, the first of two RIPE Labs articles on the topic, we look at the evolution of OpenIPmap from its inception to today. … Read more

Selecting Projects for the RIPE NCC Community Projects Fund
Alastair Strachan — 30 Jan 2018

The RIPE NCC Community Projects Fund provided EUR 250,000 in 2017 to support projects of value to the Internet's operation and resilience. Getting such a monumental project right relies on the work of the selection committee who are tasked with making sure only the most worthy projects receive support. Here's who they are and the process they went through.… Read more

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A Shrinking Pie? The IPv4 Transfer Market in 2017
A Shrinking Pie? The IPv4 Transfer Market in 2017
Rene Wilhelm — 30 Jan 2018

A record number of IPv4 addresses were transferred between LIRs in the RIPE NCC service region in 2017. However, 16 of the largest transfers, amounting to 78% of the total transferred address space, were really about the administrative management of resources between related business units. In terms of buyers and sellers, this part of the IPv4 transfer market decreased in size last year. … Read more

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