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.
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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.
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.
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.
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!
There are a number of interesting new features and enhancements for RIPE Atlas users. Learn how you can put them to use!
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.
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.
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 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.
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).
LatencyMON is a new RIPE Atlas web application that you can use to easily visualise and compare multiple latency trends collected by groups of RIPE Atlas probes.
If you monitor your external Internet connectivity, you may wonder which machine is the best to ping. Hesitate no more - you can use RIPE Atlas anchors as landmarks.
In October 2014 we started announcing a few longer-than-/24 prefixes and determined they were not very visible according to the Routing Information Service (RIS) and RIPE Atlas measurements. Now, almost a year later, we revisit this.
This article is a summary of an academic paper, Visualization and Monitoring for the Identification and Analysis of DNS Issues, that was presented at the Tenth International Conference on Internet Monitoring and Protection in Brussels in June 2015.
North Korea is one of the most secluded countries in the world, but it is nonetheless connected to the Internet. We investigate North Korea's Internet connectivity in light of recent outages and discuss the fragile nature of its setup.
We investigated the role IXPs play in the Italian Internet ecosystem. Do peerings at IXPs have a positive effect on key performance indicators such as latency, hop count, packet loss and jitter? Do they reduce the number of out-of-country ISPs traversed by traffic between users located in Italy and critical Internet services like banks and public administrations?
Anycast is used by most of the DNS root-servers and other services like Cloudflare. It provides localisation and scaling benefits to clients using the anycasted service. An anycast service uses one IP for several instances of the same service. The routing system is then responsible for directing a client to the closest instance of the service. In theory, a client should always reach the closest instance, but it turns out that this is not always the case. At the DACS group of the University of Twente, we analysed the anycast infrastructure of K-root and tried to find how many clients reached the closest instance.
In an effort to increase the growth rate of connected RIPE Atlas probes and achieve better coverage across the globe, our Measurements Community Building team is experimenting with new outreach methods.
Despite the few RIPE Atlas probes available in Latin America, it is possible to obtain interesting measurements about changes in network architecture.