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If you don't know the RIPE Atlas probes, they are small boxes that you connect to the network and which perform active measurements https://atlas.ripe.net/. The great thing about these probes is that you can run your very own measurements https://atlas.ripe.net/doc/udm, leading to interesting/funny papers like https://labs.ripe.net/Members/stephane_bortzmeyer/all-ip-addresses-are-equal-dot-zero-addresses-are-less-equal .
More Atlas probes are always good, specially outside of Europe and the USA, where the majority currently exist. To help the distribution of probes, there are people (“ambassadors”) at many meetings, carrying Atlas probes to distribute. In Yokohama, there will be several of them.
If you are interested to host an Atlas probe to help mankind and the Internet, please check that you can host a probe: you need power-over-USB and Ethernet cabling and IP addresses (RFC 1918 are OK) and to take care of the box (some probes have not been installed, have been forgotten and no longer respond, which is sad).
Check also if there is sufficient coverage or not in your country/AS https://atlas.ripe.net/results/maps/network-coverage/
Having more probes in networks where there are not many (or any) probes already is always great! This meeting in Japan is a good opportunity to reach people with the ability to plug probes into networks not already covered. The RIPE Atlas team have identified the following ASNs within the region as being 'most wanted'. If you are able to help cover any of these networks, please contact one of the probe ambassadors! (Of course if you can cover any ASN not listed below, but not already covered, this would also be very helpful)
9605 DOCOMO NTT DOCOMO, INC.
10010 TOKAI TOKAI Communications Corporation
9617 ZAQ KANSAI MULTIMEDIA SERVICE COMPANY
37903 EMOBILE Ymobile Corporation
4725 ODN SoftBank Mobile Corp.
3758 ERX-SINGNET SingNet
45143 SINGTELMOBILE-AS-AP SINGTEL MOBILE INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER Singapore
10146 FORD-MOTOR-CO-SG-AP Ford Motor Company
4657 STARHUBINTERNET-AS StarHub Internet Exchange
17547 QALA-SG-AP M1 CONNECT PTE. LTD.
9989 EQUINIX-AP Equinix Singapore Pte Ltd
7472 NUS-AS-AP Computer Centre
133466 BOSCH-NET-AP Robert Bosch GmbH
9911 CONNECTPLUS-AP Singapore Telecom
9419 NTU-AS-AP Nanyang Technological University
17819 ASN-EQUINIX-AP Equinix Asia Pacific
4837 CHINA169-BACKBONE CNCGROUP China169 Backbone
9808 CMNET-GD Guangdong Mobile Communication Co.Ltd.
4808 CHINA169-BJ CNCGROUP IP network China169 Beijing Province Network
56041 CMNET-ZHEJIANG-AP China Mobile communications corporation
23724 CHINANET-IDC-BJ-AP IDC, China Telecommunications Corporation
24444 CMNET-V4SHANDONG-AS-AP Shandong Mobile Communication Company Limited
17816 CHINA169-GZ China Unicom IP network China169 Guangdong province
9394 CTTNET China TieTong Telecommunications Corporation
56040 CMNET-GUANGDONG-AP China Mobile communications corporation
17785 CHINATELECOM-HA-AS-AP asn for Henan Provincial Net of CT
17623 CNCGROUP-SZ China Unicom Shenzen network
The following Atlas Ambassadors are bringing probes to Yokohama:
Colin Petrie - please email me at email@example.com if you want a probe, and we can arrange to meet
Randy Bush - Just a probe mule, not an ambassador (don't have the clothes). Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or I may be at the Help Desk in the Terminal Room
Stéphane Bortzmeyer email@example.com I don't have probes (ask the RIPE people) but I use User-Defined Measurements a lot and contributed to client code so I can help with any measurement project.
You can also ask the ambassadors any question you may have about the RIPE Atlas probes.