NANOG 88 Agenda


NANOG 88 Agenda

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Please note agenda is subject to change.

Sunday, June 11, 2023
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Wednesday, 07 Jun, 1100 PDT Welcome / Introduction / Infrastructure tutorial / Idea Pitching via Zoom
Saturday, 10 Jun, 1300 PDT Hacking begins virtually - dedicated support/help available until 1600 PDT
Sunday, 11 Jun, 0930 PDT On-site tutorial/demonstration
Sunday, 11 Jun, 1200 - 1640 PDT - dedicated support/help hours
Sunday, 11 Jun, 1630 PDT Team presentations begin
Sunday, 11 Jun, 1700 PDT Hackathon concludes

Theme: Interacting With Sources of Truth v 2.0

The NANOG 88 Hackathon will continue to focus on “Interacting With Sources of Truth”, whether it’s a single database or a collection of correlated data from multiple sources. Examples include IPAM or Configuration Databases, Datacenter Infrastructure Management Databases, Configuration Templates/Models, RPKI Validators, etc. You could develop a feature or fix a bug for an existing open-source solution or roll your own!

During this Hackathon, team leaders will work with teams collaboratively to understand the respective code bases and help troubleshoot issues.

Utilizing collaboration services from Zoom and Slack and lab infrastructure consisting of virtualized devices from several vendors, Hackathon participants can work individually or self-organize into teams to work on software passion projects.

Learn more + register: https://nanog.org/events/nanog-88-hackathon/

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Exploring the Fundamentals of DNS - Can You Dig It? (1-Day Course) - All skill levels are welcome

Exploration of the history of the Domain Number System (DNS), the original design, how it works, and its evolution.

The Domain Name System (DNS) is a distributed database that maps domain names to IP addresses and is a core piece of Internet functionality. This 1-day seminar will kick off our 88th community-wide conference in Seattle, WA.

Learn about the DNS via discussion and real-world, real-time, hands-on investigation. The DNS is a critical part of Internet functionality. It is quite an old protocol, with many, many modifications made over the years. We'll talk about the original designs and current implementations while seeing all this in action using freely available tools, mostly Dig.

Registration is limited to 20 participants.

https://www.nanog.org/events/nanog-88-dns-fundamentals/registration/registrant

Monday, June 12, 2023
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Edward McNair - NANOG
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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 88 Program Information

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!”
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  • Speaker Edward McNair - NANOG
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From Data Links to Internets: A quick tour
From concept, to equipment needs, to various attempts, to today... join us as Len Bosack provides insight to the path of getting from the initial data links before Internet to the commercial Internet the world has come to know.

Len Bosack: As CEO of XKL, LLC, a leading optical networking equipment provider, Leonard Bosack continues to drive technology innovation in his quest to bring fundamental change to worldwide telecommunications. Bosack co-founded Cisco Systems in 1984 and is mainly responsible for pioneering the widespread commercialization of local area network (LAN) technology and the interconnections which form the internet.
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  • Speaker Len Bosack - XKL, LLC
Mahesh Jethanandani - Arrcus, Inc.
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One of the biggest issues for network managers is the growth of costs for network operations. The growth of data and devices is starting to outpace IT capabilities, making manual approaches nearly impossible. Yet up to 95 percent of network changes are performed manually, resulting in operational costs 2 to 3 times higher than the cost of the network itself. Increased IT automation, centrally and remotely managed, is essential for businesses to keep pace in this fast changing world of devices, features and capabilities.

As chair of the NETCONF Working Group in IETF, I have spent years in the development of solutions that enable providers to orchestrate the deployment of network equipment. This talk will not only provide the motivation why API driven orchestration is important, the protocols and language that support that effort, but will offer practical tools and resources to enable providers to adopt network orchestration.

