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Jim Cowie: The Historical Record of the Internet

Jim Cowie: The Historical Record of the Internet

Alun Davies

2 min read

Understanding outages and shutdowns and how the Internet as a whole came to be vulnerable to - but also resilient against - these kinds of events requires more than a snapshot of things as they are today. In this episode, Jim Cowie talks about how historical measurement data can help us acquire a b…

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Using Timestamps Inside RPKI Objects to Optimise RRDP-RSYNC Transport Switchovers

Using Timestamps Inside RPKI Objects to Optimise RRDP-RSYNC Transport Switchovers

Job Snijders

13 min read

Tricks to help reduce bandwidth and CPU cycles for both RPKI Publication Point servers and RPKI validators when switching between RRDP and RSYNC transports, as implemented in rpki-client.

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Does the Internet Route Around Damage? - Edition 2023

Does the Internet Route Around Damage? - Edition 2023

Emile Aben

5 min read

On 22-23 November 2023, the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) had an outage on their Amsterdam peering platform. As this is generally considered one of the largest IXPs on the planet, we looked into this event from the perspective of RIPE Atlas to see what it had to tell us about the robustness …

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Two Years of Selective Peering with RIS

Two Years of Selective Peering with RIS

Emile Aben

8 min read

The peering strategy for RIS has traditionally been an open one, geared towards maximising the number of peers. But over the past couple of years we've been working with a more selective approach that reduces redundancy and cost, while also helping make sure RIS provides a diverse view of global ro…

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The Role of Aggregators in RIPE Atlas

The Role of Aggregators in RIPE Atlas

Robert Kisteleki

3 min read

To enable organisations to provide value to the wider community by incorporating RIPE Atlas to their offerings, we’d like to introduce the concept of RIPE Atlas “aggregators”. In this article, we explain why and call on the community for feedback.

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RIPE NCC Measurement Data Retention Principles

RIPE NCC Measurement Data Retention Principles

Robert Kisteleki

6 min read

RIPE Atlas and RIPE RIS both provide a wealth of Internet measurement data invaluable to both Internet researchers and network operators alike. But that's not to say that questions about the cost and value of storing this data don't come up from time to time. Here, we open up the discussion on whet…

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Palestine Internet Connectivity as Seen in BGP

Palestine Internet Connectivity as Seen in BGP

Qasim Lone

9 min read

What does Internet routing data tell us about how the Internet in Palestine has fared since the outbreak of war in October.

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The Need for Programmability in Routing Protocols

The Need for Programmability in Routing Protocols

Thomas Wirtgen

11 min read

Networks change over time, and so do their needs. In response, network operators are constantly improving the services they offer, which often leads to proposals for new features to extend network protocols. To help speed up network innovation, we introduce xBGP, which allows all BGP implementation…

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RIPE NCC Internet Country Report: Türkiye

RIPE NCC Internet Country Report: Türkiye

Suzanne Taylor

3 min read

We take a comprehensive look at the Internet landscape in Türkiye as the next in our series of RIPE NCC Internet Country Reports.

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Adapting to a New Reality - RIPE NCC Information Services Update 2024

Adapting to a New Reality - RIPE NCC Information Services Update 2024

Felipe Victolla Silveira

7 min read

The RIPE NCC's new Chief Technology Officer, Felipe Victolla Silveira, provides an update on our technical services and tools and gives readers a heads up about what they can expect in 2024.

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