In 2016, IPv4 exhaustion is on everyone’s lips: four out of five Regional Internet Registries have run out of freely available address space.
Comparisons rarely work. They never fit properly; they almost always lead away from the topic. And the audience‘s attention is lost in unimportant details. Therefore, writers do themselves few favours when they use comparisons as stylistic tools. I once read that in a book about speech writing (Franz, 2015). But there is one exception: the remote comparison. The further away the object of comparison, the better. The remote comparison is intended to show how absurd a situation is. The market at the core of the Internet is like a movie without a title.
The Dutch Network Operators Group had its annual conference on 9 September 2016, in Amsterdam. Here are some impressions of the event.
We started using RIPE Atlas to monitor and improve the services to our customers. We liked it so much that we're now a sponsor!
We are updating the technology behind RIPE Labs and www.ripe.net. If you are a frequent RIPE Labs editor, you will discover some great new features! At the same time, we also documented our experiences with upgrading to the new version to provide feedback to the Plone community.
We announced earlier that the RIPE Atlas APIs will change around the end of the year. In this article we give some advice on how to make this transition.
How we compare connectivity of cloud services using RIPE Atlas latency and DNS measurements
In July, I was fortunate enough to attend the third Indonesia Network Operators Group conference, IDNOG 3, which was held in Jakarta.
We take another, more detailed look at probe lifetimes and the dynamics of probes connecting and disconnecting from the RIPE Atlas infrastructure to try to understand how to keep the network growing in the long term.
The RIPE NCC is hosting a hackathon focused on developing tools for Internet Exchange Points. Come participate!