IP addresses are probably not a topic that will excite the average internet user, but without them you wouldn't be able to navigate the internet or read an email or watch a cat video. Most internet users are still using IPv4 to access the internet and due to the way that system was designed it's got limitations ie. there is a finite number of IPv4 addresses that can ever be … [Read more...] about IPv4 in Europe is Pretty Much Exhausted
Ondřej Filip, CEO of the .cz domain registry, has been elected to the RIPE Board. The election was held over the last couple of days as part of the 78th RIPE meeting taking place in Reykjavík, Iceland this week.The RIPE board election this week was for two positions and attracted 7 candidates.The full results of the vote haven't been published yet, but the winners … [Read more...] about Czech Registry CEO Joins RIPE Board
RIPE has published a policy proposal to deal with BGP hijacks.The policy proposal is fairly simple at one level:BGP Hijacking is a RIPE Policy ViolationThe text of the proposal goes on to explain that BGP hijacks happen frequently and that while some might be accidental the proposal is meant to address those that are intentional.this proposal aims to clarify … [Read more...] about RIPE Proposes Policy on BGP Hijacks
RIPE NCC's board elections will be held during the next RIPE meeting, which is scheduled for May.There will be two positions on the NCC's board up for grabs this time round.You can read more about the roles here.Here's the timeline for the election:14 February – Invitation to register for GM and voting14 February – Call for nominations to RIPE NCC Executive … [Read more...] about RIPE NCC Board Elections
RIPE has introduced a code of conduct for its mailing lists. In common with many technical organisations and communities a lot of the work within the RIPE community is conducted via mailing lists. The organisation already had a code of conduct for its face to face meetings, but it didn't cover interactions on the mailing lists.Here's the text of the code of conduct in … [Read more...] about RIPE Introduces Code of Conduct for Mailing Lists
RIPE NCC's executive board will have 3 openings this year, as three of its current members finish their terms.The board positions are honorary, but RIPE NCC will cover costs and expenses involved with carrying out the board duties.Interested? You don't need to be a RIPE member to join the board, but you will need backing of RIPE members: Anyone is eligible to be an … [Read more...] about RIPE Executive Board Nominations Close Next Week
RIPE is seeking hosts for their 77th public meeting in October 2018.The meeting is scheduled to take place between October 15th and October 19th 2018.There's full details about what is expected of a local host on the RIPE site here.Short version:lots of bandwidth. The venue will need to have a minimum of 300 Mbps, but ideally 1 Gps or higher. Good location … [Read more...] about Want to Host the RIPE Meeting in October 2018?
Due to term limits there will be a seat available on the NRO for the RIPE region. RIPE will be holding the election to fill the seat during RIPE 73 next month.Nominations are open until 2359 on September 23.You can nominate someone or self-nominate by sending an email to: email@example.com with:Name of nominee Nominee’s country of residence Nominee’s … [Read more...] about RIPE NRO Nominations Open
RIPE NCC has published information related to law enforcement requests they got during 2015.In total they got:8 requestsNone of the requests came with a court order (or similar) from a Dutch court. RIPE is a Dutch entity, so subject to Dutch law.What of the requests themselves?They fall into two categories:Information that is public Information that … [Read more...] about RIPE Publish 2015 Law Enforcement Requests
This one piqued my curiosity this morning.There is no IPv4 left. While that's not something that non-techies care about (yet) it is something that people in the technical community are worried about at some level.Within the RIPE region the IP address allocation policy is governed by "the last /8 policy".A potential loophole in the policy allows new LIRs to get an … [Read more...] about Are RIPE Members Trying To “Game” The System?