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The Secrets of De-Peering

Uta Meier-Hahn

There are many resources available to learn about Internet peering. But when it comes to de-peering, networkers are mostly left with their gut feeling.

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SHA2017: Hackers' Camping, RIPE Topics

Vesna Manojlovic

Today begins the newest edition of four-yearly Dutch summer camping conferences for and by hackers: SHA2017. Since there is an overlap between topics and participants within the RIPE community, this is an invitation to the talks and workshops that might interest you.

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Detecting Network Outages with RIPE Atlas

Anant Shah

This post describes a technique to detect bursty TCP disconnections, and how it can be used on RIPE Atlas data to better detect outages in the Internet.

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Public Policy Demands Better Statistics

George Michaelson

This is a story about science and data and how we need to apply rigour if we want to use data to inform and influence policy decisions. It is also a story about HTTPS.

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On the Operators' Perspective on Security Misconfigurations ㄧ The Survey

Constanze Dietrich

We want to fully understand the issue of security misconfigurations. We have some preliminary findings. But we need your help: Please, participate in our anonymous survey on security misconfigurations.

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Taking it to the Limit - Testing the Performance of R&E Networking

Mirjam Kühne

Please read this guest post by Mian Usman, Network Architect at GÉANT: One of the big questions often asked of R&E networking is why? Why, when commercial networks are so large, is there still a need for dedicated research networks? Surely organisations can simply buy commercial off-the-shelf netw…

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BGP Even-More Specifics in 2017

Stephen Strowes

Since October 2014, we have been advertising two IPv4 /25s and two IPv4 /28s, to better understand how far they propagate across the network. In this article, we review how things have (or have not) changed over the years.

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The Internet was Built on Trust. But What Does it Run On?

Uta Meier-Hahn

One of the most noble narratives about the Internet is that it is built on trust. This article sets out to check if that saying still holds true.

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Talking Traffic at TMA 2017

Stephen Strowes

Last week, the Network Traffic, Measurement and Analysis Conference (TMA) took place in Maynooth, Ireland. A full week was scheduled, featuring a PhD school across Monday and Tuesday, the Mobile Network Measurements (MNM) workshop on Tuesday, and the main conference from Wednesday to Friday. We wer…

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Recursives in the Wild: Engineering Authoritative DNS Servers

Moritz Müller

By analysing how resolvers select authoritative name servers in the wild we investigated how DNS operators are able to reduce DNS response times.

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