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Why is the Internet so Slow?

Mirjam Kühne

Ilker Nadi Bozkurt and his colleagues found that the Internet is much slower than it could be. They wonder where this slowdown comes from and what can be done about it.

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Finding Open DNS Resolvers on IPv6

Luuk Hendriks

Open DNS resolvers that answer queries coming from anyone have been the main component of a large number of DDoS attacks in recent years.

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Introduction to the Quantum Internet

Vesna Manojlovic

Please read this guest post about the quantum Internet by Stephanie Wehner, Professor at the University of Technology in Delft, The Netherlands.

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BGP Table Fragmentation: What & Who?

Julien Gamba

BGP routing table growth is one of the major Internet scaling issues, and prefix deaggregation is thought to be a major contributor to table growth. In this work we quantify the fragmentation of the routing table by the type of IP prefix. We observe that the proportion of deaggregated prefixes has …

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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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