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Site Administrator — 18 Jul 2013

Addressing in 2016

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.

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BGP in 2016

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.

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The Next 42 RIPE Atlas Probes at Hackerspaces

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.

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15,000 Local Internet Registries

On 28 December 2016, about 90 days before its 25th anniversary, the RIPE NCC reached the milestone of serving 15,000 active Local Internet Registries (LIRs). In this article we look at trends observed in the membership in the last few years. We also assess the remaining lifetime of the last bit of IPv4 in our available pool.

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Studying the IPv4 Transfer Market: Reported Transfers

Over the past five years, all Regional Internet Registries (RIRs), with the exception of AFRNIC, have exhausted their pool of available IPv4 addresses. The Internet community anticipated this almost two decades ago and standardised IPv6 as a long-term solution. IPv6 uptake is, however, still lagging. Hence, affected businesses have actively started seeking stop-gap measures to prolong the lifetime of IPv4 addresses.

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