As part of our ongoing efforts to chart the rise and rise of IPv6, we’ve been looking into the difference between average IPv6 capability per country over a few days in June 2020 versus the most recent similar averages for 2021.
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Stephen is a principal engineer in the Office of the CTO at Fastly, where he spends his time trying to figure out what the Internet is. He obtained his PhD in Internet routing scalability from the University of Glasgow in 2012.
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In prior work, we've studied IPv4 allocation patterns in domestic ISPs. Time has passed, and IPv6 adoption has continued, so in this article we review our current observations on IPv4 and IPv6 assignment practices.
Google BigQuery is a data warehousing platform with an SQL query interface on top. This is a powerful tool that allows us to rapidly filter, query, and process RIPE Atlas measurement results, improving our ability to explore this dataset. We are now making RIPE Atlas measurement results publicly av…
Our VM pilot allows us an opportunity to run a like-for-like comparison between two RIPE Atlas anchors. We're grateful for the support from DigitalOcean, who are running two machines (one metal, one virtual) from the same geographical location.
IPv6 growth continues apace; content networks regularly measure more than 20% of their requests as taking place over IPv6 today. However, deployment has not been uniform. In this article, we review growth from the perspective of RIPE Atlas data since the launch event.
Hurricanes Irma and Maria struck massive damage across the Caribbean this year. In disaster recovery situations, the Internet is critical communications infrastructure. In this article, we look at the observable network effects on Puerto Rico in the aftermath of hurricane Maria.
Reports indicate that the Ugandan government initiated a shutdown of the country's Internet yesterday evening. Here's a look at what we're seeing based on data available from our Routing Information Service (RIS) and RIPE Atlas.
...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…
We are getting ready to start allocating from 2a10::/12, a new block of IPv6 addresses. In this process we did a couple of 'pre-flight' checks to check the usability of address space in this /12 block.
This year's Internet Measurement Conference (IMC) was held in Amsterdam from 21-23 October. In this article we highlight some of the presented work that we think is interesting and that the RIPE community might find useful.
On-path load balancing can send traffic across many potential paths, which typical traceroute usage will not fully capture. We are working on algorithms for a more complete traceroute across load-balanced paths, and we are interested in deployment on RIPE Atlas. We'd like your feedback.
The Internet Measurement Conference (IMC) is an annual conference focusing on Internet measurement and analysis. The 17th edition is taking place from 31 October to 2 November 2018 in Boston. RIPE NCC staff at the event will be live blogging key moments. See this page for regular updates on the iss…
Network measurements are an important tool in understanding the Internet. Due to the expanse of the IPv6 address space, exhaustive scans in IPv4 are not possible for IPv6. The best practice when conducting IPv6 measurements is to use so called IPv6 hitlists.
On the night of 9 April 2018, DE-CIX Frankfurt experienced an outage. As this is one of the largest Internet Exchange Points, this is an interesting case to study in more depth to see what we can learn about Internet robustness. We plan to update this article if new information/corrections flow in.
The 101st meeting of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) runs from 17 - 23 March 2018 in London. RIPE NCC staff at the event will be live blogging key moments. See this page for regular updates on the issues, arguments and ideas discussed over the course of the meeting.
This year's Internet Measurement Conference (IMC) was held in London from 1 - 3 November. In this article we highlight some of the presented work that we think is interesting and that the RIPE community might find useful.