Article on RIPE Labs

At some point, when I started moving the Reverse DNS's of Squirrelco(HSBXL), I started thinking about ways that reverse-DNS in that implementation could break. I also started to worry about the DNSSEC implementation of it. That turned into a rabbit hole and me writing an article that got published on RIPE Labs 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 use to make them all researchable. In the end, I hope I will even be able to do some statistics about the parts of the data that I find interesting. 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 with IPv6 and VOIP (turns out, VOIP doesn't like recursive NATv4). At this point, we took our own IPv6 blocks and ASN and 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 Network Team

I started helping the FOSDEM rolling out cables before the entire covid situation. With the time, I've ended up sympathising with them and ended up in the 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, 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 are as redundant or secure as any other. This work in progress has for target to highlight those differences and explain them.