Monitoring internet networks using RIPE Atlas probes

The internet is a network of networks. The RIPE Atlas project provides a lens to view how the networks behave from various vantage points. Using the RIPE Atlas system, anyone can run internet measurements to troubleshoot, understand how the internet works and carry out research.

Internet measurements are important and userful for everybody and not limited to network engineers, developers, researchers etc.

This session is a talk by Philip Paeps, introducing participants to the Ripe Atlas probes, how to use them, and the community and ecosystem around monitoring networks that individuals can plug into.

This talk is a precursor to the hands-on workshop measuring the internet using RIPE Atlas by Swapneel Patnekar on 12 September. Details here:

About the speaker: Philip Paeps, a.k.a. “Trouble” is an independent consultant and contractor based in Belgium. He provides research and development on low-level software and operating systems, particularly in an embedded or real-time context. His main interests are bootloaders, device drivers and high-performance networking. He can also be convinced to teach courses and workshops on a variety of networking-related topics.
In his so-called free time, Philip is a FreeBSD committer contributing mainly to the kernel and a member of the FreeBSD security team. He was one of the main organisers of FOSDEM, the largest annual open source software conference in Europe, from the early 2000s until 2015. He denies having any involvement with amateur radio or tabletop role playing games.

Participation: This session is free to attend. RSVP to participate. Zoom link will be sent to registered participants before the workshop. Or you can watch the livestream on this page.

Comments and questions can be left for the speaker on the Comments page. We will address these before/during the talk.

Contact details: If you have queries about the workshop, call 7676332020 or write to


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