Ripe 75

RIPE held its 75th meeting in Dubai in mid-October. As usual there was a diverse set of presentations covering a broad range of activities that are taking place on today‚Äôs Internet. The topics include issues relating to network operations, regulatory policies, peering and interconnection, communications practices within data centres, IPv6,…


Binding to an IPv6 Subnet

by Joao Luis Silva Damas and Geoff Huston    In the original framework of the IP architecture, hosts had network interfaces, and network interfaces had single IP addresses. The list of active network interfaces, and the manner in which they acquire IP addresses, either by a static configuration or by…


Changes to the Way We Measure IPv6

For some years at APNIC Labs we have been conducting measurement experiments concerning the extent of use of IPv6 using a technique of embedding the measurements within the advertisement using Adobe Flash. The results of this measurement are fed into a set of measurement web resources at http://stats.labs.apnic.net/ipv6. The use…


NZNOG 2015: fast library for packet trace handling from WAND

The WAND group from Computer Science Department Waikato University presented on developments in libtrace. Code is available from https://github.com/rsanger/libtrace and provides for parallel processing of network captures, which is aware of the 5-tuple and can keep this bound to one thread. This has possibilities for being useful in lots of…