Welcome to Marseille, where it’s not as warm as it should be, but we promise it’ll be better tomorrow! RIPE 76 looks to be a record-breaking RIPE Meeting with 833 attendees registered (!!) and 415 checked in at the end of the day.
Monday’s programme highlights:
- Parallel tutorials on Event-driven Network Automation and Orchestration, IPv6 Security Course Preview and SRv6 Network Programming: Technology Update and Deployment Use-Cases
- A lively Newcomers’ Intro, complete with an ice breaker and interactive quiz
- RIPE Chair Hans Petter Holen welcomed attendees, noting that this was the first RIPE Meeting with childcare available
- A presentation from Artyon Gavrichenkov, Qrator Labs, looked at a new type of amplification attack that has the potential to generate larger DDoS attacks (noting a 1.7TB attack recently seen)
- Randy Bush, IIJ, presented on a new approach to large-scale data centre routing and replacing the BGP best-path decision algorithm with Shortest Path First (SPF)
- Erik Bais, A2B, pointed out that some of the blame for amplification DDoS attacks lies with bad network hygiene, generating questions on how to best to deal with amplification vulnerable servers in networks
- A lightning talk from Jordi Palet Martinez, The IPv6 Company, sparked a discussion on where the push for more encryption leads in the face of the interests of LEAs and other parties
- A look at a new peering manager tool from Guillaume Mazoyer
- An update from William Sylvester on the RIPE Accountability Task Force
The day’s programme ended with updates from the BCOP Task Force and the RIPE Accountability Task Force before attendees gathered for the first social events of the meeting week: Meet the RIPE NCC Executive Board and the RIPE 76 Welcome Reception.