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Emile Aben

Based in Amsterdam, NL

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I'm a system architect/research coordinator at the RIPE NCC, where I work in the science group. I'm a chemist by training, but have been working since 1998 on Internet related things, as a sysadmin, security consultant, web developer and researcher. I am interested in technology changes (like IPv6 deployment), Internet measurement, data analysis, data visualisation, sustainability and security. I'd like to bring research and operations closer together, ie. do research that is operationally relevant. When I'm not working I like to make music (electric guitar, bass and drums), do sports (swimming, (inline) skating, bouldering, soccer), and try to be a good parent.

Internet Access Disruption In The Gambia - 2016

We had a look at various RIPE NCC data sets to see what we can learn from yet another country-wide Internet outage in 2016.

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Large BGP Communities - Largely Accepted Now?

Large BGP Communities are an addition to BGP that solves a communication problem between networks that want to use 32-bit AS Numbers. We measured how Large BGP Communities behave "in the wild" and if they create any problems.

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Internet Access Disruption In Turkey - July 2016

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).

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Broadband Services and Infrastructure Mapping

I attended a conference on Broadband Services and Infrastructure Mapping, which I think had some interesting content for RIPE Labs readers.

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Measuring More Internet with RIPE Atlas

RIPE Atlas collects a lot of measurements. But how much of the Internet are we actually measuring? We had a sense that with a limited amount of extra load on the system, we could dramatically increase the number of router IPs seen on a given day in RIPE Atlas - and that means measuring more of the …

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Does the Internet Route Around Damage? A Case Study Using RIPE Atlas

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.

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A Tale of BGP Collectors and Customer Cones

When operators and researchers use data from BGP route collectors such as RIS and Route Views, it's not easy to tell if a path announced to a collector is an ISP's customer cone, an internal route, or one learned from peering or transit. In this post we look at what information we can currently get…

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Iran and K-root: The Rest of the Story

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.

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Looking at France-IX with RIPE Atlas and RIS

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).

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Has the Routability of Longer-than-/24 Prefixes Changed?

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.

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