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Marco Hogewoning

Marco Hogewoning is External Relations Officer - Technical Advisor with the RIPE NCC. As part of the External Relations team, he helps lead the RIPE NCC's engagement with membership, the RIPE community, government, law enforcement and other Internet stakeholders. Marco joined the RIPE NCC in 2011, working for two years in the Training Services team. Prior to joining the RIPE NCC, he worked as a Network Engineer for various Dutch Internet Service Providers. As well as designing and operating the networks, he was also involved in running the Local Internet Registries. During 2009 and 2010, Marco worked on introducing native IPv6 as a standard service on the XS4ALL DSL network. In November 2010, this project was awarded a Dutch IPv6 award. More recently, he has contributed to the MENOG / RIPE NCC IPv6 Roadshow, a hands-on training initiative in the Middle East. Marco has been involved with the RIPE community since 2001 and was involved with various policy proposals over that period. In February 2010, he was appointed by the RIPE community as one of the RIPE IPv6 Working Group Co-Chairs.

Pages created by Marco Hogewoning

A Review of Blockchain Applicability to Internet Number Resources
A Review of Blockchain Applicability to Internet Number Resources
Marco Hogewoning — 27 Aug 2018

Blockchain technology is receiving a lot of attention these days as a solution in numerous application domains. Triggered by research proposals and discussions in a variety of forums, we got together with a number of RIPE NCC employees to look at blockchain and its applicability to registration of Internet number resources. From our analysis we conclude that there are a number of issues that, at least for now, mean there is no benefit to using blockchain technology in the registry system. … Read more

"So long... and thanks for all the IPv6?"
"So long... and thanks for all the IPv6?"
Marco Hogewoning — 05 Jun 2018

On 27 April 2005, the Dutch Ministry of Economic affairs, together with partners, established the Dutch IPv6 Task Force. Now, 13 years later, the decision has been made to dissolve the task force. We have come a long way and should celebrate its success, but the work is far from finished as far as helping people build capacity and deploy IPv6 is concerned. … Read more

50 Shades of NAT
50 Shades of NAT
Marco Hogewoning — 16 Dec 2016

As a friend once told me, “there's a fine line between pleasure and pain.”* There's a vast body of literature to corroborate that story, not including the 100+ million copies of the book referred to in the title of this piece. But what does that have to do with Network Address Translation (NAT)? Could the reason we all love our NATs be that they're the network engineer’s guilty pleasure? How long before we permanently cross the threshold and are confronted with the painful reality of NAT's dark downsides? … Read more

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