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RIPE NCC and Duke University BGP Experiment
Erik Romijn — 31 Aug 2010

On 27 August 2010, the RIPE NCC's Routing Information Service (RIS) was involved in an experiment using optional attributes in the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP). As a result of this experiment, a small, but significant percentage of global Internet traffic was disrupted for a period of about 30 minutes. The following article provides some background information on the experiment itself and its effect on the network.… Read more

Tags: routing
Refinements to the RIPE Database Query API
Paul Palse — 23 Aug 2010

Over the last few months, since the last release of our RESTful Query Web Service, we have been adding functionality and fixed some issues that we found while using the underlying API. So, with this update we are releasing all these refinements and fixes to you. Most of the improvements address parsing complexities of the RPSL format.… Read more

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