Event Wrap: ARIN 44, NANOG 77 and OARC 31

By on 20 Dec 2019

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The North American Network Operators Group (NANOG), American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), and the DNS Operations, Analysis, and Research Center (DNS-OARC) held back-to-back meetings recently in Austin, USA.

NANOG 77, held from 27 to 30 October, comprised several tracks of technical content and discussions on security, routing, peering and the DNS, to name a few. There was also a Hackathon held on 27 October for network operators to develop new ideas and hacks on the theme, ‘Traffic Exceptions‘.

ARIN 44 was held from 31 October to 1 November and included public policy and member meeting presentations, an IETF Report, a report on the ARIN Community Grant Program, which made its first grants this year, and AC, Board and NRO NC  elections.

OARC 31 was also held from 31 October to 1 November. View the agenda for more information.

APNIC activities:

  • At ARIN 44, Paul Wilson participated in several sessions, including the IETF Report and policy tracks.
  • Pubudu Jayasinghe met with ARIN’s Registration Services team on whois accuracy.
  • Geoff Huston participated at NANOG 77, attending several sessions, and recently wrote a blog post, DNS Wars, about Paul Vixie’s keynote presentation, DNS Wars, Episode V: A new bypass.
  • At OARC 31, Geoff presented a talk on NSEC Caching Revisited, which looked at aggressive NSEC caching in a large-scale study of NSEC caching behaviour in the Internet. The analysis of the results point to an unintended interaction between NSEC caching and commonly deployed DNS load distribution behaviour.
  • For more highlights of OARC 31, read Geoff’s post: Notes from OARC 31.
  • George Michaelson was appointed Chair of DNS OARC for a one-year term, to round out six years of board membership.
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