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).
Engineers from the Wikimedia Foundation and the RIPE NCC recently collaborated on a project to measure the latency of Wikimedia sites for users worldwide. Together, we identified ways to decrease latency and improve performance for users around the world.
At the beginning of each year and after each course we send a survey to our members who participated in our training courses. Our goal is to find out if what the participants learn in these courses is useful for their daily operations. We use this feedback to adjust our courses as much as possible to our members' learning needs. Please find below the results of the yearly 2014 survey.
Every few months somewhere somebody will tell you that the sky is falling and the end of the Internet is close. The reasons brought up vary through a broad spectrum from superior technology to the lack of capacity. To a large extent people in the industry have become immune to these messages, for they are either unrealistic or in cases where the threat was real, the Internet responded in its usual resilient ways, adopting to the changing environment. It is this remarkable flexibility and the constant search for optimisation that has made Internet seep into every little corner of our lives and businesses.
The IPv6 Analyser is a toolset that offers our members a visual insight into all the allocations, aggregations and assignments they have made. It was announced a few weeks ago and we're seeing LIRs starting to use it. Please find below some more details about this tool.
We installed a RIPE Atlas Anchor and saw immediate results!
As part of decommissioning the TTM system, we investigated the possibilities for converting existing TTM boxes to stand-alone NTP servers.
SSHCure is an Intrusion Detection System for SSH, developed at the University of Twente. It allows analysing large amounts of flow data and is the first IDS capable of identifying actual compromises. Being deployed in various networks, ranging from small Web-hosting companies to nation-wide backbone networks, SSHCure has proven to be a stable system in high-speed networks.
As the RIPE Atlas network continues to grow, we have taken another look at our distribution model and made some adjustments to ensure wider topological and geographical probe coverage. Community feedback at RIPE 68, notably regarding RIPE Atlas probe coverage, encouraged the RIPE NCC to audit probe distribution in a stricter manner.