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RIS Quarterly Planning

This page details the work we'll do on the Routing Information Service (RIS) 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 RIS

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.

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

Q4 2023 Plans

Last Updated: 18 September 2023

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

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.

In progress

Work continues from Q2 2022.

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 a first batch of users use it by the end of 2023.

In progress


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.

In progress

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.


Items completed in the last quarter

  1. Improved timeliness of RIS dump files

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 or post them on the RIPE NCC Membership Discussion, MAT WG and RIS Users 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
 RIS-2023-#01 - -

Archived Quarterly Plans

You can find our plans from the previous quarters on this page. The Q4 2023 plans will be archived once we publish the Q1 2024 planning.