In March 2015, a diverse group of contributors got together to come up with creative ways to visualise the health of the Internet using RIPE Atlas open measurements data. It was the first RIPE Atlas hackathon. Impressive results were hacked together by programmers, designers and operators during an intensive weekend of work and fun in Amsterdam. In this article we celebrate hackathon achievements, document and promote hackathon results, create a memento for participants and report in detail for the benefit of the rest of the community.
You can also find a short description of the RIPEstat toolbox.
The RIPE NCC's Chief Information Officer, Kaveh Ranjbar, gives an update on the state of our technical services and tools, and gives readers a heads up about what they can expect in 2015.
While the cyclone Pam is battering the South Pacific, we're monitoring how this affects Vanuatu.
Microsoft ended support for Windows XP as of April 2014. We're about to change RIPE Atlas and RIPEstat to stop support for Internet Explorer 8 running on these systems.
While at this point it is still unclear what exactly happened at Facebook this morning (27 January), we collect data on the Internet control plane (BGP) and data plane that allows us to provide some insight into what happened with Facebook's connectivity to the rest of the Internet.
In the final quarter of 2013, we launched the Assisted Registry Check (ARC) for our members. This enhancement to the auditing activities of the RIPE NCC was initiated in response to feedback from members who indicated that our previous auditing activities were time-consuming and could be more efficient.
In this article we are looking in some more detail at BGP leak in Indonesia and illustrate how RIPEstat visualisations can help to assess the impact.
RIPEstat users saw a lot of changes throughout 2013, from support for new query types, such as countries and hostnames, to a completely revamped website. Below we summarise some of the most exciting advancements from the year, and give you a sneak peek of the things we think you might find useful in 2014. As always, please let us know what you think!
As one of the strongest typhoons on record, Haiyan is feared to have a devastating effect on the Philippines. We looked for evidence of its effects on the country's core Internet infrastructure. At first glance, the typhoon's impact on core Internet infrastructure appears to be modest. This is in stark contrast with the expected humanitarian situation in the affected area.
Significant Internet disruptions are happening in Sudan, possibly as a reaction to riots. We use RIPE NCC tools to get a better understanding of what is going on.
As a result of the cooperation between the RIPE NCC and Measurement Lab (M-Lab), you can now visualise the bandwidth profiles and network activity of IP prefixes and individual countries. This is provided as RIPEstat widgets using data collected by the M-Lab platform. See below for details about the measurement methodology and relevant use cases.
We've revamped the RIPEstat webpages to make it easier to find the information you're looking for. We've added more information about the different available interfaces and data sources, expanded the FAQ, included a roadmap that details current development, focused on data analyses, made a complete widget list and more.
Our Routing Information Service (RIS) has been collecting global BGP routing information for 12 years. During this period, many different interfaces to analyse and visualise accumulated data have been developed. In line with our long-term goals to provide more consolidated services, we will be integrating the RIS interface’s tools and services into RIPEstat.
As the new Chief Information Officer at the RIPE NCC, I’d like to take this opportunity to share with you some of my ideas about the future direction of the technical services we offer to the community. This includes focusing on RIPE Atlas as the RIPE NCC’s data collection system, RIPEstat as the RIPE NCC’s consolidated point for data retrieval, service agreements and other plans for hosted services like K-root, authoritative DNS servers and RIS data collectors, and a greater focus on data analysis.
RIPEstat users told us they wanted to be able to compare different resources in the same widget, and be able to monitor network events in real time. We're happy to announce that we've started to make this functionality available, beginning with two existing widgets: Country Routing Statistics and BGP Update Activity. And we want to hear from you which widgets should be next on our list!
RIPEstat users can now compare results for multiple resources across multiple widgets in a new comparison page - and share the results with others using the permalink feature. Here we describe several use cases where this new functionality might come in handy.
This is the first RIPEstat demo summary since RIPE 65. Since that time, there have been a lot of exciting new developments we couldn't wait to share with you! The demo was given during the RIPE 66 Meeting in Dublin, where users had the chance to meet the developers and ask questions face to face.
We are proud to present a newly revamped version of the well-known BGPlay tool. It is now integrated into RIPEstat and was developed in partnership with the Compunet Research Lab of Roma Tre University.
We often get asked about the status of our different services and projects, and while we frequently publish updates on RIPE Labs, we now have a new tool that makes it easier to stay informed. We're happy to announce the RIPE NCC Roadmap, where you can get an overview of all the latest developments and future plans for these services in one place. This prototype, which is hosted on RIPE Labs, will be further developed as we receive your feedback, so please let us know what you think!
What RIPEstat tells us about the recent cable disruption in the Mediterranean.