This is the next in a series of articles about the new active measurements network, which now has a name: "RIPE Atlas". In this article I will describe the current planning for the pilot. This is also a call for sponsors which will be needed to make the measurement network really big.
Geoff Huston investigated to what extent the IPv6 Internet is polluted by "background radiation". Find below some interesting results and observations.
Why YOU may want to host a small probe to help with large scale active Internet measurements.
This data is a set of active measurements (ping/traceroute) collected by the NLANR research group. The data consists of measurements in a mesh of up to 130 vantage points and the measurements ran between 1998 and 2006. This data is useful for longitudinal study of the Internet. The data available from the RIPE Data Repository is a remastered version of the original data that was available from the NLANR website.
This dataset contains traceroutes from PlanetLab nodes and traceroute servers that are done as part of the iPlane project at the University of Washington. This data starts 2006-06-23 and is updated daily. The data hosted on the Data Repository is a copy of the original data that is hosted at the University of Washington, but the historical logs are remastered so they contain only a single tarball per day. Additional data gathered by iPlane such as link latency and loss measurements as well as processed versions of the traceroutes are available at http://iplane.cs.washington.edu
In July 2010 we looked at the effects of BGP route origin validation on mis-announcements and hijackings. In the meantime, we did some research based on comments and questions received by the community. The findings are described in this follow-up article.
After a short service outage, I was interested to find out what happened. Please find below a case study for using public RIPE NCC Tools for this purpose.
Based on new information we received since the last publication, we updated the IPv6 CPE matrix. See the new version below.
At the last RIPE meetings, we provided the meeting schedule in Google Calendar. We now offer the same service for the upcoming RIPE 61 meeting in Rome.
Let's take a look at how the number of different RIPE DB objects changed in the last nine years. Many of the graphs are easy to understand, but some of them are not trivial.