Under ARIN's Number Resource Policy Manual (NRPM) Section 4.10, the IPv4 address block 23.128/10 is reserved for allocations and assignments dedicated to facilitate IPv6 deployment. The maximum allocation size is a /24; the minimum allocation size is a /28. There has been much discussion on the NANOG mailing list about the usability/routability of prefixes longer than a /24. In order to try to provide some additional data on this topic, the RIPE NCC has requested a small block of address space from the reserved /10 to test these types of prefixes.
The ninth annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) ran from 1-5 September in Istanbul, Turkey, attracting nearly 2,500 participants on-site and more than 1,000 online to participate in wide-ranging Internet governance discussions. As part of ongoing efforts to ensure a strong technical community voice in IGF discussions, the RIPE NCC funded the participation of several key community members from across the service region. This article brings together some of their impressions and feedback from the event.
RIPE Atlas is transitioning from a pilot project to a production service. As such, we want to clarify the terms and conditions that describe the use of the service and spell out both the user's and the RIPE NCC's obligations. Here we present a draft of these terms and ask for feedback, as we want to ensure we keep the community involved in every step of the process.
We've been busy working on a number of developments, and we're really excited about one in particular that will be ready soon: creating customised measurements using tagged probes. Learn more about it - along with some other recent additions - and let us know what you think.
The Time Warner Cable network suffered an outage on 27 August 2014 between approximately 9:40 and 10:55 UTC. We looked at some interesting details of this outage using RIS and RIPE Atlas.
A week after the 512K-routes problem started making waves, we took a look at the global effects to see what impact it had. Spoiler: Not much.
Since RIPE 68 in Warsaw, the RIPE NCC has developed and released new features for RIPE Atlas. We would like to inform the community of what we’ve been working on and how you can benefit from the RIPE Atlas service.
This project was initiated to research, develop and deploy a prototype that could potentially replace the current Remote Route Collectors (RRCs) and which invokes less delay. It was a graduation project for my bachelor thesis at the HvA (Hogeschool van Amsterdam). This article outlines the possible solutions that we found and examined during the research stage of this project. It also describes a proposal to create a prototype, based on the chosen solution.
The RIPE NCC is currently revising the RIPE Database documentation as requested by the community at recent RIPE Meetings. The goal is to produce one complete and accurate set of documentation that fully describes all aspects of the RIPE Database. The documentation will be a collection of small documents that will be published as soon as they become available. Over the coming months, you can expect to see a steady supply of these new documents. The current documentation will be available until the new set is complete.
The World Cup is one of the most watched events on the planet, and we've been looking at traffic changes at Internet Exchange Points during the matches in Brazil at World Cup 2014. The final part of our analysis is now available, with a look at what happened during the final four matches of the tournament (section 4).