Day Five: Highlights From Friday
The RIPE 60 Meeting closed on Friday 5 May. The final attendee count of 427 means that this is the biggest meeting so far. 24% of attendees were first timers, Attendees came from 44 different countries and helped make the meeting a great success.
PGP Key Signing Party
On Thursday evening, a PGP key-signing party organised by Wolfgang Nagele was held. Ten people participated and the general feeling was that this should be made a regular part of RIPE Meetings.
A key signing party involves participants reading out their PGP key fingerprints to others. Then participants show each other a form of identification, such as a passport or national ID card. If they are satisfied that a participant is who he or she says he is, then they can sign that PGP key, and thereby trust it. PGP key signing parties help build a web-of-trust for PGP.
ENUM Working Group Update
The ENUM Working Group session kicked off the last day of the RIPE Meeting with some interesting presentations. Working Group Co-Chair Niall O'Reilly gave the ENUM update and Anand Buddhdev gave the RIPE NCC ENUM Update. Syarul Emy Abu Samah of the .my domain registry then joined live from Malaysia to give an update on Malaysian ENUM that received high praise from attendees. There was good interaction between the attendees in Prague and the presenter in Malaysia.
The final presentation of the session came from Bernie Hoeneisen, Co-Chair of the IETF ENUM Working Group, who presented "E2MD - Another DDDS". E2MD allows metadata mapping to extend the information that can be placed in the ENUM tree, and this led to some healthy discussion on the merits of the system.
Roland Perry presented a draft "RIPE Community Statement on the Internet Address Management System". This statement will be sent to the ITU to reinforce that the RIPE community believes that the current address management system works. Rob Blokzijl asked the attendees if they agreed with this statement. There was consensus in the room.
The IPv6 Working Group reported that the WG has been rechartered. Marco Hoogewoning also announced that there is a new contact address for the WG Chairs (firstname.lastname@example.org) and a new Co-Chair, Shane Kerr, who could not attend RIPE 60.
The new Measurement Analysis and Tools (MAT) Working Group, formerly the Test Traffic Working Group, announced its name change and a new broader approach to its work.
The Report from the Secret Working Group and a Closing Address from the RIPE Chair, Rob Blokzijl, closed the meeting. We hope to see you all in Rome, Italy. RIPE 61 is held from 15-19 November.