BoF (Birds of a Feather)

Monday, 14 May 18:00 - 19:00

RIPE Accountability Task Force
William Sylvester, Chair

A guided discussion to collect feedback on some of the points the task force has been looking at:

1. RIPE community values
2. Consensus in RIPE
3. The role of Chairs
4. Capture
5. Preserving community norms over time (as people retire and demographics change)

Where: Side Room


Tuesday, 15 May 18:00 - 19:00

Operators and the IETF
Ignas Bagdonas, Brian Trammel, Jari Arkko, Jeff Tantsura, Warren Kumari

As an organisation, the IETF works best on specific technical problems. It does not necessarily have enough operational input on what those problems are and whether the proposed solutions would address the operator’s requirements. Two-way communication is needed to gather requirements from the field, develop solutions and spread awareness on the new architectural directions and technical solutions.

This BoF is a panel discussion that will present the work done to address operator engagement concerns, briefly discuss major new development areas in the IETF, and start an ongoing communication channel between the IETF and the RIPE community. The panel will be led by the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG) and Internet Architecture Board (IAB) members.

In 2014, the RIPE community provided feedback to the IETF on how it could improve the relationship with operators, including the adherence to IETF requirements and input into Internet technology evolution.

Four years later, the IETF leadership would like to report to the community on what was done following that report, what is still to come, what the IETF is working on now and how further improvements can be made.

Where: Main Room


Thursday, 17 May 18:00 - 19:00

IP/ASNs for Governments
Iljitsch van Beijnum, Logius, Dutch Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations

The purpose of this BoF is to discuss the needs of government and large organisations when it comes to IPv6 address allocations and ASN assignments. We will cover the ways in which RIPE Policies could be changed to better support these large entities that are often comprised of many independent sub-organisations with their own connections to the Internet.

Where: Side Room