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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
Visualising Bandwidth Capacity and Network Activity in RIPEstat Using M-Lab Data
Visualising Bandwidth Capacity and Network Activity in RIPEstat Using M-Lab Data
Vasco Asturiano — 09 Sep 2013

As a result of the cooperation between the RIPE NCC and Measurement Lab (M-Lab), you can now visualise the bandwidth profiles and network activity of IP prefixes and individual countries. This is provided as RIPEstat widgets using data collected by the M-Lab platform. See below for details about the measurement methodology and relevant use cases.… Read more

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