Vantage Point Selection for IPv6 Measurements: Benefits and Limitations of RIPE Atlas Tags

We discussed the usage of system tags for performing vantage point selection of dual-stacked probes. Our exploration reveals how with around 2K dual-stacked probes, RIPE Atlas provides the richest source of vantage points for IPv6 measurement studies. User tags on the other hand are based on a manual process which is largely dependent on proactive participation of probe hosts. We show that user tags tend to become stale over time. This work was presented at the MAT working group at RIPE 72 meeting in Copenhagen. A recording of the presentation can be found on Vimeo.