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From Academia to Internet: Pioneers of EARN, NSFNET and RIPE

From Academia to Internet: Pioneers of EARN, NSFNET and RIPE

Anastasiya Pak

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In this episode of the RIPE Labs podcast, three Internet pioneers talk about how they helped grow the Internet out of its early infancy, back when its purpose - and much of the excitement around its development - lay in the promise of connecting researchers from around the world.

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IPv6 Stockpiling: A Trojan Horse in Our Midst?

IPv6 Stockpiling: A Trojan Horse in Our Midst?

Marco Schmidt

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The current combination of RIPE policies and rules for RIPE NCC membership enable IPv6 stockpiling. And what might sound like an unlikely activity is not only happening, but is actually on the rise. Here we look at the trends and some of the potential consequences and ask where we go from here.

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Authenticated DNSSEC Bootstrapping: From Hackathon Project to Useful Software

Authenticated DNSSEC Bootstrapping: From Hackathon Project to Useful Software

Peter Thomassen

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At the RIPE DNS Hackathon 2023, a group of DNS enthusiasts started writing implementations of the Authenticated DNSSEC Bootstrapping protocol. After the event, the work continued, culminating in the completion of a module for Knot DNS. So what problem does the new feature address, and how can you u…

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SEEing Growth at SEE 12

SEEing Growth at SEE 12

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On 22-23 April, the South East Europe (SEE) Internet community came together in Athens - the first time a SEE meeting has been held in Greece! 195 participants from 26 countries joined to discuss the history of the Internet, IPv6, RPKI, BGP and more.

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Collaborative DDoS Mitigation: From Research to Operational Practice

Collaborative DDoS Mitigation: From Research to Operational Practice

Thijs van den Hout

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Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks continue to plague the Internet and pose a risk to the availability of critical digital systems that we increasingly depend on in our daily lives. Thijs van den Hout and his colleagues outline their contributions and lessons learned from 5 years of resea…

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Retiring ns.ripe.net

Retiring ns.ripe.net

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Since 1992, the RIPE NCC has been the only Regional Internet Registry to offer a secondary DNS server to its members, called ns.ripe.net. LIRs with a /16-sized IPv4 allocation or a /32-sized IPv6 allocation have been able to use this service to ensure the stability of the DNS service for these larg…

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What Is NIS2 and Why Is It Important?

What Is NIS2 and Why Is It Important?

Fredrik Lindeberg

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With NIS2 soon coming into force, Fredrik Lindeberg looks at the key points of the new directive, the relationship between process and operational security and what actions you should take now.

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Bert Hubert: Internet Privacy and the Cost of Losing Control

Bert Hubert: Internet Privacy and the Cost of Losing Control

Alun Davies

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Internet users, the companies who sell us our devices, and governments are all caught up in the struggle for online privacy. In this episode, Bert Hubert explains how outsourcing and other market forces determine the flow of control over personal data and why we need to understand the consequences.

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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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Enhancing the Security of RIPE NCC Access - Recent and Upcoming Changes

Enhancing the Security of RIPE NCC Access - Recent and Upcoming Changes

Felipe Victolla Silveira

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Over the past few months, the RIPE NCC has been working on enhancing the security of RIPE NCC Access, the Single Sign-On (SSO) system for accessing our key services. In this article, I explain the recent enhancements we've implemented and provide an overview of forthcoming developments you can anti…

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