Day three of RIPE 79 was Working Group Day. 600 attendees checked in including 180 newcomers. Here are some of the highlights:
Address Policy I
- With IPv4 run-out around the corner, a panel looked at some of the effects we can expect to see come out of this. The community needs to get better at naming things! IPv4 run-out was reached in 2012, so now this must be IPv4 run-out, run-out…
- Remco van Mook presented on his policy regarding the default assignment size for IXPs. Some feedback from the room was that renumbering is painful for IXPs.
Address Policy II
- After the break, Marco Schmidt ended his regular policy update by surprising the community with a new policy proposal that had been developed in a smokey back room within the RIPE NCC. The policy proposal, 2019-NCC, “Policy Development Office Changes”, suggests that Marco should pass the mantle of Policy Officer to Petrit Hasani.
- Michiel Steltman called on LIRs to recognise the value of responsibly disclosing vulnerabilities and abuse and passing on the information to the relevant parties.
- Chris Buckridge drew attention to challenges of the current Internet governance model.
- Five panelists discussed safety and challenges encountered by the RIPE community. Topics included: the lack of clear definition of the purpose of the RIPE Database, the lack of accuracy of the RIPE Database and the limited tools for enforcement of the RIPE policies.
- Vladislav Bidikov explained how Cloudflare and local IXP connectivity helped Macedonia during its elections.
- Susan Forney researched the IPv6 adoption in ten European IXPs and was not satisfied by what she found.
- Marco Hogewoning presented about BEREC, the European regulator, which is now in the process of developing implementation guidelines. The prepared drafts are submitted for discussion, and Marco presented issues that may be important for the RIPE Community.
- Austin H. Hounsel presented new research on DOG, DoT DNS performance testing, seeing one protocol getting faster and the other one getting slower.
- Geoff Huston looked into some measurements to better understand the DNS over HTTPS standardisation debate.
- Jim Reid launched the Encrypted DNS Deployment Initiative.
- In his spooky-titled presentation ‘Default stack and other evils: Bloody story of RPKI Validator’, Mikhail Puzanov shared his struggles updating the RPKI Validator.
- Michiel Leenaars presented the Next Generation Internet initiative – a significant new effort aimed at strengthening the Internet community.
RIPE NCC Services
- Felipe Victolla took the audience for a trip back in time in his DeLorean to explain the upcoming IPv4 run-out and how the RIPE NCC prepared for it.
- Brenda Mainland and Fergal Cunningham presented findings from the RIPE NCC 2019 survey. The survey registered record participation and showed a really high member satisfaction rate.
- Sandra Bras took the stage to present the brand new RIPE NCC’s Certified Professional program.
- In one of the most emotional RIPE NCC services Working Groups, Axel Pawlik celebrated his 20th anniversary as Managing Director and announced that he will step down from his leadership role. He received a standing ovation from the audience and was warmly thanked by the community for his two decades of hard work and commitment managing the RIPE NCC.
The Incredible ROAs party
- Last but not least, Adonis Stergiopoulos and Nathalie Trenaman celebrated networks that have signed their Route Origin Authorisations (ROAs) and are dropping invalids – as part of Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI). More than 50 attendees proved they have done so and claimed their prizes!