Friday, August 2, 2019
Cambridge, Massachusetts



ARIN RPKI Training Class - 8am-11am

John Sweeting, American Registry for Internet Numbers
Mark Kosters, American Registry for Internet Numbers
Jon Worley, American Registry for Internet Numbers

Introduction: 10 minutes
RPKI History and Overview: 30 minutes
ARIN RPKI Services: 30 minutes
Break: 15 minutes
Provisioning RPKI using ARIN OT&E Lab: 60 minutes
Q&A: 15 minutes





They put *that* on the Internet?

Bob Rudis, Rapid7

Carriers, IXPs and ISPs work diligently and, often, thanklessly to provide and power pristine pipes, enabling rapid innovation intended to improve the whole of personkind. Unfortunately, each evolution in connectivity sees these rose-coloured packets instantly becoming co-mingled with coarse, crazy cruft that causes more than just consternation. In this session, you'll be taken on a whirlwind tour cataloging a myriad of misconfigurations, volumes of vulnerabilities, and a plethora of perverted packets -- some of which lie directly within the heart of the infrastructure of everyone attending. Fear not, though! This is not a tale of woe but of opportunity as we'll also (briefly) explore ways we can all work together to help ensure the safety and longevity of this invaluable and indispensable resource.





Do companies buy IPv4 numbers to avoid transitioning to IPv6?

Svetlana Visinscaia, Addrex

Prior to the establishment of the transfer market, it was argued that an IPv4 transfer market would harm and have a negative effect on the transition to IPv6. Now with more than 8 years of data, researchers can review this much publicized and debated theory. One way of looking at it is to see whether companies that acquire IPv4 numbers are avoiding the transition to IPv6.


Presentation will be immediately followed by a lively discussion panel on this topic.


Moderator: Peter Thimmesch
Panelists: Susan Forney, David Belson, Chris Grundemann, Sean Kennedy






Disaster Recovery at the Edge

Ben Ryall, Facebook

We have worked in the last few years to grow our global footprint at a very fast pace, building POPs and deploying FNAs to connect to multiple Internet Service Providers (ISPs) around the world so People can access content reliably and with the best performance. Part of providing the best performance is to be prepare to continue providing access to Facebooks family of applications during disasters with 0 impact to Users. This presentation will provide an overview of the importance of being prepare for a major disaster on the Edge of Facebooks network, that could impact Peoples experience. For this goal, we are focusing our efforts on having an understanding how our infrastructure would react under these circumstances and defining the metrics, tools and improvements needed. We are looking forward to work with Internet Services Providers in the region on this effort.





Peering Economics 101

Susan Forney, Hurricane Electric

Peering is fundamental to the Internet, but without considering its cost, peering can be expensive and ineffective. This talk looks at the basic economics of peering and explains techniques for getting the most from your investment.





Re-Defining Core and Access: A New, Two-Tier Network Model

Chris Grundemann, Myriad 360

In the past, when we designed, built, and operated networks as a collection of devices (routers, switches, and firewalls) we defined our network architecture in terms of physical layers. The three-tiered Core, Aggregation/Distribution, and Access model is familiar to every network engineer. Server virtualization and new application frameworks have forced us to reconsider this model. Instead of a multi-tier hierarchical design, we have found folded-Clos (spine-leaf) networks much more efficient at moving large quantities of packets from anywhere to anywhere. In order to keep up with the speed of virtualized compute and storage, weve adopted virtualized networks that run as an overlay (with the physical Clos network becoming an underlay).
Visualizing the network in this way gives us a new 2-tier model. Instead of trying to conceptualize the physical network into an outdated hierarchy, we can now look at the entire logical network platform as a two tier system. The (spine-leaf) underlay is the Core layer switch and the overlay is the Access layer router. This is super helpful when we want to decide where network functions should live. The Core is still there to move packets, fast, and the Access is there to handle routing and policy as well as to provide additional features and functions.





Threat Intelligence Observations at Provider Scale

Colin Little, Centripetal Networks

This short talk will review some use-cases where reputation-based threat intelligence from multiple sources was applied to network traffic on Internet Service Provider networks.





Panel: The Age of Enterprise Interconnection?

Moderator: Chris Grundemann, Myriad 360
Panelists: Patrick Gilmore, Deep Edge Technologies
James Jun, TowardEx
Jezzibell Gilmore, PacketFabric
Steve Meuse, Kentik

Once upon a time, Peering was just for Internet Service Providers, those ISPs were ranked by Tier, and life was simple (actually, running BGP was expensive and complicated). Now things seem to have changed: - Many of the most interconnected networks are not ISPs at all; they are content and cloud providers. - There are more, and more, interconnection options available; from new IX' to new paid peering models. - Cloud-first, mobile-first, and "digital transformation" initiatives are making all organizations more dependent on the Internet than ever before. In this panel discussion, several of New England's top authorities on interconnection and peering will dig into these current trends, debate the need for more enterprises to do more Peering, consider the options (new and old) available to them, and brainstorm ways to encourage the right level of interconnection throughout the enterprise space. Come join the conversation!



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