We were assigned a 32-bit Autonomous System Number from IANA to deploy a new DNS cluster with a different routing policy.
A few weeks ago the RIPE NCC was alerted to a rapid increase in DNSKEY queries for its signed reverse DNS zones. We did some investigations. Read about the results in this article.
In the previous article we looked at membership growth over the years. In this article we will see how RIPE NCC Internet number resources are distributed among the membership, as of 1 January 2010.
With the year 2009 behind us, here is a quick look at some RIPE NCC membership demographics.
Here are the first results of our DNS transfer size measurements. We are interested to determine any possible problems for users of K-root once it starts giving DNSSEC responses to resolvers that request them. DNSSEC responses are significantly larger than current responses. We are interested to learn if these larger responses would reach the resolvers.
The recent allocation of the 184.108.40.206/8 and 220.127.116.11/8 not only triggered a lot of media attention due to IPv4 exhaustion exceeding the 90% mark, it also sparked the curiosity of many technical folks.
A new version of the reply-size tester tool is available now, incorporating feedback received since its first release.
We've done some measurements that show encouraging results.
REX has been supporting queries on IPv6 addresses for a couple of weeks already. Some inquisitive users have already found out.
When I returned to work after Christmas, I found a lot of activity in the forums on the RIPE Labs site.
Some weeks ago, we installed a reply-size tester application at the global instances of K-root. We want to make this test available to more people, in an easy-to-use way. We have therefore written a Java application for this purpose.
This is the first part of the IPv6 measurements compilation - a list of IPv6 measurements conducted by various individuals and organisations.
Earlier this year, ICANN and VeriSign announced plans to sign the DNS root zone, using DNSSEC. DNSSEC is a set of extensions to the DNS protocol which allow one to digitally sign the records in a zone and allow a client to verify the authenticity of these records.
We got a lot of useful feedback from the Information Services demo stand at RIPE59 in Lisbon and already implemented some of the suggestions. Find here a list of changes.
For more than five years now, the RIPE NCC has been measuring the number of native (no IPv4 transit) versus tunneled (IPv6 traffic whose path includes transit via IPv4 tunnels) IPv6 interconnections in the core of the Internet. These measurements have been conducted using the Test Traffic Measurement network. In this article, we look at the collected data to see whether and how much IPv6 interconnections have improved.
The first Itojun Service Award has been presented to Lorenzo Colitti and Erik Kline of Google for their outstanding contributions to the development and deployment of IPv6, in particular for their sustained efforts to make significant commercial content available over IPv6.
Having evaluated the outcomes of the EU IPv6 Deployment Survey and presented them at various meetings during the past few weeks, I was curious to find out if the outcomes would be different when asking the same questions to the RIPE community.
After the Resource Explainer REX has been available for four weeks, we looked at the usage statistics collected by the tool to get a better ide how useful this tool could be for the wider community.
Related to the earlier article 'APNIC and Day In The Life (DITL)' , please find here a link to a number of animations showing more DITL data for APNIC focusing on other countries.