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Anchoring Measurements: Bringing Back the Balance
Anchoring Measurements: Bringing Back the Balance
Alun Davies — 05 Jul 2017

Ever since the RIPE Atlas anchor network went online, the RIPE NCC has been scheduling anchoring measurements to provide a clear overview of the health of the network. Over time, however, a certain imbalance has crept into such measurements. Here's a look at the problem along with our solution.… Read more

Next Five Sponsored RIPE Atlas Anchors
Next Five Sponsored RIPE Atlas Anchors
Alun Davies — 04 Jul 2017

The second phase of the RIPE NCC’s campaign to sponsor 15 RIPE Atlas anchors has been completed, with another five anchor hosts selected for sponsorship. We want to tell you about the new anchor hosts and also take a look at some related developments here at the RIPE NCC.… Read more

Tags: atlas
Talking Traffic at TMA 2017
Talking Traffic at TMA 2017
Stephen Strowes — 30 Jun 2017

Last week, the Network Traffic, Measurement and Analysis Conference (TMA) took place in Maynooth, Ireland. A full week was scheduled, featuring a PhD school across Monday and Tuesday, the Mobile Network Measurements (MNM) workshop on Tuesday, and the main conference from Wednesday to Friday. We were there! Here's our summary of the week.… Read more

BGP More Specifics: Routing Vandalism or Useful?
BGP More Specifics: Routing Vandalism or Useful?
Geoff Huston — 27 Jun 2017

The Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) is the routing protocol that keeps the Internet glued together. The public Internet is composed of some 58,000 component networks (BGP calls them “Autonomous Systems” [AS’s]), many of which are very small, while some are very large both in terms of geographical coverage and numbers of users.… Read more

Tags: routing
A Virtual Canary-in-the-Coalmine for the DNSSEC Root Key Rollover
A Virtual Canary-in-the-Coalmine for the DNSSEC Root Key Rollover
Roland van Rijswijk — 27 Jun 2017

As many in the tech community will know, the DNS is a core part of the Internet’s infrastructure. It provides the vital function of mapping human-readable names (such as www.surf.nl) to machine readable information (such as 2001:610:188:410:145:100:190:243). When the DNS was designed in the 1980s, security was not a prime concern. … Read more

BGP Meets Cat
BGP Meets Cat
Christian Teuschel — 26 Jun 2017

As controversial as the title sounds much attention was drawn last weekend to RIPEstat when Job Snijders (@JobSnijders) revealed his creation of a Nyan Cat painted by smartly managing the visibility of 175 /24 prefixes.… Read more