APNIC participated at RIPE 79 from 14 to 18 October 2019 in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Welcoming around 700 participants, including 180 first-time attendees, the five-day RIPE 79 meeting included workshops, plenary and working group (WG) sessions on topics relating to IPv6, routing, and the DNS.
RPKI was a key discussion topic with RIPE NCC staff assisting attendees with signing their ROAs, testing if their networks were dropping invalids, and presenting on the RIPE RPKI Support services.
RIPE 79 marked the 20th anniversary of Axel Pawlik’s appointment as the Managing Director of the RIPE NCC. Upon acknowledging this during the RIPE NCC Services session, Axel announced he would be stepping down from his position at the end of 2019. APNIC wishes him well in his future endeavours.
- Geoff Huston presented two talks: ‘The Resolvers We Use’ during the DNS WG; and ‘30 Years of BGP – A Lesson in Protocol Evolution‘ during the BGP WG.
- Richard Brown provided the APNIC Update during the NRO/RIR reports session.
- Sofia Silva Berenguer presented during the Plenary session — APNIC – Solving Problems For Our Community — in which she provided an overview and sought feedback on three products under development by APNIC: DASH, NetOx and the Internet Directory.
- Craig Ng and Robbie Mitchell assisted as independent vote counters during the RIPE NCC General Meeting.
- Sofia met with the RIPE Stats team to continue inter-RIR collaboration that is working towards developing APNIC NetOx.
- Following RIPE 79, Robbie attended the AMC IMC 2019 Conference in Amsterdam to meet with meet with guest authors of the APNIC Blog and arrange future articles.
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