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Climate-Friendly Software: Don't Fight the Wrong Battle

Climate-Friendly Software: Don't Fight the Wrong Battle

Thomas Broyer

12 min read

What if I told you that most promoted actions about climate-friendly software are misguided? Here's backing data for that claim and my opinion on the low-hanging fruits.

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Extended DNS Errors: Unlocking the Full Potential of DNS Troubleshooting

Extended DNS Errors: Unlocking the Full Potential of DNS Troubleshooting

Yevheniya Nosyk

7 min read

The Domain Name System (DNS) has traditionally relied on response codes to signal anomalies, but they are of little help to precisely identify the root causes behind failures. In this article, we examine the new Extended DNS Errors (EDE) mechanism that provides extra feedback on DNS resolutions.

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Opinion: AWS Sets the ROI Benchmark for IP Addresses

Opinion: AWS Sets the ROI Benchmark for IP Addresses

Vincentas Grinius

8 min read

In a rapidly evolving digital landscape, the value of IP addresses has surged to the forefront of discussions. Over a month ago, Amazon Web Services (AWS) made a pivotal announcement, reshaping the IP address pricing landscape.

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A Carbon-Aware Internet with the Green Web Foundation

A Carbon-Aware Internet with the Green Web Foundation

7 min read

Using real-time data about electricity around the world, we annotated network connections with carbon-intensity. With this information, any digital infrastructure provider can move their compute workloads to greener regions.

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Unlocking the Power of Internet Alarms Correlation and Aggregated Reports

Unlocking the Power of Internet Alarms Correlation and Aggregated Reports

Mohamed Awnallah

6 min read

In this article, Mohamed presents his Google Summer of Code project that correlates and aggregates alarm data to detect real-world Internet outages. His project integrates data from IHR, GRIP, and IODA, visualising BGP hijacking, delays, and outages for improved real-time monitoring.

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Route Origin Authorisation: Enhancing Network Security and Unveiling Critical Insights

Route Origin Authorisation: Enhancing Network Security and Unveiling Critical Insights

Vincentas Grinius

7 min read

RPKI and its key component ROA have become power tools for secure and efficient network infrastructure. In this blog post, we delve into IPXO's journey with ROA, explore its features and interactions with RIRs, demonstrate its tangible benefits, and analyse its global adoption and impact on network…

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BGP Path Attribute Filtering - A Powerful Tool to Mitigate Alien Attributes

BGP Path Attribute Filtering - A Powerful Tool to Mitigate Alien Attributes

Berislav Todorovic

11 min read

On 2 June 2023, there was a disruption in the global Internet routing, caused by the inability of BGP border routers to process an "alien" BGP Attribute. A nice RIPE Labs article about this event was published back then. Well, the alien turned out to be a "legal alien" - a known attribute, introduc…

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