Number of LIRs: 22,141 (-542)
Number of members: 20,221 (-34)
LIRs with IPv6: 15,911 (-135)
IPv4 addresses transferred in November: 1,336,448 (-2,236,800)
LIRs on IPv4 Waiting List: 1,163
Wait time for IPv4 allocation: 495 days
% of IPv4 address space covered by ROAs: 65%
% of IPv6 address space covered by ROAs: 38%
GM votes registered: 1,532
ARCs completed in November: 229
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The updated RIPE NCC Legacy Agreement has been published, outlining the contract the RIPE NCC may sign with a natural or legal person holding Legacy Internet Resources.
On RIPE Labs, the RIPE NCC’s Emile Aben looks at an AMS-IX outage and what it shows about the resilience of the Internet.
If you missed the action at RIPE 87, you can read the Daily Meeting Blog on RIPE Labs to learn about all the major events of the meeting. And the archives containing all presentations are also online.
The RIPE Chair Team’s December report is out, featuring meeting highlights from RIPE 87 in Rome, including the participation of local hubs, the unveiling of a new RIPE logo and the selections for several leadership roles in the RIPE community.
An election to fill one seat on the NRO NC took place during RIPE 87 from 27 November - 1 December 2023. Constanze Bürger was elected to continue the three-year term started by James Kennedy in January 2023 and ending in December 2025.
The 2023 Rob Blokzijl Award was presented to Randy Bush on Monday, 27 November at RIPE 87 in Rome for his many years of contributions to the Internet in the RIPE NCC service region and beyond.
On RIPE Labs, the RIPE NCC’s Suzanne Taylor gives an overview of current digital policies being proposed, debated and implemented in the EU, including the Cyber Resilience Act, eIDAS regulation and the Data Act.
On RIPE Labs, the RIPE NCC’s Vesna Manojlovic reports on the ninth LIMITS workshop.
Following consensus on version 4 of the Number Resource Organization Number Council (NRO NC) Election Document, it has been published as a RIPE Document.
We are also developing an e-learning course on Internet Measurements. If you’re interested in a course on this topic, please fill out our survey to help us determine what areas to focus on.
Vouchers for RIPE NCC Certified Professionals exams will expire at the end of the year. If you have unused vouchers, remember to book your exam before 31 December.
There are two ongoing consultations relating to RIPE Atlas and RIS. The first is regarding the principles for data retention for our measurement services. And the second is about the role of aggregators in RIPE Atlas.
On RIPE Labs, the RIPE NCC’s Emir Akkutlu explains the RIPE NCC’s new bug bounty program and how to participate.
On RIPE Labs, Job Snijders shares tips for reducing bandwidth and CPU cycles for both RPKI Publication Point servers and RPKI validators when switching between RRDP and RSYNC transports.
On RIPE Labs, Kathleen Moriarty shares the security consequences of a major change to the Transport Layer Protocol (TLS) taking place between the browser and a new device called the client-facing server.
The RIPE NCC General Meeting November 2023 took place from 29 November - 1 December 2023. Two resolutions were approved. These were:
Resolution 1: “The General Meeting approves the redistribution of the excess contribution/deficit paid in 2023 by redistributing the RIPE NCC 2023 surplus/deficit to the membership in 2024.”
Resolution 2: "The General Meeting, in accordance with Article 21 of the Articles of Association, adopts the amendments to the Articles of Association as proposed and announced by the Executive Board on 1 November 2023.
Furthermore, the General Meeting instructs and authorises the Executive Board to perform or to have performed all that is required to have the amendments executed before a Dutch civil law notary."
The updated RIPE NCC Standard Service Agreement has been published.
The RIPE NCC will be closed on Monday, 25 December, Tuesday, 26 December and Monday, 1 January.