In this article we provide some analysis on the updates received by the RIPE Database during 2011 and in the first two months of 2012.
On Monday, 20 February, we discovered that the application servers belonging to the labs.ripe.net production cluster were compromised over the weekend. We investigated this and found no evidence that any harm was done to the servers.
In this month's public demo (s2e02), we present two completely new views in RIPEstat: now you can see reverse DNS information for an IP prefix, and the neighbours of your AS number. In the second video this year, RIPEstat developers also explain other work they have done to improve our main interface to all-things-IP: RIPEstat.
As a follow-up to the previous article and prompted by a question in the mailing list, we looked into connectivity of one particular instance of K-root: the one located in Delhi. India.
VisualK is a new tool that allows to visualise the evolution of the service provided by the K-root name server. It can be used to monitor the status of K-root in near real-time.
In December 2010, RIPEstat, the RIPE NCC's "one-stop shop" for Internet-related information, was released in its first beta version. With the start of a new year - marking RIPEstat's first year in action - it is a good time to briefly recap 2011.
With the depletion of the IPv4 free pool in the APNIC region and the imminent IPv4 free pool run out in the RIPE NCC's service region, it is interesting to look at IPv4 allocation rates per country to see where free pool run out has and will have the most consequences, in terms of curtailing growth of IPv4 address usage. In this article, we try to visualise where "the pressure is on" the most.
2011 was an interesting year for IPv4. But did we see a big run on the remaining IPv4 address space? See some statistics and analysis below.
ExaBGP is an application providing engineers with a way to control BGP from servers. The program allows the injection, and reception, of arbitrary routes into a network, including IPv6 and FlowSpec. It is designed to be flexible and give its users the flexibility a normal BGP router cannot.
The first RIPEstat demo for 2012 was released on Tuesday, 24 January. The presentation highlighted new developments involving the widget API, the data API, the web application architecture, and performance monitoring and improvement.