Monday, 3 November 09:00 - 11:00

Introduction to RIPE Meetings
Rumy Spratley-Kanis and Sandra Bras, RIPE NCC

Join us in this tutorial to learn how RIPE Meetings and the RIPE community works. We will provide you with the right tools to survive the world of acronyms and encrypted conversations.

Don’t like a policy? Want to introduce a new one? Get familiar with the RIPE Policy Development Process (PDP) and learn about the latest policy discussions and proposals.

After attending this tutorial, you will know how to speak to who about what. Become a RIPE Meeting veteran in just one hour!
  • Terminology: common terms, definitions and acronyms
  • RIPE Policy Development Process
  • In-depth overview of all ongoing policies
  • How to participate
  • Who is who
Where: Main room
Using the getdns API – a new application friendly interface to the DNS
Shumon Huque, Verisign Labs, Willem Toorop, NLnet Labs and Glen Wiley, Verisign Labs

This tutorial gives an overview of the getdns API: a modern, application-friendly interface that can be used by app developers to more easily query arbitrary data in the DNS without the need to be DNS protocol experts.

The getdns library has sensible defaults that allow it to be used out of the box with minimal knowledge of DNS configuration parameters, but is also highly configurable as needed by more DNS savvy programmers.

The library can run in full validating resolver mode or in validating stub mode, so it can address the DNSSEC last mile protection problem. It is well suited to more application-oriented uses of DNSSEC, such as DANE.

We will show concrete programming examples using getdns, including an open-source library implementation of the API in several languages: C, python, and Javascript.

More information about getdns:

Where: Side room
Basic RIPE NCC Tools for Network Diagnostics and Monitoring
Christian Teuschel and Vesna Manojlovic, RIPE NCC

In this hands-on tutorial, we will cover the basics of two RIPE NCC services: RIPE Atlas (atlas.ripe.net), a global active measurements network, and RIPEstat (stat.ripe.net), a web-based interface that provides information related to Internet number resources (BGP, DNS, RIPE Database, geolocation, and much more).

Target audience: Network operators; beginner users; RIPE Meeting newcomers

Prerequisites: No prior experience with RIPEstat or RIPE Atlas is required; experience with network operations is useful

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Where: Bourg, Mezzanine floor