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Emile Aben

Location: Amsterdam, NL

I'm a system architect/research coordinator at the RIPE NCC, where I work in the science group. I'm a chemist by training, but have been working since 1998 on Internet related things, as a sysadmin, security consultant, web developer and researcher. I am interested in technology changes (like IPv6 deployment), Internet measurement, data analysis, data visualisation, sustainability and security. I'd like to bring research and operations closer together, ie. do research that is operationally relevant. When I'm not working I like to make music (electric guitar, bass and drums), do sports (swimming, (inline) skating, bouldering, soccer), and try to be a good parent.

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RIPE Atlas - the iPad Drawing
Emile Aben — 14 Jan 2011

This article is about the lottery of an iPad for people hosting RIPE Atlas probes. As an extra motivator for people to keep their probes up as much as possible, the lottery drawing is weighted based on probe-uptime.… Read more

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6to4 - How Bad is it Really?
Emile Aben — 01 Dec 2010

At the recent RIPE 61 meeting in Rome and at earlier meetings, we heard that connectivity over 6to4 is not very dependable, which hampers IPv6 deployment. I wondered how bad it really is and started measuring it. This article describes what I measured and shows the results. Spoiler: It's pretty bad.… Read more