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The DNS Root Zone Key-Signing Key is Changing

Tony Smith from the APNIC gives an update on the DNS Root Zone Key-Signing and explains how the key-signing-key roll over will be done for the first time.

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DNSSEC Meets End-of-life DLV: Turning off is Hard

The Domain Name Service Look-aside Validation Service (DLV) was an idea which was useful in the transition from a non-signed DNSSEC root to the current globally visible DNSSEC trust anchor. Now a significant number of people in the wider Internet may be running (particularly) Linux distributions that out-of-the-box expect the DLV service to be running, and provide valid answers.

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Usage of Teredo and IPv6 for P2P on Windows 10 and Xbox One

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.

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The AMS-IX Outage as Seen with RIPE Atlas

During the RIPE 70 Meeting in Amsterdam this week (on 13 May around 10:00 UTC), we experienced a network outage at AMS-IX. Let's see how this was monitored by various tools.

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BGPdump2: A Tool to Read and Compare the BGP RIB Dump Files

We introduce a new tool to read BGP RIB dump files, called BGPdump2. It has a unique feature, in which users can compare routes from BGP RIB files in the ”diff”-like display format. It is good for checking the correctness of BGP operation by comparing one ISP’s BGP routing table to another ISP’s.

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On the Diversity of Interdomain Routing in Africa

In 2013 and 2014 we looked into measuring Interdomain Routing in Africa using the RIPE Atlas infrastructure. This resulted in a paper published at the PAM (Passive and Active Measurement) 2015 conference. Here we present some highlights of this research.

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IPv4 Transfers in the RIPE NCC Service Region

Now that the RIPE NCC has reached its last /8, some Local Internet Registries (LIRs) are choosing to obtain additional address space from other organisations via the emerging transfer market. Here we examine statistics from the last two and a half years of transfers and visualise per country aggregates on a map.

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Security and Trust in the Internet Routing Registries operated by the RIRs

At the RIPE 69 meeting, the use of the RIPE Database as an Internet Routing Registry (IRR) and it's relationship with other IRRs was raised. But there hasn't been much discussion on options for the way forward since. Based on what was said at RIPE 69 and the few comments made on the mailing list, I feel that some issues might need further clarification and discussion.

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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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