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IPv4 Allocation Statistics for 2011

IPv4 Allocation Statistics for 2011

Mirjam Kühne

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2011 was an interesting year for IPv4. But did we see a big run on the remaining IPv4 address space? See some statistics and analysis below.

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Securing MD5 Hashes in the RIPE Database

Securing MD5 Hashes in the RIPE Database

Denis Walker

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In this article we suggest a technical solution to the issue of publicly displaying MD5 password hashes in the RIPE Database.

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Password Management in RIPE Database

Password Management in RIPE Database

Kaveh Ranjbar

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Passwords are the most used authentication method in the RIPE Database. This mechanism has two major design problems. The MD5 hash is public, when running a single query (not for bulk queries). And in case of email updates, plain text passwords are sent by email to update the database. Find below s…

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Geolocation Prototype for RIPE Database

Geolocation Prototype for RIPE Database

Denis Walker

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The RIPE NCC is pleased to announce a new Geolocation prototype service for storing geolocation data in the RIPE Database. This article outlines the methodology applied in this prototype.

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Assigning 32-bit ASNs

Assigning 32-bit ASNs

Mirjam Kühne

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The RIPE NCC has been assigning 32-bit Autonomous System Numbers for quite some time now. In this article we're showing a number of statistics and some analysis.

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New and Improved RIPE Registry Global Resource Service

New and Improved RIPE Registry Global Resource Service

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We have redesigned and improved the way we mirror other databases. We now have a method of translating the operational data from other registries (for instance from other Regional Internet Registries or the RADb) into the RIPE Database structure.

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GRS Sources and the RIPE Database API

GRS Sources and the RIPE Database API

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A while ago we announced the new Global Resource Service (GRS) for the RIPE Database. It allows you to query other Regional Internet Registry (RIR) databases and Routing Registry data using the RIPE Database interface. In this article we describe this service some more and show some examples.

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A New RIPE Database Prototype

A New RIPE Database Prototype

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The RIPE NCC is improving the RIPE Database functionality and usability by introducing a trial of an improved service. With this new service it is easier for any user to see which of the data objects they’re looking at are maintained by the RIPE NCC or an Internet resource Holder.

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Interesting Graphs - Nine Years of RIPE Database Objects

Interesting Graphs - Nine Years of RIPE Database Objects

Robert Kisteleki

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Let's take a look at how the number of different RIPE DB objects changed in the last nine years. Many of the graphs are easy to understand, but some of them are not trivial.

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Refinements to the RIPE Database Query API

Refinements to the RIPE Database Query API

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Over the last few months, since the last release of our RESTful Query Web Service, we have been adding functionality and fixed some issues that we found while using the underlying API. So, with this update we are releasing all these refinements and fixes to you. Most of the improvements address …

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