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  • Speaker Mahesh Jethanandani - Arrcus, Inc.
Jenny Ramseyer
Matt Griswold - 20C, FullCtl
Erica Salvaneschi - Cloudflare
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Jenny Ramseyer (Meta), Matt Griswold (FullCtl) and Erica Salvaneschi (Cloudflare), will present "Peering API Automation."

Jenny, along with Ben Ryall, presented "Automating Peering@" at NANOG85 in 2022. After that presentation, we gathered interested parties at other companies, and put together a working group at NANOG86 to set up an automated Peering API RFC and demo. Now, together with Erica and Matt, we will present our proposed API and demo.

The API is meant to allow machine-to-machine network peering configuration, all automated without the need for human interaction. We will present the proposed solution, and give a demo of the system, with a proof-of-concept exchange of peering configuration messages. Next, we will cover future work and the forthcoming RFC.

Speakers
  • Speaker Jenny Ramseyer
  • Matt Griswold - 20C, FullCtl
  • Erica Salvaneschi - Cloudflare
Sponsors:
Louie Lee - Google Fiber
Maurice Dean
Lee Howard - IPv4.Global
Kathleen Hunter
Adair Thaxton
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Are you feeling intimidated coming to a large conference with big personalities from famous tech companies? If you weren't before, are you now?

We will meet NANOG community members who self-identify as introverts, and discuss their thoughts around coming to NANOG meetings and their strategies to deal with the stress.

Adair Thaxton: Adair Thaxton is a Cyberinfrastructure Security Engineer for Internet2. She has her Master's degree in Information Science from UNC Chapel Hill, and worked there for thirteen years as a network engineer. She has presented at EDUCAUSE and multiple Internet2 conferences on routing security topics. She has her CISSP, is a third-degree black belt in tae kwon do, and has a wonderful husband and son.
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  • Moderator Louie Lee - Google Fiber
  • Panelist Maurice Dean
  • Lee Howard - IPv4.Global
  • Kathleen Hunter
  • Adair Thaxton
Lincoln Dale
Fredrik Korsbäck
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A 45-60min presentation on AWS Edge Networking - for the first time ever we will pop the hood on some of our own routers and switches and explain whats going on inside, and what value it brings to us and our peers.

Lincoln Dale: Lincoln is a Sr. Principal Engineer at Amazon Web Services. He works in AWS infrastructure on Global Connectivity and Network Availability and is focused on building the networking technology, tools and systems that keep AWS connected to the world.
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  • Speaker Lincoln Dale
  • Fredrik Korsbäck
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DDoS attacks are back in the headlines and disrupting businesses across the globe. Though these threats aren’t new, they are evolving and increasing in size, complexity, and frequency. During this session, we will start by setting the context of the most recent trends, discuss the pro-Russian hactivist group "Killnet" and their cyberattacks on western critical infrastructure, and introduce the new generation of modern VPS-based botnets that are capable of launching hyper-volumetric DDoS attacks exceeding 71 million rps (the largest in history) with a fraction of the bot fleet previously needed.

We will then review the lessons learned from a real-world example from a Fortune Global 500 company that operates critical infrastructure and was targeted by Ransom DDoS attacks.

Join Omer Yoachimik, Senior Product Manager for DDoS Protection at Cloudflare to learn about the threat landscape and how to prepare.

Omer Yoachimik: Omer Yoachimik has over 13 years of experience in Cyber Security from enterprise, start-up, and military backgrounds. He started his career in the Israeli Military Intelligence reaching Lieutenant rank and focusing on tactical cybertech for special forces. Omer is based out of London, where he has been leading Cloudflare’s industry-leading DDoS protection service for 4 years.
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  • Speaker Omer Yoachimik - Cloudflare
Fatema Bannat Wala
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DNS is known to be one of the most widely abused protocols by
the threat actors to use in unconventional ways to hide under
normal traffic. Apart from threat actors DNS is being actively used
or rather misused by many other service providers, vendors etc. to
provide the intended services. An in depth research of the DNS logs
collected over a long period of time revealed some very interesting
legit use-cases of DNS protocol by the industry, apart from its
normal resolution service. We coined the term “Off label use of
DNS” to represent those use-cases. One of the main reasons DNS is
been used or rather misused for these off-label use-cases is the speed
of data transfer and less overhead in terms of bandwidth. These
off-label use cases of DNS leak very important information about
the clients and software they are running, and can be leveraged
in variety of ways by the network security defenders/analysts to
improve the detection on the network. This presentation will go
over some of those legit off-label use-cases and how they can be
leveraged by the analysts to detect malware trends in the network
and much more just by analyzing DNS logs.

