At the recent RIPE 61 meeting in Rome and at earlier meetings, we heard that connectivity over 6to4 is not very dependable, which hampers IPv6 deployment. I wondered how bad it really is and started measuring it. This article describes what I measured and shows the results. Spoiler: It's pretty bad.
RIPE Atlas probes are now active on five continents. After the big run on the measurement probes during the recent RIPE Meeting, the deployment is a little slower than expected; but there is a steady stream of probes coming online. We expect to make our initial goal of 300 active probes well before the end of 2010. Probe hosts can win an iPad by keeping their probes up during December.
It is often claimed that the Internet Routing Registry is not accurate and complete enough. Is this really the case? In this article we are looking at how many organisations that receive an Autonomous System Number from the RIPE NCC use the RIPE Routing Registry.
In the early days of the Internet, many organisations received very large amounts of address space. Some of it has not been used and is not visible on the Internet. As the RIPE NCC's pool of available IPv4 address space nears depletion, we are actively encouraging holders of unused unannounced space to return it.
The Internet Number Resource Database (INRDB) is ready to become the new storage back-end for the Routing Information Service (RIS). All RIS data ever collected will soon be available and searchable online from the same interface.
The LIR Portal is one of the most important communication tools between the RIPE NCC and its members. It has been migrated to a new system without any service interruption or significant changes for the users.
Following up from the IPv6 RIPEness graphs we published earlier, those Local Internet Registries (LIRs) that fulfill all 4 IPv6 RIPEness criteria are now listed on the RIPE NCC web site.
After we published the new user interface for DNSMON to our subscribers and presented it during the RIPE 61 meeting in Rome, we now make this interface available to the public. In this article you can find information about the main changes.
This infographic shows the percentage of networks (autonomous systems) that are IPv6 enabled from 2004 up until now. The interactive graph allows for comparison between IPv6 deployment in countries, and groups of countries.
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