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Emile Aben

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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.

What’s the Deal with IPv6 Link-Local Addresses?

What’s the Deal with IPv6 Link-Local Addresses?

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...or, how RIPE Atlas measurement data just got a little bit more complex. Some people say IPv6 is "96 more bits, no magic". And while this is true for most network operators, if you're a RIPE Atlas system programmer, you can run into interesting situations. In this article, we described how link-l…

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BGP Zombies

BGP Zombies

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When withdrawing an IP prefix from the Internet, an origin network sends BGP withdraw messages, which are expected to propagate to all BGP routers that hold an entry for that IP prefix in their routing table. Yet network operators occasionally report issues where routers maintain routes to IP prefi…

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Measuring Paths in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Measuring Paths in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Based on RIPE Atlas measurements, we can illustrate if paths between different networks in a given country stay in that country. We can also provide sketches of interconnections between networks in that country. In this article we look at the situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Detection of Peering Infrastructure Outages Based on BGP Communities

Detection of Peering Infrastructure Outages Based on BGP Communities

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Networks rely increasingly on Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) and carrier-neutral interconnection facilities that enable dense localised peering connectivity to handle the massive traffic exchange between clients and servers.

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FOSDEM 2018: What Happens in Brussels (Ends Up on the Internet)

FOSDEM 2018: What Happens in Brussels (Ends Up on the Internet)

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FOSDEM is an opportunity for developers of free and open-source software from around the world to meet in “real life”, every February, for one weekend in Brussels. Among all the conversations and experiences are many topics relevant for the RIPE community.

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