The clouds parted in London on Tuesday but the sunshine didn’t keep attendees away from a full day of plenary sessions on day two of RIPE 69.
Highlights from the morning plenary sessions:
- Reconstructing, analysing and selecting complex events in real time using commodity hardware
- An exploration of network capacity with SDN vs. L3 MPLS OpenFlow rules complete with homemade NGI “tower router” in a few thousand units
- A long queue at the mics and a lively discussion between ICANN’s Brett Carr and attendees on his presentation “Name Collision Controlled Interruption”
- Lightning talks on DNSSEC implementation, funding models for Open Source software and a plan for a repository of “golden prefixes”
- A shift to IPv6 with presentations about deployment myths and facts and another about IPv4 service continuity for IPv6 data centres
- Using Tor during the Arab Spring, how it works, the privacy advantages of hidden services, managing bandwidth, latency and congestion
- Cybersecurity legislation, especially how the top-down approach could influence the day-to-day life and operations of the Internet when compared to bottom-up regulation
- A glimpse of uProxy, a way to drastically lower the bar for the average users to access the Internet securely, without being monitored
The day’s programme concluded with a RIPE Academic Cooperation Initiative (RACI) session and a Network Operators Forum (NOF) BoF. Attendees unwound after a busy day at the Party at the Jewel Piccadilly, sponsored by LINX.