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Enabling Data Compression in RIPE Atlas
Enabling Data Compression in RIPE Atlas
Daniel Quinn — Jun 17, 2015 02:55 PM

We’d like to enable gzip compression on all of RIPE Atlas' measurement API calls — but thanks to the BREACH vulnerability, doing so could mean that some enterprising individual with an obscene amount of time on their hands might be able read the contents of the responses. This means measurement results as well as metadata for measurements — including the small number of measurements not marked as “public”. We believe the drawbacks are negligible, but we’re looking for community support.

HTTP Measurements with RIPE Atlas
HTTP Measurements with RIPE Atlas
Robert Kisteleki — Jun 16, 2015 03:35 PM

After a discussion with the community about HTTP measurements, we'll start implementing this as a publicly available measurement type.

EuroDIG 2015 Report by Corinne Cath
EuroDIG 2015 Report by Corinne Cath
Marco Hogewoning — Jun 10, 2015 11:04 AM

For EuroDIG 2015, held in Sofia, Bulgaria on 3 and 4 June 2015, the RIPE NCC was pleased to be able to support the participation of Corinne Cath, who presented her work on human rights in the development of technical protocols at the recent RIPE 70 Cooperation Working Group session. Below is her impression of the conference.

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.