Day 4 at RIPE 72 featured another full day of RIPE Working Group sessions. We had 655 attendees checked in by the end of the day.

In the Cooperation Working Group:

  • RACI attendee Jan Aart Scholte gave a thought-provoking presentation, analysing power relationships in the IANA stewardship transition process, sparking a lengthy discussion
  • The working group continued its discussion of co-chair selection, with two candidates speaking to the group and further discussion moving to the mailing list

In the Routing Working Group:

  • Rob Evans stepped down as co-chair of the Routing WG and Paolo Moroni was welcomed as a new co-chair
  • Stavros Konstantaras disliked the name of his routing information toolset, so he renamed it from ENGRIT to MantaBGP
  • The RIPE NCC received positive feedback about their RPKI validator, but there were also calls for more modular code, workshops to help users run this code and to get user input
  • Jared Mauch encouraged people to participate in NTT’s effort to create a routing registry that has data verified by humans to improve the data quality of routing information

In the Open Source Working Group:

  • A lively discussion took place on the lack of open source testing tools and no free tools for OSPF and IS-IS
  • There was positive reception for “Honeypots as a Service” with many offers of cooperation
  • And a lot of audience support was shown for Jeff Osborn’s lightning talk proposal on using free open source licenses and building on them to produce software that can be used commercially

Meanwhile, in the Anti-Abuse Working Group:

  • A spirited discussion on policy proposal 2016-01 on applying abuse-c to legacy resources took place
  • There was a discussion on the need to improve documentation regarding abuse-c
  • And a presentation and stimulating discussion took place on the work of law enforcement and how they use the RIPE Database and registry data

There was a jam-packed agenda for the RIPE Database Working Group.
Highlights included:

  • Numbered Work Items (NWI) were introduced in the working group in order to create a framework aimed at formalising the process through which problems related to the RIPE DB are defined and solutions are implemented
  • The RIPE Chair, Hans Petter Holen, shared discussions that took place at the Public Safety WG (PSWG) in ICANN with regards to the importance
  • of Registry accuracy

Highlights from the first DNS Working Group session of the day included:

  • A presentation highlighting Belgium’s surprising pattern of K-root peering
  • A lesson in how to break the Internet with a hundred million dollars
  • And preparation for an upcoming KSK rollover

The second DNS Working Group session featured:

  • An update on ISC’s alpha testing of BIND 9.11 during RIPE 72
  • A presentation on the DNS privacy initiative and a proposal for the RIPE NCC to provide a service in this area if there was community support
  • A panel discussion with representatives from DNS operators and DNS hosts on the challenges of introducing new and deprecating old DNS features and DNSSEC algorithms

And, in the IPv6 Working Group:

  • There was a look at current IPv6 deployment in various countries in the LACNIC service region, including the fact that a number of mobile operators in the region are not using NAT64 like operators in most other regions
  • The challenges of running an IPv6-only network at home were discussed
  • A glimpse was given into IPv6 availability in open source code repositories
  • And a presentation was given on a project to install an IPv6-only network in the north of Norway and the many problems they faced

And before attendees headed over to the RIPE 72 Dinner, a Moving Screening and Beer BoF took place with a viewing of the documentary “Net of Rights”.

See you tomorrow for the final day of RIPE 72!