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Hosted DNS Application Update

Expanding the RIPE NCC Authoritative DNS Service means cooperating with the community to find organisations out there willing to host AuthDNS instances on their networks. In this article, find out exactly what's required from hosts and how to apply.

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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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Securing Critical Infrastructure: New Regulations Mandate Control

Sebastiaan Bosman

Organisations responsible for critical infrastructure often also take care of their own cybersecurity. Now though, with the European Commission having proposed a new directive to enhance the resilience of critical entities, such organisations need to start preparing for change.

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Facebook Down and Out in BGPlay

Alun Davies

Following the Facebook outage that took place on 4 October, we saw people looking to BGPlay to get a better view of what went on. Here's a look at what the RIPEstat visualisation has to show us about the event in question.

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Celebrating 30 Years of Europe’s First Root Name Server

Lars-Johan Liman

The root name servers are a critical part of the Internet’s infrastructure. Identified by letters A through M, they provide the entry points to the Domain Name System (DNS). Since 2000, Netnod has operated i.root-servers.net, the first root server to be located outside of the United States.

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A Changing User Interface for rpki-validator.ripe.net

On 1 July, we stopped maintenance of the RIPE NCC RPKI Validator, roughly a decade after launching it. For many years, we provided the community with a public RPKI Validator on https://rpki-validator.ripe.net/ that used the RIPE NCC RPKI Validator. Now it’s time to migrate this service to Routinato…

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The PeeringDB 2021 User Survey

Leo Vegoda

PeeringDB wants input from network operators, exchange operators, facility providers, content distributors and anyone who uses our interconnection database.

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Managing DNS Over IPv6 Only

Outgrowing your IPv4 allocation is one of many very good reasons to get on with deploying IPv6. Here's a use case on the latest steps the RIPE NCC has been taking in the piecemeal process of deploying IPv6 across its services.

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IPv6 Support on the PlayStation 5

Tore Anderson

With the arrival of the next generation of gaming consoles, has progress been made toward better IPv6 capability?

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Prioritising a Zero Trust Journey Using CIS Controls v8

Kathleen Moriarty

The Center for Internet Security (CIS) recently published an updated version of the CIS Controls. CIS Controls v8 helps organisations break the zero trust journey down into achievable steps that are prioritised in a meaningful way.

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