Fatema Bannat Wala: I am a Security Engineer at the Energy Sciences network (ESnet) of DoE, working full time at the Berkeley Lab. I have over 8 years of industry experience working in security and my primary area of expertise is network defense. Apart from being a security engineer, I am a part-time Ph.D. student focusing on security of DNS and it's variants. I am a big advocate of open-source software and also a member of Zeek LT, together with serving on SANS advisory board. I hold a CISSP together with few other GIAC certifications.
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  • Speaker Fatema Bannat Wala
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Over three years ago, the Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) established a worldwide honeyfarm, with hundreds of sensors, to collect IoT attack traffic for analysis. GCA now has terabytes of data, with over a million hits a day on the honeyfarm sensors. If nothing else, it clearly communicates that the Internet is full of a lot of unwanted traffic, hammering unrelentingly on unsuspecting devices. GCA’s interest is in using this project to help protect (IoT) devices and networks from such bad actors. The open question is: how to reduce the amount and impact of such unwanted traffic, without building IP block lists or otherwise unwittingly carving up the Internet?

This presentation will review some of the data from the honeyfarm collection, giving a sense of what we have learned, and some of the surprises along the way (e.g., 5 IP addresses that spewed MIRAI at GCA’s sensors every single day for over 2 years). More importantly, it will raise a series of questions about what can be done to address the level of unwanted traffic on the Internet, in ways that are consistent with a continued free and open Internet.

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  • Speaker Phil Roberts
John Sweeting-OP
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ARIN is a nonprofit, member-based organization that administers IP addresses and ASNs in support of the operation and growth of the Internet. Hear from ARIN's Chief Customer Officer on where the organization sits with IPv6 growth, IPv4 Waitlist and Transfer stats, along with other notable organizational updates.

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  • Speaker John Sweeting-OP
Lefteris Manassakis - Code BGP
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Bogon prefixes and Bogon Autonomous System numbers (ASes) have been well-known concepts within the networking community for the past twenty years. However, their precise definitions remain somewhat unclear.
In this presentation, we provide definitions of bogon prefixes and ASes, and present a methodology for identifying them. Additionally, we provide:
• an open-source repository containing the implementation of this methodology, allowing users to detect bogons using their own infrastructure or public routing data collection platforms such as RIPE RIS and RouteViews
• access to a service that enables users to monitor real-time bogon data collected from hundreds of globally distributed sources
Our methodology identifies all possible bogon types, including full-bogon prefixes and bogon ASes present anywhere in the AS Path, and assists network operators in detecting routing misconfigurations.
Our findings indicate that the bogon phenomenon has been largely underestimated, since only a fraction of its true extent is known.
Project's goal: An internet with fewer bogons.

Lefteris Manassakis: Lefteris is a network engineer with a background in networking research. He is now co-founder and Chief Operating Officer at Code BGP. Prior to founding Code BGP, Lefteris worked at the Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH) - as a research engineer, and a member of the INSPIRE research group. His research interests include Internet routing, Internet measurements, routing security and network automation. For more info, please check his personal web page: https://manassakis.net/
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  • Speaker Lefteris Manassakis - Code BGP
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I would like to share the experience of the Ukrainian Telecom industry's survival during the war, looking at both technical and social aspects. We will examine an outline of everything that happened from the first days of the invasion to the time of NANOG88. The presentation is based on Internet measurements, interviews with Ukrainian Internet specialists, and my personal experience as a person living in Ukraine.

