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ITU Plenipotentiary 2018: Through the Eyes of a Former Network Engineer
Marco Hogewoning — 20 Nov 2018

The recently-ended Plenipotentiary Conference of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) in Dubai was anything but a technical meeting, yet with the ITU’s mandate focused around telecommunications and ICTs, of course technological issues and challenges underpin many of the discussions. As the meeting resolves and instructs the different ITU Bureaux, especially the Telecommunications Standardisation Bureau (TSB), some of these instructions might impact technical decisions down the line. In this article, I’ll look at some of the conference’s output and try and assess the technology behind it. This is PP-18 from the perspective of a retired network engineer.… Read more

IGF 2018 Liveblog
IGF 2018 Liveblog
Gergana Petrova — 14 Nov 2018

The 13th annual meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) runs from 12-14 November 2018 in Paris. The RIPE NCC staff at the event will be liveblogging key moments and session take-aways. Check back on this page for regular updates on the issues, arguments and ideas from RIPE NCC staff and RIPE community members.… Read more

10 Years of IPv6 Stakeout!
10 Years of IPv6 Stakeout!
Torbjorn Eklov — 13 Nov 2018

In October 2008 I registered kommunermedipv6.se. My main motivation was to encourage the municipalities in Sweden to enable IPv6 and to publicly show once it's done. Now, ten years later, I think my idea was a big mistake....… Read more

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What Do We Do With E-Waste?
What Do We Do With E-Waste?
Mirjam Kühne — 09 Nov 2018

The headlines are raising awareness about the plastic soup that's clogging up our oceans but there's another problem much closer to home for much of the RIPE community: e-waste (aka 'dead electronics'). E-waste is a massive contributor to environmental pollution globally. We want to keep the conversation going about how our peers are tackling e-waste so that we can share best practices and reduce our carbon footprint together. Where is your obsolete equipment going? Are you implementing more sustainable solutions to power your business? … Read more

Announcing RIPE Atlas VM Anchors
Announcing RIPE Atlas VM Anchors
Alun Davies — 08 Nov 2018

After a successful pilot project and a period spent gathering feedback from the community, RIPE Atlas Virtual Machine (VM) anchors are a go. Anyone out there who wishes to host a virtual RIPE Atlas anchor can do so starting today. Here's everything you need to know to get started. … Read more