Daily Meeting Report - Tuesday, 12 May 2015


Massimo, Michela and Inigo – part of Meet & Greet at RIPE 70

Attendees checked in so far: 589

It was a busy morning with more than 500 people already checked in before midday. Luckily our friendly Meet & Greet Team were ready and waiting to welcome first-time attendees.

Highlights from the morning plenary sessions included:

  • Cisco’s Michael Behringer on the advantages of creating a“virtual” out-of-band channel with an autonomic control plan, and a round of applause when he announced that his network is IPv6-only.
  • An explanation of how to secure routing headers for segment routing in light of the fact that about 30% of packets are dropped on the Internet, often because of issues with headers.
  • Ólafur Guðmundsson on CloudFlare and the potential to make changes in the DNS without having to go through a registrar. He’s looking for partners to help roll out this idea with ccTLDs.
  • Job Snijders’ proposal for an “IRR Lockdown” got bums out of seats and up to the mics to discuss the pros and cons of his idea.
  • Chris Grundemann on why network operators need to get involved with the IETF and how the IETF is working to improve its inclusivity.

Highlights from the afternoon plenary sessions:

  • Bart Braem illustrated how to build a community network using volunteers, funding partners and the community.
  • Jim Cowie, Dyn, highlighted some of the potential pitfalls of IPv4 transfers. He included some interesting figures, like the fact that 33% of the ~4,500 prefixes originated in Saudi Arabia were Romanian a couple months ago.
  • Bendert Zevenberger aimed to raise awareness among RIPE community members on the importance of balancing the goals of research and the potential negative consequences of the research results.
  • Nominees presented themselves for the two available seats on the RIPE Programme Committee
  • Benno Overeinder and Andrei Robachevsky initiated an engaging discussion on building a secure and trusted Internet.
  • Representatives from the RIPE CRISP team gave updates on their participation in IANA transition discussions, identified potential risks for the future of the transition, and fielded questions from the community on what the future might look like.



Panel discussion: Building a More Trusted and Secure Internet


Paul Rendek, RIPE NCC, discusses IANA stewardship transition


Post-plenary sessions: RACI and a BoF

The RACI attendees took the spotlight in the Main Room following the final plenary session of the day. Four of the six RACI attendees shared their research:

  • Augmented SEND: Aligning Security, Privacy, and Usability
 – Ahmad Alsadeh, Birzeit University/Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
  • Secrecy vs. openness – Internet security communities and the open source production model
 – Andreas Schmidt, University of Delft
  • COMIQUAL: Collaborative Measurement of Internet Quality in Lebanon
 – Marc Ibrahim, Saint Joseph University of Beirut/Electrical Engineering Department
  • On the Diversity of Interdomain Routing in Africa
 – Roderick Fanou, IMDEA Networks Institute, UC3M

The other two RACI attendees share their work in different sessions. Alexandra Permyakova from the Faculty of Business Informatics, National Research University – The Higher School of Economics will present “Internet Governance and Regulation: A Russian Viewpoint”on Thursday in the second Cooperation WG session. Martijn Hoogesteger, University of Twente, presented “ITSA: Internet Traffic Statistics Archive” yesterday in a plenary lightning talk.

Over in the Side Room, Job Snijders continued the discussion on IRRs in his BoF “Cross-registry Authentication for IRR Data”.

Off to the Beach

After the long day of sessions ended, first-time attendees mingled with RIPE Working Group Chairs, the RIPE NCC Executive Board and the Meet & Greet Team at the Newcomers’ Welcome Drinks. Then it was off to the beach for a Party at Strand Zuid, sponsored by Addrex.