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Mihnea-Costin Grigore — Oct 27, 2010 11:40 AM
This page contains all information related to the active measurements network, RIPE Atlas.

Learn more about the RIPE Atlas active measurements network.

You can also find a collection of use cases, reviews and other articles written by RIPE Atlas users.

A Tale of Using Public DNS Servers in Iran — Part 1
A Tale of Using Public DNS Servers in Iran — Part 1
Babak Farrokhi — Feb 05, 2016 07:50 AM

While most Internet users are not aware of the importance of DNS resolution in their overall web browsing experience, they often complain about shortage of bandwidth when experiencing sluggish Internet connectivity. It is no surprise that most of the service providers also ignore this fact by redirecting their customer DNS traffic to public DNS servers.

The Revamped RIPE Atlas Website
The Revamped RIPE Atlas Website
Suzanne Taylor Muzzin — Feb 04, 2016 03:25 PM

RIPE Atlas has been in operation for more than five years now, and its network of probes and users has grown tremendously in that time. We’ve also added anchors, sponsors and ambassadors to the system, developed a huge array of new tools, visualisations and features, and RIPE Atlas data is now being used by network operators, engineers and researchers around the world. As a result, we thought it was time to revamp the RIPE Atlas website, which hadn’t changed much over the past five years despite all the changes to RIPE Atlas itself. Get an overview of some of the biggest changes and new features - then check out the new site, which launches today!

RIPE Atlas Year in Review 2015
RIPE Atlas Year in Review 2015
Vesna Manojlovic — Jan 29, 2016 03:45 PM

RIPE Atlas had another successful year in 2015, thanks in large part to all our users, hosts, sponsors, ambassadors and other community members. Here we take a look back at some of the achievements we reached together, the new features we implemented, key facts and figures - and offer a sneak peek of what you can expect in 2016.

Measuring More Internet with RIPE Atlas
Measuring More Internet with RIPE Atlas
Emile Aben — Jan 27, 2016 01:20 PM

RIPE Atlas collects a lot of measurements. But how much of the Internet are we actually measuring? We had a sense that with a limited amount of extra load on the system, we could dramatically increase the number of router IPs seen on a given day in RIPE Atlas - and that means measuring more of the Internet.

RIPE Atlas WiFi Measurements - Part 2
RIPE Atlas WiFi Measurements - Part 2
Suzanne Taylor Muzzin — Jan 25, 2016 02:41 PM

A little while ago, we asked what you thought about the idea of conducting WiFi measurements in RIPE Atlas. After some consideration and community feedback, we now want to propose a way to implement this feature in RIPE Atlas and clarify exactly how these measurements will benefit the RIPE Atlas community.

Exploring the Idea of RIPE Atlas Virtual Probes
Exploring the Idea of RIPE Atlas Virtual Probes
Suzanne Taylor Muzzin — Dec 21, 2015 10:37 AM

The concept of virtual probes is one that RIPE Atlas users have asked about for quite some time. Although we don't plan to make virtual probes available in 2016, we do plan to investigate this idea and develop some prototypes.

DNS Censorship (DNS Lies) As Seen By RIPE Atlas
DNS Censorship (DNS Lies) As Seen By RIPE Atlas
Stéphane Bortzmeyer — Dec 11, 2015 12:20 PM

More and more governments, authorities and courts are requesting censorship of Internet content. It is often done via a lying DNS resolver. Can we use RIPE Atlas probes to see it, and how?

Announcing the CLI Toolset for RIPE Atlas
Suzanne Taylor Muzzin — Dec 10, 2015 11:42 AM

RIPE Atlas users have been asking us for some time to support a command-line interface (CLI), and we're pleased to announce that it's now available.

RIPE Atlas: DomainMON is Here
RIPE Atlas: DomainMON is Here
Suzanne Taylor Muzzin — Dec 03, 2015 02:50 PM

A few weeks ago we gave you a heads up about a new visualisation tool in RIPE Atlas called DomainMON, and we're pleased to announce that this is now available for all RIPE Atlas users with available credits.

