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RIPE NCC Technical Services 2017 - Part Three: Focus on Tools and Research

Kaveh Ranjbar

Please find below the third part of our technical services update. This time we're focusing on our research activities and a number of tools we are developing.

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BBR TCP

Geoff Huston

The Internet was built using an architectural principle of a simple network and agile edges. The basic approach was to assume that the network is a simple collection of buffered switches and circuits. As packets traverse the network they are effectively passed from switch to switch.

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IETF 98 - Some Impressions - Monday

Mirjam Kühne

Here is a short summary of my Monday at IETF 98 in Chicago. Highlights were DNS operations and an effort to standardise address management systems.

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Time to Decide on Internet of Things Liability

Eireann Leverett

We are at a very important decision point in Internet history. Will we accept insecure and unsafe Internet of Things (IoT) devices that erode our privacy and open our home networks to intrusion from hackers? Or will we hold vendors accountable for their security and privacy decisions in the product…

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Reasons Dynamic Addresses Change

Ramakrishna Padmanabhan

We look into why dynamic addresses change and find ISPs that renumber periodically, most commonly every 24 hours or a multiple of 24 hours. We also find that outages influence address changes.

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Ethics of RIPE Atlas Measurements

Robert Kisteleki

This article is intended to make RIPE Atlas users aware of ethical issues that could arise when using RIPE Atlas. We do not intend to propose any new formal processes or procedures to address the relevant ethical issues, but we do want to encourage members of the RIPE Atlas community to consider th…

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For the Good of the Internet – of Things

Marco Hogewoning

Sure, for some the Internet of Things is just an opportunity to make money. But what if it's also an opportunity to share our expertise - and in the process, make the world a better place?

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Scaling the Internet of Things? Not a Problem!

Shane Kerr

What makes the Internet of Things (IoT) different from the Internet as we know it? Today's Internet connects people, while the Internet of Things connects... things. What are these things? In the case of IoT, it means embedded computer chips that are attached to some physical device with networking…

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LPWA: Things in Search of a Network

Marco Hogewoning

Last week I had the opportunity to visit the LPWA IoT Networks Event in Amsterdam, a two-day conference dedicated to the use of low power wide area (LPWA) wireless networks that lie behind many Internet of Things (IoT) solutions that are entering the market.

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The Internet for Things

Mirjam Kühne

Please read this guest post by Byron Ellacott, Senior Software Architect at APNIC: The Internet of Things without the Internet is just things, and we’ve had things since the first caveman used a pointy stick to draw on a wall. What then does the Internet bring to things to justify a capital T?

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