The Deploy360 team will be supporting the 4th Slovenian Network Operators Group (SINOG) event next week. This is being organised by the Go6 Institute, ARNES and LTFE, and is sponsored by the Internet Society along with several others.
This year, SINOG is being combined with the Slovenian IPv6 summit and held as a two-day event on Tuesday, 23 June and Wednesday, 24 May 2017. The first day will be mostly focusing on IPv6, with more general networking issues being covered the following day.
There’s a great line-up of speakers on the programme too, with Ole Trøan (Cisco) providing the keynote. As well as working on a open source software router implementation called FD.io VPP, he’s also active in the IETF as the Co-Chair of the 6MAN Working Group and has authored a number of RFCs on IPv6.
Our colleague Jan Žorž will again be talking about the experiments on NAT64 and DNS64 in the Go6lab, and of course about NAT64Check. Ivan Pepelnjak (ipSpace) will also follow up on Enno Rey’s presentation at RIPE 74 on ‘Why IPv6 Security is so Hard‘ which offers an analysis of the structural deficits of IPv6 and their implications, whilst Nathalie Kunneke-Trenaman (RIPE NCC) will provide an overview of IPv6 routing in Slovenia.
The highlight of Day 1 though, is the ‘The dark Side of the IPv6 Moon’ panel chaired by Jan and featuring Ole Trøan (Cisco), Job Snijders (NTT), Ivan Pepelnjak (ipSpace) and Nathalie Kunneke-Trenaman (RIPE NCC). The focus is the deployment and operational consequences of the IPv6 architectural and standardisation decisions about IPv6, and this will discuss the real world challenges of using IPv6 in production networks.
Day 2 sees another talk from Ole Trøan on the FD.io VPP software router he’s developing. Ivan Pepelnjak will talking about network automation solutions based around small reusable components, whilst Job Snijders will introduce BGP Large Communities which is a new way to signal meta-information within and between networks.
Our other Deploy360 colleague Kevin Meynell will also be on hand with an update o the MANRS Initiative. This defines four concrete actions that network operators should implement to promote a culture of collaborative responsibility, and the next steps are to develop a MANRS certification programme as well as partnerships with IXPs.