Last year, we described how we were actively encouraging holders of unused or unannounced IPv4 address space to return it. In this article we report on the responses we have received.
This article summarises yesterday's RIPEstat demo session, including new features, changes and improvements. At the end of the article you can find the date of the next demo. Please also note the call for feedback about specific features we are planning to work on.
The beta version of the first public, open-source reference C implementation of the RPKI/RTR router end is available.
In addition to the regular method of using a username and password to log into the LIR Portal, we also offer users the option to log in with an X.509 identity certificate installed in a web browser. On Tuesday, 6 September, the RIPE NCC will deploy an update to this "Identity Certificate Login" system and at the same time implement some changes to user management.
The RIPE NCC has been signing its zones since 2005. Other operators waited for the root to be signed. And signing the root zone in June 2010 clearly encouraged others to deploy DNSSEC. In this article we describe the status of those zones maintained by the RIPE NCC and give an overview of the global deployment of DNSSEC.
Preliminary confirmation for outbound spam reputational rankings.
We have implemented a new feature in the Resource Certification Service that compares the certified resources a Local Internet Registry (LIR) holds and the Route Origin Authorisations (ROAs) they have created with the BGP announcements seen by the RIPE NCC Remote Route Collectors. It will display the validation results, and can notify the user of mismatches and potential hijacking attempts.
In order to use the RIPE NCC Resource Certification (RPKI) Service, the only option up to now was to rely on the hosted system in the LIR Portal. Today we are releasing a proof of concept of the Local Certification Service. This allows RIPE NCC members to run Resource Certification on their own systems.
Prompted by a discussion at the last RIPE Meeting, we found out how many maintainer (MNTNER) objects are registered in the RIPE Database and what type of authentication methods are used to secure the data covered by these MNTNER objects.
During World IPv6 day we measured the performance of IPv4 and IPv6 between 40 vantage points and 46 World IPv6 Day participants and other dual-stacked sites. If one has to pick a winner, then the old protocol, IPv4, would win, but IPv6 often shows comparable or better performance.