RIPE Atlas is releasing a new service for Local Internet Registries (LIRs): if you are a member of the RIPE NCC, you can test the reachability of your IPv6 website from all IPv6-capable RIPE Atlas probes (currently more than 600).
At the recent RIPE Meeting we presented some IPv6 address distribution statistics which we would like to share with a wider audience. In the article below, you can find statistics on IPv6 allocations and assignments. In particular, the article details what affect the removal of the requirement to be multihomed had on the number of assignments and the relationship between the age of an LIR and the number of IPv6 addresses they have received.
The new Address Space Hierarchy widget allows you to see how address space is used. It shows how a particular prefix fits within a less specific block, and the more specific prefixes which fit within it. In this article we look at the widget in more depth.
The new RIPEstat Object Browser widget provides an interactive, visual overview of the relationship between objects in the RIPE database. This article describes the features of the widget.
The RIPEstat "birds of a feather" (BoF) session during RIPE 64 in Ljubljana drew a number of people interested in RIPEstat development. To encourage feedback, we announced a survey with the chance to win a RIPEstat t-shirt. New widgets (Address Space Hierarchy and Object Browser) were announced, along with the news that RIPEstat now accepts ranges, and progress update on the task of converting plugins to widgets.
... those LIRs that closed. The RIPE NCC now has over 8,000 members. But how many members have closed in the meantime and why?
Behind this cryptic title is the announcement of awarding credits for RIPE Atlas User-Defined Measurements (UDM) to RIPE NCC members: Local Internet Registries (LIRs). Limited test program will start at RIPE64 meeting in Ljubljana, 16-20 April.
We often receive questions from LIRs about how to receive the "4-star IPv6 RIPEness" status. In this article, we describe how you can find out how many IPv6 RIPEness stars you have and which are missing. We also include instructions on how to get all four stars.
We will be holding a session at the RIPE meeting for people interested in discussing user-defined measurements (UDM) with RIPE Atlas. Both beta testers and people who have not yet used UDM are welcome to attend.
RIPE Atlas user-defined measurements are here! Hosts and sponsors can begin creating personalised measurements from probes around the globe.