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Simplified Route Creation in the RIPE Database
Denis Walker — 04 Oct 2013

Creating route objects just got a whole lot easier! Forget about hassle across organisations. Now you can submit the object with the passwords you have, and if it needs more, we will sort it out. The software will decide who else needs to authorise it and contact them. When they send in their passwords, we will match them up and create the object. Then we let everyone know the result – whether it’s a success or failure. Can it get any easier than this?… Read more

Tags: database
RIPE Atlas Terms and Conditions for Anchor Hosts
Vesna Manojlovic — 03 Oct 2013

RIPE Atlas anchors is transitioning from a pilot project to a production service. As such, we want to clarify the terms and conditions that describe the use of the service and spell out both the user's and the RIPE NCC's obligations. Here we present a draft of these documents and ask for feedback, as we want to ensure we keep the community involved in every step of the process.… Read more

Tags: atlas tools
RIPE Atlas - Packet Size Matters
RIPE Atlas - Packet Size Matters
Emile Aben — 02 Oct 2013

This new RIPE Labs article talks about trying to send large packets over the Internet. Above a certain size, these packets will have to be fragmented, which is known to cause problems. In both IPv4 and IPv6, we see approximately 10% of RIPE Atlas probes that are unsuccessful in pings with fragmented packets, while they don't encounter problems with smaller unfragmented packets. … Read more

Valuing IP Addresses
Geoff Huston — 25 Sep 2013

The prospect of exhaustion of the IPv4 address space is not a surprise. We've been anticipating this situation since at least 1990. But it's a "lumpy" form of exhaustion. It's not the case that the scarcity pressures for IP addresses are evidently to the same level in every part of the Internet. It's not the case that every single address is being used by an active device.… Read more

Tags: ipv4