At the RIPE NCC, we recently migrated one of the Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) we use to handle keys in RPKI. In this article, we give a detailed overview of the role HSMs play in the broader RPKI system and talk through the steps we took to carry out the migration process.
In this article we take a look at how IRR explorer can be used to analyse and improve routing, IRR registrations, and RPKI configurations by looking at a number of real world examples.
Defining the criticality of RIPE NCC services provides a whole range of benefits. In this article, we take a look at the model we're adopting in order to determine a criticality rating for our services.
Based in Amsterdam
Since April 2019, I've worked as the HR Director for the RIPE NCC. In this job I'm responsible for aligning RIPE NCC's people management practices with the organisational strategy. Employee well-being and engagement is an important topic for the RIPE NCC, since without the people we would not be able to deliver to our members. As an organisation we take good care of our people but at the same time I see it as a personal challenge to always seek for improvement, with a personal touch.
The diversity of our workforce is very important to us at the RIPE NCC. It broadens our perspective as an organisation, makes us more responsive to new challenges, and improves the quality of our decision making. In this article, I explore what we can do together to stimulate and develop a more div…
The RIPE NCC was requested by the Database Working Group to perform an impact analysis for UTF-8 in the RIPE Database, including the technical and functional effects on the RIPE NCC itself. How would the RIPE Registry function with UTF-8? And what would be the impact on running the Registry?
Based in Amsterdam, Netherland
Hans Petter Holen is the Managing Director of the RIPE NCC. Before taking on this role in May 2020, he served as the RIPE Chair from 2014 and has been part of the RIPE community for over 25 years. He also serves as the secretary of the Number Resource Organisation (NRO) Executive Council.
The RIPE NCC has spent the past 30 years working to support a stable Internet that is open to all. This is the bedrock of everything we do, and it is why we cannot take or support any measures that risk undermining the Internet’s technical foundations, however urgent or well-intentioned they may se…
Gergana Petrova is External Relations Officer at the RIPE NCC. As part of the External Relations team, she helps lead the RIPE NCC's engagement with a broad range of stakeholders, including the RIPE NCC membership, the RIPE community, government, law enforcement and other Internet stakeholders. Gergana also coordinates the RIPE Academic Cooperation Initiative (RACI) – an initiative that connects researchers and academics with the RIPE community. Previously, Gergana worked as Conference Coordinator at the RIPE NCC, organising the biannual RIPE Meeting. The RIPE Meeting is the main event during which members of the RIPE community meet to discuss current technical and policy issues, share experiences and best practices and develop a network of peers. Gergana also organised the regional ENOG and SEE meetings and helped build the local communities there. Originally from Bulgaria, Gergana studied in Germany before relocating to the Netherlands. Gergana has a Masters in Business Research.
Community Building, External Relations, Community Development. Our department has gone through quite some name changes in recent years. What didn’t change is the nature of our work - to serve and help the RIPE community. In this article, you will read who we are, what we do, and what we are plannin…
Our work on improving the user interfaces for our services continues. And as always, we're keen to find out what you think. In this article, we look over the recent feedback users have shared with us and how we're working to transform their suggestions into tangible improvements.
Russian Internet regulation has a relatively long history, with most changes having taken place in the last 10 years. In 2018, the so-called "Sovereign Internet" regulation was proposed. But only in 2021 did it really start to touch on Internet name and number resources. This article is about what …
Recent events in Ukraine have spotlighted some fundamental questions about Internet governance and the use of state-imposed sanctions. This post frames the discussion in reference to one of the Internet's most enduring maxims.