Event Wrap: IETF 95 & DNS OARC 24, Buenos Aires

By on 19 Apr 2016

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Obelisco de Buenos Aires. Image Credit: Jesus Alexander Reyes Sánchez

APNIC participated in the DNS-OARC 24 workshop and IETF 95 meeting, held back-to-back, from 31 March to 8 April in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The Domain Name System Operations Analysis and Research Center (DNS-OARC) is a non-profit, membership organization that seeks to improve the security, stability, and understanding of the Internet’s DNS infrastructure. It holds two meetings per year.

George Michaelson shares his favourite picks from DNS-OARC 24

The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is an international community of network designers, operators, vendors, and researchers concerned with the evolution of the Internet architecture and the smooth operation of the Internet. It holds three meetings per year.

The next IETF meeting to be held in the Asia Pacific region will be the IETF’s 100th, which is scheduled to be held in Singapore in 2017.

APNIC activities at DNS-OARC 24 included:

  • Geoff Huston gave three presentations discussing:
    • the merits of using ECDSA for DNSSEC, a topic he has written about in the past
    • his five-month experiment analyzing 44 billion DNS queries, of which one-quarter of which were junk queries, or as he termed ‘DNS Zombies
    • the current status of the project to roll over the Key Signing Key of the DNS Root Zone, five years after it was first introduced.

APNIC activities at IETF 95 included:

  • Geoff presented on APNIC Labs’ Routing measurements for 2015.
  • George Michaelson and Geoff attended the IPv4 Sunset Working Group, during which it was proposed that IPv4 should be declared “Historic”.
  • Tom Harrison collaborated with Tim Bruijnzeels and Oleg Muravskiy from RIPE NCC on a project to develop and test RPSL signer/validator prototypes and interoperability.
  • APNIC staff participated in several working group meetings over the course of the week, including DNS Operations, DNS PRIVate Exchange, Global Routing Operations, Hypertext Transfer Protocol, IPv6 Operations, Registration Protocols Extensions, and the Routing Area Working Group.
  • Geoff attended the PROTOSEC 2016 meeting, held on the Saturday before the IETF meeting, at which he presented on Packet Fragmentation.
  • Geoff, George and Tom attended the Internet Engineering and Planning Group meeting, which was held on the Sunday before the IETF meeting.
  • Tom also attended the Registration Operations Workshop, which discussed topics including the recently published proposal for an RDAP Operational Profile for gTLD Registries and Registrars,  and EPP extensions.
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