We've made some extensive improvements to the RIPE NCC Routing Information Service (RIS) which is an integral part of RIPEstat and heavily used by researchers and network operators. More changes will come and we need your feedback! Please note the questions at the end of this article.
In September 2012 the RIPE NCC reached its last /8 of available IPv4 addresses. This activated a new phase in the RIPE IPv4 policies, with each LIR now eligible to receive one final /22 allocation. In this article we look at developments in IPv4 allocations and remaining addresses at the RIPE NCC in the three years since then.
The Isolario project introduces a new concept of Route Collectors to devise real-time services and attract new BGP data sources. Thanks to the integration of BGPlay, the project provides new interesting troubleshooting tools to monitor BGP routes in real-time.
When operators and researchers use data from BGP route collectors such as RIS and Route Views, it's not easy to tell if a path announced to a collector is an ISP's customer cone, an internal route, or one learned from peering or transit. In this post we look at what information we can currently get from BGP communities in RIS.
Dyn Research published an article on K-root recently. Here we would like to augment the picture with data from RIPE Atlas in order to provide a more complete picture of the effect of the K-root node in Iran.
Please read about this new milestone release of the popular BGPlay web application. It can now receive BGP messages using WebSocket and update the visualisation on the fly.
The RIPE Atlas tools hackathon is an opportunity for network operators to work together with RIPE Atlas developers and other enthusiastic coders and hackers. The goal is to improve or come up with entirely new tools for using RIPE Atlas data to monitor networks and troubleshoot issues. The hackathon will take place from 14-15 November in Bucharest ahead of the RIPE 71 Meeting. Find out how you can take part!
Tony Smith from APNIC is looking at the increase in IPv6 deployment now ARIN depleted their free pool of IPv4 addresses.
RIPE Atlas users can now travel back in time to access all of the historical data collected by RIPE Atlas. This data is now visualised with the new "time travel" feature, available for both Internet maps and measurement results. Here we explain how to make the most of this new feature to visualise changes to infrastructure, interesting network events and more.
This article describes our recent collaborations with France-IX on collecting data plane and control plane Internet data with RIPE Atlas and the RIPE NCC's Routing Information Service (RIS).
LatencyMON is a new RIPE Atlas web application that you can use to easily visualise and compare multiple latency trends collected by groups of RIPE Atlas probes.
Through empirical research, SHARE Foundation created a map of the Internet in Serbia and analysed the implications network structure could have on Internet filtering. By visualising and analysing the structure and topology of individual Internet Service Providers in Serbia, we tried to determine how easy it would be to install filtering devices on these networks. This data was used to inform the government on the proposal of a new law. In addition, the output of this research can be used for different qualitative measurements of the network, such as bandwidth, IPv6 penetration and Internet throttling.
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.
In October 2014 we started announcing a few longer-than-/24 prefixes and determined they were not very visible according to the Routing Information Service (RIS) and RIPE Atlas measurements. Now, almost a year later, we revisit this.
This article is a summary of an academic paper, Visualization and Monitoring for the Identification and Analysis of DNS Issues, that was presented at the Tenth International Conference on Internet Monitoring and Protection in Brussels in June 2015.
North Korea is one of the most secluded countries in the world, but it is nonetheless connected to the Internet. We investigate North Korea's Internet connectivity in light of recent outages and discuss the fragile nature of its setup.
We investigated the role IXPs play in the Italian Internet ecosystem. Do peerings at IXPs have a positive effect on key performance indicators such as latency, hop count, packet loss and jitter? Do they reduce the number of out-of-country ISPs traversed by traffic between users located in Italy and critical Internet services like banks and public administrations?
Anycast is used by most of the DNS root-servers and other services like Cloudflare. It provides localisation and scaling benefits to clients using the anycasted service. An anycast service uses one IP for several instances of the same service. The routing system is then responsible for directing a client to the closest instance of the service. In theory, a client should always reach the closest instance, but it turns out that this is not always the case. At the DACS group of the University of Twente, we analysed the anycast infrastructure of K-root and tried to find how many clients reached the closest instance.
In an effort to increase the growth rate of connected RIPE Atlas probes and achieve better coverage across the globe, our Measurements Community Building team is experimenting with new outreach methods.
The adoption of the RPKI system is growing rapidly. To make sure the system scales, we’ve developed a new protocol that should drastically improve fetch times for RPKI repositories. This article explains how.