Alun Davies

Based in Amsterdam




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About the author

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.

• Reply to AFRINIC Atlas on RIPE Atlas Anchors 400+ by Alun Davies

“The following anchors were deployed last year in Africa, I didn't see this on your map:”

The map only shows anchors that were added as part of the RIPE NCC's 2018 campaign to sponsor new anchors. Apologies for the confusion. I updated the article slightly to make this more clear.

• Reply to Vlad Studenichnikov on Update on RIPE Atlas Probe Lifetimes by Rene Wilhelm

“Very bad quality of Verbatim stick & probe firmware! Too many filesystem crash. And now one of two probe - stick is read only... i use my personal flash disk... Too bad for the equipment that I gave free shelter...”

Hi Vlad, We understand your frustration and we've been working hard to overcome the issues with RIPE Atlas probe USB sticks. As mentioned in the article, we recently launched a new firmware update that seems to have gone some way towards resolving the issue (more on this here: That said, we're aware that this is not a complete fix, and we really do appreciate the efforts you're making to keep your probes connected.

• On 15,000 Local Internet Registries by Rene Wilhelm

Thanks! We spotted that just now and it's been changed from 2017 to 2021 as you pointed out.

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