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Director of Product Development at NLnet Labs

Using API Keys To Access LIR Portal Data Locally

To offer our members better local access to our tools and data sets, it is now possible to create API access keys in the LIR Portal. The keys can be used to grant applications and scripts access to your (private) LIR data. The Information will be fetched securely over HTTPS and can be used in your …

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Introducing the IP Analyser

The RIPE NCC is proud to introduce the IP Analyser. This is a brand new service accessible through the LIR Portal that gives our members an insight into their IPv4 and IPv6 allocations and assignments. The ultimate goal is to offer a complete overview of all the IP resources you hold, and inform yo…

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Resource Certification (RPKI) Data Quality and Usage

The amount of members requesting a Resource Certificate is steadily climbing, soon reaching 900. What is even more impressive is the amount of routing information these LIRs have entered in the system by creating Route Origin Authorisations (ROAs). But what is the quality of the data and is it used…

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Updated Authentication for the LIR Portal

In addition to the regular method of using a username and password to log into the LIR Portal, we also offer users the option to log in with an X.509 identity certificate installed in a web browser. On Tuesday, 6 September, the RIPE NCC will deploy an update to this "Identity Certificate Login" s…

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Comparing Certified Resources to BGP Routing

We have implemented a new feature in the Resource Certification Service that compares the certified resources a Local Internet Registry (LIR) holds and the Route Origin Authorisations (ROAs) they have created with the BGP announcements seen by the RIPE NCC Remote Route Collectors. It will display t…

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Local Certification Service Launched

In order to use the RIPE NCC Resource Certification (RPKI) Service, the only option up to now was to rely on the hosted system in the LIR Portal. Today we are releasing a proof of concept of the Local Certification Service. This allows RIPE NCC members to run Resource Certification on their own sys…

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Using the ‘Maximum Length’ Option in ROAs

In the resource certification system you specify your routing policy via Route Origin Authorization (ROA) objects. One of the options you can set is the ‘Maximum Length’, which specifies the maximum length of an IP address prefix that the AS is authorised to advertise. In this article we will analy…

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