Open Source Working Group Agenda

This is a draft agenda: changes are still being made.

Thursday, 18 October 16:00 - 17:30

A. Administrative Matters
Working Group Chairs
  • Welcome
  • Finalise agenda
  • Approval of minutes from previous WG meeting(s)
B. IRRd Version 4 Project
Job Snijders, NTT

The Internet Routing Registry daemon (IRRd) is a 20+ year old open-source project at the core of many ISP's operations to help improve routing security. We're rewriting it from scratch in a different language with a different architecture to foster a new era of innovation.
C. Three Years of Automating Large Scale Networks Using Salt
Mircea Ulinic, Network Systems Lead at Cloudflare

Cloudflare started its automation efforts using Salt about three years ago. A few months into it, we presented about this at RIPE 72. We have since open sourced many components, fixes and features in collaboration with other networks. Salt is now one of the most widely-adopted open-source automating frameworks within the network community. Already well known to the system community, Salt has reached its maturity on the network automation side as well. Today, Salt natively provides integrations with well-known open-source libraries and tools, including: NAPALM, NetBox, Netmiko, Junos PyEZ (junos-eznc), Arista pyeapi, CiscoConfParse, as well as features for PeeringDB, and many others. In this talk, we'll take a look back at the progress, changes and the evolution over the past years, as well as a brief look at potential future features.
D. Fast, Simple User-Space Network Functions with Snabb
Andy Wingo, Igalia

Snabb is an open-source toolkit for building fast, flexible network functions. Since its beginnings in 2012, Snabb has seen some modest deployment success ranging from simple one-off diagnosis tools to border routers that process all IPv4 traffic for entire countries. This talk will give an introduction to Snabb. After going over Snabb's fundamental components and how they combine, the talk will move on to examples of how network engineers are taking advantage of Snabb in practice, mentioning a few of the many open-source network functions built on Snabb.
F. OS-WG Lightening Talks

These are short updates on different relevant open-source projects. They should be five minutes (preferably) with a maximum of 10 minutes (if space allows). No formal submission is required ahead of the session, but please send a short message to by noon on Tuesday, 16 October if you want to present an update. The selection of talks are done on Tuesday afternoon.