Oleksiy Semenyaka: Alex is a Community Development Officer and Technical Advisor for the RIPE NCC. As part of the Community Development team, he helps lead the RIPE NCC's engagement with membership, the RIPE community, technical bodies, academia, law enforcement, and other Internet stakeholders. As Technical Advisor, Alex also follows Internet industry and government developments related to ICT, monitors and attends industry conferences and meetings, representing the RIPE NCC there, and works with internal stakeholders to enhance the RIPE NCC's training activities. Prior to his role at the RIPE NCC, Alex worked as COO at Qrator Labs, where he worked on providing DDoS mitigating solutions. Before that, he worked for Yandex Russia, supervising all network projects as the Head of Network Development and Operations. His professional background includes engineering and managing positions at medium and large enterprises (Deutsche Bank Russia, Ratmir Holding) and telcos (Megafon, Cronyx Plus). He participated in projects to design the internal and external network infrastructure, build multipurpose data centres, and deploy layered security ecosystems. Alex has spoken and presented at many international events as an expert in Internet design and security. He was the Chair of the ENOG Programming Committee and a member of the RIPE Programming Committee. Alex studied Chemistry at the Moscow State University, graduating in 1994 with honors.
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  • Speaker Oleksiy Semenyaka
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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.

Sponsors:
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GameWorks
1511 7th Avenue, Seattle
6 minute walk from the Hyatt Regency Seattle Hotel

*NANOG Badge required for entry

Sponsors:
Tuesday, June 13, 2023
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Sponsors:
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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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There’s a lot of talk about network automation these days. In fact, it’s hard to read a networking blog, listen to a networking podcast, or go to a networking event without hearing something about automation, APIs, or AI. And this makes sense, there is almost always more work to do than any of us can keep up with, and networks seem to be getting more complex every day. But how much network automation is actually deployed, in production, today? I conducted a survey following NANOG 87 to find out — and now I want to share what I found with you!

Chris Grundemann: Chris Grundemann is a passionate, creative technologist and a strong believer in technology's power to aid in the betterment of humankind. In his current role as Managing Director at Grundemann Technology Solutions he is expressing that passion by helping technology businesses grow and by helping any business grow with technology. Chris has been using technology, marketing, and strategy to build businesses and non-profit organizations for two decades. He holds 8 patents in network technology and is the author of two books, an IETF RFC, a personal weblog, and a multitude of industry papers, articles, and posts. Chris is the lead research analyst for all networking and security topics at GigaOm and is the creator and co-host of The Imposter Syndrome Network Podcast, focused on encouraging the next generation of digital infrastructure engineers. He is also a co-founder, Director, and Chair Emeritus of IX-Denver and a Board Director of OIX, the global data center and interconnection standards body. He has held previous volunteer positions with CO ISOC (which he founded), ISOC-NY (Vice President), ARIN, NANOG, SANOG, AfPIF, CEA, UPnP, DLNA, RMv6TF, and several others. Chris has given presentations in 34 countries on 5 continents and is often sought out to speak at conferences, NOGs, and NOFs the world over. Currently based in West Texas, Chris can be reached via Twitter. More at chrisgrundemann.com
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  • Speaker Chris Grundemann - FullCtl
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In this talk Jeremy will present MLB's approach to network automation and Infrastructure as Code. This system is used to design, deploy, and validate complex multi-vendor networks, in the presence of on-going design changes. The "prime directive" focuses on validating the expected operational state. Jeremy will discuss the architectural elements and the benefits of this methodology. He will also offer a comparative analysis of traditional configuration-management IaC approaches.

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  • Speaker Jeremy Schulman
Pavel Odintsov - FastNetMon LTD
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In this presentation Pavel Odintsov will provide detailed overview of traffic telemetry protocols available in modern routing platforms. Pavel will cover well known protocols such as Netflow, IPFIX, sFlow, port mirror and will provide deep dive into modern protocols such us Inline monitoring services and IPFIX 315. Pavel has extensive experience in implementation of all these protocols as part of his work on open source DDoS detection product FastNetMon Community.

