RIPE NCC Quarterly Report #5 Available
Fri Jul 16 17:20:51 CEST 1993
[sorry for the slight duplication] Dear colleagues, the 5th RIPE NCC Quarterly Report covering the second quarter of 1993 is now available. It has document-ID: ripe-90 and can be retrieved from the ripe document store. The files are: ftp.ripe.net:ripe/docs/ripe-docs/ripe-90.ps (PostScript) ftp.ripe.net:ripe/docs/ripe-docs/ripe-90.txt (ASCII) Should you have difficulties retrieveing it, we will be happy to help you with retrieval via the network or send you a hardcopy. The management summary part is attached below. Kind Regards Daniel Karrenberg RIPE NCC Manager ---- Management Summary The European Internet continues to grow steadily as the number of hosts registered in the domain name system will be in excess of 400,000 at the end of the reporting period. All NCC activities have run smoothly during the reporting period. Delegated Registry The number of local registries has increased to some 61. Together with the NCC they have assigned 3511 class C and 14 class B network numbers during the reporting period. Still only about 10% of the assigned networks are routed on the Internet while usage of the internet protocols and thus demand for addresses continues to expand in all areas. Since the European registry system runs smoothly, the highest priority in this area remains automatic alignment of regis try databases with the global Internet registry. RIPE Database There are now more that 30,000 objects in the RIPE database and the NCC is still processing around 500 update requests on an average working day. A complete re-design of the database software has been completed and implementation is progressing. Additional efforts to increase database coverage and to provide pro-active maintenance are required. This and the software implementation will be the highest priorities during the next quarter. Documentation The document store is running reliably and is being used worldwide. In addition to a number of new RIPE documents a leaflet describing registry services has been produced. Joint Projects The two running projects have almost completed and are successful. While the projects have been very valuable to the NCC and vice-versa they have required more resources from permanent NCC staff than expected. A follow up project PRIDE (Policy-Based Routing Implementation and Deployment in Europe) has been proposed with this experience in mind. Funding for this project has been secured almost completely. The NCC has started its second year of operation successfully continuing a high level of service. We are looking forward to the results of the first-year review and to the subsequent revision of the NCC activity plan. Based on the growing European Internet community and the increasing demand for service and new activities, the NCC will need additional resources in the medium term.
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