Daily Meeting Report

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Address Policy Working Group – Sessions I + II

Both Address Policy Working Group sessions were jam-packed with policies and issues to discuss. After a policy overview and feedback from the RIPE NCC Registration Services Department, discussion moved to current policy topics. Tore Anderson, Redpill Linpro AS, presented changes to 2013-03, “No Need – Post Depletion Reality Adjustment and Cleanup”, which has gained a lot of attention since being introduced at RIPE 66. This was followed by 2013-05, “No Restrictions on End User Assignments in Intra-RIR Transfers”, which was proposed by Sasha Pollock, IPHH GmbH.

The second session began with a discussion of RFC 2119 and the language used in RIPE Documents, started by Jan Žorž, Internet Society (ISOC). The rest of the session was spent examining the various aspects of 2013-06, “PA/PI Unification IPv6 Address Space”, which proposes a number of changes to the way the RIPE NCC handles IPv6.

Open Source Working Group

Nat Morris, Cumulus, presented a method of overcoming traditional network limitations using open source. He announced that Cumulus is developing a version of Linux that runs on switches and routers. He invited people to consider the product, and spoke about some of the work they’re doing in developing drivers for many of the components. He then answered questions regarding the use of hardware.

Scott Wilkerson, Nagios, took the stage to present Nagios’ history, present and future, including the move to a corporate framework and new feature additions in IPv4. He solicited support from the community and directed attendees to the Nagios website for further feedback. Attendees asked about the differences between Nagios Core and XI and the contributions of corporate vendors to the open source nature of the project.

Willem Toorop, NLnet Labs, gave an update about the progress of NSD4. He detailed the new release of NDS4, including what’s better, faster, stronger and different. He then described the configuration process.

DNS Working Group – Sessions I + II

The DNS Working Group session kicked off with an update on ENUM-related statistics from the ENUM Working Group Co-Chair – a new feature now that the ENUM Working Group no longer holds its own sessions. This was followed by four related presentations by Willem Toorop, NLnet Labs; Geoff Huston, APNIC; Ralf Weber, Nominum; and Tomáš Hlaváček, CZ.NIC. The presentations looked at various DNS fragmentation and amplification attack issues. The session closed with an all-speakers panel and some lively discussion from participants on strategies to mitigate these vulnerabilities.

During the second session, Anand Buddhev, RIPE NCC, gave an update on the RIPE NCC’s DNS services. DNS Working Group Chair, Peter Koch, called for community volunteers to join a small, short-lived group to help inform a DNS Working Group discussion regarding whether and how the RIPE NCC should continue the ccTLD DNS secondary service. Anyone interested should contact the chairs at dns-wg-chairs [at] ripe [dot] net. Jeff Osborn introduced himself as the new CEO of ISC and told the audience that, “Open source is the heart and soul of what we do”. There were several other talks and demos, including “Which habitat fits your name server’s nature best?” by Willem Toorop, NLnet Labs; “Introducing Hedgehog” by Dave Knight, ICANN; “Client-IP EDNS Option Concerns” by Florian Streibelt, TU Berlin; “OTE’s resolver infrastructure/design/rollout” by Kostas Zorbadelos, Otenet; and “DITL Data Analysis for ICANN gTLD Collision Study” by Jim Reid, RTFM LLP.

IPv6 Working Group

Geoff Huston, APNIC, gave an entertaining overview of the growth in the number of IPv6 End Users over the past year. Peter Löthberg and Mikael Abrahamsson, T-systems, gave many details about Deutsche Telekom’s Terastream, followed by a lively discussion about whether this is good use of IPv6 bits. Zuzana Duračinská, NIC CZ, presented statistics from the GEN6 project regarding IPv6 readiness and public administration in Europe.

RIPE NCC Services Working Group

Serge Radovcic, RIPE NCC, and Desiree Miloshevic, Oxford Internet Institute, thanked everyone for the high level of participation in the RIPE NCC Survey 2013 and highlighted a few of the main results. Overall, there were high ratings throughout and a lot of support for new and more varied ways of communicating with the RIPE NCC. The RIPE NCC will now develop a list of the areas to be investigated and will publish how these were acted on in 2014.

Axel Pawlik, RIPE NCC, gave an update on the changing landscape of the Internet and how the RIPE NCC will be responding in 2014 to keep up with its fast pace.

Andrew de la Haye, RIPE NCC, summarised the operational trends seen within the RIPE NCC over the last few months and highlighted the work being done in various areas on keeping the RIPE Registry accurate. The recent cases of address hijacking generated some
interest among the attendees.

RIPE NCC Services Working Group Chair, Kurtis Lindqvist, presented the latest status of the policy proposals being discussed by the RIPE NCC Services WG. The RIPE NCC promised to share the implementation plans for 2013-04, “Certification for non-RIPE NCC members”, with the RIPE NCC Services Working Group in order to gain more feedback.