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Deploy360 20 October 2017

RIPE 75 starts in Dubai next week

By Kevin MeynellFormer Senior Manager, Technical and Operational Engagement

The RIPE 75 meeting is happening next week in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and it’s going to be a busy week for the Deploy360 team who are chairing and presenting in several sessions. Both Jan Žorž and Kevin Meynell will be there, along with our colleague Andrei Robachevsky, and we’ll also be reporting on relevant developments as usual.

The RIPE meeting kicks off on Sunday this time, as that’s the start of the working week in Dubai. Proceedings commence with tutorials on IPv6 Deployment in Cellular networks, an Introduction to DDoS attacks, and one on Decoding the IoT ecosystem. These are followed by a Newcomers’ Introduction if you’re a first timer.

The opening plenary commences at 14.00 GST/UTC+4, and after the introductory pleasantries, one presentation not to miss is from Lee Howard (Retevia) on the State of IPv6-only. There’s also an interesting looking presentation on Real-Time Wide-Area TCP Latency Monitoring from Richard Cziva (University of Glasgow/REANNZ), and you can also find out about the state of IPv6 play in France and the traffic patterns in Saudi Arabia, before the lightning talks (as yet to be announced).

The MANRS initiative is planning an informal BoF on Sunday evening starting at 18.00 GST/UTC+4 (in place of the advertised BCOP Task Force). This will be chaired by Jan and Kevin, and will discuss ideas for measuring the health of the Internet routing system. The aim is to develop some empirical data to strengthen the case for collaborative routing security, including indications of good and bad security, and what metrics would accurately reflect this.

Monday is mostly a plenary session, and be sure to check out the session from 14.00-15.30 GST/UTC+4. This has talks on Recent BGP Innovations for Operational Challenges from Greg Hankins (Nokia), on Broken DNS responses from Babak Farrokhi, and of course Geoff Huston (APNIC) talks are always excellent value – this one being about the Death of Transit and Beyond.

On Monday evening from 1800-19.00 GST/UTC+4, there’s also a workshop on IPv6 and the Enterprise that’s being led by Wilhelm Boeddinghaus, (iubari)  and Benedikt Stockebrand, (Stepladder IT Training+Consulting). This will cover how to deploy IPv6 on an enterprise scale, covering DHCP and SLAAC issues, IPv6-supported applications, and how to handle legacy applications.

On Tuesday, there’s the newly created Internet-of-Things session from 14.00-15.30 GST/UTC+4 to facilitate discussion of IoT issues, how they affect the RIPE community, and whether network operators need to take a different approach with IoT developments. Kevin will be speaking in this session about the Internet Society’s Online Trust Alliance (OTA), and its IoT Security & Privacy Trust Framework.

On Wednesday, ISOC will be presenting on the IETF during the Cooperation Working Group from 09.00-10.30 GST/UTC+4. There’s also the DNS Working Group from 14.00-15.00 GST/UTC+4, which has presentations on CDNSKEY Implementation with Automated KSK Rollover in Knot DNS and the FRED Registry, the (re)focusing of DNS Efforts on the End-Points, and Why DNS Should be the Naming Service for the Internet of Things.

The IPv6 Working Group from 16.00-17.00 GST/UTC+4 isn’t in competition with anything else. So with another presentation from Geoff Huston (APNIC), this time on IPv6 fragmentation, on Webhosting on IPv6-only Virtual Machines, and more on IPv6 deployment in enterprise networks, plus the IPv6 Chair election, there are no reasons not to attend.

And rounding off the day is another workshop from 18.00-19.00 GST/UTC+4, this time on Configuring CPE for Transition Mechanisms led by Lee Howard (Retevia). This will cover the provisioning of customers without native IPv4, and how to set-up various transition mechanisms on home gateways.

Thursday is the last day of the meeting this time, and mostly features the regular agenda items such as the RIR and NRO reports. There will also be an update on IANA/PTI though, as well as a presentation on Greenfielding a New High-performance Network from Fredrik Korsbäck (NORDUnet).

For those of you who cannot attend in person – there is remote participation available with audio and video streaming and also a jabber chat room, so everyone is welcome to participate!

The full programme can be found at:

Disclaimer: Viewpoints expressed in this post are those of the author and may or may not reflect official Internet Society positions.

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