ION Bucharest

ION Bucharest took place on Wednesday, 12 October 2016, alongside the Romanian Network Operators’ Group (RONOG). As usual, this ION also had generous support from our ION Conference Series Sponsor Afilias .

We had a half-day program to cover topics including IPv6DNSSECSecuring BGP, and TLS for Applications

ION Conferences bring network engineers and leading industry experts together to discuss emerging technologies and hot technology topics. Early adopters provide valuable insight into their own deployment experiences and bring participants up to speed on new standards emerging from the IETF.

ION lets network operators stay ahead of the curve to understand and deploy emerging Internet technologies, and presents a unique opportunity to discuss the future of the Internet with the people who help craft it. More than a simple lecture series, ION events provide hands-on interaction with our speakers so you walk away with the answers you need to deploy new standards and technologies on your own networks.

Events bring together the best and brightest from the Internet industry to learn about the latest news, ideas, and technologies in a relaxed and educational atmosphere.


2:00 PMIntroduction to the Internet Society and Deploy360

Kevin Meynell, Internet Society

Presentation / Video
2:10 PMDeploying DNSSEC

DNSSEC helps prevent attackers from subverting and modifying DNS messages and sending users to wrong (and potentially malicious) sites. So what needs to be done for DNSSEC to be deployed on a large scale? We’ll discuss the business reasons for, and financial implications of, deploying DNSSEC, from staying ahead of the technological curve, to staying ahead of your competition, to keeping your customers satisfied and secure on the Internet. We’ll also examine some of the challenges operators have faced and the opportunities to address those challenges and move deployment forward.

Dan York, Internet Society

Presentation / Video
2:50 PMRomanian DNSSEC Case Study

Catalin Leanca, ICI ROTLD

Presentation / Video
3:10 PMLet’s Encrypt & DANE

Jan Žorž, Internet Society

Presentation / Video
4:10 PMMind Your MANRS & the Routing Resilience Manifesto

The Routing Resilience Manifesto initiative, underpinned by the “Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS)” document that includes a set of actionable recommendations, aims to help network operators around the world work together to improve the security and resilience of the global routing system. In this session, we’ll explain the basic principles outlined in MANRS, how to sign up and support the effort, and how to get involved in helping to further increase global routing security.

Kevin Meynell, Internet Society

Presentation / Video
4:25 PMUpdate on the Why and How of IPv6 Deployment

Today, we can say that IPv6 is already happening all around the world. It’s interesting to see the main reasons that made it happen, how it’s happening, and to make the audience think about their deployment status and strategy. Statistics from different sources are showed, including data from RIPE NCC measurements.

Alvaro Vives, RIPE NCC

Presentation / Video
4:55 PMPanel Discussion: IPv6 Success Stories

In this session, participants will share their IPv6 success stories and lessons learned along the way that can help other managers of networks deploy IPv6. How did they do it? What technical challenges did they face? What security benefits or concerns are associated with deploying IPv6? How does IPv6 performance compare to IPv4? How does IPv6 act as an economic driver? Attendees will gain vital insight as network operators lay out the stages for IPv6 implementation—creating the business case for deployment, initiating a planning process, turning it on, and, finally, gathering measurements and proving success.

Moderator: Lucian Constantin, IDG News Service
Panelists: George Puiu, Telekom Romania; Alin Stefanescu, Bestnet Service; Alvaro Vives, RIPE NCC; Jan Žorž, Internet Society

5:40 PMWhat’s Happening at the IETF? Internet Standards and How to Get Involved

What’s happening at the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)? What RFCs and Internet-Drafts are in progress related to IPv6, DNSSEC, Routing Security/Resiliency, and other key topics? We’ll give an overview of the ongoing discussions in several working groups and discuss the outcomes of recent Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) sessions, and provide a preview of what to expect in future discussions.

Kevin Meynell, Internet Society

Presentation / Video
6:00 PMClosing Remarks

Kevin Meynell, Internet Society


You can watch ION Bucharest on YouTube.

Note: The Romanian Network Operator Group (RONOG) meeting started at 9:00am and was streamed live on the RONOG YouTube channel

Date and Time

Wednesday 12 October 2016


Novotel Bucharest City Center

Calea Victoriei 37B Sector 1, 010061 Bucharest, Romania