In order to expand the reach of F-root, one of the 13 root servers, we at ISC looked at where queries to our F-root servers are coming from and where it would make most sense to place new nodes. As a first step, we looked at the existing nodes to see how they behave and if there is anything we can improve. We used RIPE Atlas to do this.
We've made some extensive improvements to the RIPE NCC Routing Information Service (RIS) which is an integral part of RIPEstat and heavily used by researchers and network operators. More changes will come and we need your feedback! Please note the questions at the end of this article.
In September 2012 the RIPE NCC reached its last /8 of available IPv4 addresses. This activated a new phase in the RIPE IPv4 policies, with each LIR now eligible to receive one final /22 allocation. In this article we look at developments in IPv4 allocations and remaining addresses at the RIPE NCC in the three years since then.
The Isolario project introduces a new concept of Route Collectors to devise real-time services and attract new BGP data sources. Thanks to the integration of BGPlay, the project provides new interesting troubleshooting tools to monitor BGP routes in real-time.
When operators and researchers use data from BGP route collectors such as RIS and Route Views, it's not easy to tell if a path announced to a collector is an ISP's customer cone, an internal route, or one learned from peering or transit. In this post we look at what information we can currently get from BGP communities in RIS.
Dyn Research published an article on K-root recently. Here we would like to augment the picture with data from RIPE Atlas in order to provide a more complete picture of the effect of the K-root node in Iran.
Please read about this new milestone release of the popular BGPlay web application. It can now receive BGP messages using WebSocket and update the visualisation on the fly.
The RIPE Atlas tools hackathon is an opportunity for network operators to work together with RIPE Atlas developers and other enthusiastic coders and hackers. The goal is to improve or come up with entirely new tools for using RIPE Atlas data to monitor networks and troubleshoot issues. The hackathon will take place from 14-15 November in Bucharest ahead of the RIPE 71 Meeting. Find out how you can take part!
Tony Smith from APNIC is looking at the increase in IPv6 deployment now ARIN depleted their free pool of IPv4 addresses.
RIPE Atlas users can now travel back in time to access all of the historical data collected by RIPE Atlas. This data is now visualised with the new "time travel" feature, available for both Internet maps and measurement results. Here we explain how to make the most of this new feature to visualise changes to infrastructure, interesting network events and more.