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NANOG Meeting Presentation Abstract

New Services From the RIPE NCC
Meeting: NANOG26
Date / Time: 2002-10-29 1:30pm - 1:50pm
Room: Hellman/Williams/O\'Neill
Presenters: Speakers:

Henk Uijterwaal, RIPE-NCC

Henk Uijterwaal is the manager of the New Projects Group at the RIPE-NCC. Since joining the RIPE-NCC in 1997, he has divided his time between the Test Traffic Measurements, the Routing Information Service (described above) and the DISI project on DNSSEC deployment.
Abstract: During the last five years, the RIPE NCC has been working on two new services for the entire ISP community: TTM or Test Traffic Measurements, and the RIS or Routing Information Service. These projects were presented at the Winter 2000 NANOG meeting, but a large number of new features have been added during the last three years.



Test Traffic Measurements



The TTM now consists of a network of +/- 70 machines measuring delay and loss between sites all over the world. Since 1999, two new measurements have been added:

  • IP delay variations, a.k.a. jitter

  • Bandwidth measurements, providing an estimate of the total available bandwidth between sites as well as the unused bandwidth.




We also present the new CDMA-based version of the measurement device. CDMA is a 3rd generation mobile telephony standard that, as a side effect, produces a timing signal. This timing signal can be used to measure the performance of both IPv4 and IPv6 networks down to the 10-microsecond level, anywhere when one can use a mobile phone, without the need for an expensive and hard-to-install GPS system.



Routing Information Service



The RIS is now collecting BGP information from nine sites world-wide, with collectors in North America, Europe and Asia. Some 200 ISP\'s are participating by providing a BGP feed. New applications of the data since the project was presented at the winter 2000 NANOG include:

  • Daily lists of hot-spots with the most active prefixes

  • Analysis of flaps in the routing table.

  • Detection of AS\'s and prefixes announced by ISP\'s but not properly registered in the whois database and/or not assigned to them.

  • Multi-homing effects.





The talk gives a short overview of the various services and how they can be used in daily ISP operations, using the shutdown of a major European backbone provider that recently went bankrupt as an example.
Files: pptHenk Uijterwaal Presentation(PPT)
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Sponsors: None.

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