Article on RIPE Labs

At some point, when I started moving the Reverse DNS's of Squirrelco(HSBXL), I started thinking about the ways it has been implemented and started worying about the state of the infrastructure in the long run. I also started to ask questions about DNSSEC on all the reverse Zones. Thit turned into a rabbit hole and me writing an article that got published on RIPE Labs (The European RIR) is a project that I started after trying to find historical information about airplanes. I noticed that some data was public but not yet easy to access. I started this project as a way to put everything in one place and making API's that could be used to make them all researchable. In the end, I hope I will even be able to do some data analytics and research. This is a permanent work in progress.


Squirrelco is the name of the ISP of HSBXL. Until now, we had to make a lot of hacks to make our internet work in decent conditions. This escalated to us getting our own IPv6 blocks and ASN and we will start announcing it soon on the public internet. This will also be a permanent work in progress. But at least our name is on the speedtest :-)

Fosdem Core Network Team

I started helping the FOSDEM rolling out cables in 2018. With the time, I've ended up sympathising with them and ended up in the core NOC team. Now, I will be able to help, plan and roll out the network logic in addition to the cables.


I have a lot of stuff there. It goes from sometimes making a contribution on a packet manager (homebrew), sometimes fixing a bug on someone else's project, sometimes working on skyscreen to making silly projects like a departure screen for airports.


This project got created after I started digging about DNS. Turns out that not all TLD's are built equal. Some have better redundancy, some better accessibility and some are just so bad I won't ever buy a domain from them in their current infrastructure state. This work in progress has for target to highlight those differences and explain them.


This was my first personnal ISP. ASN35395. I had my own IPv4 /22 and a /29 IPv6. I learned a lot from it. The technical side was very interesting. The project is now dead. The lesson we took out of it (me and the people that participated) was that having a strong technical side is VERY important, but neglecting the Business/Management side will eventually kill a network, even if the technical stack is operational. Nice experience overall. The website got archived here and the domain still hosts a arch linux, MX linux and OpenWRT mirror (depending on the distro, it's the only one in Belgium)