Every so often I hear the claim that some service or other does not support IPv6 not because of some technical issue, or some cost or business issue, but simply because the service operator is of the view that IPv6 offers an inferior level service as compared to IPv4, and by offering the service over IPv6 they would be exposing their clients to an inferior level of performance of the service. But is this really the case? Is IPv6 an inferior cousin of IPv4 in terms of service performance?
One of the measurements that we have been running for a long time is IPv6 RIPEness, where we measure the IPv6 activity of our members. We award our members with stars if they (for example) announce their IPv6 allocation in the global routing table.
We look at the RIPE NCC in terms of growth, geographic distribution and IPv6 deployment. We find that recent RIPE policy changes have had an impact on membership statistics and development trends.
Tony Smith from APNIC is looking at the increase in IPv6 deployment now ARIN depleted their free pool of IPv4 addresses.
If you monitor your external Internet connectivity, you may wonder which machine is the best to ping. Hesitate no more - you can use RIPE Atlas anchors as landmarks.
Some time ago, many people noticed rapid IPv6 deployment growth in Estonia (from 0% to 5% in 4 weeks). Tarko Tikan, from 3249/Elion/Estonian Telecom, explains the reason behind this.
Please find below a guest post by Darrin Veit and Christopher Palmer who originally posted this to the NANOG mailing list. It provides information for Xbox One, but also shares some relevant details on upcoming Windows functionality in terms of Teredo and IPv6 usage.
With the MENOG 15 meeting taking place this week, we look at Internet measurements and statistics for countries in the MENOG region.
We've been working with various Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) over the last few months to see how RIPE Atlas active measurements can provide insight into how they are keeping local traffic local. This could help improve performance and efficiency for IXPs and their members. To explore this, we've created a set of Python scripts to analyse Internet traffic paths between RIPE Atlas probes in a given country and try to identify whether they traverse IXPs.
On 14 September 2012, the RIPE NCC started allocating IPv4 addresses based on the last /8 policy. With more than two years passed, we look at the effects this had on membership numbers and demographics. We also look at what the last /8 policy meant for IPv6 uptake.
This time we explored Twitter feed visualisation with CartoDB, a map visualisation tool.
RIPE NCC Managing Director Axel Pawlik recently gave an interview about what he sees as the most important developments of 2014 and looks ahead to the big issues in 2015.
Every few months somewhere somebody will tell you that the sky is falling and the end of the Internet is close. The reasons brought up vary through a broad spectrum from superior technology to the lack of capacity. To a large extent people in the industry have become immune to these messages, for they are either unrealistic or in cases where the threat was real, the Internet responded in its usual resilient ways, adopting to the changing environment. It is this remarkable flexibility and the constant search for optimisation that has made Internet seep into every little corner of our lives and businesses.
The IPv6 Analyser is a toolset that offers our members a visual insight into all the allocations, aggregations and assignments they have made. It was announced a few weeks ago and we're seeing LIRs starting to use it. Please find below some more details about this tool.
The change to IPv6 creates new challenges to keep spam out of email. Because of the sheer size of the IPv6 space, it seems more efficient to build a domain-blocking and reputation system rather than an IP-blocking system. But how do we ensure emails over IPv6 have an authenticated domain?
The Dutch Institute for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) and a number of Dutch security companies have recently published a report on IPv6 security test methodologies.
We are in the process of implementing the policy regarding Post Depletion Adjustment of Procedures (2013-03). In this article we will give an overview of the changes we are making to the IP Analyser web interface and API, so you can accommodate your scripts and workflow. We intend to implement these changes on 16 April 2014.
Each RIPE Atlas probe has at least one DNS resolver, indicated by a DHCP reply on the local network of the probe. Irrespective of the IP address of the resolver, this server may have IPv4 and IPv6 connectivity or only IPv4 connectivity. What is the percentage among RIPE Atlas probes?
At the RIPE 67 meeting in Athens, Greece, the RIPE IPv6 Working Group ran a little experiment to test the feasibility of an IPv6-only network and to identify challenges in user experience. While the results were highly encouraging, they indicated that there is still work to be done before IPv4 can be switched off once and for all.
The RIPE NCC recently participated in a meeting of the Saudi Arabian Task Force. A well-attended event, it included presentations and discussions about IPv6 deployment strategies, as well as presentations by operators reporting back on their successful IPv6 pilot projects and plans to roll out IPv6 in the first half of 2014.