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A Multifaceted Look at Starlink Performance - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

A Multifaceted Look at Starlink Performance - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Nitinder Mohan

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How does Starlink stack up against terrestrial ISPs as a global service? And exactly what factors impact its operations? A new multifaceted active and passive measurement study uncovers the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to Starlink performance.

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Paola Grosso: Defining a Responsible Internet

Paola Grosso: Defining a Responsible Internet

Alun Davies

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For many, the Internet is essentially a black box. We connect with other endpoints to send and receive data, but we have little insight into what happens in between. Dr Paola Grosso talks about how CATRIN seeks to provide more visibility and control so we can make more responsible decisions on how …

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Reducing the RIPE NCC's Data Centre Footprint

Reducing the RIPE NCC's Data Centre Footprint

Felipe Victolla Silveira

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RIPE Atlas and Routing Information Service (RIS) are highly valued services provided by the RIPE NCC to our members and overall community. Due to the very large amounts of data we collect and store, it is imperative that these services are built on a cost-effective platform, allowing us to provide …

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Advancing Internet Technologies in South East Europe

Advancing Internet Technologies in South East Europe

Qasim Lone

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On 22-23 April, the South East Europe Internet community will come together in Athens, Greece, to explore trends in the adoption of Internet technologies across the region. In preparation for the discussions to take place, we’ve been examining changes in key Internet tech, such as IPv6 and RPKI.

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Internet Sanctions on Russian Media: Diverging Actions and Mixed Effects

Internet Sanctions on Russian Media: Diverging Actions and Mixed Effects

Moritz Müller

10 min read

EU sanctions on Russian controlled content require ISPs in member states to block access to websites. But our research reveals that their implementation varies widely, both between and within individual EU member states, raising important questions about their effectiveness.

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Measuring NAT64 Usage in the Wild

Measuring NAT64 Usage in the Wild

Elizabeth Boswell

7 min read

With IPv4 address space depleted, it's increasingly important to transition to IPv6. IPv6 transition mechanisms, which allow the two protocols to interoperate, can help. One such mechanism is NAT64. We use RIPE Atlas to measure the usage of NAT64, and compare NAT64 paths to native IPv4 paths.

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Qasim Lone: Something's Wrong on the Internet

Qasim Lone: Something's Wrong on the Internet

Alun Davies

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The Internet is hardly foolproof in its design, and whether by accident or on purpose, the people who use and operate it sometimes don't do things they should or do do things they shouldn't. Qasim Lone talks about strange goings on he's investigated and how RIPE Atlas can help researchers in the fi…

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Crashing the Party – Vulnerabilities in RPKI Relying Party Software

Crashing the Party – Vulnerabilities in RPKI Relying Party Software

Niklas Vogel

10 min read

RPKI adoption is on the rise. And that's a good thing. But as the number of networks deploying RPKI grows, so does the potential impact of vulnerabilities in its implementation. CURE is a novel fuzzing tool developed by ATHENE researchers to test vulnerabilities in RPKI Replying Party software.

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The State of Reverse DNS

The State of Reverse DNS

Arnold Dechamps

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Most people know DNS for the part that resolves a domain name to an IP address. Reverse DNS, as the name suggests, works the other way around, and is generally less talked about. The question is, when people do implement reverse DNS, are they taking steps to keep it secure?

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Sanremo and Internet Traffic in Italy

Sanremo and Internet Traffic in Italy

Flavio Luciani

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The Sanremo Festival is the most important and prestigious music event in Italy, organised and broadcast live across the country by RAI, Italy's main public broadcaster. Flavio Luciani from Namex examines the week of the event from the perspective of an Internet eXchange Point.

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