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Towards a Sanctions Solution Space

Chris Buckridge

As the RIPE NCC manages its compliance with relevant sanctions, we are also looking at how to ensure that sanctions don't jeopardise the global Internet.

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240/4 As Seen by RIPE Atlas

Qasim Lone

In this article we use data from RIPE Atlas probes to investigate the usage of 240/4, a block of IPv4 addresses 'reserved for future use', formally known as Class E in the wild.

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Deploying IPv6-Mostly Access Networks

Ondřej Caletka

Dual stack is the most common way of deploying IPv6 in access networks. A recent standard defines IPv6-mostly access networks, providing IPv4 connectivity only for legacy devices while allowing modern devices to run IPv6-only. It is already well supported and allows network operators to gradually p…

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IPv6 10 Years Out: An Analysis in Users, Tables, and Traffic

Rene Wilhelm

On 6 June 2012, the Internet Society organised the World IPv6 Launch. On that day, participants switched on IPv6 not just for testing, but to use permanently in production services. As ten years have passed since, we look at how IPv6 adoption and deployment has progressed, in terms of routing, end-…

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An Introduction to IRR Explorer

Teun Vink

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.

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A Dive Into Diversity and Inclusion

Carolien Vos

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…

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Impact Analysis for UTF-8 in the RIPE Database

Ed Shryane

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?

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Securing the RIPE NCC Trust Anchor

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.

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An Open Internet Remains the Goal

Hans Petter Holen

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…

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