NANOG 86 Agenda

NANOG 86 Agenda

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Sunday, October 16, 2022
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The NANOG 86 Hackathon will focus on Packing up your Tool Kit.
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On Friday, 7-Oct, we will hold the Hackathon welcome, introduction, infrastructure tutorial, idea-pitching, and team-forming session over Zoom; this session will be recorded. Saturday, 15-Oct, will be the start of the hackathon; this day will be all virtual regardless whether or not you are at the conference venue. Sunday, 16-Oct, will be a true hybrid day with people continuing to work virtually as well as dedicated facilities (workspace, wifi, etc) for those at the conference venue.

The Hackathon starts with a brief welcome and introduction, tutorial, and team formation on Friday, 7-Oct, at 11:00am Pacific. Hacking begins virtually at 1:00pm Pacific, Saturday, 15-Oct. The hacking ends at 5:00pm Pacific, Sunday, 16-Oct, when the team presentations will begin.The Hackathon will conclude around 6:00pm Pacific Sunday, 16-Oct. We have dedicated Support/Help Hours on Saturday from 1:00pm - 4:00pm Pacific virtually via Zoom and again on Sunday from 12:00pm - 5:00pm Pacific in a hybrid format. Those attending in person on Sunday will have lunch provided at noon, an afternoon break at 3:30pm, and a light reception at 5:45pm.

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*NANOG Badge required for entry

Loews Hotel Pool Terrace
1755 N Highland Ave.
Hollywood, California, 90028

Monday, October 17, 2022
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New to NANOG ? Don’t miss our Newcomers Breakfast for an opportunity to network with fellow newcomers and learn more about NANOG - both the community and the organization.

Topics to be covered include:
What is NANOG
What is a NOG
NANOG Governance
NANOG Resources
NANOG 86 Program Information

Tina Morris - Amazon Web Services
Ryan Planchart - Netflix
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Welcome to NANOG 86! Join us as we officially kick-off three days of great programming and networking events.

Tina Morris: Tina Morris serves as a member on the NANOG Board of Directors and is a Senior Technical Business Development Manager at Amazon Web Services focused primarily on IPv4 and IPv6 address resource strategy. In addition, Tina is currently serving as Vice-Chair of the ARIN Board of Trustees and participates actively within the Global RIR community.
Cat Gurinsky: Cat Gurinsky is a senior network engineer working on global large scale datacenter networks. Her primary focus is on the automation of the network specifically as it pertains to deployments, troubleshooting and life cycle management. In previous network engineering roles at Valparaiso University, Switch & Data, and Equinix she has worked on everything from enterprise and wireless deployments to internet exchanges and data centers. She first started working in network engineering in 2007 and began attending NANOG in 2009 at NANOG 46. Cat has a passion for BGP, Python, network tools, monitoring, automation and anything that can help make life easier in large scale networks. Cat also serves on the Advisory Board for the Network Automation Forum. She was elected to the NANOG Board of Directors in the 2023 elections and is currently serving on the board with a 3 year term from 2024-2026. Cat has previously served NANOG as part of the Development Committee from 2011-2012 and on the Program Committee from 2019-2023. During her 5 years on the program committee she was the chair of the Program Committee for almost 3 years, during which time she sat on the NANOG Board of Directors as an ex-officio member / PC liaison and Board Secretary. Before that she also served as Vice Chair, Secretary and Inclusion & Diversity Sub-Committee Chair for the Program Committee. During her time on the Development Committee she served as Membership Chair.
Harlan Stenn - Network Time Protocol (NTP) Project Manager, President of Network Time Foundation
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Timekeeping has been a “thing” for humans for thousands of years. We generally do it without thinking about it. Doing it provably well, or even “better”, takes a possibly surprising amount of attention, consideration, and collaboration. Maybe even perspicacity.

The first significant attempt to synchronize accurate network time might have been documented by Prof. David L. Mills, PhD, in February of 1981, in IEN-173. Dave’s work on the Network Time Protocol, with the help of a few other dedicated folks, quickly gelled and evolved. The evolution and refinement of NTP continues.

This talk will cover various milestones that have occurred in my life, in the NTP Project, and with Network Time Foundation. With any luck, some aspects of the symbiotic connections around NTP and some of its primary contributors will be highlighted.

