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RIPE Meeting:


Working Group:

Test Traffic



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Co-chairs Alex Tudor and Henk Uijterwaal
Scribe Fergal Cunningham
Jabber Tiziana Refice

A. Administrative Matters

Henk Uijterwaal chaired the meeting. He explained that minutes from RIPE 54 were posted and proposed that they stay open for a week so people can see them.

B. Selection of New Working Group Chair

Henk explained that Alex Tudor was unable to attend RIPE 55. This situation is unlikely to change so a new Chair is needed. Henk asked that anyone interested in taking on the position sends him a mail, and if no one volunteers he will actively seek candidates.

C. TTM future - Mark Dranse (RIPE NCC)

Mark Dranse reported on the RIPE NCC's ideas on the future of TTM (Part II). He reported on what has happened since the last meeting, RIPE 54, and where the RIPE NCC plans to go from there.

The vision is the same as it was for RIPE 54:

  • To expand and maintain the TTM network
  • To increase the value of the service to the community at large, and to the owners of the probes
  • To enhance network and measurement architecture
  • To improve result reporting and TTM network alarms
  • To improve admin and pricing

Mark went into further detail on the five key points of the vision.

He also went into detail on the proposed pricing model and asked if anyone had questions. He explained that consensus would be sought before the plan is implemented.

He also encouraged feedback on all RIPE NCC Information Services.


Will Hargrave (LONAP) asked that, when replacing hardware, there won't be a need to replace the GSP antennae on roofs so are these going to be replaced with the rest of the hardware?

Mark responded that the replacement of the hardware only applies to the server. If the GPS antenna works properly it should be left there.

Brian Nisbet (HEAnet) commented that IPv6 multicast has been mentioned on the mailing lists and that he was very interested in when this will happen?

Mark responded that a later presentation will cover multicast. IPv6 is already enabled across the entire network.

Niall O'Reilly (University College Dublin) asked what the timescale for a new sales packaging is? He continued that he wants a test-box but doesn't want to do paperwork before it all changes.

Mark responded that when consensus is reached, a new sales package will be implemented. New contracts for new users will be phased in.

Henk asked if a new service contract was updated yet? Mark responded that contract has not yet been updated.

Henk asked the group if there were any objections to the scheme?

There were no objections. Henk said he would now circulate this message of consensus on the TT WG mailing list.

D. Status of the TTM Service – Ruben van Staveren (RIPE NCC)

Ruben reported on the status of the TTM network.

There were no questions.

E. Using TTM to Monitor AMS-IX – Geert Nijpels (AMS-IX)

Geert reported on the use of the TTM box at AMS-IX. This was an update of a presentation given two years ago on the status of the box.

There were no questions.

F. Multicast Monitoring Status Report – Franz Schwarzinger (RIPE NCC)

Franz gave an update on the status of the multicast monitoring on RIPE NCC test-boxes. The presentation updated reports given in the previous two RIPE Meetings. Franz asked for people with a test-box to e-mail tt-ops@localhost if they wanted to activate monitoring for multicast.

There were no questions.

Z. A.O.B.

Ruben presented a slide on IPv6 not being compatible with global warming. Packet losses were found to be averted by the installation of a cooling box.

Henk asked if there was any other business. There were none. The session ended.