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The Next 42 RIPE Atlas Probes at Hackerspaces
The Next 42 RIPE Atlas Probes at Hackerspaces
Vesna Manojlovic — 28 Dec 2016

In this article, we give one example of the possible communities that are now easier to build around RIPE Atlas probes. With the tagging of similar probes, existing communities can use additional tools for creating and analysing RIPE Atlas measurements, such as "IXP Country Jedi", to create their own interpretation of the available data. We are hoping this is going to be an inspiration to the reader, and an invitation to play with the results and improve on the code. … Read more

15,000 Local Internet Registries
15,000 Local Internet Registries
Rene Wilhelm — 28 Dec 2016

On 28 December 2016, about 90 days before its 25th anniversary, the RIPE NCC reached the milestone of serving 15,000 active Local Internet Registries (LIRs). In this article we look at trends observed in the membership in the last few years. We also assess the remaining lifetime of the last bit of IPv4 in our available pool.… Read more

Studying the IPv4 Transfer Market: Reported Transfers
Studying the IPv4 Transfer Market: Reported Transfers
Ioana Livadariu — 22 Dec 2016

Over the past five years, all Regional Internet Registries (RIRs), with the exception of AFRNIC, have exhausted their pool of available IPv4 addresses. The Internet community anticipated this almost two decades ago and standardised IPv6 as a long-term solution. IPv6 uptake is, however, still lagging. Hence, affected businesses have actively started seeking stop-gap measures to prolong the lifetime of IPv4 addresses. … Read more

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