Harlan Stenn: Harlan Stenn is a nearly 50-year veteran of the IT industry. Harlan began programming computers in high school in 1971. He holds a bachelors degree in Business Administration (Accounting) from The Colorado College in Colorado Springs, and an MSE in Computer Science from Washington University in St. Louis. A well-versed entrepreneur, Harlan has launched several successful businesses and has been a respected, sought-after I/T consultant and contractor for decades who is well known for writing astonishingly portable C code since the early 1980s. He became interested in the issues around timekeeping on computers in the early 80s, and started submitting bug fixes and portability improvements to the Network Time Protocol codebase, then contributing to the NTP Project in the 90s. Shortly thereafter he became the project manager/release engineer/code monkey. To put it another way, if NTP is Dave Mills' edifice, Harlan is its janitor. In mid-2011 he started Network Time Foundation (NTF), with the mission to provide direct services and support to improve the state of accurate computer network timekeeping. NTF now works with several time-related projects, including NTP, Ntimed, Linux PTP, RADclock, and the General Timestamp API and Library. The GTSAPI is a way to make sure that a timestamp contains enough information to be useful outside of the system on which it was “taken". Several new projects are in the works, including Khronos, and several SyncE packages. Heiko Gerstung, a Managing Director at Meinberg Funkuhren GmbH & CO. (one of Network Time Foundation’s earliest partners) describes Harlan’s job thus: “Harlan is doing a fantastic job as the Programme Manager for the public NTP project. This "herding cats"-like task requires a vast amount of patience and knowledge and it seems that he has that and much more! Some of the cats are rather big and fancy and I am always puzzled to learn how the "PM" manages to maintain releases and organizational things single- handedly." Harlan has been active in the public domain software and open-source communities since 1976. When he is away from the keyboard, he enjoys cooking (especially baking and grilling) and photography.
  • Speaker Harlan Stenn - Network Time Protocol (NTP) Project Manager, President of Network Time Foundation
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Effective modern site security is behavioral in nature. We cannot choose or exclude our endpoints nor validate their supply chains, and so to the extent that we manage digital risks posed by our endpoints we do it by watching the signals (packets and flows) they emit. Such observations are categorically untenable for investigative journalists and dissidents since the category is occupied by corrupt or authoritarian regimes or their national security apparatus -- as explained by E. Snowden in 2013 and as codified by the IETF in RFC 7258.

Using the same protocols for mobile devices which accounted for most human-centric endpoint growth since 2010 as we do for fixed devices on networks controlled by families and businesses is disrupting our limited ability to secure the latter in order to defend against worst-case outcomes for the former. Several decades of unapologetic abuse by the powerful have led the IETF to reform the basic Internet protocol suite around TLS 1.3 with Encrypted Client Hello, DNS over HTTPS, and the replacement of TCP by the UDP-based QUIC protocol.

In this new configuration, network operators will not be able to detect endpoint behavior changes corresponding to infection, takeover, poisoned software update, latent design dangers, predaceous grooming, insider corruption, or hundreds of other well-understood digital harms. Many such operators have not been warned about this "rules change" and deserve to have their expectations explicitly and immediately reset so that they can make new plans which will be practical in the next era. It is the goal of this presentation to enumerate those alarms.

Paul Vixie: VP/DE, AWS Security founder, Farsight Security founder, ISC.ORG founder, PAIX.NET founder, MAPS (RBL) co-founder, Ops Trust & SIE Europe CTO, MFN/AboveNet author, Cron co-author, BIND
  • Speaker Paul Vixie - AWS Security
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NANOG knows the importance of networking! Some of the tables at lunch will have "Table Topics" for you to be able to meet up with other that wish to network around the same topic.

Network Management
BGP Security
Traffic Management and Policy
Job Hunting
Newcomers Networking Follow-up
War Stories - The Time I Thought I'd Get Fired

John Kristoff - NETSCOUT /
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In this presentation, we will discuss global and regional trends in DDoS attacks in the first half of 2022, including details of new DDoS vectors, observed attack volumes and prevalence, targeted verticals, notable attack campaigns, and other information relevant to network operators and their end-customers.

John Kristoff: John is a PhD candidate in Computer Science at the University of Illinois Chicago studying under the tutelage of Chris Kanich. He is a principal analyst at NETSCOUT on the ATLAS Security Engineering and Response Team (ASERT). He currently serves as a research fellow at ICANN, sits on the NANOG program committee, and operates John’s primary career interests, experience, and expertise are in Internet infrastructure. He is particularly focused on better understanding and improving the routing system (BGP), the naming system (DNS), and internetwork security. John is or has been associated with a number of other organizations and projects involving Internet operations and research, some of which include: DNS-OARC, DePaul University, Dragon Research Group (DRG), IETF, FIRST, Internet2, Neustar - formerly UltraDNS, Northwestern University, nsp-security, ops-trust, REN-ISAC, and Team Cymru.
  • Speaker John Kristoff - NETSCOUT /
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The IEEE 802.1 Working Group continues its pursuit of standards related to congestion management within Data Center Networks. Many of the initiatives are spun from the IEEE 802 “Network Enhancements for the Next Decade” Industry Connections Activity (Nendica) which recently published a report on “Intelligent Lossless Data Center Networks” ISBN: 978-1-5044-7741-3. The focus is on enabling low-latency, low-loss, high-reliability Ethernet-based Data Center Networks supporting RDMA and AI/HPC workloads. These environments are increasingly common within and traversing interconnected Cloud and Edge Data Centers. This presentation intends to provide the most up to date look at these proposed and active projects as well as other forward looking solutions that may be candidates for future standardization.

