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RIPE Atlas Probes as IoT Devices

Robert Kisteleki

It's possible to look at RIPE Atlas probes from the perspective of IoT - a key element of the service is the physical devices deployed all over the world. Read on to find some interesting insights from this perspective.

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Evaluation of Hurricane Harvey's Effects on the Internet's Edge

John Heidemann

On August 25, 2017 Hurricane Harvey made landfall in south Texas, causing widespread property damage, displacing more than 30,000 people, and costing more than 45 lives (as of 2017-09-01). We sympathize with those who were hurt by this disaster, and hope for swift recovery for the region. Here we e…

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The Handle System: IoT-Express or Digital Putsch?

Karim Farhat

Please read this guest post by Karim Farhat, PhD student at the School of Public Policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology: The promise of vast new markets has created an array of alliances and consortia to develop competing standards and protocols for the Internet of Things (IoT). The ITU - …

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IoT Turning Evil

Ivana Tomic

Internet of Things (IoT) emerged as a complex cyber-physical system that allows smart devices to sense the environment and modify it accordingly to enhance the way we work and live. The existence of such a large network of interconnected entities poses major security and privacy issues that prevent…

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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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