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Changes to RIPE Atlas API Keys by Alun Davies — last modified 11 Nov, 2016 03:24 PM

We’ve made some changes to RIPE Atlas API Keys with the aim of improving the experience of RIPE Atlas users. The changes are designed to boost transparency and efficiency in the way users are able to manage their API Keys.

Four Years of RIPE Atlas Anchors by Alun Davies — last modified 22 Dec, 2016 10:45 AM

Four years have passed since the RIPE NCC announced its plans to put RIPE Atlas anchors into production. Since the first anchors went online in 2013, we’ve been working hard to both maintain and expand the network. As a result, we currently have 238 anchors deployed across 66 countries!

DNS Measurements Hackathon 2017 by Alun Davies — last modified 20 Jun, 2017 02:47 PM

The RIPE NCC's fifth hackathon event will happen in Amsterdam, in April 2017. We would like to invite operators, designers, researchers and developers to take on the challenge and join us in developing new tools and visualisations for DNS measurements.

Campaign to Sponsor 15 RIPE Atlas Anchors by Alun Davies — last modified 20 Feb, 2018 06:09 PM

The RIPE NCC is pleased to announce that we will be sponsoring 15 new RIPE Atlas anchors in 2017. This article provides details about the campaign and introduces the criteria that will be used to decide which applicants will receive sponsorship.

Update: First Five Sponsored RIPE Atlas Anchors by Alun Davies — last modified 13 Apr, 2017 02:11 PM

The RIPE NCC launched its campaign to sponsor fifteen new RIPE Atlas anchors in January. We're glad to announce that we've now selected the first five candidates who'll benefit from the campaign!

Research on DNS Root Server System by Alun Davies — last modified 12 Jun, 2017 02:35 PM

APNIC and the RIPE NCC are about to conduct some joint research on the DNS root server system. Here's a quick heads up on our plans.

Next Five Sponsored RIPE Atlas Anchors by Alun Davies — last modified 24 Nov, 2017 09:41 AM

The second phase of the RIPE NCC’s campaign to sponsor 15 RIPE Atlas anchors has been completed, with another five anchor hosts selected for sponsorship. We want to tell you about the new anchor hosts and also take a look at some related developments here at the RIPE NCC.

Anchoring Measurements: Bringing Back the Balance by Alun Davies — last modified 02 Nov, 2018 09:52 AM

Ever since the RIPE Atlas anchor network went online, the RIPE NCC has been scheduling anchoring measurements to provide a clear overview of the health of the network. Over time, however, a certain imbalance has crept into such measurements. Here's a look at the problem along with our solution.

Introducing RIPE Atlas v3 Anchors by Alun Davies — last modified 31 Oct, 2017 02:20 PM

The wait for the next generation of RIPE Atlas anchors is at an end. The RIPE NCC is ready to start approving applications for the new RIPE Atlas v3 anchors...although at a steady pace to start.

Celebrating 10,000 Active RIPE Atlas Probes by Alun Davies — last modified 29 Sep, 2017 03:10 PM

In August 2017, just short of seven years after RIPE Atlas was launched, the number of connected RIPE Atlas probes hit 10,000. That’s a lot of probes and it marks a big moment for the RIPE Atlas project.

Last Sponsored RIPE Atlas Anchors for 2017 by Alun Davies — last modified 24 Nov, 2017 09:44 AM

The RIPE NCC's 2017 campaign to sponsor fifteen RIPE Atlas anchors has come to an end. Find out where the latest batch of sponsored anchors are located and learn more about some of the developments that took place in the last leg of the campaign.

RIPE Atlas Probes: Delays in Distribution by Alun Davies — last modified 15 Oct, 2018 02:45 PM

The good news: RIPE Atlas is growing both in terms of geographical diversity and ASN coverage. What's more, RIPE Atlas is evolving, with a new generation of probe hardware having already passed the test phase and a pilot programme underway to assess the viability of VM anchors. The not so good news: With RIPE Atlas so much in demand, and with our current provider having ceased manufacturing of the probe hardware, we've had to dramatically reduce the number of probes we're distributing.

2018 Campaign to Sponsor 10 RIPE Atlas Anchors by Alun Davies — last modified 29 Oct, 2018 09:56 AM

Last year, the RIPE NCC ran a campaign to sponsor a batch of RIPE Atlas anchors. The campaign was well received by the community and helped us deploy anchors in a variety of new locations. So, this year, we're doing it again.

Announcing RIPE Atlas VM Anchors by Alun Davies — last modified 09 Nov, 2018 01:44 PM

After a successful pilot project and a period spent gathering feedback from the community, RIPE Atlas Virtual Machine (VM) anchors are a go. Anyone out there who wishes to host a virtual RIPE Atlas anchor can do so starting today. Here's everything you need to know to get started.

RIPE Atlas Anchors 400+ by Alun Davies — last modified 07 Feb, 2019 09:14 AM

On 3 January, the number of connected RIPE Atlas anchors hit 400. Here's a look at some of the recent developments that helped get us there.