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Alex Band

Location: Amsterdam

RIPE NCC Product Manager

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Improving "Syncupdates" in the RIPE Database
Improving "Syncupdates" in the RIPE Database
Alex Band — 06 Apr 2016

Over the last couple of months we've been putting a lot of focus on improving the usability of the RIPE Database web interface. We started with tightly integrating our Single Sign-On system, RIPE NCC Access, into webupdates. This allows users to seamlessly make changes in all of the different RIPE NCC service interfaces while only requiring a single set of credentials. Then we added better validation, auto-complete, "diffs", integrated abuse-contact creation, updates in a text-area and many more tweaks and improvements to enhance the user experience. The last big part of the RIPE Database web interface that was left untouched is Syncupdates. Until now...

Improving the RIPE Database Web Interface
Improving the RIPE Database Web Interface
Alex Band — 24 Nov 2015

There is an extensive project underway to make our services easier to use and work together seamlessly, so that they provide the most value to you. Over the last couple of months we have been working very hard on the RIPE Database. We have made some fundamental changes to the web interface, which we are pleased to introduce to you.

Adventures in Using PGP for the RIPE Database
Adventures in Using PGP for the RIPE Database
Alex Band — 23 Jun 2015

At RIPE 70, Tim Bruijnzeels presented some statistics on the type of authentication people use to update the RIPE Database. There was one data point that particularly stood out for me: 76% of all updates via email are done using an MD5 password. I was stunned, because this way you are required to send your password in clear text over the Internet...

The IPv6 Analyser
The IPv6 Analyser
Alex Band — 20 Jun 2014

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.

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