As the RIPE NCC turns 25 years old, we look back at the historic membership growth and distribution of Internet number resources.
In 2010, we introduced IPv6 RIPEness to recognise Local Internet Registries (LIRs) in the RIPE NCC service region that had begun deploying IPv6. Seven years later, we looked at how the IPv6 RIPEness level of the RIPE NCC membership evolved over time.
Oman is the location for MENOG 17 this April. So we take the opportunity to see how things looks in the Sultanate and compare it to other countries in the region.
The RIPE NCC academic engagement is by far one of the most gratifying and fulfilling initiatives our team in the Middle East office works on. So for we have visited six universities in three countries (Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Oman) and we plan to visit at least two more before the end of this year (Untied Arab Emiratis and Qatar).
Internet connectivity is not fairly distributed around the world, in particular for islands or isolated areas. For instance, connectivity to and from the Reunion Island is mainly based on links to France located about 10,000 km away. This causes long delays and degraded Internet service. In this article, we investigate the performance of the Internet connectivity by analysing delay and path properties from and to La Reunion.
Early mornings, long days, lots of acronyms and overall an amazing learning experience.
As a part of the RIPE NCC's ongoing engagement with the Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) we have organised a code sprint. Researchers and IXP developers got together to continue work on the projects started during the IXP Tools hackathon, and achieved new, tangible results.
TraceMON is a client-side tool for visualising network topology generated by traceroutes reaching one or more targets in a network. It provides a one-click access to a set of information useful during day to day operations.
On Thursday 16 March 2017, at around 20:00 UTC, a bug in a script caused an outage for some reverse DNS delegations registered in the RIPE Database. The effects of the bug were not immediate, but began a cascading failure, that persisted until 18:00 UTC on Friday 17 March. In the following article, you will find more information about what happened.
Far from being a vibrant environment with an array of competitive offerings, the activity of providing so-called “last mile” Internet access appears to have been reduced to an environment where, in many markets, a small number of access providers appear to operate in a manner that resembles a cosy cartel, strenuously resisting the imposition of harsher strictures of true competition.
Russia, aside from being by far the geographically biggest country in our service region, is one of only three countries with more than a thousand LIRs. We look at the stats from Russia and compare it to the other two countries with over 1,000 LIRs.
I made it to the end of the week. It was tiring, but it was great to talk to so many people again and to catch up with the latest developments.
At the IETF 98 meeting in Chicago, there was a BoF session dedicated to IP address management tools and how they could possibly be standardised.
The IPv6 Operations Working Group (v6ops) met here in Chicago. It was a packed room with lots of great energy and many constructive conversations about work in progress.
Friday, 31st March 2017, last day of RightsCon in Brussels.
Here is the next in a series of updates from the IETF 98 in Chicago. My focus was on measurements, human rights and education.
This article gives the RIPE NCC perspective on Iraq, which shows among other interesting stats that over a third of members there have joined in the past two years.
Thursday, 30 March 2017 - Live blogging from RightsCon in Brussels, Day Two.
It is my first time at RightsCon in Brussels, and I will be sharing my impressions by updating this article several times today.
In March 2017, the sixth instalment of RightsCon will be happening in Brussels. This large event is one of the places for conversation about how to keep the internet open, free, and secure. RIPE NCC staff will be present, with live-blogging throughout the three day event. Stay tuned!