Paul Congdon: Paul Congdon is a co-founder and is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Tallac Networks. He has over 34 years of experience in the networking industry and has become a widely esteemed inventor and leader in the networking industry. Prior to Tallac Networks, Paul was a Fellow at Hewlett Packard Networking and Communications Labs with responsibility for HP’s research for mobility, wireless and SDN network infrastructure. Paul has led, chaired, and is currently contributing widely to industry standards in the IEEE and IETF. Paul is currently the IEEE 802.1 Maintenance Task Group Chair, responsible for the well being of all IEEE 802.1 published standards. Paul has a PhD in Computer Science from the University of California, Davis.
  • Speaker Paul Congdon - Tallac Networks
Venkata Naga Chaitanya Munukutla - Juniper Networks
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Bandwidth management in a network is critical for efficient network utilization. Automatic bandwidth allocation using the classical maximum-average bandwidth method is limited in its capability in part due to its reactive nature and requiring many interdependent configurations to make it effective. We present a light weight, modular ML Driven Bandwidth Forecasting Framework that can proactively forecast bandwidth values based on historical patterns in the data. Our approach includes an ensemble of time series forecasting methods along with the traditional max-average approach. Additionally, we highlight several applications based on our framework that can enhance network performance.

Venkata Naga Chaitanya Munukutla: Hi there, I’m a Staff Software Engineer at Juniper Networks. In my 9+ years working in Networking industry, I enjoyed using my skills to solve critical challenges faced by network operators. My primary focus has been applications of Data analytics and Machine learning to solve tomorrow's problems today.
  • Speaker Venkata Naga Chaitanya Munukutla - Juniper Networks
Andrei Robachevsky - Global Cyber Alliance
Anees Shaikh - Google
Fredrik Korsback
Somesh Chaturmohta
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Routing and traffic security is one of the top challenges faced by the Internet today. A reliable and secure Internet is essential for society, but the trust model on which connectivity is based has eroded through BGP hijacks, routing misconfigurations, and DDoS attacks. While the Internet community has pursued several practical mechanisms to protect the Internet from these vulnerabilities, it is clear that the pace of adoption and deployment needs to increase further. Cloud and CDN providers are subject to these same issues, and also have some unique challenges that have led to collaborations in forums such as MANRS to introduce additional best practices. This session includes perspectives from several cloud and content providers to share their progress and experience implementing routing and traffic security to protect the Internet, and highlight how they are working with the wider Internet community toward the same goal.

Presentation 1: Internet Society

Title: Decentralized security of a globally distributed system: challenges and opportunities”
Speaker: Andrei Robachevsky

Bio: Andrei is a Senior Director for Technology Programs at the Internet Society. He is a long standing member of the RIR and the IETF communities. His primary area of interest is security and resilience of the Internet infrastructure, bridging technology and policy. This work is based on active engagement with the operator, research, and policy communities. Andrei was instrumental in creating an industry-led initiative called Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) and the development of its programs

Summary/Abstract: The talk will discuss a broader question of challenges and opportunities of solving security problems of a decentralized and globally distributed system, such as Internet routing. MANRS, launched in 2014 by 9 network operators, has grown to more than 800 participants, covering 4 programs focused on network operators, IXPs, CDN& Cloud providers and network equipment vendors. What is the most effective way participants from these groups can contribute to better routing security? What are the incentives, material and immaterial, for doing so? The presentation will discuss the efficacy of the approach and its sustainability, as well as the efforts to improve both. In particular, it will talk about developing another tier - MANRS+ aimed at providing higher security assurance, especially in business-to-business relationships and handing the effort, initially coordinated by the Internet Society, fully to the community.

Presentation 2: Google

Title: A multi-pronged approach for securing Internet routing
Speaker: Anees Shaikh

Bio: Anees Shaikh is a Principal Software Engineer with the Global Networking team at Google where he works on software systems that support traffic control, routing security, network management, and cloud networking. He is also active in a number of open source and industry efforts, including OpenConfig and MANRS. Prior to Google, Anees was the Chief SDN Architect at IBM where he was responsible for IBM's software-defined networking product architecture and technical strategy.

Protecting networks and users from Internet routing disruptions cannot be achieved with a single “silver bullet” solution – the threats are varied, and require development and deployment of multiple technical capabilities. Google has deployed a combination of mechanisms, including route filtering systems, public registrations to enable correctness checks by other networks, and monitoring systems that provide early detection when routes are hijacked. We have also emphasized collaboration with the wider Internet operator community to improve data hygiene to enable all networks to deploy practical security mechanisms.

