The concept of virtual probes is one that RIPE Atlas users have asked about for quite some time. Although we don't plan to make virtual probes available in 2016, we do plan to investigate this idea and develop some prototypes.
High quality registry data is important - even more so with the recent increase in address transfers and the exhaustion of the global IPv4 pool. This article explores how we will be enhancing our tools and processes to ensure the RIPE Registry remains up-to-date in this challenging environment.
The holiday season is rapidly approaching and this year is coming to a close, another one done and another one that seen some great and wonderful and also unfortunately some sad moments. One of those key moments was the depletion of the IPv4 pool in the ARIN region, which for some probably means the sad realisation that their business models will hit a growth barrier.
More and more governments, authorities and courts are requesting censorship of Internet content. It is often done via a lying DNS resolver. Can we use RIPE Atlas probes to see it, and how?
RIPE Atlas users have been asking us for some time to support a command-line interface (CLI), and we're pleased to announce that it's now available.
A few weeks ago we gave you a heads up about a new visualisation tool in RIPE Atlas called DomainMON, and we're pleased to announce that this is now available for all RIPE Atlas users with available credits.
Dr. Robert Blokzijl, RIPE Chair Emeritus and founding member of the RIPE community, died aged 72 on 1 December 2015. If you would like to leave a message of condolence or your own memory of Rob, please post it at the end of this page and we will pass it on to his family.
The second RIPE Atlas hackathon took place in November 2015 in conjunction with the RIPE 71 meeting. Impressive results were hacked together by programmers and operators during an intensive weekend of work and fun in Bucharest. In this article we celebrate the hackathon achievements and report about the benefits for the community in detail.
Every so often I hear the claim that some service or other does not support IPv6 not because of some technical issue, or some cost or business issue, but simply because the service operator is of the view that IPv6 offers an inferior level service as compared to IPv4, and by offering the service over IPv6 they would be exposing their clients to an inferior level of performance of the service. But is this really the case? Is IPv6 an inferior cousin of IPv4 in terms of service performance?
There is an extensive project underway to make our services easier to use and work together seamlessly, so that they provide the most value to you. Over the last couple of months we have been working very hard on the RIPE Database. We have made some fundamental changes to the web interface, which we are pleased to introduce to you.