Birds of a Feather (BoF)

BoF (Birds of a Feather) sessions are held at RIPE Meetings to start an informal discussion on a topic of shared interest among RIPE Meeting attendees. If a BoF attracts sufficient interest, it might become a RIPE Task Force or Working Group.

Monday 14 October 18:00 – 19:00

Best Current Operational Practices (BCOP) BoF

Jan Zorz, Internet Society and Benno Overeinder, NLnet Labs

There is an opportunity to better identify, capture, and promote best current operational practices documents emerging from various regional network operators’ groups. We believe sharing these documents across the globe would benefit the wider Internet community and help more operators deploy new technologies like IPv6 and DNSSEC faster and easier.

ISOC Deploy360 is helping operators’ communities around the world to start and identify the Best Current Operational Practices topics and efforts and encouraging them to start working on documenting them.

At RIPE 66 in Dublin, we had a BCOP BoF with a great attendance and the RIPE NCC established a mailing list for this effort (bcop [at] ripe [dot] net). The group has already started identifying the topics of the work that needs to be done in this area.

The new BCOP BoF aims to progress the spinup of the efforts and move towards the actual work and documents being produced – but we need to get together and identify the roles and the “doers” in the community.

Where: Athenaeum Ballroom I

Tuesday 15 October 18:00 – 19:00

Advanced Cyber Defence Centre (ACDC) Discussion

Wout de Natris, eco

ACDC is an EU project to mitigate botnets at two levels. The national support centres aim at disinfecting end users’ devices in eight pilot countries, the Central Clearinghouse Database analyses and shares bot generated data, under specified conditions, to drive back the problem as far as possible.

However, ACDC can never survive without the cooperation of many and very different partners. Partners that are willing to share botnet generated traffic, data and codes. Partners that are willing to cooperate with or set up national support centres themselves. Partners that are willing to act upon data on botnets. Partners like your respective organisations.

ACDC invites all interested to join now or in the near future. This allows you to participate in the development of ACDC and cooperate in the experiments ACDC runs in the coming two years. It allows you to shape ACDC in what you need it to be where botnet mitigation is concerned. It makes it possible for ACDC to learn about your needs and adapt the project along these lines.

In the Birds of Feather session Wout de Natris, reach out officer for ACDC on behalf of eco, the German ISP organisation, invites you to discuss three general topics:

  • What is your impression of ACDC?
  • What challenges do you foresee for joining ACDC?
  • How should these challenges be addressed?
  • What is needed for the RIPE community to endorse the concept of ACDC?

ACDC welcomes you to discuss these themes at its BoF on Tuesday, 15 October between 18.00-19.00 hours.

Where: Athenaeum Ballroom II & III