Presentation 3: Amazon

Title: How AWS is helping to secure internet routing
Speaker: Fredrik Korsbäck

Bio: Fredrik Korsbäck is a Senior Infrastructure Business Developer in the AWS Networking team, primarily taking care of the peering network in Europe. Fredrik is passionate about routing security and has been part of the Internet routing security community for a long time, enrolling three ISPs over the years into the MANRS programme.

Summary/Abstract: To help put an end to BGP hijacking, AWS has been working closely with other industry leaders to make an industry-wide standard practice the use of Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI) to digitally sign route announcements. This is not a simple process, and it has taken lots of time, effort, and cooperation. We are happy to have over 99% of our IPv4 and IPv6 -Space covered under a Route Origination Authorization for two years, and that we are right now dropping RPKI invalid routes in every single Point-of-Presence for AS16509. In this talk we will look at how we did it and what we believe the future holds.

Presentation 4: Microsoft

Title: Building reliable RPKI infrastructure for large scale networks and Protect network against DDoS.
Speaker: Somesh Chaturmohta

Bio: Somesh Chaturmohta is a Principal Software Engineering Manager in the Microsoft Global Networking team, responsible for managing the Microsoft Edge Network. He has been leading the Microsoft Edge Network team for more than 3 years and is currently working on the software-defined Edge. Prior to this, Somesh was leading the Azure Accelerated Networking program, where he built a software-defined networking stack for FPGA-based NICs. Somesh has more than 15 years of experience building various software-defined network controllers for cloud-scale networks.

Summary / abstract
Microsoft operates one of the largest global networks in the world, connecting over 190 Microsoft Edge (PoP) locations and 61+ Azure regions. Protecting the Internet on this large scale network comes with unique challenges. In this talk, we talk about how at Microsoft we have deployed a reliable RPKI infrastructure and steps we are taking to protect the network against DDoS.

Anees Shaikh: Anees Shaikh is with the Global Networking team at Google where he works on software systems to support network management, cloud networking, and routing security in Google’s production networks. Prior to joining Google, he was the Chief SDN Architect at IBM where he was responsible for IBM's software-defined networking product architecture and technical strategy, including leading IBM’s open source networking engagements.
  • Speaker Andrei Robachevsky - Global Cyber Alliance
  • Anees Shaikh - Google
  • Fredrik Korsback
  • Somesh Chaturmohta
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The forum provides time for attendees to meet and network with others in the peering community present at NANOG.

Peering Representatives, who completed and submitted the form will have a dedicated highboy table for up to 2 representatives. They will be able to distribute business cards, and provide a white paper or 1 sheet marketing page. Please note: any other type of giveaway is not allowed.

Complete the form here:

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Dr. Nii Quaynor pioneered Internet development and expansion throughout Africa for nearly two decades, establishing some of Africa’s first Internet connections and helping set up key organizations, including the African Network Operators Group.

In this episode of Internet Innovators, Quaynor talks to NANOG producer Elizabeth Drolet about his life, future projects, his values, how to properly introduce innovation to a new culture, the current status of Internet + more.

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*NANOG Badge required for entry

Event: NANOG Social Event
Co-sponsored with KDDI/Telehouse & OSI Global
Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Lucky Strike Hollywood
6801 Hollywood Blvd Ste 143
Hollywood, CA 90028

Tuesday, October 18, 2022
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The Members Meeting agenda and link to the webinar details are available for Members only. You MUST be signed in with your NANOG Profile account to view the Members Meeting Agenda page. Please bring (or share via email) any questions you would like to discuss at the meeting.

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Russia's invasion of Ukraine occurred just after NANOG 84. In addition to the tragic loss of life and destruction the subsequent fighting has wrought, the conflict has had measurable impacts on the Internet.

DDoS attacks targeting Ukraine were followed by retaliatory attacks against Russian networks. Outages in Ukraine have resulted from the fighting as well as from "cyberattacks". Ukraine asked ICANN and RIPE to disconnect Russia while Russia moved to block Internet access to independent media which led to a BGP hijack of Twitter.

Despite all of this, the Ukrainian Internet has proved to be resilient due in large part to the courageous efforts of the country's telecom technicians. This talk summarizes the Internet impacts from the recent war in Ukraine.

Doug Madory: Doug Madory is the Director of Internet Analysis for Kentik where he works on Internet infrastructure analysis. The Washington Post dubbed him “The Man who can see the Internet" for his reputation in identifying significant developments in the structure of the Internet. Doug is regularly quoted by major news outlets about developments ranging from national blackouts to BGP hijacks to the activation of submarine cables. Prior to Kentik, he was the lead analyst for Oracle's Internet Intelligence team (formerly Dyn Research and Renesys).
  • Speaker Doug Madory - Kentik
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Native American Nations: The pandemic was a catalyst for the need for connectivity, but are we connected yet?

