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Alun Davies

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Hailing from a research background in philosophy, linguistics and computer science, I came to the RIPE NCC back in 2016 and took on the role of RIPE Labs Editor in 2020.

Qasim Lone: Something's Wrong on the Internet

Qasim Lone: Something's Wrong on the Internet

The Internet is hardly foolproof in its design, and whether by accident or on purpose, the people who use and operate it sometimes don't do things they should or do do things they shouldn't. Qasim Lone talks about strange goings on he's investigated and how RIPE Atlas can help researchers in the fi…

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Jim Cowie: The Historical Record of the Internet

Jim Cowie: The Historical Record of the Internet

Understanding outages and shutdowns and how the Internet as a whole came to be vulnerable to - but also resilient against - these kinds of events requires more than a snapshot of things as they are today. In this episode, Jim Cowie talks about how historical measurement data can help us acquire a b…

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Louis Pétiniaud: Mapping the Geopolitical Internet

Louis Pétiniaud: Mapping the Geopolitical Internet

Mapping the dialectical relationship between the Internet and rivalries of power and influence across territories calls on expertise from a variety of disciplines. On the RIPE Labs Podcast, Louis Pétiniaud discusses how he and colleagues at GEODE are investigating the geopolitical Internet.

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Olena Kushnir and Viktoriia Opanasiuk: Best Practices for a Resilient Internet in Times of War

Olena Kushnir and Viktoriia Opanasiuk: Best Practices for a Resilient Internet in Times of War

In this episode of the RIPE Labs podcast, we talk about how the war has changed the way the Internet community in Ukraine works, the pressure companies and individuals are under to keep this absolutely vital resource running, and the practices that have been adopted to make sure people stay connect…

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Lefteris Manassakis: In Defence of BGP

Lefteris Manassakis: In Defence of BGP

BGP is the Internet's de facto routing protocol - but relatively few have a deep understanding of its vulnerabilities. Delving into threats posed by misconfigurations and hijacks, Lefteris Manassakis discusses BGP and the importance of mitigation, monitoring, and detection with ARTEMIS and Code BGP.

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The RIPE Labs Article Competition is Open

The RIPE Labs Article Competition is Open

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The RIPE Labs Article Competition is back! Once again, we're offering you a chance to win free tickets, travel, and accommodation to come join us at the next RIPE Meeting - RIPE 86 taking place this May in Rotterdam. Here's a quick look at what we're looking for from a winning article and how to en…

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Chris Amin: RIPE IPmap - Geolocating Routes Across the Internet

Chris Amin: RIPE IPmap - Geolocating Routes Across the Internet

Geolocation providers usually focus on locating end user devices at the edge of the Internet. But what about the machines that make up the infrastructure in the middle? In this episode, Chris Amin talks about RIPE IPmap - an API developed by the RIPE NCC to geolocate core Internet infrastructure.

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