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Looking at France-IX with RIPE Atlas and RIS

Emile Aben

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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The Internet in North Korea - Hanging by a Single Thread?

Emile Aben

North Korea is one of the most secluded countries in the world, but it is nonetheless connected to the Internet. We investigate North Korea's Internet connectivity in light of recent outages and discuss the fragile nature of its setup.

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Is It Really Worth Peering at IXPs? A Comparative Study

roberto di lallo

We investigated the role IXPs play in the Italian Internet ecosystem. Do peerings at IXPs have a positive effect on key performance indicators such as latency, hop count, packet loss and jitter? Do they reduce the number of out-of-country ISPs traversed by traffic between users located in Italy and…

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Improving RIPE Atlas Coverage - Which Networks Are Missing?

Emile Aben

In this article we compare RIPE Atlas deployment against user population estimates provided by APNIC to see which eyeball networks are missing out on RIPE Atlas probes.

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EuroDIG 2015 Report by Corinne Cath

Marco Hogewoning

For EuroDIG 2015, held in Sofia, Bulgaria on 3 and 4 June 2015, the RIPE NCC was pleased to be able to support the participation of Corinne Cath, who presented her work on human rights in the development of technical protocols at the recent RIPE 70 Cooperation Working Group session. Below is her im…

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On the Diversity of Interdomain Routing in Africa

In 2013 and 2014 we looked into measuring Interdomain Routing in Africa using the RIPE Atlas infrastructure. This resulted in a paper published at the PAM (Passive and Active Measurement) 2015 conference. Here we present some highlights of this research.

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Measuring Countries and IXPs in the SEE Region

Emile Aben

We looked at Internet measurements for the South East Europe (SEE) region in order to share these with attendees at the SEE 4 Meeting that took place from 21-22 April 2015 in Belgrade, Serbia. This is the long version of the lightning talk Vesna Manojlovic gave at SEE 4.

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Website Redesign Simplifies Policy Proposal Discussions

Marco Schmidt

When re-designing www.ripe.net, we paid extra attention to how we can improve the interface for the Policy Development Process (PDP). This open and transparent process determines RIPE Policies, which govern the distribution and use of nearly all Internet resources in the RIPE NCC service region. Ou…

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Measuring Countries and IXPs with RIPE Atlas

Emile Aben

We've been working with various Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) over the last few months to see how RIPE Atlas active measurements can provide insight into how they are keeping local traffic local. This could help improve performance and efficiency for IXPs and their members. To explore this, we've…

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Introducing ENISA: Securing European Networks

Rossella Mattioli

ENISA, the European Union Agency for Network & Information Security, is an independent body of expertise, set up by the European Union, to secure Europe’s information society. It was founded in 2004 to facilitate the exchange of information between EU institutions, the public and the private sector…

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