As we all know, the pandemic was the biggest marketing campaign for getting connected to broadband. Trapped in your home with quarantine restrictions and the need to communicate and participate in jobs, education, and life in general.
Now think about being sent home from your job to "telecommute" and there is no broadband, you don't even have a provider to call to get connected. You have now been furloughed, due to the lack of Internet. Your children have been sent home from school with a laptop computer and told to participate in their schooling online and attend classes with video conferencing. Effectively, your kids have just missed a year+ of school...
The Federal Government made some steps to actively address these issues with funding... Has it helped?
Some States have made significant efforts to build new infrastructure, and some have included their Tribes as a priority.
California has focused nearly $4Billion on advancing the middle-mile Infrastructure of the State (, the Tribes are, for the most part, included.
Many other efforts have taken place to address the lack of connectivity in Indian Country, many of them are driven from within the Tribes.
The Tribal Broadband Bootcamps ( were spawned, due to the demand for training during the pandemic, addressing specific network building training needs and sponsoring participants to attend.
The Tribal Resource Center ( was conceived and is growing into a resource aggregator for developing Tribal Broadband.
Arcadian Infracom is funded with a partnership with TIAA, and is moving towards completing solutions that will support many Tribes with the routes in development.

  • Speaker Matt Rantanen - Arcadian Infracom / SCTCA
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The NOG landscape in the RIPE community is varied, some are highly active communities which meet regularly, some are simply telegram groups. What is important to some, may not be to others. This means trying to understand each NOG can be a difficult task.Working in collaboration with NOG organisers throughout the RIPE NCC service region and beyond, the RIPE NCC created a survey which has been sent to all NOG participants.
The purpose of this survey is to get a better understanding of what NOG participants want, what prevents them from participating (both at events and on communication channels), what content they would like to see, what NOGs can do to continue to attract new people and more.

This information is important to RIPE NCC as the NOG communities often comprise of the core people involved in maintaining an open, inclusive, collaborative Internet model in each country or region. If we have a better understanding of these NOGs on a more granular level, we can better tailor our services, training, and outreach in these regions.My presentation will highlight the results of this survey. I will be able to give not just an overview of the NOGs in our region, but also highlight interesting points with regards to specific regions and countries. This presentation will also allow me to give a clear update on what is currently the most important topics throughout our service region.

Alastair Strachan: Alastair Strachan is the Community Development Officer at the RIPE NCC. In this role, he works to strengthen the RIPE NCC's engagement with the RIPE NCC membership, the RIPE community, government, law enforcement and other Internet stakeholders. Alastair coordinates the RIPE NCC Community Projects Fund which gives funding to non-commercial projects that benefit the RIPE community.
  • Speaker Alastair Strachan
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In this session, ARIN CEO John Curran will provide a summary for network operators of ongoing global developments in the Internet Number Registry System with potential for operational effects, and the steps ARIN has taken to help promote ongoing stability of the overall system.

  • Speaker John Curran - ARIN
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There's a lot of momentum about diversity and inclusion, but the conversation is incomplete without a discussion about access. Especially in the high tech B2B, inclusion does not ensure equality. As leaders, we need to recruit, retain, and nurture a talent pool that offers the cognitive diversity required for innovation in an increasingly digital business world.

For those who did not inherit access, you can curate your own network to shape your destiny as you navigate the career lattice. For those in power, attract the tenacity of a talent pool that possesses an innate entrepreneurial spirit.

After a career of navigating in the dark, Sales Executive of a Fortune 500 company and Wall Street Journal Bestseller, Hang Black, is passionate about empowering women who have been unseen, and minorities who have been unheard to reach their potential. This program will invite attendees to embark on a journey of discovery and transformation with a framework called the 3 R's.

* Reflect. Get oriented. How do you measure success? What are you proud of and where are you stuck?
* Recalibrate. How is your direction aligned to your current reality versus outdated expectations?
* Reset. It is uncomfortable. This is the difference between talking or acting, between dreaming or doing.

Be clear on whether an invitation to the room is to serve, to sit, or to speak. Now is the time to stand for each other.

  • Speaker Hang Black
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The data center interconnect became even more important for fast and secure data replication during the global pandemic era. With seamless DCI using various tunnel stitching options we can simplify and fully control where the data gets replicated between the data centers' geographically dispersed locations. The session will be focused on the rfc9014 interconnect design and implementation using the BGP EVPN control plane and various encapsulation stitching options.

