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Diversity Discussions at RIPE 74
Diversity Discussions at RIPE 74
Amanda Gowland — 29 May 2017

This is the first in a series of blog posts on efforts to increase diversity and inclusivity in the RIPE community. The focus of this article is to report on activities before and during the RIPE 74 Meeting in Budapest in May 2017. We also invite you to join the mailing list, and help shape the newly formed RIPE Diversity Task Force.… Read more

Investigating the Status of Reverse DNS
Investigating the Status of Reverse DNS
Sofía Silva Berenguer — 29 May 2017

On 20 and 21 April 2017, the RIPE NCC organised a DNS Measurements Hackathon in Amsterdam. I thought I would be the only one curious about reverse DNS delegations, so, to avoid being disappointed, I convinced myself that the best I could expect was to work on something I could recycle later and use to measure my lovely reverse DNS delegations.… Read more

Tags: DNS hackathon
Anycast Latency: How Many Sites are Enough?
Anycast Latency: How Many Sites are Enough?
JH Kuipers — 24 May 2017

IP anycast is a popular way to scale up and distribute services across the Internet, with the aim of getting closer to end users. Using anycast, the IP address of a service is available in multiple places on the Internet — so-called anycast instances or sites — and Internet routing defines which instance of the service will reach users.… Read more

BGP Table Fragmentation: What & Who?
BGP Table Fragmentation: What & Who?
Julien Gamba — 18 May 2017

BGP routing table growth is one of the major Internet scaling issues, and prefix deaggregation is thought to be a major contributor to table growth. In this work we quantify the fragmentation of the routing table by the type of IP prefix. We observe that the proportion of deaggregated prefixes has quasi doubled in the last fifteen years. Our study also shows that the deaggregated prefixes are the least stable; they appear and disappear more frequently.… Read more