RIPE 63 Daily Meeting Report - Wednesday
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Wed Nov 2 19:49:27 CET 2011
[Apologies for duplicate emails] Dear colleagues, A short summary of Wednesday's events at RIPE 63 can be found below. The full Daily Meeting Report, including photos, links to presentations, webcasts and further information, can be found at: http://ripe63.ripe.net/programme/report/wednesday/ Address Policy Working Group Emilio Madaio, RIPE NCC Policy Development Officer, gave on overview of "Current Policy Topics" and the "Policy Development Office Activities". Alex le Heux, RIPE NCC, continued with "Feedback from RIPE NCC Registration Services", showing how the implementation can take from days to years. The APWG co-Chairs announced their intention to declare consensus on proposal 2011-02, "Removal of multihomed requirement for IPv6 PI". 2011-04, "Extension of the Minimum Size for IPv6 Initial Allocation" and 2011-05, "Safeguarding future IXPs with IPv4 space" were presented and discussed. Dave Wilson, HEAnet, gave an overview "On Inter-RIR Transfers" and asked for discussion on whether we need an inter-RIR transfer policy. The RIPE NCC was requested to evaluate the current transfer policy. Rob Blokzijl then introduced his initiative for the "IPv4 Maintenance Policy" document. Shane Kerr, ISC, explained the conclusions from yesterday's IPv6 WG session about IPv6 renumbering. The last item on the agenda was a review of the withdrawn policy 2008-08, "Initial Certification Policy in the RIPE NCC Service Region". ENUM Working Group The ENUM WG started with Wolfgang Nagele, RIPE NCC, giving an update of the RIPE NCC's ENUM service. Patrik Faltstrom, Cisco, gave a short presentation about User ENUM in Sweden. The third presenter, Lino Santos, reported about the progress made with ENUM in Portugal. Most of the WG session was covered by an interesting panel discussion with ENUM experts from various countries and a speaker from from TERENA. The discussion focused around why ENUM is not so successful and if ENUM itself is a service or if it is an underlying technology on which services can be based. An action was assigned to contact all ENUM operators between now and RIPE 64. Routing Working Group Geoff Huston, APNIC, presented the mystery of "The Flat World of BGP" and Thomas Mangin, EXA Networks Ltd., presented on exaBGP and asked for feedback. Randy Bush, IIJ, presented the "Impact of the Tohoku Earthquake on Japanese ISPs" and concluded this was a boring event; the Internet worked around failures. He also presented on the CPU load of BGPSEC. Daniel Karrenberg, RIPE NCC, asked for input on the usefulness of RIS routing beacons. The responses were that they were useful. There was an action on the RIPE NCC to publish the IPv6 Routing Recommendations document. RIPE NCC Services Working Group The RIPE NCC Services Working Group was the final session of the day. Following an introduction to the newly composed Senior Management team by Axel Pawlik, RIPE NCC Managing Director, there was an update from the RIPE NCC Senior Managers on the organisation's various activities, priorities and developments and the results of the RIPE NCC Membership and Stakeholder Survey 2011. There were presentations on the RIPE NCC's preparation for the distribution of the last remaining IPv4 address space, and on the progress of the RIPE NCC's project on Contractual Relationship Requirements for End Users. Finally, Daniel Karrenberg, RIPE NCC Chief Scientist, reported on the development and future plans for RIPE Atlas. PGP Key-Signing Party The PGP Key-Signing Party has been a regular feature at the last few RIPE Meetings, and RIPE 63 was no exception. While cryptography ensures the secrecy of communication, it is important to establish a “web of trust” so that the authenticity of the involved parties is also known with a high degree of confidence. The RIPE Meeting presents an ideal opportunity for attendees to meet, exchange, verify and sign each others' public keys. Yesterday’s Key-Signing Party was attended by 10-15 people and will be continued at future RIPE meetings.