Michal Styszynski: Michal is part of the Product Management team at Juniper Networks' cloud-ready data center business unit. He joined Juniper Networks over 10 years ago. Before his current PLM role, he had also worked in technical marketing and product consulting, focusing on Data Center and Storage networking projects for major telcos and large enterprises. Before Juniper, Michal also worked for about 10 years at Orange, former France Telecom R&D.
  • Speaker Michal Styszynski - Juniper Networks
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With so much content available via IPv6, why isn't more traffic using it?
We'll talk about why this is and what we can do about it.

  • Speaker Nimrod Levy - AT&T
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Since the early days of the Internet, capacity has been the prime metric to quantify the quality of the Internet access. While capacity was the primary challenge back in those days, we have successfully reached a point where the vast majority of users can easily access sufficient capacity for the majority of the use-cases. But still, Internet experience is often lacking the smoothness that we would expect. Video-conferencing still has frequent issues, video gaming is rarely a smooth experience and web-browsing still suffers from bad page-load times.

We present a new metric, called "Responsiveness under working conditions", which significantly broadens the scope far beyond traditional capacity and latency measurements. This metric aims at quantifying the network's ability to provide low latency while at the same time providing high capacity. The measurement methodology not only measures the network, but also the end-host networking stack. We will describe how measuring responsiveness will allow to detect deep buffers in the server's networking stack and how it affects the end-user experience. Further, we describe steps that can be taken to reduce those buffers. We will conclude this talk by providing resources and open-source tools to allow everyone to reproduce the same measurement on their infrastructure and tune their networking stack for the benefit of their end-users.

Christoph Paasch: Christoph Paasch has been working on transport layer networking since 2010. Focusing on extensions to TCP, like Multipath TCP or TCP Fast Open. From specification (in the case of MPTCP) and research to the implementation and large scale deployments at Apple. Lately he has shifted his focus on improving the network properties that really matter to the end-user experience by exposing measurement tools to raise awareness to these issues. "Responsiveness under working conditions" being now the first primary target.
  • Speaker Christoph Paasch - Apple
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Hear from candidates John Jason Brzozowski, Michael Costello, Leslie Daigle, Lee Howard, Alex Latzko, and Ernest Muhire as they answer questions asked by Dan Chioreanu from the NANOG Election Committee.

NANOG Members are invited to leave Statements of Support for the candidates. You may complete a form here:

Voting will open after the conclusion of this Candidate Forum.

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One of the core values at DigitalOcean is "Our community is bigger than us" - because we're a member of the Internet community, we felt it was necessary to do better and improve our routing security posture. So during 2020, we set out to become compliant with the MANRS Cloud and CDN program. This presentation will guide you through how we interpreted the MANRS guidelines and some of the tooling we used to implement better routing security in our global network.

  • Speaker Tim Raphael - DigitalOcean
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Unlike commercial operating systems, free Linux distributions don't have a Content Distribution Network budget to serve updates to all their users, so they rely on volunteer run mirrors hosted by the community to make their operating systems and updates available online. Unfortunately, the traditional hosts of these sites are on the decline, so a new generation of Linux mirror hosts need to step up and continue to ensure that updates are available when needed.

  • Speaker Kenneth Finnegan
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*NANOG Badge required for entry

The Spare Room:
(Game Room and Cocktail Lounge)
The Roosevelt Hollywood Hotel
7000 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Wednesday, October 19, 2022
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Don’t miss our Community Meeting for an opportunity to hear about what is happening with NANOG and the Program Committee.

Edward McNair: Edward McNair is the Executive Director of the North American Network Operators Group (NANOG). He is also the co-founder of Kaskadian, an agency that provides branding, marketing and sales support for startups and new businesses. Prior to Kaskadian, Edward served as Chief Executive Officer for Verilan, an IT company that delivered just-in-time, enterprise-quality networks. Previously, he was Vice President of Internet Marketing for R2C, a leading direct marketing agency, and was Creative Director for the WiMAX Forum, a global Internet and telecom consortium. In the computer industry, Edward has developed corporate training solutions for Nike, Adidas, Columbia Sportswear, Kaiser Permanente, and FEI, among others. In addition, he has delivered professional services to NANOG, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), Facebook, Intel® and Mentor Graphics. Edward also developed the first web design program at the Pacific Northwest College of Art where he taught web and graphic design and interactive media courses for more than a dozen years. In his free time, Edward is involved in community theatre aimed at supporting local charities. His most recent production was playing the lead in the musical "Oklahoma!”
Cat Gurinsky: Cat Gurinsky is a senior network engineer working on global large scale datacenter networks. Her primary focus is on the automation of the network specifically as it pertains to deployments, troubleshooting and life cycle management. In previous network engineering roles at Valparaiso University, Switch & Data, and Equinix she has worked on everything from enterprise and wireless deployments to internet exchanges and data centers. She first started working in network engineering in 2007 and began attending NANOG in 2009 at NANOG 46. Cat has a passion for BGP, Python, network tools, monitoring, automation and anything that can help make life easier in large scale networks. Cat also serves on the Advisory Board for the Network Automation Forum. She was elected to the NANOG Board of Directors in the 2023 elections and is currently serving on the board with a 3 year term from 2024-2026. Cat has previously served NANOG as part of the Development Committee from 2011-2012 and on the Program Committee from 2019-2023. During her 5 years on the program committee she was the chair of the Program Committee for almost 3 years, during which time she sat on the NANOG Board of Directors as an ex-officio member / PC liaison and Board Secretary. Before that she also served as Vice Chair, Secretary and Inclusion & Diversity Sub-Committee Chair for the Program Committee. During her time on the Development Committee she served as Membership Chair.
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Nornir is a vendor-neutral, open-source project. It is a multi-threaded network automation framework that abstracts inventory and task execution like configuring the devices, validating the operational data, and enabling the services on the provided hosts which are part of the inventory. As it is multithreaded, it allows managing the configuration of multiple network devices concurrently. NAPALM is a vendor-neutral, cross-platform open source project. It is a python library that provides a set of methodologies for configuration management and operational data retrieval. It supports Cisco IOS-XR, Cisco IOS, Cisco NX-OS, Juniper JunOS, and Arista EOS network operating systems. This session gives an overview of Nornir, Napalm, and the process of concurrently executing tasks to manage network configuration and operational data.

