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Will the SIDR Model Succeed where the IRR Model Failed?
Will the SIDR Model Succeed where the IRR Model Failed?
Cengiz Alaettinoglu — Jun 09, 2015 08:50 AM

In this post (originally published on the APNIC blog), Cengiz Alaettinoglou gives a brief overview and comparison of the IRR and SIDR security models and shares his thoughts about the chances for these models to succeed.

IPv6 Deployment in Estonia
IPv6 Deployment in Estonia
Tarko Tikan — Jun 04, 2015 11:25 AM

Some time ago, many people noticed rapid IPv6 deployment growth in Estonia (from 0% to 5% in 4 weeks). Tarko Tikan, from 3249/Elion/Estonian Telecom, explains the reason behind this.

The DNS Root Zone Key-Signing Key is Changing
The DNS Root Zone Key-Signing Key is Changing
Mirjam Kühne — May 27, 2015 03:55 PM

Tony Smith from the APNIC gives an update on the DNS Root Zone Key-Signing and explains how the key-signing-key roll over will be done for the first time.

DNSSEC Meets End-of-life DLV: Turning off is Hard
DNSSEC Meets End-of-life DLV: Turning off is Hard
George Michaelson — May 25, 2015 03:20 PM

The Domain Name Service Look-aside Validation Service (DLV) was an idea which was useful in the transition from a non-signed DNSSEC root to the current globally visible DNSSEC trust anchor. Now a significant number of people in the wider Internet may be running (particularly) Linux distributions that out-of-the-box expect the DLV service to be running, and provide valid answers.

Usage of Teredo and IPv6 for P2P on Windows 10 and Xbox One
Mirjam Kühne — May 22, 2015 01:49 PM

Please find below a guest post by Darrin Veit and Christopher Palmer who originally posted this to the NANOG mailing list. It provides information for Xbox One, but also shares some relevant details on upcoming Windows functionality in terms of Teredo and IPv6 usage.

The AMS-IX Outage as Seen with RIPE Atlas
The AMS-IX Outage as Seen with RIPE Atlas
Robert Kisteleki — May 14, 2015 05:20 PM

During the RIPE 70 Meeting in Amsterdam this week (on 13 May around 10:00 UTC), we experienced a network outage at AMS-IX. Let's see how this was monitored by various tools.

BGPdump2: A Tool to Read and Compare the BGP RIB Dump Files
BGPdump2: A Tool to Read and Compare the BGP RIB Dump Files
Yasuhiro Ohara — May 12, 2015 01:55 PM

We introduce a new tool to read BGP RIB dump files, called BGPdump2. It has a unique feature, in which users can compare routes from BGP RIB files in the ”diff”-like display format. It is good for checking the correctness of BGP operation by comparing one ISP’s BGP routing table to another ISP’s.

On the Diversity of Interdomain Routing in Africa
On the Diversity of Interdomain Routing in Africa
FANOU Roderick — May 08, 2015 02:16 PM

In 2013 and 2014 we looked into measuring Interdomain Routing in Africa using the RIPE Atlas infrastructure. This resulted in a paper published at the PAM (Passive and Active Measurement) 2015 conference. Here we present some highlights of this research.

IPv4 Transfers in the RIPE NCC Service Region
IPv4 Transfers in the RIPE NCC Service Region
Rene Wilhelm — May 06, 2015 04:15 PM

Now that the RIPE NCC has reached its last /8, some Local Internet Registries (LIRs) are choosing to obtain additional address space from other organisations via the emerging transfer market. Here we examine statistics from the last two and a half years of transfers and visualise per country aggregates on a map.

Security and Trust in the Internet Routing Registries operated by the RIRs
Den Is — May 04, 2015 10:21 AM

At the RIPE 69 meeting, the use of the RIPE Database as an Internet Routing Registry (IRR) and it's relationship with other IRRs was raised. But there hasn't been much discussion on options for the way forward since. Based on what was said at RIPE 69 and the few comments made on the mailing list, I feel that some issues might need further clarification and discussion.