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K-root Reachability in the Middle East and Central Asia

The RIPE NCC operates K-root in multiple locations around the world, many of them in Europe and the Middle East. The people behind this service are doing an amazing job of keeping K-root accessible. There are several K-root nodes 1 hosted by local network operators to improve the user experience. Figure 1: K-root nodes in Europe and the Middle East (see interactive map ) Given the current state of Internet connectivity in the Middle East, I thought it would be interesting to measure response times from K-root throughout countries in the Middle East using the RIPE Atlas infrastructure.

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