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NetForecast Uses RIPE Atlas to Perform Network Latency Benchmarking

Alan Jones

The NetForecast 2020 Internet Latency Benchmark Report scores and ranks Internet latency performance across major US cities and ISPs. Drawing on RIPE Atlas, the report provides a “user's eye” perspective on performance in terms of latency, latency consistency, and near/far latency bias.

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Improvements to the RIPE Atlas Datasets on Google BigQuery

Stephen Strowes

We've been using Google's BigQuery platform for ongoing operational tasks and research questions, and we've got a little more experience under our belts. We're improving the ways we expose public data on the platform.

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Deploying a RIPE Atlas Probe Software via PPP

In this article, Aris Tzermias demonstrates how you can deploy a RIPE Atlas software probe isolated from your private network using a dedicated PPP connection with your Internet Service Provider.

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Now There's an Idea - Research Pitches from Our R&D Team

Robert Kisteleki

One of the tasks of the R&D team here at the RIPE NCC is to come up with, evaluate, and execute new ideas for research topics and tools that can be of good use to the community. In this article, we're starting an experiment to expose some of these ideas to the community, in order to find interested…

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Surrounded by the Clouds: A Comprehensive Cloud Reachability Study

Lorenzo Corneo

In our cloud reachability study, we performed extensive global client-to-cloud latency measurements towards 189 datacenters from nine major cloud providers using 8,000+ RIPE Atlas probes. Our goal was to evaluate the suitability of modern cloud environments for latency-sensitive applications. Here,…

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An Eventful Ten Years in RIPEstat

Alun Davies

Since its inception, RIPEstat has been helping network operators and end users monitor the state of the Internet. Ten years on, we look back at some of the ways RIPEstat enabled us to get a clearer picture of how the Internet fared in the event of outages, blackouts, natural disasters, and Nyan Cat.

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Does The Internet Route Around Damage? - Edition 2021

Emile Aben

On 23 March 2021, LINX London experienced an outage. As this is one of the very large Internet Exchange Points, this is an interesting case to study in more depth in order to see what we can learn about Internet robustness.

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Measuring DNS over TLS from the Edge: Adoption, Reliability and Response Times

Trinh Viet Doan

DNS over TLS (DoT) is an extension to the DNS over UDP/53 (Do53) protocol, which provides additional confidentiality to the DNS messages between client and server. Since its standardisation in RFC7858 in 2016, DoT has gained increasing support by various DNS services as well as operating systems. …

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Splitting the Ping

Ben Cartwright-Cox

Pings provide a simple measure of how long it takes to get there and back across the Internet. What's not so simple is working out how long the trip there took versus the trip back. In this guest post, Ben Cox introduces a method for splitting the ping.

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Trufflehunter: A New Tool to Sniff Out DNS Usage

Audrey Randall

Measuring domain usage on centralised public DNS resolvers can be very useful, but it's also pretty hard to do. Trufflehunter is a new open source tool that puts snooping techniques to good use in order to accurately estimate the popularity of domains.

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