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BGP Routing of small IPv4 subnets – how RIPE is monitoring the situation

As we squeeze IPv4 address space ever further, we ought to revisit the question of how prefixes longer than a /24 propagate across the internet. The obvious risk with longer prefixes is the potential for an explosion in routing table… Continue reading →

​GÉANT appoints Erik Huizer as Interim CEO

GÉANT is pleased to announce Erik Huizer as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective immediately, replacing Steve Cotter who has left GÉANT by mutual agreement with the GÉANT Association Board. Erik has a long-standing involvement with the NREN community and is… Continue reading →

Future networks and services: White Paper by GARR

How will telecommunication networks and services be in the coming years? GARR launched a project to analyse the impact that new technologies will have on the service portfolio and the overall architecture of its infrastructure and those of the connected… Continue reading →

Talking traffic at TMA 2017

The Network Traffic, Measurement and Analysis Conference (TMA) took place in Maynooth, Ireland. A full week was scheduled, featuring a PhD school, the Mobile Network Measurements (MNM) workshop, and the main conference. RIPE NCC was there! Please find our summary… Continue reading →

Safe Exam Browser: encouraging response

The Safe Exam Browser makes it possible to hold secure online exams in conjunction with learning management systems. Through its long-standing commitment to this open-source project, SWITCH is playing an important part in the further development of e-assessment technologies and… Continue reading →

Call for Papers for GARR conference 2017

The Call for Papers is open for GARR conference 2017, “The data way to Science”, which will take place in Venice on 15-18 November. This year’s conference focus is data in research, in all aspects. From Big Data to open… Continue reading →

CzechLight family device granted US patent

Researchers of the CESNET Association in the area of optical technologies have developed a design that is now patent-protected. The United States Patent and Trademark Office on 16 May registered patent document No. 9,654,215 – Spectrally flexible device for bi-directional… Continue reading →

Series on ICT infrastructure for research in the Netherlands: Report research support at VUmc Amsterdam

SURF presents a series on how institutions organise their research support. The third episode focuses on VU university medical center Amsterdam (VUmc). VUmc wants to provide researchers with as much support as possible by means of standard procedures and services… Continue reading →

Using Rasberry Pis for cheap Wifi monitoring

Wifi monitoring solutions can be expensive and inflexible. Fredrik Strupe, a student who gave a lightning talk at TNC17, describes a system developed at UNINETT to monitor Wifi connectivity and detect potential issues. Please read the details on RIPE Labs…. Continue reading →

Roar Olsen new CEO of UNINETT

Roar Olsen will replace Petter Kongshaug as CEO of UNINETT. Kongshaug has headed the company since its establishment in 1993, and will retire at the end of the year. Olsen is currently one of the directors at the Norwegian Health… Continue reading →

FIRST strengthens global ties by partnering with regional security organisations

Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST)​, the world’s leading association of security and incident response teams, has marked its 29th annual conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico by signing two Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) with GÉANT and the… Continue reading →

EISCAT_3D gets go ahead for construction

The construction of EISCAT_3D, a new international research radar for space weather research, has been given a greenlight and will proceed later in June. EISCAT_3D will be the world’s leading facility of its kind, offering a critically important window to… Continue reading →

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