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Archived Plans

You can find our plans from previous quarters, along with requests from the community, on this page. We are updating this page at the end of each quarter.

Q4 2023 Plans and Community Input

Plans
Item Activity Description
1 Improvements to RIS data through peering coordination

Work continues from Q2 2022.

We aim to add at least one peer per country in our service region that is not yet covered in RIS.

We will also work on a new peering strategy aiming to increase the overall quality of the data.

2 “External data distribution via kafka” in production

Following the feedback received from the external testers, we will proceed to define a process to get access to kafka directly. Access will be limited to certain organisations that meet specific criteria.

We plan to have it completed now by the end of 2023.

3 Open source RIS Live

By releasing the RIS Live code as open source, it will be possible for instances of the service to run on infrastructure outside the RIPE NCC. Having a full working instance will require access to the "Public kafka" solution.

We plan to have it completed now by the end of 2023.

4 RIS beacons revamped

We plan to modernise the RIS beaconing so it better captures important features of the current Internet. We aim to work with the RIPE community on the exact definition of this.

You can read more information about our plans on RIPE Labs.

Community Input
Reference Input RIPE NCC Reaction
RIS-2023-#01 -

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Q3 2023 Plans and Community Input

Plans
Item Activity Description
1 Improvements to RIS data through peering coordination

Work continues from Q2 2022.

We aim to add at least one peer per country in our service region that is not yet covered in RIS.

We will also work on a new peering strategy aiming to increase the overall quality of the data.

2 “External data distribution via kafka” in production

Following the feedback received from the external testers, we will proceed to define a process to get access to kafka directly. Access will be limited to certain organisations that meet specific criteria.

We plan to have it completed now by the end of 2023.

3 Open source RIS Live

By releasing the RIS Live code as open source, it will be possible for instances of the service to run on infrastructure outside the RIPE NCC. Having a full working instance will require access to the "Public kafka" solution.

We plan to have it completed now by the end of 2023.

4 RIS beacons revamped

We plan to modernise the RIS beaconing so it better captures important features of the current Internet. We aim to work with the RIPE community on the exact definition of this.

Community Input
Reference Input RIPE NCC Reaction
RIS-2023-#01 -

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Q2 2023 Plans and Community Input

Plans
Item Activity Description
1 Improvements to RIS data through peering coordination

Work continues from Q2 2022.

We aim to add at least one peer per country in our service region that is not yet covered in RIS.

We will also work on a new peering strategy aiming to increase the overall quality of the data.

2 Improved timeliness of RIS dump files

Work continues from Q1 2023.

We plan to replace the pipeline that generates MRT dump files publicly available from the RIPE NCC. The new pipeline will have significantly less delay and some changes to the structure of the MRT file format.

Community Input
Reference Input RIPE NCC Reaction
RIS-2023-#01 -

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Q1 2023 Plans and Community Input

Plans
Item Activity Description
1 Improvements to RIS data through peering coordination

Work continues from Q2 2022.

We aim to add at least one peer per country in our service region that is not yet covered in RIS.

We will also work on a new peering strategy aiming to increase the overall quality of the data.

2 “Public kafka” solution in production

The work item has been placed on hold due to shifting priorities.

Following the feedback received from the external testers, we will proceed to define a process to get access to kafka directly. Access will be limited to certain organisations that meet specific criteria.

3 Further improvement to RIS metrics

The work item has been placed on hold due to shifting priorities.

Following the publication of the RIS metrics on our website, we are planning on making further improvements to them.

4 Improved timeliness of RIS dump files

We plan to replace the pipeline that generates MRT dump files publicly available from the RIPE NCC. The new pipeline will have significantly less delay and some changes to the structure of the MRT file format.

Community Input
Reference Input RIPE NCC Reaction
RS-2023-#01 -

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Q4 2022 Plans and Community Input

Plans
Item Activity Description
1 Processing jobs migration

The work item has been placed on hold due to shifting priorities.

Migration of processing jobs for RIS to newer clusters.

The work started in 2021, with some preparation work taking place in previous years. It is expected that the project will be finished by the end of 2022.

2 Improvements to RIS data through peering coordination

Work started in Q2 2022.

We aim to add at least one peer per country in our service region that is not yet covered in RIS.

We will also work on a new peering strategy aiming to increase the overall quality of the data.

3 Announce new prototypes

Work was completed in Q4 2022.

We developed the following new prototypes and are collecting feedback on their usefulness:

  1. Per peer dump files
  2. Per-RRC BGP dump files
  3. Peer metadata files
4 Test public kafka protype

Work was completed in Q4 2022.

We will test with a few volunteers from the community if providing kafka as an additional data access model will benefit them.

We expect this activity to finish by the end of Q4 2022.

5 Performance metrics

Work was completed in Q4 2022.

We aim to publish RIS performance metrics on our website.

We expect this activity to finish by the end of Q4 2022.

6 RIS Live performance improvements

Work was completed in Q4 2022.

We are making architecture changes to RIS Live, which will allow for a more predictable latency. Further improvements will follow from using new kafka topics.

Community Input
Reference Input RIPE NCC Reaction
RS-2022-#01 Users asked us to publish RIS performance metrics on our website.

We agreed with the feedback and started working on this request (see item 5 above). We published an article on RIPE Labs to explain the changes, and the metrics can be found on our website.

We first recorded this request in Q3 2022.

Q3 2022 Plans and Community Input

Plans
Item Activity Description
1 Processing jobs migration

Work started in Q2 2022 and continues in Q4 2022.

Migration of processing jobs for RIS to newer clusters.

The work started in 2021, with some preparation work taking place in previous years. It is expected that the project will be finished by the end of 2022.

2 Improvements to RIS data through peering coordination

Work started in Q2 2022 and continues in Q4 2022.

We aim to add at least one peer per country in our service region that is not yet covered in RIS.

The peering strategy page on the website will also be updated.

3 Announce new prototypes

Work started in Q2 2022 and continues in Q4 2022.

We developed the following new prototypes and are collecting feedback on their usefulness:

  1. Per peer dump files
  2. Per-RRC BGP dump files
  3. Peer metadata files
4 Test public kafka protype

Work started in Q3 2022 and continues in Q4 2022.

We will test with a few volunteers from the community if providing kafka as an additional data access model will benefit them.

5 Performance metrics

Work started in Q3 2022 and continues in Q4 2022.

We aim to publish RIS performance metrics on our website.

6 RIS Live performance improvements

Work started in Q3 2022 and continues in Q4 2022.

We are making architecture changes to RIS LIVE, which will allow for a more predictable latency. Further improvements will follow from using new kafka topics.

Community Input
Reference Input RIPE NCC Reaction
RS-2022-#01 Users asked us to publish RIS performance metrics on our website.

We agreed with the feedback and started working on this request (see item 5 above).

We first recorded this request in Q3 2022.

Q2 2022 Plans and Community Input

Plans
Item Activity Description
1 Processing jobs migration

Work started in Q2 2022 and continues in Q4 2022.

Migration of processing jobs for RIS to newer clusters.

The work started in 2021, with some preparation work taking place in previous years. It is expected that the project will be finished by the end of 2022.

2 Documentation updates on the website

Work started in 2021 and was completed in Q2 2022.

We've updated the content on the RIS homepage and added a new documentation site.

3 Improvements to RIS data through peering coordination

Work started in Q2 2022 and continues in Q4 2022.

We aim to add at least one peer per country in our service region that is not yet covered in RIS.

The peering strategy page on the website will also be updated.

Community Input
Reference Input RIPE NCC Reaction
RS-2022-#01