Gergana Petrova - 2024-05-22 14:07:35
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Gergana Petrova - 2024-05-22 14:07:49
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Shane Kerr - 2024-05-22 14:17:48
I'm sure there are European companies that would be happy to run the K root if the RIPE NCC wasn't interested. 😉

Shane Kerr - 2024-05-22 14:18:15
Or even just organizations, not necessarily companies!

Nico Braud-Santoni - 2024-05-22 14:26:01
Does that mean they have 0% non-binary staff, or broken statistics?

Rob Evans - 2024-05-22 14:29:06
Hi Nico, if you'd like the question read out, could you put it in the Q&A panel please?

Brian Storey - 2024-05-22 14:30:30
Far too much content to digest within this timeframe...very rushed.

Shane Kerr - 2024-05-22 14:31:00
But how to do it otherwise @Brian?

Brian Storey - 2024-05-22 14:31:12
bigger slot

Rob Evans - 2024-05-22 14:31:22
It is also available in the annual report...

Brian Storey - 2024-05-22 14:32:17
given the nature of discussions on the RIPE NCC recently it should be given careful attention and really emphasised

Brian Nisbet - 2024-05-22 14:33:15
Epic thunder on-site during NCC Services!

Rob Evans - 2024-05-22 14:36:05
If you can hear background noise on the stream, that's the rain outside...

Brian Storey - 2024-05-22 14:37:17
all clear audio wise :)

Stephen Strowes - 2024-05-22 14:42:43
"I heard you like clouds"

Mickael Do Couto - 2024-05-22 14:46:37
Can we have the speaker mic closer from the speaker please ?

Rob Evans - 2024-05-22 14:48:44
Mic raised.

Shane Kerr - 2024-05-22 14:51:36
Hm... so 1 PB of hard disks costs like 30000 euros. Double that, add servers, and I'm still not sure why this is so expensive. 🤔

Randy Bush - 2024-05-22 14:53:31
@shane try running total service at that scale and you will learn why

Gergana Petrova - 2024-05-22 14:53:42
Hi Nico, I heard back from Carolien Vos, our Chief HR Officer about your question concerning the non-binary statistics. Here is her answer "Short answer is; it does not necessarily mean that. In our recruitment process we are focused on diversity and inclusivity without boundaries. Regarding the statistics, in 2023 we had no staff member identifying themselves to HR or the RIPE NCC in general, as non-binary. "

Marco d'Itri - 2024-05-22 15:06:46
@randy I am not sure if we are discussing off-cloud backups or a real users-accessible service

Nico Braud-Santoni - 2024-05-22 15:08:57
@Gergana Thanks for the update! ❤️

Razvan Oprea - 2024-05-22 15:11:06
@marco The historical data stored is part of the production service

Gergana Petrova - 2024-05-22 15:11:53
Hi Max. I got an answer from Phillip Oldham, our Web Services Manager regarding your question about the search bar. He says: "During the migration we found that there were many IP addresses in content that wouldn't surface in searches because of the feature of jumping directly to the database, so we made the decision to surface the search results and provide an option to jump to the database from there. We plan to update the search to forward directly to the database when we cannot find any results for an IP/ASN to better facilitate such searches."

Marco d'Itri - 2024-05-22 15:11:56
@Razvan this is quite clear, thank you. The point here is that it may be a good idea, and not a terribly expensive one, to also have an off-cloud NCC-controlled backup for the purpose of disaster recovery

Marco d'Itri - 2024-05-22 15:12:36
tape backups cost even less :-)

Razvan Oprea - 2024-05-22 15:13:23

Razvan Oprea - 2024-05-22 15:14:01
I'll pass the message to the Atlas team

Nico Braud-Santoni - 2024-05-22 15:23:30
No venerabilities found? Strange, I would have said the RIPE NCC is a rather venerable RIR 🤣

Gergana Petrova - 2024-05-22 15:32:46
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