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Measuring Countries and IXPs in the SEE Region

We looked at Internet measurements for the South East Europe (SEE) region in order to share these with attendees at the SEE 4 Meeting that took place from 21-22 April 2015 in Belgrade, Serbia. This is the long version of the lightning talk Vesna Manojlovic gave at SEE 4.

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K-root Expansion Plan

We're getting ready to expand K-root coverage, and we'll soon be inviting interested members of the community to express their interest in hosting their own K-root node. Learn more about how we propose expanding the network, what the requirements are for hosting your own K-root node, and the projected timeline.

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Website Redesign Simplifies Policy Proposal Discussions

When re-designing www.ripe.net, we paid extra attention to how we can improve the interface for the Policy Development Process (PDP). This open and transparent process determines RIPE Policies, which govern the distribution and use of nearly all Internet resources in the RIPE NCC service region. Our aim was to make it easier to review policies and proposals and encourage participation in policy discussions. This post explains these improvements in more detail.

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RIPE Atlas Hackathon Results

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.

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Redesigning the RIPE NCC Website: Template and Visual Design

This article is the third in a series that explains the main changes we're making to the RIPE NCC website as part of the website redesign project. Now that we're just a few days away from the launch on 13 April, we wanted to give you a sneak peek of the new visual design, and explain some of the back-end changes we made in order to support it.

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How does the MENOG Region Measure up?

With the MENOG 15 meeting taking place this week, we look at Internet measurements and statistics for countries in the MENOG region.

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Amsterdam Power Outage as Seen by RIPE Atlas

There was a power outage last week in the north of The Netherlands, a country with a very high density of RIPE Atlas probes. This density provides us with some interesting data and visualisation.

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Internet Governance and the Middle East

In the Middle East three themes are currently being discussed by the Internet community: Advocacy, policy and technology. The aim is to strengthen participation on Internet policies, Internet governance, security and privacy, freedom of expression and rights on the Internet.

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Measuring Countries and IXPs with RIPE Atlas

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 to 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 see if we can identify if they traverse IXPs.

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Redesigning the RIPE NCC Website: Information Architecture

This article is the next in a series that explains the main changes we're making to the RIPE NCC website as part of the website redesign project. Here, we describe the research we conducted in order to improve the information architecture of the website and the steps we took to implement the changes in our new design.

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Visualising RIPE Atlas Anchor Measurements

We visualised the measurements collected by our RIPE Atlas anchor. This allows us to analyse the quality of our connectivity and topology changes and to help debugging network issues. This monitoring page is publicly available.

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RIPE NCC Technical Services Update 2015

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.

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Cyclone Pam and the Internet in Vanuatu

While the cyclone Pam is battering the South Pacific, we're monitoring how this affects Vanuatu.

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New Architecture Model for K-root Local Instances

We have redesigned the K-root architecture for our hosted nodes, formerly known as K-root local instances. System architecture and network setup have been simplified a lot. This will reduce our management effort for K-root and reduce costs for K-root hosts.

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Quality of ROAs in RPKI Repositories

RPKI.me is a website collecting statistics and information about objects in the RPKI repositories. The web page shows some of the most problematic ROAs present and suggests possible fixes.

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Introducing ENISA: Securing European Networks

ENISA, the European Union Agency for Network & Information Security, is an independent body of expertise, set up by the European Union, to secure Europe’s information society. It was founded in 2004 to facilitate the exchange of information between EU institutions, the public and the private sector. The goal is to work together with operational communities to identify pragmatic solutions to current security issues. In this first article, we have asked ENISA to introduce themselves and highlight some of their activities that could be of interest to the RIPE community.

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Today's Mobile Internet

It has been observed that the most profound technologies are those that disappear. They weave themselves into the fabric of everyday life until they are indistinguishable from it, and are notable only by their absence.

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Tracebox, a Tool to Detect Middleboxes

The increasing number of middleboxes (such as firewalls, NATs, proxies, or Deep Packet Inspection) has raised concerns over the impact of such middleboxes on the network and the possibility to innovate. As a result, operators and researchers are studying the distribution and behaviour of middleboxes in large networks. In this article, we will describe a tool called Tracebox that helps in detecting middleboxes. Tracebox was developed at the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) and at university of Liège (ULg) in 2013 and funded by Change (INFSO-ICT-257422), mPlane (ICT-318627), and Bestcom IAP. We believe that adding tracebox-like capabilities to RIPE Atlas could give network operators a deeper insight into their systems and help debugging network problems.

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Stopping Support for Internet Explorer 8 on Windows XP in RIPE Atlas and RIPEstat

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.

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