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RIPEstat Quarterly Planning

This page details the work we'll do on RIPEstat in the coming quarter, how you can give your input on that work and our reaction to that input.

We have three objectives in publishing our quarterly planning:

  1. We want to be transparent about the work we are doing
  2. We want your input on that work and our planning, and we want to document that input, and let you know if and when we can add your suggestions to our planning
  3. We want an open dialogue with members and community on developments around RIPEstat

We launched this initiative in Q2 2022, and we are open to improving what we publish here and how we do that. So let us know if there are ways we can better present our plans.

If you have any suggestions on how we can improve RIPEstat, you can share them through the RIPEstat Feature Tracker.

We will update this page as our activities progress and continue to share updates on RIPE Labs, on the RIPE NCC Membership Discussion and MAT Working Group (WG) mailing lists, and at RIPE Meetings and other events.

Q1 2023 Plans

Last Updated: 16 December 2022

Item Activity Description Status
1 Migration to the cloud We are moving parts of RIPEstat to the cloud to make our infrastructure more efficient and resilient and reduce latency for our global user base.

We deployed a single-table backend to AWS and have started to collect experience with its maintenance. Generally, we follow the strategy to first work on small, low-impact backends and later move to more complex parts of the service.

In progress

Work continues from Q2 2022.

2 Service quality monitoring

We want to improve the service quality monitoring to provide a more reliable service.

We developed a test framework that helps us structurally identify bugs, which we started to fix in Q4 2022 and will continue to work on in Q1 2023.

In progress

Work continues from Q2 2022.

3 Open-sourcing the RIPEstat widgets

We will make the source code of RIPEstat widgets available for the community as part of sustainable long-term maintenance.

An upgrade of outdated Javascript library dependency in the widget code is a prerequisite for open sourcing. Currently, we are in the process of upgrading the biggest one, which is JQuery. We expect this to be done by the end of Q1 2023.

In progress

Work continues from Q2 2022.

4 Improved UI testing

Former data calls based on MLAB data were disabled on RIPEstat some time ago. In Q4 2022, we reviewed reintegrating MLAB data into RIPEstat’s data API and UI and plan to have parts of the data back in Q1 2023.

In progress

Work continues from Q2 2022.

5 Review MLAB data

Former data calls providing insights based on MLAB data have been disabled for some time. In Q4 2022, we want to review the possibility of reintegrating the data into RIPEstat’s data API and UI.

In progress

6 Extending RIPEstat UI for Zonemaster

We plan to extend the RIPEstat UI for the Zonemaster backend to allow pre-delegation checks. This work will enable us to replace the Zonemaster UI for our on-premise installation and provide a more consistent user experience.

We expect this to be done in Q1 2023.

Planned

Items completed in the last quarter

  1. Improve the blocklist feature

More information can be found on the archived plans page.

Community Input on Planning

We want the community to contribute to our plans and suggest additional work items. Please share your comments with us via the RIPEstat Feature Tracker or post them on the RIPE NCC Membership Discussion and MAT WG mailing lists. And we'll be monitoring all the other channels where people talk about these services.

When we receive feedback that can significantly impact our planning or that needs a further response, we will add it to the table below.

Reference Input RIPE NCC Reaction
RS-2022-#03 Request to visualise DNS name-to-IP changes similarly to BGPlay.

The assessment of this feature request is pending.

We first recorded this request in Q2 2022.

Archived Quarterly Plans

You can find our plans from the previous quarters on this page. The Q1 2023 plans will be archived once we publish the Q2 2023 planning.