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Dealing with the Undercurrent of Unwanted Traffic

Leslie Daigle

It’s common knowledge that there are “bad actors” on the Internet, poking and prodding open ports as they find them. But just how much of this “unwanted traffic” is out there, and how much is “too much” to allow out of a source network?

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IPv6 10 Years Out: An Analysis in Users, Tables, and Traffic

Rene Wilhelm

On 6 June 2012, the Internet Society organised the World IPv6 Launch. On that day, participants switched on IPv6 not just for testing, but to use permanently in production services. As ten years have passed since, we look at how IPv6 adoption and deployment has progressed, in terms of routing, end-…

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Revealing Bias in Internet Measurements

Alun Davies

Internet measurement platforms give us a clearer understanding of the state of the Internet. But none of these platforms gives us a ‘view from everywhere’, so that understanding will always be based on a partial and potentially biased view of things. In this episode, Pavlos Sermpezis talks about th…

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RightsCon - Join the Discussion on Digital Rights

Gergana Petrova

RightsCon is one of the most established forums for human rights in the digital age. In this article, we give you a taste of some of the issues discussed and hopefully involve you in the debate. We definitely need more voices from the technical community!

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An Introduction to IRR Explorer

Teun Vink

In this article we take a look at how IRR explorer can be used to analyse and improve routing, IRR registrations, and RPKI configurations by looking at a number of real world examples.

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RIPE Atlas: A Distributed View of the Internet

Alun Davies

Twelve years ago the RIPE NCC set out to build the largest Internet measurement network ever made. Today, RIPE Atlas provides users with an unprecedented understanding of the state of the Internet in real time. In this episode, I catch up with Robert Kisteleki to talk about how RIPE Atlas developed…

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The Curious Case of Packets From ::

Robert Kisteleki

RIPE Atlas has a large enough footprint all over the world to observe various kinds of network behaviour. Recently we've been notified about a case where the IPv6 source address ::/128 appeared in some of our traceroutes. We set out to discover why this happens.

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A Special RIPE NCC Country Report: IPv6 in Sweden

Suzanne Taylor

We investigate the state of IPv6 in Sweden in this special RIPE NCC Internet Country Report.

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RIPE NCC Internet Country Report: Bulgaria, Moldova and Romania

Suzanne Taylor

We take a comprehensive look at three different countries in southeastern Europe as the next in our series of RIPE NCC Internet Country Reports.

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Detecting DNS Root Manipulation

Qasim Lone

In 2021, reports emerged that hosts in Mexico were unable to reach whatsapp.net. It was determined that middleboxes were to blame, intercepting the queries to the root instance hosted in China and sending a bogus reply. This article investigates the prevalence of middleboxes using RIPE Atlas probes.

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