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Kaveh Ranjbar

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As Chief Information Officer at the RIPE NCC, I am mainly involved with the planning, operation and development of the RIPE NCC's global information services as well as research and development. This includes the RIPE NCC's authoritative DNS services as well as K-root infrastructure, data collection and measurement networks such as RIPE Atlas and RIS, data provisioning systems such as RIPEstat, and the RIPE NCC's data analysis efforts. I have been with the RIPE NCC since 2008 working in different capacities. Before the RIPE NCC, I worked for more than 12 years in the Internet services and ISP sectors, mostly in senior technical management positions. I was the engineering founder of one of the largest Iranian ISPs and helped several IT startups with their software and business process implementations. I have a M.Sc. in Software Engineering from the University of Oxford, UK and Lean Engineering/Agile Management training at MIT.

ripe-563: Improving Abuse Contact Information in the RIPE Database

Abuse Contact Management in the RIPE Database (as defined in ripe-563) mandates the RIPE NCC to gather and publish abuse contact information for Internet resources provisioned by the RIPE NCC. In this document we outline the RIPE NCC's proposal for implementing this, along with an implementation ti…

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Internationalisation of the RIPE Database Content

At RIPE 63, the RIPE NCC was asked to consider possible options for Internationalisation of the RIPE Database content. This article provides a quick overview of the current situation as well as possible developments and challenges.

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Password Management in RIPE Database

Passwords are the most used authentication method in the RIPE Database. This mechanism has two major design problems. The MD5 hash is public, when running a single query (not for bulk queries). And in case of email updates, plain text passwords are sent by email to update the database. Find below s…

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Authentication Methods Used in the RIPE Database

Prompted by a discussion at the last RIPE Meeting, we found out how many maintainer (MNTNER) objects are registered in the RIPE Database and what type of authentication methods are used to secure the data covered by these MNTNER objects.

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RIPE NCC LIR Locator

The LIR Locator tool has been updated. It now contains a number of new options and features, including information about Local Internet Registries (LIR) with 4-star IPv6 RIPEness. The tool is mostly targeted to the members of the RIPE NCC, but also contains a public map accessible to everyone.

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