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.
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.
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.
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.
The RIPE NCC announced a new version of DNSMON, available for testing by the public, in March 2014. We are now planning the removal of the old DNSMON.
In this article Geoff Huston describes attacks that involve the Network Time Protocol (NTP) and what can be done to defend against them.
In RIPE Atlas we see latencies to Google's 220.127.116.11 DNS resolver service drop in Turkey. We expect this is due to hijacking of the 18.104.22.168 service. Our measurements show a timeline of these events. Note that even when the Twitter ban had been lifted, RIPE Atlas still saw fake 22.214.171.124 DNS service active in Turkey. In the evening of 7 April the situation returned to normal.
Since 2003, the RIPE NCC’s DNS Monitoring Service (DNSMON), has been providing a comprehensive, objective, and up-to-date overview on the quality of the service offered by TLD and other DNS operators. Due to technical advancements and in line with our aim to provide consolidated services, we are introducing a new DNSMON, currently running in parallel with the existing, "old" one.
The recently accepted RIPE Policy Proposal 2012-07, “RIPE NCC Services to Legacy Internet Resource Holders” defines a framework for the RIPE NCC to offer registry services to legacy Internet resource holders. This article details how we propose to implement this framework.
This article describes the implementation of policy 2012-07 as it relates to the RIPE Database.
With RIPE NCC Access, our single sign-on service - you log in once and can access many RIPE NCC services. Now, with the new RIPE Database release, you can update your data in the RIPE Database using this single sign-on service. This is part of the RIPE NCC's work to make the RIPE Database easier to use.
We wanted to find out what network security experts think about network anomalies. We created a short web survey in order to map opinions of network professionals. In this article we describe the results.
We've made it much easier to get an overview of the history and measurements for all the public probes in the RIPE Atlas network. We've also added some new functionality, such as being able to add tags to probes and mark them as "favourites". Get all the details below and then explore the new pages for yourself - and don't forget to tell us what you think.
When a senior engineer at FreeAgent, an accounting software provider, got a tweet about their servers running slowly, he turned to RIPE Atlas to help solve the problem.
More and more network operators are interested in using RIPE Atlas as a monitoring tool. We listened to your requests and are pleased to introduce Status Checks, a new feature that lets you harness the power of the RIPE Atlas network to help monitor the health of your own services.
The Seismograph is an interactive RIPE Atlas tool that allows users to analyse and visualise ping measurements. Here we explain the tool's different features and how you can make the most of them.
The recently accepted policy proposal 2012-08, "Publication of Sponsoring LIR for Independent Resources", requires the RIPE NCC to publish an identifying link between each independent Internet number resource in the RIPE Database and the sponsoring organisation (where such a link exists). This article outlines how we propose to implement this, and asks for your feedback.
Increasing the reach of RIPE Atlas anchors is one of the highest priority goals of RIPE Atlas Team. In this article we will inform you about the current status, new features and, as always, we want to get your feedback about our plans.
Before we decide to implement a stricter operational practices, we needed to find out how many routes with invalid origins are actually being used and how much traffic is exchanged using those routes. Please find the results below.