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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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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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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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