This article is based on the IPv6 Best Practices document published for the Internet Governance Forum 2016 by Izumi Okutani, Sumon A. Sabir and Wim Degezelle.
We found a bug in a dataset that we've been producing for years.
The RIPE Fellowship will fund up to five attendees from the RIPE NCC service region to participate in a RIPE Meeting.
Six months have passed since we last reported on the status of RIPE Atlas probe connections. Time for an update.
This post provides an update on our IPv6 RIPEness project, including an analysis of IPv6 RIPEness for new Local Internet Registries (LIRs).
The concept of a 5th generation of mobile networking is gaining traction – not only among policy makers but also in technical standardisation work.
We are at a very important decision point in Internet history. Will we accept insecure and unsafe Internet of Things (IoT) devices that erode our privacy and open our home networks to intrusion from hackers? Or will we hold vendors accountable for their security and privacy decisions in the products they sell us?
Time for another annual roundup from the world of IP addresses. Let’s see what has changed in the past 12 months in addressing the Internet, and look at how IP address allocation information can inform us of the changing nature of the network itself.
For the 2017 edition of the Free and Open Software event FOSDEM, our Community Builder Vesna Manojlovic gave an interview about moral obligations of engineers, scientists and hackers, based on the example of RIPE Atlas.
The RIPE NCC is pleased to announce that we will be sponsoring 15 new RIPE Atlas anchors in 2017. This article provides details about the campaign and introduces the criteria that will be used to decide which applicants will receive sponsorship.
Over the past few years, many new local Network Operator Groups (NOGs) have been set up, each of them defined by their own unique characteristics. We wanted to share some of our experiences from setting up the Netherlands Network Operator Group (NLNOG).
International routing detours are paths that originate in one country, visit another country and return to the original country. Such circuitous routes could occur due to intentional traffic engineering, lack of local peering, BGP misconfigurations, or even attacks. Detecting such events helps network engineers to diagnose problems.
It has become either a tradition or a habit for me that, each January, I report on the experience with the inter-domain routing system over the past year; looking in some detail at metrics from the routing system that can show the essential shape and behaviour of the underlying interconnection fabric of the Internet.
Please read this guest post by Marcus Keane from Microsoft in which he describes why the organisation is moving to IPv6-only and away from dual-stack.
The RIPE NCC's fifth hackathon event will happen in Amsterdam, in April 2017. We would like to invite operators, designers, researchers and developers to take on the challenge and join us in developing new tools and visualisations for DNS measurements.
It is now easier to embed a RIPEstat widget into your RIPE Labs articles. You can use RIPEstat widgets to show visualisations about IP address space, Autonomous System Numbers (ASNs), and related information for hostnames and countries.
Last month we covered the 2015 leap second ahead of the insertion of a leap second at the very end of 2016. As stated previously, leap seconds can trigger poorly-tested code paths; leap second handling always unearths bugs and issues. This one was no exception!
The RIPE NCC is operating K-root, one of the 13 DNS root servers. In this article we shed some light on the operational policies of K-root to clarify possible misunderstandings about how it is operated.
This article describes the BGP Large Communities Playground, and encourages people to utilise automated regression testing and compliance checking when developing new protocol features.
In this article, we give one example of the possible communities that are now easier to build around RIPE Atlas probes. With the tagging of similar probes, existing communities can use additional tools for creating and analysing RIPE Atlas measurements, such as "IXP Country Jedi", to create their own interpretation of the available data. We are hoping this is going to be an inspiration to the reader, and an invitation to play with the results and improve on the code.