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The Seismograph And Other New RIPE Atlas Features
The Seismograph And Other New RIPE Atlas Features
Vesna Manojlovic — 05 Sep 2013

While developing RIPE Atlas, we are engaging with the community to get feedback on the features we are working on, and to help us with distributing the probes. This article highlights Seismograph, zoomable ping graphs, and other new features we have made available for RIPE Atlas users over the last two months. We also announce where you can meet RIPE Atlas developers and "ambassadors" in the following months. … Read more

All IP Addresses Are Not The Same
All IP Addresses Are Not The Same
Geoff Huston — 02 Sep 2013

One IP address is much the same as another – right? There’s hardly a difference between 192.0.2.45 and 192.0.2.46 is there? They are just encoded integer values, and aside from numerological considerations, one address value is as good or bad as any other – right? So IP addresses are much the same as each other and an after-market in IP addresses should be like many other markets in undistinguished commodity goods. Right?… Read more

Tags: ipv4 dns
New RIPEstat Webpages
New RIPEstat Webpages
Suzanne Taylor — 28 Aug 2013

We've revamped the RIPEstat webpages to make it easier to find the information you're looking for. We've added more information about the different available interfaces and data sources, expanded the FAQ, included a roadmap that details current development, focused on data analyses, made a complete widget list and more. … Read more

Tags: tools ripestat
A Question of DNS Protocols
A Question of DNS Protocols
Geoff Huston — 28 Aug 2013

In this article we are looking at possible ways to prevent denial of service attacks. One solution could be to use TCP instead of UDP for large DNS responses. We conducted an experiment to find out what the resolution failure rate would be.… Read more

Tags: security dns
Improved Routing Information Available via RIPEstat
Improved Routing Information Available via RIPEstat
Fatemah Mafi — 23 Aug 2013

Our Routing Information Service (RIS) has been collecting global BGP routing information for 12 years. During this period, many different interfaces to analyse and visualise accumulated data have been developed. In line with our long-term goals to provide more consolidated services, we will be integrating the RIS interface’s tools and services into RIPEstat.… Read more

Future of RIPE NCC Technical Services
Kaveh Ranjbar — 20 Aug 2013

As the new Chief Information Officer at the RIPE NCC, I’d like to take this opportunity to share with you some of my ideas about the future direction of the technical services we offer to the community. This includes focusing on RIPE Atlas as the RIPE NCC’s data collection system, RIPEstat as the RIPE NCC’s consolidated point for data retrieval, service agreements and other plans for hosted services like K-root, authoritative DNS servers and RIS data collectors, and a greater focus on data analysis. … Read more