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  • Speaker Pavel Odintsov - FastNetMon LTD
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The networking industry has built sophisticated multilayer networks over the decades to deliver IP and optical services. These networks often operate in silos with its own network elements, tooling, operations, lifecycles and organizational structures. There are growing demands to simplify the network to reduce the cost and increase sustainability. Recent advances in coherent optics, routing silicon, and automation software have made convergence of IP and optical layers a reality. Because the adoption journey toward convergence often begins with a set of use cases, this session will dive deep into the convergence through the lens of a practical deployment use case. Specifically the use case will look into a detailed set of steps to achieve IP and optical convergence, such as migration of transponders into digital coherent optics. Attendees will walk away with a good understanding of what IP and optical convergence means and how to begin such a journey through practical considerations such as outlined in this session.

Randy Zhang: Randy Zhang, PhD and CCIE 5659 (Lifetime Emeritus), is a principal architect at Cisco Systems. Randy is a well-recognized IP and optical expert in the industry. He is an author of two books, BGP Design and Implementation (Cisco Press 2003; China Post and Telecom Press, 2012) and Optical Networking Systems IP Management Solutions (Cisco Press 2007), published extensively in peer-reviewed journals, industry magazines, and Cisco.com, and is a frequent speaker in industry conferences, including being recognized as Distinguished Speaker by CiscoLive. Randy is an inventor of 3 issued patents and is passionate about technology innovation. He is a recipient of the Cisco Services Excellence Innovation award and a semi-finalist of Cisco's Innovation Everywhere Challenge. Additional details are available from https://www.linkedin.com/in/randyzhang/
Speakers
  • Speaker Randy Zhang - Cisco
Philip Smith - PFS Internet Development Pty Ltd
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The tutorial introduces network operators to some more advanced BGP features and techniques to aid with operating their networks within the Internet. After a recap of iBGP, eBGP and common attributes, the tutorial will look at the various scaling techniques available, when to use BGP instead of an IGP, and examine policy options available through the use of local preference, MED and communities. The second half of the tutorial looks at deployment techniques, including BGP network design, the announcing and receiving prefixes, aggregation, routing table growth and stability, finishing off with some configuration advice.

Philip Smith: Philip Smith has been working in the Internet industry since the early 1990s after catching the Internet bug in the mid 1980s while at University. He runs his own consulting company, PFS Internet Development. Philip spends some of his time working for the Network Startup Resource Centre as a Senior Network Engineer and Training Coordinator, assisting with Network Operations Groups coordination, and providing network design assistance and training around the Pacific, South and South East Asia, the Middle East and Africa. He also provides consultancy services via his company to various network operators and other organisations across the Asia Pacific region. Philip has been involved with APRICOT, the Asia Pacific region's annual Internet technology and operations summit in various roles since 1998 when he first moved to the region from the UK. He is currently Chair of the Board of the Asia Pacific Network Operators Group Ltd, the parent organisation responsible for and custodian of APRICOT. He previously worked at APNIC as Learning and Development Director, where his team's responsibilities ranged from Training, APNIC Conferences and Events, Network Operations Group support, Technical Programmes such as IPv6 Deployment, Internet Exchange Points, and Rootname Server deployments, and the Information Society Innovation Fund grants programme. Before APNIC, he was a member of the Internet Infrastructure Group in CTO Consulting Engineering of Cisco Systems for more than thirteen years, helping to build the global Internet infrastructure, and teaching more than 100 BGP workshops for Internet Services providers all around the world. He also served for 3 years on the Board of Trustees of the Internet Society. Over the last two decades, Philip has been actively involved in providing consultation and advice to ISPs primarily in the Asia Pacific region, but also to other providers around the world. He concentrates specifically on network strategies, design, technology, and operations, as well as configuration, scaling, and training. He has played a major role in training ISP engineers, co-founding the Cisco ISP/IXP Workshop programme, and providing ISP training and tutorials at many network operations events around the world, including NANOG, RIPE, APNIC, SANOG, MENOG, AfNOG, PacNOG and APRICOT conferences. He has also helped establish several country and regional NOGs since the early 2000s. His other key technology interests include IPv6, BGP, OSPF and IS-IS, and network performance and data analysis. Philip was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame in December 2021. He is a Doctor of Philosophy and has a First Class Honours Degree in Physics. A native of Scotland, he lives in Brisbane, Australia.
Speakers
  • Speaker Philip Smith - PFS Internet Development Pty Ltd
Pierre-Yves Maunier - F5
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F5 journey deploying a backbone in APAC.
What we failed, what we learned, what we changed during our multi-year journey expanding our network footprint in the Asia Pacific region. We'll speak about the challenges we faced, the mistakes we've made and how we worked around them with various iterations of our deployment.