Neelima Parakala: Neelima Parakala is a Software Technical Marketing Engineer at Cisco, focusing on Service Provider products and network automation tools. Neelima received her B. Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering from Amrita University, Kerala in 2014, and her MS in Computer Science from the University of South Florida in 2018. She has a background in software engineering, including developing network protocols, distributed applications, and automation tools. She is the developer of NAPALM IOS-XR NETCONF driver. Prior to joining Cisco, Neelima built high-performance web applications for financial firms
  • Speaker Neelima Parakala
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In 1970 two technology pathways finally came together. The semiconductor laser and low attenuation optical fiber; technologies based on very different materials and unrelated branches of physics. Over 70 years of historical innovation in each of these areas finally converged at a point where the commercial application for high speed communications over long distances was now possible for emerging computer platforms.
In this tutorial, Geoff Bennett will explain the timeline of innovation for optical fiber - the quest to create a communication pathway that is thinner than a human hair, yet has a potential capacity that a 1970s engineer would often summarize as "practically infinite".
He will then turn his attention to the development of a totally new light source to fill the new medium - the semiconductor laser.
The story is littered with a Who's Who of science and technology, not to mention an armful of Nobel Prizes.
But the real story begins when these two technologies come together, and are joined by amplification breakthroughs like the EDFA, and the revolution of coherent transmission and processing.

  • Speaker Geoff Bennett
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Circuit maintenance notifications are the lifeline to know when there is expected maintenance to a circuit. These notifications are meant to be communication of planned impact for a circuit. Too often these are missed, especially in larger environments with many circuits. There is a better way to manage these, with the help of the Nautobot Circuit Maintenance Plugin.

Talk Agenda:
1. Overview of the problem
2. Solution Overview
3. Demo
4. Python library review
5. Call to action -> How we as a community can improve with automation in mind

  • Speaker Josh VanDeraa
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Learn about how Meta processes vendor scheduled maintenances in their Backbone networks. The talk will describe the various automation systems involved, reliability of operations and some improvements made for the issues observed. The talk concludes with a call for action to the entire networking industry to collaborate in standardising how vendor network maintenances are communicated.

Neeraj Bahl: Neeraj Bahl is a Production Network Engineer in the Backbone IP team at Meta Platform Inc. He has been at Meta since December 2017 and since the past ~2 years has been focusing on reliability of operations in the Backbone IP networks. He and his team have been working on improving the end to end state of how maintenances are performed in Meta's backbone network - a majority of which are maintenances scheduled by external vendors.
  • Speaker Neeraj Bahl
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Network engineering teams across multiple industries are embracing Continuous Integration (CI) to deliver network projects with quality, keep service availability high and maintain confidence while rolling out changes to network infrastructure. Open Traffic Generator API defines a standard, model-driven and vendor-neutral interface for emulating layer 2-7 network devices and generating test traffic. It is gaining traction as part of a CI toolkit among open-source as well as commercial projects:
- OpenConfig Feature Profiles
- SONiC and SAI
- SONiC-DASH – Disaggregated API for SONiC Hosts

In this presentation, we would like to introduce the Open Traffic Generator API ( to the network operator community and demonstrate how it can be used in combination with popular network CI and emulation frameworks: GitHub Actions, Containerlab, KNE.

