- Sunday, 22 October
- Monday, 23 October
- Tuesday, 24 October
- Wednesday, 25 October
- Thursday, 26 October
Sunday, 22 October
Welcome to Dubai, where it’s sizzling hot outside and chilly inside. We welcomed 387 attendees by the end of the first day of RIPE 75.
Sunday’s programme highlights:
- Parallel tutorials on IPv6 deployment in cellular networks, the IoT ecosystem, and IoT botnets and DDoS
- Newcomers’ Introduction (with some interludes from the fire alarm)
- A warm welcome during the Opening Plenary from RIPE Chair Hans Petter Holen and H. E. Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, Director General of the Telecom Regulation Authority, the host organisation of RIPE 75
- A look at IP traffic patterns in Saudi Arabia
- Exploring Ruru, an open-source pipeline that can measure, analyse and visualise user-perceived TCP latency on 10Gbit/s live traffic
- An in-depth look at the state of the Internet in France
- A look at the state of IPv6: dual-stack is the half-way point, IPv6-only in 2017 is where dual-stack was in 2011 and does “IPv6-only” include transition?
- Lightning talks on RIPE Gripe, an update from the RIPE Diversity Task Force and the new Riyadh Internet Exchange
Later, attendees gathered by the pool to enjoy the warm Dubai evening for a Meet the RIPE NCC Executive Board social and the RIPE 75 Welcome Reception.
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Monday, 23 October
Day two of RIPE 75 saw over 440 checked in attendees gather together at the Conrad Hotel, Dubai. Attendees continued to make the most of the RIPE Networking App with 230+ individuals logging in to schedule meetings and send messages to one another.
Monday’s programme highlights:
- A detailed overview of Internet Collector Engines
- A talk looking at Internet peering as a new form of barter
- The question of how we go about the task of establishing jurisdiction online was tackled in the second plenary session of the day, prompting a range of interesting questions from the audience
- The women in tech lunch was a huge success with a full audience and lots of discussion following two presentations – the lunch gave women working in the tech community in the Middle East the opportunity to share insights into projects and issues particular to their region
- There was a talk on the question of whether the Internet is entering its very own Gilded Age, exploring the monopolisation of the digital world and the Death of Transit
- There was a well-received update on the progress of the RIPE Accountability Task Force
The plenary sessions having come to an end, the Diversity Task Force met at 6pm to explore options for increasing participation and diversity at RIPE Meetings. Shortly after, there was a special reception to welcome all newcomers. Finally, with the meeting at a close for the day, guests boarded the buses for night of networking, tasty appetisers, drinks, and a whole lot of fun over at the beautiful Cielo Sky Lounge.
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Tuesday, 24 October
Day three of RIPE 75 saw 460 attendees checked in for the first day of RIPE Working Group (WG) sessions.
Tuesday’s programme highlights
Measurement Analysis and Tools (MAT) WG
- A new UDP protocol – the keyed UDP – received a largely enthusiastic response
- The RIPE NCC presented on the release of a set of geolocation APIs for estimating geolocation information and OpenIPmap
- Christian Kauffmann stepped down as chair of the MAT WG with the audience applauding him for his efforts over the years
Address Policy WG
- Feedback from the RIPE NCC on a number of issues:
- An update on the clean-up of ALLOCATED PI/UNSPECIFIED resources in the RIPE Database
- Outdated text references in the IPv4 policies
- Uptake of 32-bit ASNs
- Clarifying whether the IPv6 policies should be interpreted in a way that allows holders of multiple LIRs to request multiple IPv6 allocations
- Clarifying whether the RIPE NCC’s approach concerning IXP IPv4 assignments is correct
- A discussion of a proposal to clarify IPv6 PI sub-assignments
- A presentation on Inferring BGP Blackholing in the Internet received a lot of discussion and attention
- The co-chairs requested feedback and more interesting content for the working group
Internet of Things (IoT) Session
- An update on the RIPE NCC’s IoT Roundtable in Leeds
- Discussion of future work and the formation of an IoT Working Group where Jim Reid volunteered to serve as chair-elect and present the draft charter for an IoT WG to the plenary on Thursday
- A presentation on the Online Trust Alliance that addresses security, privacy and lifecycle sustainability challenges
RIPE NCC Services WG
- There were a series of updates from the RIPE NCC on its outlook for 2017-2018, its operational activities,
its evolving training services, the new RIPE NCC Community Projects Fund, and the work on RIPE NCC Country Reports
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Wednesday, 25 October
There were 483 attendees checked in at RIPE 75 for another full day of RIPE Working Group (WG) sessions.
Wednesday’s programme highlights
- A discussion about the charter of the WG with support at the microphone for more focus on the IETF, IXPs and BGP security.