Pierre-Yves Maunier: I'm a principal network architect at F5. I've been working in the industry for the past 17 years on various network types (ISP, Hosting provider, CDN and Cloud Provider) focusing on scaling while simplifying network operations. My current role is focused on the deployment and expansion of a worldwide network while dealing with DDoS mitigation, Content delivery and Cloud services.
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  • Speaker Pierre-Yves Maunier - F5
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Embedded CDNs have been around for several decades. In the beginning there was Akamai and then Google. About a decade ago more showed up. In 2012, we did a panel at NANOG discussing the challenges for the ISPs who chose to embed. ISPs had to adapt to various differences for each of the solutions. The outlook was that an increased number of providers would offer an embedded solution, the variations would grow in complexity and the request or hope was alignment and standardization. So what has happened in the last decade? This talk will focus on the most common embedded solutions and their similarities, differences and evolution over the past decade.

Steve Meuse: Steve Meuse is a Solutions Architect for Kentik with 30 years of Service Provider networking experience. Steve is an active member of the Internet Operations community and has previously served on the NANOG Program Committee.
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Are you interested in learning about EVPN-VXLAN technologies for Datacenters and creating a virtual network lab using containerlab? Then join us for this upcoming tutorial where we will guide you through the process.
We will cover everything from installing the necessary requirements for python scripting using libraries like pyGNMI, a powerful tool used for operating and troubleshooting network elements with access via gRPC, and with the help of ChatGPT. We will show how to configure many network elements at once using Go Templates and GNMIc. By the end of the tutorial, you will have tips and tricks to perform various network automation tasks in your network datacenter environment and troubleshoot any issues that arise.
This tutorial is suitable for both experienced network engineers and beginners who want to enhance their knowledge of network design and operation with tools like GNMI, python and ChatGPT. Stay tuned for more details on the date and time of this tutorial, as well as information on how to prepare your laptop in advance to follow along and practice. The Information will be available at https://github.com/cloud-native-everything/pygnmi-srl-nanog88
Don't miss out on this opportunity to improve your network engineering abilities and take your skills to the next level.

Mauricio Rojas: Mau has been working in the IT Industry for more than two decades, most of this time, leading the introduction of new technologies for Data Centers and Cloud in new markets. Originally from Santiago of Chile, he's currently working as Network Automation rPLM in Nokia, supporting US and Canada. Continuously testing the limits of use cases that involves techs like Kubernetes, YANG or Automation Frameworks in General. Mau's also passionate with art (Instagram: p1nrojas), using what is left of his creativity at work into the canvas or digital illustrations.
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  • Speaker Mauricio Rojas - Nokia
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As networks continue to grow in scale, automation has become crucial to optimise network operations. Building a network that supports automated operations requires the right foundational network architectures, signals, actions, and systems. In this presentation we will discuss these foundational elements and explain how they can be leveraged to minimise unintended network packet loss through automated network operations. We deep dive into the importance of precise signals to accurately detect and root cause network issues, which will then guide automation actions. We share our experience of defining a packet loss classification scheme to provide these signals and implementing it across various hardware platforms.

