This article summarises the second RIPEstat demo session that took place today, 22 February 2011.
The first demo summary can be found
. The second session was well attended. The main focus was the additional features added to RIPEstat as well as the
Egyptian Internet disconnection
Features are pushed out on a regular basis.
A change log has been added to record new features and bugs fixed with each release
A news box contains important and adhoc new features
In the future, this could contain automatically identified issues
Completely new modular architecture
Ajax loading for enhanced performance experience
Quicker plugin development time
Ability to easily add additional datasets and APIs
Historic prefix count
Geo-location for ASes
New graph features
On-demand loading of historic data
Zooming into specified regions
Raw data output available for all queries
Basis for future development using plugin query language
Egypt Outage Monitor
Information Services quickly deployed a monitoring solution tailored to the situation in Egypt. It was refined over the course of a day to illustrate the outage and monitor it in real time.
The methodology was published along with the illustrated data, giving users a complete picture of the data.
This proved to be quite popular. A large number (10,000s) of users visited. The current page was updated with static content covering the duration of the outage.
Upon examining the anonymised public
, we discovered that, in addition to users visiting
, they also attempted to reach other countries using the same method, i.e., stat.ripe.net/norway.
From this we can see users want to be able to view prefix data within the context of geographical locations. This is something we will look into for future development.
Questions and Answers
Someone asked if the comments were for the service rather than the specific resources. It was aked whether there was a plan to add comments to resources.
The developers responded that they would look at how comments are used and if the volume becomes too high they might add comments to resources.
As always, we invite your comments, questions and feedback on our demo and
You can also use one of the following channels:
The video of the demo is available from the RIPEstat page in
Our next demo is scheduled for 22 March 2011. Please check back with RIPE Labs for a link.