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The Joy of TXT

Peter Lowe

TXT records are perhaps the most flexible type of DNS records available - but have you ever wondered how they’re really used? To see if we can answer this, the TXT records of 1 million domains are examined to see if there’s any rhyme or reason as to how people employ this quirky, open-ended record …

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The Resilience of the Internet in Ukraine - One Year On

Emile Aben

In our earlier analysis of Ukraine back in March 2022, we looked at factors that contributed to the resilience of the country's Internet since the outbreak of the war. A little over a year on, we draw on data from RIPE Atlas and RIPE RIS to investigate what has changed.

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The Human Factor in the Geopolitics of the Internet


The Internet is a network of networks administered, controlled and shaped by humans. As such, it is as much affected by power relationships across the public and private actors as it, in turn, affects them. In this article, the team from GEODE explores the complex relations between the technical an…

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Intercept and Inject: DNS Response Manipulation in the Wild

Yevheniya Nosyk

In November 2021, Internet users from Mexico lost access to and By the time the event was reported, the underlying problem had already gone unnoticed for quite some time. Here, we present key takeaways from our analysis of the event - carried out with RIPE Atlas - and we …

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Observations on RIPE Atlas API "Anti-Patterns"

Robert Kisteleki

The RIPE Atlas APIs receive millions of requests each day - which is in general good news! However, we also see some strange or sub-optimal client behaviour. Read on for a description of some of these cases and our suggestions on how improve the use the APIs.

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Navigating the Complexities of BGP: Enhancing Security, Visibility, and Operability

Radu Strelciuc

Explore the concepts and tools needed to ensure the stability and reliability of BGP networks. With a focus on security, visibility, and operability, this article gives an overview of configuring BGP, a complex protocol used to build and maintain the Internet.

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Apply Now for Inaugural Pulse Research Fellowship

Are you interested in Internet measurements and research and have a project or tool in mind that contributes to upholding an open, globally-connected, secure, and trustworthy Internet? The Internet Society invites you to apply for the Pulse Research Fellowship.

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Detecting Waves with ShakeAlert

Marcel Flores

When operating large, globally distributed networks, hardware failures, provider outages, and other changes in behaviour are regular occurrences. Systems that can raise alarms at the first signs of trouble can alert human operators or automated systems and enable faster corrective action. To this e…

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Plug and Plot: Reusable Visualisations for AS-Hegemony Data

This article presents a set of open-source tools - “reusable visualisations” - that extend the AS hegemony visualisations provided by the Internet Health Report. Users can directly use the online tools or embed the IHR data on their own posts, webpages, or Observable HQ notebooks.

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Assessing the Risk of New .nl Registrations Using RegCheck

Thymen Wabeke

The RegCheck system helps identify potentially malicious domain name registrations with 48% recall and 22% precision. In this article, the team from SIDN Labs shares their analysis of how the system performs when it comes to identifying high-risk .nl domain name registrations.

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