Route and rDNS Consistency

Route Consistency

What we can do for you:

We can help you to identify any inconsistencies between your Routing Registry entries and your BGP announcements

The RIPE Routing Registry is a sub-set of the RIPE Database and holds information about routing on the Internet. The RIPE Routing Registry is a part of the Internet Routing Registry (IRR), a collection of databases that mirror each other.  

Announcing routing policies in the Routing Registry empowers network operators to make more informed decisions about their routing policy and to configure their routers and filters accordingly. 

You can view your Routing Registry information using the AS consistency widget in RIPEstat.

rDNS Consistency

What we can do for you:

We can help you to identify any lame reverse DNS delegations and provide tools to assist with the troubleshooting of any issues

The Domain Name System (DNS) is a globally distributed Internet service. It provides name-to-number (forward) and number-to-name (reverse) translations, using defined client-server and server-server protocols. 

The RIPE NCC registers only reverse delegations and is not involved in the registration of forward domains.  Read more information about reverse delegation.

It is important that this data is maintained in order to avoid lame delegations.  Lame delegations occur when a name server that is designated as the authoritative server for a domain name does not have authoritative data. 

You can check for lame delegations using the Reverse DNS Consistency widget.

The RIPE NCC also provides a DNS checker to help with troubleshooting and resolving lame delegations.

Network Reachability

What we can do for you:

We can test the reachability of your network via IPv4 and IPv6 using the RIPE Atlas measurement network.

With RIPE Atlas, the RIPE NCC is building the world's largest Internet measurement network. RIPE Atlas employs a global network of probes that measure Internet connectivity and reachability, providing an unprecedented understanding of the state of the Internet in real time.

There are currently several thousand active probes in the RIPE Atlas network, concentrated in the RIPE NCC service region of Europe, the Middle East and parts of Central Asia, and the network is constantly growing. The RIPE NCC collects the data from this network and provides useful maps and graphs based on the aggregated results.

As part of the ARC review, the RIPE NCC can, if you choose, use RIPE Atlas to test the reachability of your own network. We will ask you to specify a target IP address (IPv4 and/or IPv6) and we will conduct a reachability test towards your network. If you find the results of this test interesting and would like to get further involved in the project by sponsoring or hosting a probe, we will also help you with this.

RIPE Atlas users who host or sponsor probes can also use the entire RIPE Atlas network to conduct customised measurements that provide valuable data about their own network(s). And RIPE NCC members can also take advantage of special RIPE Atlas features, even if they choose not to host or sponsor probes.