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Call for Input: RPKI Browser

Matthias Wählisch — Nov 27, 2014 05:00 PM

Call for Input: RPKI Browser The RPKI Browser is a graphical user interface to the objects of the distributed RPKI repository. The development is at very early stage. In this article, we ask for external input in terms of use cases, features etc.

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The Resolvers We Use

Geoff Huston — Nov 26, 2014 10:55 AM

The Resolvers We Use The Internet’s Domain Name System is a modern day miracle. It may not represent the largest database that has ever been built, but nevertheless it’s truly massive. And even if it’s not the largest database that’s ever been built, it’s perhaps one of the more intensively used. The DNS is consulted every time we head to a web page, every time we send an email message, or in fact every time we initiate almost any transaction on the Internet. It's the essential bridge between a world of human names and the underlying world of binary protocol addresses. And it’s fast. Fast enough that it’s still largely invisible as part of the user experience, despite continued growth in size. Given the fragmentation of the IPv4 address space with the widespread use of various forms of address sharing, then it increasingly looks as if the DNS is the only remaining common glue that binds the Internet together as a single network.

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16th Meeting of the Saudi Arabian IPv6 Task Force

Marco Hogewoning — Nov 25, 2014 09:10 AM

16th Meeting of the Saudi Arabian IPv6 Task Force RIPE NCC staff and RIPE community members recently participated in a meeting of the Saudi Arabian IPv6 Task Force, which was held in Al-Khobar on 20 November 2014.

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Who's Watching

Geoff Huston — Nov 13, 2014 10:45 AM

Who's Watching Much has been said over the pasts year or so about various forms of cyber spying. The United States has accused the Chinese of cyber espionage and stealing industrial secrets. A former contractor to the United States' NSA, Edward Snowden, has accused various US intelligence agencies of systematic examination of activity on various popular social network services, through a program called “PRISM”. These days cloud services may be all the vogue, but there is also an emerging understanding that once your data heads off into one of these clouds, then it’s no longer necessarily entirely your data; it may have become somebody else's data too.

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ECDSA and DNSSEC

Geoff Huston — Nov 11, 2014 09:35 AM

ECDSA and DNSSEC Yes, that's a cryptic topic, even for an article that addresses matters of the use of cryptographic algorithms, so congratulations for getting even this far! This is a report of an experiment conducted in September and October 2014 by the authors to measure the extent to which deployed DNSSEC-validating resolvers fully support the use of the Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (ECDSA) with curve P-256.

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Privacy and Security - Five Objectives

Geoff Huston — Nov 06, 2014 10:50 AM

It has been a very busy period in the domain of computer security. With "shellshock", "heartbleed" and NTP monlink adding to the background of open DNS resolvers, port 445 viral nasties, SYN attacks and other forms of vulnerability exploits, it's getting very hard to see the forest for the trees. We are spending large amounts of resources in reacting to various vulnerabilities and attempting to mitigate individual network attacks, but are we making overall progress? What activities would constitute "progress" anyway?

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Data Streaming in RIPE Atlas

Suzanne Taylor Muzzin — Oct 31, 2014 01:35 PM

Data Streaming in RIPE Atlas RIPE Atlas data is now available as a live data stream, opening the door to a host of new applications and use cases. Learn more about how this powerful new functionality can benefit your network.

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Secure Internet Routing with RPKI

Remy de Boer — Oct 30, 2014 04:15 PM

Secure Internet Routing with RPKI Last week we improved the security of our routing infrastructure by implementing RPKI (Resource Public Key Infrastructure), a technology that can be used to secure the Internet routing infrastructure. RPKI was the topic of my Master's thesis and in this article I am trying to convince you to use this important technology for a more secure Internet.

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Experiment Proposal to Improve K-root

Suzanne Taylor Muzzin — Oct 29, 2014 05:15 PM

Experiment Proposal to Improve K-root We used RIPE Atlas to measure latency times to K-root, and we believe we can improve those times by adding new nodes to K-root in strategic locations. Here, we propose the idea of developing an experiment that would let us measure this potential improvement.

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RIPE Atlas: New Measurements UI and Tagging

Suzanne Taylor Muzzin — Oct 28, 2014 10:30 AM

RIPE Atlas: New Measurements UI and Tagging We're very excited to announce an all-new user interface (UI) for RIPE Atlas measurements. Users can now schedule, monitor and manage their own customised measurements more efficiently than ever before, and can now make use of the tagging feature when selecting probes for use in those measurements. Learn more about the new features below, explore the new interface, and let us know what you think.

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