RIPE Atlas Tools Hackathon Results
RIPE Atlas Tools Hackathon Results
Vesna Manojlovic — Nov 30, 2015 01:45 PM

The second RIPE Atlas hackathon took place in November 2015 in conjunction with the RIPE 71 meeting. Impressive results were hacked together by programmers and operators during an intensive weekend of work and fun in Bucharest. In this article we celebrate the hackathon achievements and report about the benefits for the community in detail.

Processing RIPE Atlas and RIPEstat Data with Hadoop
Processing RIPE Atlas and RIPEstat Data with Hadoop
Paul de Weerd — Nov 19, 2015 03:10 PM

The RIPE Routing Information Service (RIS) and RIPE Atlas produce large amounts of data that needs to be processed, stored and made available to the public. We've been using Hadoop for some time now. In this article we look at the design of the infrastructure we currently have in place and describe how we use it to serve RIPE Atlas and RIPEstat users.

Does the Internet Route Around Damage? A Case Study Using RIPE Atlas
Does the Internet Route Around Damage? A Case Study Using RIPE Atlas
Emile Aben — Nov 17, 2015 01:13 PM

The Internet has a robust infrastructure that was designed to route around damage. But how well does it do this? We use RIPE Atlas to look at how large-scale disruptions in the Internet's core infrastructure affect end-to-end connectivity on the Internet.

Impact of K-root Expansion as Seen by RIPE Atlas
Impact of K-root Expansion as Seen by RIPE Atlas
Rene Wilhelm — Nov 16, 2015 03:40 PM

In the course of 2015 we have expanded the K-root anycast cluster with 17 hosted servers in 15 new cities. We look at RIPE Atlas to see what impact this had on performance on both global and regional scales.

RIPE Atlas WiFi Measurements
RIPE Atlas WiFi Measurements
Suzanne Taylor Muzzin — Nov 13, 2015 10:10 AM

We're thinking about implementing WiFi measurements in RIPE Atlas, and we want to know what you think. There are several different ways we could do this - find out more below and then take our poll to make your voice heard!

RIPE Atlas Update: HTTP Measurements, CLI Tools, DomainMON and More
RIPE Atlas Update: HTTP Measurements, CLI Tools, DomainMON and More
Robert Kisteleki — Nov 05, 2015 10:01 AM

There are a number of interesting new features and enhancements for RIPE Atlas users. Learn how you can put them to use!

Researching F-root Anycast Placement Using RIPE Atlas
Researching F-root Anycast Placement Using RIPE Atlas
Ray Bellis — Oct 14, 2015 02:20 PM

In order to expand the reach of F-root, one of the 13 root servers, we at ISC looked at where queries to our F-root servers are coming from and where it would make most sense to place new nodes. As a first step, we looked at the existing nodes to see how they behave and if there is anything we can improve. We used RIPE Atlas to do this.

Iran and K-root: The Rest of the Story
Iran and K-root: The Rest of the Story
Emile Aben — Sep 30, 2015 04:45 PM

Dyn Research published an article on K-root recently. Here we would like to augment the picture with data from RIPE Atlas in order to provide a more complete picture of the effect of the K-root node in Iran.

Join the RIPE Atlas Tools Hackathon
Join the RIPE Atlas Tools Hackathon
Vesna Manojlovic — Sep 29, 2015 04:20 PM

The RIPE Atlas tools hackathon is an opportunity for network operators to work together with RIPE Atlas developers and other enthusiastic coders and hackers. The goal is to improve or come up with entirely new tools for using RIPE Atlas data to monitor networks and troubleshoot issues. The hackathon will take place from 14-15 November in Bucharest ahead of the RIPE 71 Meeting. Find out how you can take part!

RIPE Atlas Time Travel Is Here
RIPE Atlas Time Travel Is Here
Suzanne Taylor Muzzin — Sep 25, 2015 10:01 AM

RIPE Atlas users can now travel back in time to access all of the historical data collected by RIPE Atlas. This data is now visualised with the new "time travel" feature, available for both Internet maps and measurement results. Here we explain how to make the most of this new feature to visualise changes to infrastructure, interesting network events and more.

Looking at France-IX with RIPE Atlas and RIS
Looking at France-IX with RIPE Atlas and RIS
Emile Aben — Sep 24, 2015 10:10 AM

This article describes our recent collaborations with France-IX on collecting data plane and control plane Internet data with RIPE Atlas and the RIPE NCC's Routing Information Service (RIS).

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