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Detecting DNS Root Manipulation

Qasim Lone

In 2021, reports emerged that hosts in Mexico were unable to reach It was determined that middleboxes were to blame, intercepting the queries to the root instance hosted in China and sending a bogus reply. This article investigates the prevalence of middleboxes using RIPE Atlas probes.

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Seven Years in the Life of Hypergiant Off-nets

Petros Gigis

In this article, we present the first generic methodology to measure the expansion of Hypergiants in other networks; i.e., Hypergiant off-nets. Our findings show that the number of networks hosting Hypergiant off-nets has tripled from 2013 to 2021, reaching 4.5k networks. Our analysis also shows t…

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Bias in Internet Measurement Infrastructure

Pavlos Sermpezis

This article aims to raise awareness about bias in the Internet measurement infrastructure; e.g., RIPE Atlas, RIPE RIS. What is bias? Is the infrastructure biased? Is it a problem? The article discusses these issues and presents data that can help users to interpret or conduct measurements.

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Multi-Cloud, Multi-CDN Architecture – A Deceptive Future of the Internet

Sankalp Basavaraj

The last two years stood witness to multiple Internet outages causing massive disruptions across the globe. Among views on how to make the situation better, a prevalent theory is that multi-Cloud, multi-CDNs (Content Delivery Networks) are inevitable and are the holy grail of the Internet. This art…

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The Information Controls Fellowship Program

Corinne Cath

The Information Controls Fellowship Program (ICFP) from the Open Technology Fund (OTF) supports examination of Internet shutdowns and other events that restrict the free flow of information over the Internet. With the call for the fellowship open until 13 March, OTF is calling on individuals within…

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Who Do You Think We Are? Participation and Representation at the IGF

Nadia Tjahja

Our policy brief covers stakeholder composition of the Internet Governance Forum. We conducted a detailed analysis of stakeholder identification of individuals who attended the Internet Governance Forum on-site from 2006 until 2019. We also reflected on their attendance and re-attendance numbers an…

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RIPE NCC Information Security Controls Framework For Cloud Services

Ivo Dijkhuis

Information security controls help protect against vulnerabilities and risk. In this article, we share details of the RIPE NCC Cloud Security Controls Framework that we'll be using to assess whether cloud providers meet the security requirements for our services.

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RIPE NCC Internet Country Report: Cyprus, Israel and Malta

Suzanne Taylor

We take a comprehensive look at three different countries in the Mediterranean region as the next in our series of RIPE NCC Internet Country Reports.

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RACI Funding in 2021 - Planning and Projects

Gergana Petrova

RACI provides funding for academics to present their research at events such as the RIPE Meeting and RIPE NCC regional meetings. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, funds for this initiative in 2021 will instead be used to support research projects relevant to work carried out by the RIPE NCC.

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RIPE NCC Cloud Strategy Framework

Felipe Victolla Silveira

Our cloud strategy framework provides a starting point that we will use when developing cloud implementations in the future. It also forms a solid basis for discussions with the community on specific proposals relating to our services.

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