The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) held their 99th meeting in Prague, Czech Republic, from 17 to 21 July 2017.
The IETF is an international community of network designers, operators, engineers, vendors, and researchers concerned with the evolution of the architecture and of the smooth operation of the Internet. This was the second of three conferences it holds each year.
APNIC staff were among the 1,200 people from 61 countries who attended and participated during the week-long conference.
1204 people from 61 countries here in Prague at #IETF99 ! pic.twitter.com/OuFJ0AfaD3
— Dan York (@danyork) July 19, 2017
Read Geoff Huston’s report of IETF 99 Working Groups and sessions he attended during the week and more specifically DNS-related discussions.
- Geoff Huston presented his analysis of specific routing advertisements in BGP at the Internet Engineering and Planning Group (IEPG) meeting, which is traditionally held on the day prior to the start of the IETF meetings. Read Geoff’s summary of other topics discussed at the IEPG meeting.
- George Michaelson also presented at the IEPG meeting, presenting a study he has undertaken to identify users who were incapable of using transport security services to retrieve web objects. Read George’s summary of other topics discussed at the IEPG meeting.
- Tom Harrison presented on a proposed RDAP history specification, allowing previous versions of objects to be retrieved via a new ‘history’ endpoint.
- Tom, Anton Strydom, and Rafael Cintra shared APNIC’s experience with Kubernetes with colleagues from RIPE NCC who were attending the meeting.
- Geoff, George, Tom, Anton, Rafael, and Sofía Silva Berenguer participated in a number of sessions, including the:
- Homenet Working Group, which discussed the current complex state of naming models in Home Networking.
- IPv6 Operations Working Group, during which Microsoft’s Principal Network Engineer, Marcus Keane, presented on their work switching to IPv6-only in an effort to overcome the ongoing complexities sustaining dual stack, as well as the merit of Unique Local Addresses.
- 6MAN Working Group, where the hot topic was the /64 boundary and whether it requires proscriptive and hard limits.
- DNS Operations Working Group, which discussed several new drafts including better signalling from servers about problems and client identities.
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