Event Wrap: RIPE 73, Madrid

By on 4 Nov 2016

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Around 630 people from 63 economies attended RIPE 73 in Madrid, Spain, from 24 to 28 October. Four APNIC staff attended the meeting: Molly Cheam, Geoff Huston, Zen Chuan Ng and Paul Wilson.

Co-hosted by the Spanish Network Operator Group (ESNOG), the five-day meeting followed ESNOG’s own two-day meeting from 20 to 21 October, and included a range of plenary and tutorial sessions as well as the RIPE NCC Annual General Meeting.

During the AGM, RIPE NCC Members voted “Yes” on all 3 resolutions.

At the Services Working Group, the results of the RIPE NCC 2016 Survey were presented [video], along with other reports of NCC activities.

See the RIPE 73 website for videos and PDFs of presentations, including those by APNIC staff.

APNIC activities:


  • Geoff presented on DNS-based Authentication of Named Entities (DANE), which is a protocol to allow X.509 certificates, commonly used for Transport Layer Security (TLS), to be bound to DNS names using Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC).


  • Geoff gave several presentations over the five days, including:
      • Lightning talks on the DNS DDoS attacks on Dyn in October [video] and Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithms and their importance in Internet security [video].
      • A presentation during the IPv6 Working Group on IPv6 and the DNS [video].

      • A keynote presentation during the closing plenary on IPv6 performance [video].

  • Zen Ng presented the APNIC Update [video] and met with RIPE NCC services staff to discuss ways to resolve geolocation issues and minimise fraudulent resource applications.
  • On behalf of the Number Resource Organization executive council, Paul Wilson gave an update on NRO activities and the NRO’s role in the successful IANA Stewardship Transition, and thanked all in the RIR community who were involved in the process [video].
  • Paul also attended a meeting on regional coordination of Best Current Operational Practices (BCOP) documentation, and agreed to support a BoF session at future APNIC conferences to promote involvement by the Asia Pacific community.
  • Molly Cheam attended the RIPE meeting as part of the RIR staff exchange program and worked alongside RIPE NCC staff to assist in managing event logistics and learn about how RIPE NCC hosts its meetings.
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