Day Four: Highlights From Thursday
Database Working Group Update
Paul Palse provided an update from the RIPE NCC and demonstrated the new RESTful query interface to the RIPE Database. The “ping-c” attribute proposal from the RIPE Routing
WG was briefly discussed and the RIPE NCC said that it was relatively easy to implement.
There was some interest from the attendees about this idea and the Database WG will wait to hear further from the Routing WG.
Test Traffic Working Group Update
The Test Traffic Working Group agreed on a new charter and will relaunch itself at the RIPE 61 Meeting in Rome as the Measurement Analysis and Tools (MAT) Working Group. Henk Uijterwaal stepped down as co-chair after serving in this role for 12 years. Richard Barnes and Christian Kaufmann volunteered to join the remaining co-chair, Ian Meikle, and were accepted as new co-chairs by the session attendees.
EIX Working Group Update
Serge Radovic shared news from Euro-IX and presented a newly developed ASN Filter tool. He also invited everyone to view the latest edit of the film “The Internet Revealed: A film about IXPs” online at: http://www.euro-ix.net. Nick Hilliard’s presentation highlighted
the lack of new information contained in the IXP updates and suggested that more pieces of news as well as updates from new IXP’s be presented. In the second session, Vincent
Rais gave a presentation on Business Models for IXPs Andy Davidson’s presentation on TRILLing prompted a number of questions from the audience and on Jabber.
Address Policy Working Group
The progress of policy proposal 2008-08, “Initial Certification Policy for PA Space”, was discussed, mostly on the topic of whether to manage certificate revocation on the re-issuance
or on the reclamation of Internet resources. The discussion was moved to the mailing
list. Global policy proposal 2009-01, “Allocation of IPv4 blocks to RIRs”, was discussed and the differences in wording for some regions was considered. The RIPE community has almost reached consensus on the original text, as per the Address Policy mailing list discussions, and the general feeling of the audience was to move forward. Later on, in order to avoid misunderstandings on the requirements of the 80% usage for PA allocation
request, a clean-up of the wording of policy ripe-492 was proposed and will start its way through the PDP. An informal proposal to change the current 80% utilisation rate requirement to a higher value did not receive much support based on the argument that it is probably to late to be useful due to the IPv4 depletion rate.
DNS Working Group
It was standing room only at both sessions of the DNS Working Group. An equally packed agenda encouraged lively debate. The hot topic throughout was DNSSEC and the need to create robust signing tools and encourage their use. Co-chair Jim Reid thanked everyone involved in the ambitious project to deploy DNSSEC across all root servers.
Anti-Abuse Working Group
Richard Cox gave an update on network abuse, detailing snowshoe spam and cybercrime. Recent list discussions were reviewed and a discussion on abuse contact information will be put into the formal PDP. Jochem de Ruig presented on interaction with law enforcement agencies (LEAs) and Wout de Natris presented from the London Action Plan (LAP), an international spam enforcement network. Alex le Heux also presented an idea about publishing quarantined blocks, which generated a lot of discussion.