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RIPE NCC Technical Services Update 2015
RIPE NCC Technical Services Update 2015
Kaveh Ranjbar — Mar 16, 2015 11:10 AM

The RIPE NCC's Chief Information Officer, Kaveh Ranjbar, gives an update on the state of our technical services and tools, and gives readers a heads up about what they can expect in 2015.

New Architecture Model for K-root Local Instances
New Architecture Model for K-root Local Instances
Romeo Zwart — Mar 11, 2015 02:35 PM

We have redesigned the K-root architecture for our hosted nodes, formerly known as K-root local instances. System architecture and network setup have been simplified a lot. This will reduce our management effort for K-root and reduce costs for K-root hosts.

Quality of ROAs in RPKI Repositories
Quality of ROAs in RPKI Repositories
Daniele Iamartino — Mar 10, 2015 03:25 PM

RPKI.me is a website collecting statistics and information about objects in the RPKI repositories. The web page shows some of the most problematic ROAs present and suggests possible fixes.

Introducing ENISA: Securing European Networks
Rossella Mattioli — Mar 03, 2015 01:45 PM

ENISA, the European Union Agency for Network & Information Security, is an independent body of expertise, set up by the European Union, to secure Europe’s information society. It was founded in 2004 to facilitate the exchange of information between EU institutions, the public and the private sector. The goal is to work together with operational communities to identify pragmatic solutions to current security issues. In this first article, we have asked ENISA to introduce themselves and highlight some of their activities that could be of interest to the RIPE community.

Today's Mobile Internet
Today's Mobile Internet
Geoff Huston — Feb 26, 2015 02:50 PM

It has been observed that the most profound technologies are those that disappear. They weave themselves into the fabric of everyday life until they are indistinguishable from it, and are notable only by their absence.

Tracebox, a Tool to Detect Middleboxes
Tracebox, a Tool to Detect Middleboxes
Julien Colmonts — Feb 25, 2015 03:35 PM

The increasing number of middleboxes (such as firewalls, NATs, proxies, or Deep Packet Inspection) has raised concerns over the impact of such middleboxes on the network and the possibility to innovate. As a result, operators and researchers are studying the distribution and behaviour of middleboxes in large networks. In this article, we will describe a tool called Tracebox that helps in detecting middleboxes. Tracebox was developed at the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) and at university of Liège (ULg) in 2013 and funded by Change (INFSO-ICT-257422), mPlane (ICT-318627), and Bestcom IAP. We believe that adding tracebox-like capabilities to RIPE Atlas could give network operators a deeper insight into their systems and help debugging network problems.

Stopping Support for Internet Explorer 8 on Windows XP in RIPE Atlas and RIPEstat
Robert Kisteleki — Feb 24, 2015 10:55 AM

Microsoft ended support for Windows XP as of April 2014. We're about to change RIPE Atlas and RIPEstat to stop support for Internet Explorer 8 running on these systems.

RIPE NCC Membership - Developments After Reaching the Last /8
RIPE NCC Membership - Developments After Reaching the Last /8
Rene Wilhelm — Feb 23, 2015 09:05 AM

On 14 September 2012, the RIPE NCC started allocating IPv4 addresses based on the last /8 policy. With more than two years passed, we look at the effects this had on membership numbers and demographics. We also look at what the last /8 policy meant for IPv6 uptake.

NTP Measurements with RIPE Atlas
NTP Measurements with RIPE Atlas
Philip Homburg — Feb 17, 2015 02:55 PM

This article describes how RIPE Atlas probes and anchors maintain their clocks, and how accurate these clocks are. We also plan to make the NTP measurements we describe here available as an additional measurement type for RIPE Atlas users.