John Evans: John Evans is a Principal Network Engineer in AWS where he focuses on the dual challenges of maximising network availability and network efficiency, working across network planning, engineering and operations. Previously a Distinguished Engineer at Cisco working on Service Provider network architectures and strategy, he has also held technical leadership positions at Cariden and BT.
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  • Speaker John Evans
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The transition of network traffic from TCP to QUIC is happening extremely fast with measurements across the world showing QUIC has already reached nearly 50% of total traffic, doubling approximately every 18 months. The new protocol stack, comprising QUIC, encrypted over UDP, HTTP/3, DNS over HTTP (DoH) and eSNI/ECH, all over TLS (Transport Layer Security) 1.3, completely obfuscates the traffic between application nodes and simultaneously drives a phenomenal change in traffic flow behaviour with applications now fully in control of how they get delivered to end-users, disintermediating the network in the process. Large Internet & Cloud players and many emerging application players are rapidly adopting the new protocol stack and traditional TCP/IP derived technologies, combined with L4+ monitoring techniques, are proving largely insufficient in keeping up with this evolution. Application detection and visibility is significantly impaired by this stack and the key technological paradigms on which communications service providers have built their network capabilities are now being challenged and obsoleted by these new protocols. In this session, we will show how the new protocol stack is constructed, how it behaves in terms of both visibility and congestion management, the impact it has on infrastructure elements including the RAN (Radio Access Network) - and not only - and an analysis of how much traffic it occupies today in mobile and fixed networks. In addition, we will discuss the techniques Communication service providers can use to evolve their network architecture and services capabilities to keep pace with this evolving protocol stack, enabling better traffic visibility, Quality of Experience and more efficient use of precious 5G spectrum.

Andreas Enotiadis: Andreas Enotiadis is the CTO for global mobility sales @Cisco. In his 25 years there he has built and supported a number of innovative solutions, especially in the service provider space, such as orchestration systems, early SD-WAN systems, SDN Controllers and others. His current interests and work center around encrypted flow analysis and management as well as virtual routing and forwarding, especially as applied to mobility but not only. Andreas holds a PhD in Fluid Mechanics & Combustion from Imperial College and lives in Athens, Greece with his family enjoying the unique combination of mountains and sea in the country.
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  • Speaker Andreas Enotiadis
Vicky Risk - Internet Systems Corporation (isc.org)
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ISC DHCP is embedded in a lot of networks, buried in the infrastructure nobody wants to touch. It still works, and in a very static network, it should continue to work reliably for a while. At some point, when you have to update the server or the network, you will discover the software is no longer maintained, you won't be able to find packages for your OS, and you will need to migrate to a new DHCP server system.

ISC has just put up a web page at dhcp.isc.org that will enable you to quickly do a trial translation of your dhcpd.conf file to a Kea (JSON) configuration file. This will give you a good feel for how straightforward your migration might be, and what areas may require re-design.

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  • Speaker Vicky Risk - Internet Systems Corporation (isc.org)
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This presentation will highlight the partnership between NANOG and the Internet Society in delivering education content useful to the NANOG growing community. The Designing and Deploying Computer Networks (DDCN) Course is the first course in this partnership.

The DDCN course, a moderated online course, is for students with a basic understanding of computer hardware and software, and who are already familiar with personal computers. It begins with teaching the fundamentals of networking, Ethernet, as well as Wi-Fi technologies. From the fundamentals, the course moves into the planning, design, and deployment of simple LANs and covers the most common ways to connect a LAN to the Internet (mobile Internet, ADSL, fiber) and how to set up the connections. In addition, the course will present the most common maintenance issues as well as how to solve those issues. The course will have theoretical and practical components.

