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Alex Band

Location: Amsterdam

RIPE NCC Product Manager

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Adventures in Using PGP for the RIPE Database
Adventures in Using PGP for the RIPE Database
Alex Band — Jun 23, 2015 09:20 AM

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 — Jun 20, 2014 11:55 AM

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.

Modifications to the IP Analyser to Reflect New Policy
Alex Band — Apr 07, 2014 10:55 AM

We are in the process of implementing the policy regarding Post Depletion Adjustment of Procedures (2013-03). In this article we will give an overview of the changes we are making to the IP Analyser web interface and API, so you can accommodate your scripts and workflow. We intend to implement these changes on 16 April 2014.

Using API Keys To Access LIR Portal Data Locally
Using API Keys To Access LIR Portal Data Locally
Alex Band — Jul 12, 2012 04:00 PM

To offer our members better local access to our tools and data sets, it is now possible to create API access keys in the LIR Portal. The keys can be used to grant applications and scripts access to your (private) LIR data. The Information will be fetched securely over HTTPS and can be used in your IP address management tools, for example.

Resource Certification (RPKI) Data Quality and Usage
Alex Band — Feb 23, 2012 03:15 PM

The amount of members requesting a Resource Certificate is steadily climbing, soon reaching 900. What is even more impressive is the amount of routing information these LIRs have entered in the system by creating Route Origin Authorisations (ROAs). But what is the quality of the data and is it used by anyone?

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