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SINOG 5: IPv6, DNS Privacy and IoT Security

There will be significant Internet Society involvement at SINOG 5 next week, which is being co-organised by our colleague Jan Žorž, supported by ISOC, and will feature talks on NAT64Check and the Online Trust Alliance. SINOG is the Slovenian Network Operators Group, and the meeting is held on 7-8 June 2018 at the Biotehniška Fakulteta in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

It’s well worth coming for the keynote alone, which will be given by Ron Broersma (DREN) – one of the earliest Internet pioneers who operated Node #3 of ARPANET. He’ll be talking about IPv6, the Cloud, and a bit of Internet history, and as he was involved in the NCP-to-TCP/IP migration back in 1983, there are perhaps some lessons to be learned in migrating from IPv4-to-IPv6.

Following-on from this will be how IPv6 was implemented at IBM from Andy Mindnich (IBM), a discussion on the issues of CGN and IPv6 from a law enforcement perspective from Sara Marcolla (Europol), some of which we touched upon in a previous blog, and then an update on version 2 of the NAT64Check portal from Sander Steffann. NAT64Check is a tool allowing you to enter the URL of a particular website and run tests over IPv4, IPv6 and NAT64, and the development of this new version that will offer improved checks and aggregated statistics is being funded by ISOC.

Also worth highlighting is the talk on the Quad9: DNS Resolver from Nishal Goburdhan (PCH) which implements DNS queries over TLS between client and resolver, and on the challenges of routing security from Natalie Trenaman (RIPE NCC). Ivan Pepelnjak (ipSpace) is always good value for money, and will be kicking off Friday morning with his observations on real-life network monitoring.

Finally, just to mention my own presentation on OTA which will discuss the issues and challenges with IoT devices, and will present the OTA initiative which aims to promote best practices in protection of user security, privacy, identity, and data stewardship.

More information can be found on the SINOG website. The meeting is free to attend, although it is necessary to register.

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10th Slovenian IPv6 Summit And SINOG2 Meeting On 9-10 June 2015

logo-go6-na-beli-podlagi-crop1The 10th Slovenian IPv6 summit and SINOG2 meeting are happening on 9th and 10th of June in Tehnološki Park Ljubljana. Two days of excellent topics and presentations from world known experts will bring together Slovenian and regional IPv6 and networking/operational Internet community learnig various topics – from IPv6 to DNSSEC, routing security, SDN, encryption and many other interesting topics.

Slovenia is known by its IPv6 readiness, mainly on content side and also at ISPs, but what is lacking is a default rollout to residential customers – and this was the trigger for panel discussion with CTO level representatives from biggest ISPs from the country on why IPv6 is not yet rolled out to residential customers by default. Panel discussion is initialized by Ministry of Education, Science and Sport – Department of Information Society.

Just before the panel discussion Timo Hillbrink from XS4ALL will present the findings from their IPv6 deployment to all residential customers, followed by results of IPv6 test at Telekom Slovenia, that (as we hear) went through without any issues. Let’s see what management level has to say about their near future plans.

We’ll start and end the 10th Slovenian IPv6 summit with our dear friend (and one of the three best IPv6 security experts in the world) Fernando Gont – he’ll do a keynote and at the end of event also talk about IPv6 Extension Headers in the wild – interesting measurements and topic. We’ll also have other very good topics and you can see them on the summit agenda.

On Wednesday we continue with the SINOG2 meeting (Slovenian Network Operators Group) that will be opened by ISOC’s Frederic Donck, discussing the impact of Internet governance and policy on real life of operators. The agenda is packed with very good presentations and we are looking forward to this excellent event and discussion.

As I’m chairman of the IPv6 Summit I’ll have a different set of responsibilities on the first day, but on the second day I’ll present the test results from Go6lab when we implemented DNSSEC and DANE and tested top 1M Alexa domains for DNSSEC/DANE/TLS and also separately repeated the test for Slovenian domains. The results are… interesting 😉

The Slovenian IPv6 summits and SINOG meetings are organized by Go6 Institute, Arnes and LTFE.

If you happen to be around – join us in discussion, otherwise you can join the remote video streaming.

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SINOG 1.6 workshop on DDoS and AntiSpam for Network Operators

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The SINOG (Slovenian Network Operators Group) organized an interim meeting on topic of DDoS mitigation techniques and AntiSpam tools for operators. This meeting turned into a workshop with some good presentations from experienced operators about how they are doing this in practice and also from some vendors to see what’s available on the market for this purpose. While the initial thought was of 30 – 40 attendees this topic seems to be very popular, as now we are expecting more than 100 people to show up and listen to this 4 hours event with packed agenda of good talks. Workshop starts today (1st April) at 16:00 CET (and that’s not a joke 🙂 ) and below you can also find a video stream link.

The workshop will be opened by Matjaž Straus Istenič (SINOG chairman) and then further chaired by Urban Kunc (SINOG co-chair) and myself.

Previous workshop (SINOG_1.5) theme was WiFi for operators and attendance turnout was brilliant, but we never expected that SINOG_1.6 would bring in even more people.

On 9th/10th of June Go6 Institute is organizing 10th Slovenian IPv6 summit (first day) and SINOG2 meeting (second day) and preparations for the “big” event are already underway. If you have any interest in operators community in this region and would like to propose a talk – please send an email to organizers <>.

Today workshop will be video recorded and streamed live, if you speak Slovenian or you are just curious what’s going on there – you can join the live stream.