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Deprecating the "changed:" Attribute in the RIPE Database
Tim Bruijnzeels — Feb 02, 2015 09:25 AM

The RIPE Database Working Group requested the RIPE NCC to replace the “changed:” attribute in the RIPE Database with “created:” and “last-modified:”. Following discussions at RIPE 69, the RIPE NCC has met with the working group chairs and finalised an implementation plan consisting of three phases: 1) introduce the new attributes “created:” and “last-modified:”, 2) make the "changed:" attribute optional, 3) deprecate the "changed:" attribute. Please find the details in this article.

#facebookdown? What Internet Measurement Data Shows
#facebookdown? What Internet Measurement Data Shows
Emile Aben — Jan 27, 2015 11:55 PM

While at this point it is still unclear what exactly happened at Facebook this morning (27 January), we collect data on the Internet control plane (BGP) and data plane that allows us to provide some insight into what happened with Facebook's connectivity to the rest of the Internet.

Redesigning the RIPE NCC Website
Redesigning the RIPE NCC Website
Mihnea-Costin Grigore — Jan 22, 2015 03:55 PM

The RIPE NCC has been hard at work on the website redesign project we announced to the community last year, and we thought you might be interested in hearing about some of the behind-the-scenes work that's been taking place in order to make it happen.

Simplifying Contact Management in the LIR Portal
Laura Cobley — Jan 19, 2015 04:15 PM

This article explains our plans to simplify the way members manage their contact information within the LIR Portal.

Year in Review and Looking Ahead to 2015
Axel Pawlik — Dec 30, 2014 03:20 PM

RIPE NCC Managing Director Axel Pawlik recently gave an interview about what he sees as the most important developments of 2014 and looks ahead to the big issues in 2015.

IPv6: Not a Product, a Building Block
Marco Hogewoning — Dec 19, 2014 03:15 PM

It seems that the biggest obstacle to a widespread deployment of IPv6 to date is the lack of a clear business case to recover the cost of such a deployment. The fundamental problem here is that the majority of market players still view IPv6 as a product, rather than what it really is: a building block to a new future.

Survey on Internet Routing Security
Survey on Internet Routing Security
Sebastian Abt — Dec 17, 2014 02:20 PM

This is a call for participation in a survey on Internet Routing Security. The survey runs until 9 January 2015 and will only take a few minutes.