Event Wrap: NANOG 61

Published on:Friday,13 June 2014

APNIC Chief Scientist, Geoff Huston, participated at the North American Network Operator's Group (NANOG 61), which was held from 2-4 June 2014 in Bellevue, Washington, USA.

NANOG is an educational and operational forum relevant to backbone and networking technologies and operational practices. 2014 marked its 20th anniversary, and the event attracted 898 attendees, making it the biggest NANOG to date.

NANOG traditionally holds an American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) Public Policy session, in addition to sessions on topics related to network infrastructure and operations. At this event, there were 14 policies under discussion, however much of the session was focused on the needs-based transfer policy. There were five tracks held on Security, DNS, Datacentre, Research and Education and Peering, as well as the following highlights:

  • Macro Trends in Complexity and SDN by David Meyer, Brocade/University of Oregon
  • Breaking free of IPv4 by Cameron Byrne, T-Mobile, USA
  • Towards an Atlas of the Physical Internet by Paul Barford, University of Wisconsin
  • An Internet Governance update by John Curran, President and CEO, ARIN

APNIC activities

Geoff gave a presentation on URL or digital stalking, outlining the various ways users' behaviour is being tracked on the Internet through services such as "cache your web". He also gave an update on the DNSSEC measurement activity that APNIC Labs is conducting, which examines the proportion of Internet users that will perform DNSSEC validation if they are presented with a signed domain.

Both presentations were well received and generated discussion throughout the meeting.

Geoff also recently wrote about his impressions of NANOG 61 in his Labs blog, Blabs, which you can read here.

For more information about Labs activities, please see: labs.apnic.net.

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