Wednesday, 16 May

Day three of RIPE 76 saw 686 attendees checked in for the first day of RIPE Working Group (WG) sessions.

Wednesday’s Programme Highlights

Address Policy WG


  • A presentation on NSEC Aggressive Caching Measurements covering DNSSEC security and performance with an explanation of aggressive cache versus random subdomain attacks
  • A presentation on Measuring ATR (Additional Truncated Response), which is a hybrid response to problems around the handling of large UDP packets and IP fragmentation
  • The importance of DNSSEC Key Rollovers when using DNSSEC and managing the complexity of DNSSEC operations

Connect WG

Address Policy WG II

  • Feedback from the RIPE NCC’s Registration Services Department:
    • Should a waiting list be used after full IPv4 exhaustion?
    • What should be done with the very small final pieces of IPv4?
    • Is there enough IPv4 address space reserved for IXPs?
  • Three policy proposal discussions:
    • 2018-01 Organisation-LIR Clarification in IPv6 Policy
    • 2018-02 Assignment Clarification in IPv6 Policy
    • 2018-03 Fixing Outdated Information in the IPv4 Policy
  • In the Open Policy Hour, a discussion about removing IPv6 PI


  • DNS status report from the RIPE NCC: four new K-root instances online since RIPE 76. Dushabe K-root is online and was funded by the RIPE NCC Community Projects Fund
    • The RIPE NCC Executive Board has approved the proposal for a new 100G site
  • Results from a survey on DNS privacy that showed 68% of respondents considered privacy important to their business and saw this as a positive marketing point
    • Biggest obstacle to enabling encryption is that products are not available, 70% skeptical about using hosted DNS privacy services

Database WG

  • Update on the Registry Data Access Protocol (RDAP),  used to enable secure access to information such as that in the RIPE Database
    • Today this is used by the five FIRs and also by Domain Name Registries including .com and .net, and many ccTLDs
  • Main concepts of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and how the RIPE NCC is implementing this for the RIPE Database
  • A new approach that makes it easier to access information in the RIPE Database by not requiring specific skills and allowing common-language written queries.
    • A service is available for testing and feedback is being sought

RIPE NCC Services WG

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