Wednesdays are when RIPE Meetings shift gear and the working groups kick into action. Those of us who went overboard at last night’s social at Escape were probably not enjoying the 9 am start but no matter – the show must go on! It was a packed day both in terms of the agenda and attendees – with 760 people checked-in and 828 registered by day’s end – making this the biggest RIPE Meeting so-far.
Here are some highlights from today:
- DNS OARC Update from Kieth Mitchell.
- The Internet didn’t break with the KSK rollover – Edward Lewis gave a behind-the-scenes recap from ICANN’s perspective, while Petr Špaček highlighted a tool to test whether your website’s DNS might break instead in 2019 due to non-compliant DNS standards.
Address Policy I
- As the RIPE NCC approaches full IPv4 exhaustion, Andrea Cima presented some thoughts and ideas to the working group. Should we add more address space to the pool reserved for IXPs? What about the tiny pieces of returned IPv4 address space – ranging from /25 to /29? And what to do with address space that is returned to the RIPE NCC after runout?
- There was a presentation on discovering remote peers at IXPs: remote peering is a significantly common practice in all the IXPs studied and for the largest IXPs, remote peers account for 40% of their member base. Research also shows that today IXP growth is mainly driven by remote peering, which contributes two times more than local peering.
- DE-CIX announced that in January 2019 they will be blocking their old IPv4 space.
- There was a discussion about how the WG could improve, perhaps by making anonymous contributions possible or finding presenters from different regions.
Address Policy II
- In the second session, Ingrid Wijte from the RIPE NCC also opened a can of worms by asking what should be done with the country information in the RIPE Database and the delegated stats file.
- Jordi Palet Martinez then presented on his updated attempt to get clarification on IPv6 sub-assignments. This has been a long process – and it seems that there is still not agreement in the WG about how to properly frame the problem.
- A proposal from Job Snijders, Martin Levy and Erik Bais on how to clean up RIPE-NONAUTH data using RPKI was hotly debated and will spill into the WG’s second session on Thursday. Marco Schmidt, RIPE NCC, reminded everyone to state their opinions on the Routing WG Mailing List so they can be officially considered in the PDP.
- Tim Wattenberg, University of Düsseldorf presented on Measuring Global DNS Propagation Times
- Trinh Viet Doan, Technical University Munich, showed how to trace a path to YouTube
- Robert Kisteleki gave an update on the RIPE NCC’s tools
RIPE NCC Services WG
- The usual gamut of updates from the RIPE NCC, including a general RIPE NCC Update, RIPE NCC Operational Update, and details on the RIPE NCC’s new credentialing activity, which allows operators to get recognised for their skills.
- There was a long and robust discussion on the recent proposal from Europol to add legal company data to the RIPE Database – and it appears much more discussion will be needed on the mailing list.
As is the custom on Wednesdays, the day ended with everyone unceremoniously ejected from the main room shortly after the close of the RIPE NCC Services Working Group – so that members could be allowed back in ceremoniously for the RIPE NCC General Meeting.
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