We used a number of RIPE NCC tools and data sets to take a quick look at the recent DDoS attack on Dyn’s infrastructure. We wanted to see if this could be found in the data produced by the RIPE Atlas community.
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.
On 17 October 2016, a website hosted by the French Ministry of the Interior went offline when a large number of customers of the Internet service provider, Orange, were redirected to the site. The problem occurred after Google, Wikipedia and cloud provider OVH were mistakenly placed on a terrorism block list.
"Non-public measurements" is a feature of RIPE Atlas that allows users to use the infrastructure to measure things while not sharing those results with the public. Is that still a useful feature? Should it exist in the future? Please take the polls.
RIPE Atlas lets you make customised measurements from thousands of probes around the world. These measurements cost credits, which users usually earn by hosting or sponsoring RIPE Atlas probes - or you may have just been given a million RIPE Atlas credits as a member of one of the Regional Internet Registries. Find out how you can best spend your credits to check your services' connectivity and troubleshoot potential issues.
We started using RIPE Atlas to monitor and improve the services to our customers. We liked it so much that we're now a sponsor!
We announced earlier that the RIPE Atlas APIs will change around the end of the year. In this article we give some advice on how to make this transition.
How we compare connectivity of cloud services using RIPE Atlas latency and DNS measurements
In July, I was fortunate enough to attend the third Indonesia Network Operators Group conference, IDNOG 3, which was held in Jakarta.
We take another, more detailed look at probe lifetimes and the dynamics of probes connecting and disconnecting from the RIPE Atlas infrastructure to try to understand how to keep the network growing in the long term.
The RIPE NCC is hosting a hackathon focused on developing tools for Internet Exchange Points. Come participate!
Until now, native IPv4 and IPv6 has been one of the conditions of hosting a RIPE Atlas anchor. However, we realise that IPv6 simply isn't available in some would-be anchor hosts' ASNs. As a result, we've decided to support IPv4-only anchors.
traIXroute is a tool that detects whether and where a traceroute path crosses an Internet Exchange Point (IXP). It uses data from multiple sources and advanced criteria to verify IXP crossings to deal with problems due to replies from third-party interfaces or inaccuracies in the available data about IP addresses assigned to IXPs. These problems can mislead simple heuristics, based solely on the IP address prefixes allocated to IXPs, for the inference of IXP crossings.
We continue to look at failure rates for RIPE Atlas version 3 probes and the possible causes.
With the attempted coup in Turkey, reports went out about social media being throttled and/or blocked. We analysed data about this that we collected with RIPE Atlas and the Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI).
Following my recent research on DNS hijacking and the cases I have personally observed, I wondered whether this is a common practice among the operators. With the help of RIPE Atlas, I started to think of a solution to figure out whether such practice is widespread in other areas of the world.
Some of the third version of RIPE Atlas probes have recently had an issue with their USB sticks. We're investigating what may be causing this issue and have a possible solution, outlined below. (At the same time, we're also looking into a new hardware solution for the future.) If you've had trouble with your probe, please follow these simple steps. RIPE Atlas users everywhere will thank you for getting your probe back online - and we will, too!
Browse through a collection of presentations, tutorials and videos about RIPE Atlas, from both RIPE NCC staff as well as members of the Internet community who use RIPE Atlas.
Hear from RIPE Atlas users about their experiences with RIPE Atlas and how they use RIPE Atlas data to troubleshoot and gain valuable information about their own networks.
Academic researchers use RIPE Atlas data to investigate a number of topics, from Path MTU black hole detection to packet delay.
RIPE NCC developers and researchers present their own findings about a range of topics using RIPE Atlas data, from the effect of hurricanes on the Internet to examining IPv6 /48 filtering.