Alex Bortok: Alex is a Product Manager at Keysight Technologies where he drives new product concepts to a market fit. Currently he is focused on an evolution of Ixia traffic generators to align with hyper-scale CI/CD workflow. His background comes from 15 years in professional services and network operations. Before joining Ixia/Keysight, Alex worked as a Network Architect at Five9 designing data center networks for its SaaS cloud contact center. Alex is a contributor to several open source projects: Open Traffic Generator, Containerlab, Netreplica.
  • Speaker Alex Bortok - Keysight
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Join us for a 15 minute recap of the hackathon - where the theme was Packing up your Tool Kit, sponsored by FLEXOPTIX.
You'll hear from hackathon coordinators, open source maintainers, and participants.

Full Abstract

The International Telecommunication Union’s Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T) received a proposal two years ago to begin work on designing a “new information and communications network with new protocol system” to meet the needs of a future network – the “New IP, Shaping Future Network” proposal. The proposal’s proponents made various claims about the issues that the current network faces as a basis for developing a new design. Many of the raised points have been widely researched in the technical and standards communities for decades and for which solutions already exist. Others deal with areas that are already the subject of current standardization or study. In addition, some of these ideas were reflected in earlier work of the ITU-T Study Group (SG13) Focus Group on Future Networks 2030.

In December 2020, New IP was not approved as new work items for the next study period of ITU-T. Since December, however, elements of the New IP proposal were presented at the March and September 2021 meetings of ITU-T SG13 which is why it is relevant to continue to discuss the proposal. Also, some proposals for resolutions submitted to the World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly which took place in March 1-9, 2022, included elements of the NewIP proposal.

Dr. Hosein Badran: Dr. Hosein Badran holds the position of Senior Director, Internet Growth and Trust, with the Internet Society, based in Ottawa, Canada. He represents the Internet Society at the ITU-T standardization organization, particularly SG11, SG13 and SG17, and invited member of the Canadian ITU-T National Study Groups NSG11, NSG13 and NSG17. Special focus in the standardization work is on topics related to the evolution of the Internet - proposals potentially resulting in the fragmentation of the Internet, like NewIP and related proposals. He is a member of the North American Network Operators Group (NANOG) Education Committee, and the Canadian Forum for Digital Infrastructure Resilience (CFDIR), established by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED). He is a co-author of the final report of the Canadian Multi-stakeholder Initiative on IoT Security: “Enhancing IoT Security: Final Outcomes and Recommendations”. He has been a member of the Steering Committee of the Arab IGF since its inception in 2010, overseeing the program content for the annual event, and was the Chair of the Program Committee of the Canadian IGF 2020. During his career of over 25 years as C-level expert, he spent 14 years with Cisco Systems as Distinguished Systems Architect and Regional Chief Technology Officer as a member of the Cisco CTO Office. Before joining the Internet Society, he spent three years as Director, Special Projects and Innovation, at Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), a member of Qatar Foundation, in Doha, Qatar, where he led projects dealing with machine learning and data-driven optimization in different national socio-economic initiatives including smart transportation, e-health, aviation, and cybersecurity. He worked also with Nortel Networks in Ottawa, Canada, FORE Systems (now Ericsson) in Dubai, and Siemens AG in Munich, Germany. Dr. Badran holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Queen’s University in Canada.
  • Speaker Dr. Hosein Badran - Internet Society
Rob Shakir - Google
Marcus Hines - Google
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As containerised versions of network devices become more available, it becomes easier to use these implementations for development purposes. Particularly, for network testing, validation and feature prototyping. KNE (Kubernetes Network Emulation) defines and standard interface to provision topologies of these containers, and provide data-plane connectivity between them, and control-plane connectivity to them through standard Kubernetes tooling. KNE is a collaboration between network operators, device vendors, and test equipment manufacturers to build a common ecosystem to allow multi-vendor emulation through a common framework.

This talk introduces KNE, provides insight into the motivation behind the project, how it works, and the ecosystem and use cases that are building with it.

Rob Shakir: Rob spans the network and software engineering domains at Google -- he's not sure whether he's a Network-Defined Software Engineer or a Software-Defined Network Engineer. Over the last two decades, he's built networks and compute infrastructure for small application service providers (catalyst2, Jive Communications), and delved deep into the architecture, design and operation of IP infrastructure supporting residential, business, and broadcast services at multiple telcos (GX Networks, Cable&Wireless, BT) before landing at Google in 2016. At Google, he's focused on evolving the on- and off-device control and management plane infrastructure -- hacking code for, and leading development of streaming telemetry, OpenConfig, and "hybrid SDN" systems within the WAN networks Google operates. Rob lives in San Francisco, CA, and when not at a screen can generally be found somewhere outdoors with his dog.
  • Speaker Rob Shakir - Google
  • Marcus Hines - Google
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The PeeringDB is community run, and we need more community support. I would like to ask the community for help.

  • Speaker Patrick Gilmore - Meta
Elizabeth Culley - Comcast
  • Speaker Elizabeth Culley - Comcast

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