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The RIPE Global Resource Service
Denis Walker — 15 Jul 2013

The RIPE NCC has changed the way data is imported for this service. This allows us to present a more complete Global Resource Service (GRS) for all Internet resources. This article outlines the GRS service including the recent changes. None of these changes have any impact on the standard RIPE Database query service.… Read more

Tags: database
Here’s looking at you …
Here’s looking at you …
Geoff Huston — 04 Jul 2013

Much has been said in recent weeks about various forms of cyber spying. The United States has accused the Chinese of cyber espionage and stealing industrial secrets. A former contractor to the United States’ NSA, Edward Snowden, has accused various US intelligence agencies of systematic examination of activity on various popular social network services, through a program called “PRISM”. These days cloud services may be all the vogue, but there is also an emerging understanding that once your data heads into one of these clouds, then it’s no longer necessarily entirely your data; it may have become somebody else’s data too.… Read more

Tags: ases security
All IP Addresses Are Equal? "dot-zero" Addresses Are Less Equal
Stéphane Bortzmeyer — 03 Jul 2013

In theory, all IP addresses are the same, and you can allocate them at random without a problem. 192.168.1.2 is certainly not better or worse than 192.168.1.15, right? But, in practice, certain IP addresses are regarded as "special" by some implementations and do not yield the same user experience. This is the case for the "dot-zero", IPv4 addresses in which the last byte is zero.… Read more

Tags: atlas ipv4
IPv6 Security - An Overview
IPv6 Security - An Overview
Johannes Weber — 18 Jun 2013

The advent of IPv6 changes not only the network components, but also the security field shifts. We see new types of attacks or at least variations of the attacks we know from IPv4. This article provides an overview of the IPv6 security vulnerabilities that arise with the launch of IPv6.… Read more