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DNS Vulnerability, Configuration Errors That Can Cause DDoS

Giovane Moura

Last year we discovered a DNS vulnerability that, combined with a configuration error, can lead to massive DNS traffic surges. Since then, we've studied it carefully, carried out responsible disclosure, helped large operators as Google and Cisco in fixing their services, and submitted an Internet D…

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PeeringDB 2021 Product Report

Leo Vegoda

Data quality was ranked most important by respondents to PeeringDB's 2020 and 2021 user surveys. This update focuses on several improvements we've made to improve the quality of data going into PeeringDB and help users get precisely what they want out of it.

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The Kazakhstan Outage - As Seen from RIPE Atlas

Emile Aben

Starting at approximately 11:15 UTC on 5 January, we noticed what appeared to be a large scale Internet outage in Kazakhstan. We've been tracking the outage in RIPE Atlas since.

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RIPE NCC Internet Country Report: Cyprus, Israel and Malta

Suzanne Taylor

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

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Micro BGP Suite: The Swiss Army Knife of Routing Analysis

Lorenzo Cogotti

BGP Scanner from the Isolario project helped researchers analyse routing data, but it had its limitations. Overcoming these has led to the development of the Micro BGP Suite. It provides a variety of tools that, while each simple and efficient in their own operations, are capable of achieving compl…

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Best Practices for Connecting to NTP Servers

Christer Weinigel

Using the Network Time Protocol (NTP) is a simple and effective way to set your local time. But how can you ensure that the time you are getting is correct, what can you do to improve time accuracy, and how do you decide which NTP servers are best for you?

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Latency Into Your Network - As Seen From RIPE Atlas

Emile Aben

We created a data aggregate we call 'minRTT' that gives the minimum latency into each ASN (and IXP!) from RIPE Atlas for a given day. This allows us to visualise network deployments and can help with insights into structural latency problems for a network. We build a few visualisations on top of th…

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Hunting Routing Resources with IRRHound

Francesco Ferreri

Choosing the right IRR source list for each IXP participant is becoming a challenging task. But help is at hand! IRRHound assists in tracking routing resources across multiple IRR sources.

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Help Build a Bigger, Better RIPE Atlas

When it comes to RIPE Atlas, bigger is better. Each new probe adds another vantage point, bringing the measurement platform closer to its goal of providing an unprecedented view of the state of the Internet. But expansion into new geographical locations and networks wouldn't be possible without the…

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