- Joao Damas announced this would be his last meeting as co-chair and Ignas Bagdonas will take his place
- A presentation from a RACI attendee on Power Prefix Prioritisation for Smarter BGP Reconvergence that prompted an active dialogue with the audience
- A chart-filled look at BGP more specific announcements, with key findings noting that they add to the size and update of the BGP load, there’s a decline in hole punching, overlays becoming more prevalent and IPv6 instability being higher than IPv4
- A look at Pseudowire, a tunnel mechanism that carries traffic encapsulated in a lower layer like MPLS
- A discussion on tackling foreign ROUTE objects in the RIPE Database
- A mini BoF on Internet Routing Health Measurement
- What’s happening with the IETF and how to get involved
- A global initiative from IEEE for ethical considerations of artificial intelligence and autonomous systems
- A look into Identifier Technology Health Indicators (ITHI) which tracks a set of indicators that reflect the health of the system of identifiers
- A healthy discussion from the audience following a presentation about the increasing energy consumption of the Internet and online services
Open Source WG
- Knot Resolver and other open-sources resolvers and its scaling strategy
- How to avoid your software getting dumped on Github by distributing your software to users with Debian packaging for Linux users
- A look at the architecture, OS, management, and hardware types of White-Box switches and some pros and cons compared to ‘old school’ switches
- Lightning talks on BIND and BIRD
- A presentation on a new policy proposal to do more due-diligence on abuse contacts in the RIPE Database, resulting in a long line at the microphones for comments
- Insight into Netflow-based botnet detection, including how they work and the benefits of machine learning to mitigate them
- A real-life, behind-the-scenes story of working together with reputation block lists and organisations that report to bonnets and malware to clean up a big block of IP addresses with bad reputation pre-transfer
- A RIPE NCC operational update that sparked discussion on the considerations of clarity versus security in change notifications
- A look at how ICANN sets up and uses Identifier Technology Health Indicators
- A discussion on adopting a formalised WG chair selection process
- Jaap Akkerhuis stepped down as WG Chair and Joao Damas will start as WG Chair after RIPE 75
- A DNS report from the RIPE NCC
- CDNSKEY Implementation with Automated KSK Rollover in Knot DNS and the FRED Registry
- A presentation on Living on the Edge: (Re)focus DNS Efforts on the End-Points
- And finally, an argument on why DNS should be the “DNS for the IoT”
- Benedikt Stockebrand was re-appointed as WG chair for the IPv6 WG
- An update on work for a new way to do IPv6 client networks with support from the audience
- An announcement about the publication of ripe-690 and a suggestion for working on a new BCOP document that describes solutions and best current practice for IPv6 for mail servers
The day’s programme ended with a workshop on configuring CPE for transition mechanisms. Attendees then boarded buses and headed off to the final social of the meeting week, the RIPE 75 Dinner at the Dubai Marine Resort.
See you tomorrow for the last day of RIPE 75.
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Thursday, 26 October
Thursday’s programme highlights
- A special emphasis on funds dedicated to community/industry development – including women in tech initiatives – in the various RIR service regions: AFRINIC (FIRE Africa), APNIC (APNIC Foundation), RIPE NCC (RIPE NCC Community Projects Fund), LACNIC (FRIDA regional fund for digital innovations).
- A description of activities to increase awareness of, and enhance participation in, the Policy Development Process.
- A presentation on the findings of the ASO Review Report, presenting three options to be considered for next steps in the Internet number community:
- Status quo
- Increased coordination
- Adoption of two-house “ASO Council”
- An epic journey through SUNET’s comprehensive renovation of a Swedish fibre network.
- A description of Akamai’s traffic optimisation via the implementation of a multiservice backbone solution.
- A peek into the specificity of UAE customs codes, and the joy of surprise power outages due to vacuum cleaner interference.
- 483 attendees checked in
- 176 first-time attendees
- RIPE Networking App (totals for the week): 251 participants; 561 messages; 741 meetings!
- Attendees from more than 54 countries
RIPE Working Group co-Chair Changes
- MAT WG: Brian Trammell replaces Christian Kaufmann
- Routing WG: Ignas Bagdonas replaces Joao Damas
- DNS WG: Joao Damas replaces Jaap Akkerhuis
- Database WG: David Hilario stepped down
- IoT WG: Jim Reid volunteered to be chair-elect
RIPE Programme Committee Changes
- Thank you to outgoing PC members Jelte Jansen, Alex Semenyaka and Mike Hughes
- Welcome to new PC members Khalid Samara and Dmitry Kohmanyuk
Elise Gerich, VP of ICANN and IANA/PTI, NANOG co-founder and beloved community member, announced her retirement. Hans Petter Holen, on behalf of the RIPE community, thanked Elise for her many years of service.
Hans Petter Holen announced the IoT WG Proposed Charter and the RIPE Diversity Task Force Draft Charter.
The RIPE NCC Executive Board appointed Hervé Clément as NRO NC representative from the RIPE NCC service region.
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Thank you for making RIPE 75 a success. See you all at RIPE 76 in Marseille from 14-18 May 2018.