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. https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-hosein-f-badran-4b56941/
Speakers
  • Speaker Dr. Hosein Badran - Internet Society
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In this talk we present the Seattle Community Network (SCN)- a local volunteer-run, educational, non-profit internet service provider focused on building and maintaining community-owned and DIY network infrastructure for digital equity and emergency resilience in the Seattle and Tacoma areas. Our core mission is to provide free internet access in low-resource communities such as tiny home villages and low-income housing complexes, and to demystify network and internet infrastructure for the general public. We currently run a variety of network infrastructure including LTE networks using CBRS spectrum, WiFi networks, and core network routers serving internet access in South Seattle, unincorporated King County, and Tacoma. Many thanks to NANOG Outreach for the opportunity for some of our core volunteers and community board members to attend NANOG 88 and present this talk.
Our website can be found at https://seattlecommunitynetwork.org/, and our Gofundme campaign can be found at https://gofund.me/febd2eb0 .

Speakers
  • Speaker Esther Jang
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Address:
1511 6th Avenue, Seattle

Registration is Required: https://spinsocialinseattle.splashthat.com/

*NANOG Badge required for entry

Wednesday, June 14, 2023
Topic/Presenter
Edward McNair - NANOG
Ron Grant - Balan Software / Networks
Chris Woodfield
Full Abstract

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!”
Speakers
  • Speaker Edward McNair - NANOG
  • Ron Grant - Balan Software / Networks
  • Chris Woodfield
Full Abstract

Internet Pioneer Scott Bradner has been involved in the design, operation, and use of data networks at Harvard University since the early days of the ARPANET. He is additionally a senior figure in the area of Internet governance.Join us for a open conversation as NANOG producer Elizabeth Drolet talks to Bradner about his own historic evolution with the Internet, what he thinks “the real power of the Internet” is + why he thinks the Internet cannot continue to exist in it’s current state.

View all of our Internet Innovators sessions at https://nanog.org/news-stories/nanog-tv/internet-innovators/

Matthew Schneider
Full Abstract

IP hijacking (or claiming to take ownership of an IP range without authorization) has become a real problem as IP addresses have become more scarce and their price has increased.

This will present a humorous take on one of the world's most prolific IP hijackers, and the resulting legal problems that resulted when they finally took things too far.

Speakers
  • Speaker Matthew Schneider
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The University of Oregon’s Route Views platform provides detailed public views of Internet routing data since 1997. The presentation will give an overview of Route Views history, architecture, access methods, tools, and practical use cases. This will include examples on how network operators can leverage the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) data from the Route Views platform to identify and address issues related to routing stability, security and performance for operational networks in the global Internet, how to access the Route Views BGP Monitoring Protocol (BMP) feed, and examples of automating monitoring using the Route Views API.

Speakers
  • Speaker Greg Shepherd
Full Abstract

One wonders how long it takes for the effect of RPKI changes to appear in the data plane. Does an operator that adds, fixes, or removes a Route Origin Authoriza- tion (ROA) have time to brew coffee or rather enjoy a long meal before the Internet routing infrastructure integrates the new information and the operator can assess the changes and resume work? The chain of ROA publication, from creation at Certification Authorities all the way to the routers and the effect on the data plane involves a large number of players, is not instantaneous, and is often dominated by ad hoc ad- ministrative decisions.

Randy Bush: Randy is a Research Fellow at Internet Initiative Japan, Japan's first commercial ISP. He is also a Member of Technical Staff at the routing platform vendor Arrcus. He specializes in network measurement especially routing, network security, routing protocols, and is guilty of some IPv6 deployment. He was a lead designer of the BGP security effort. Randy has been in computing for over 55 years, and has a few decades of Internet operations experience. He was a founder of Verio, which is now NTT/Verio. He was among the inaugural inductees into the Internet Society Internet Hall of Fame in 2012. He has served as a member of the IESG and in various other roles within the IETF. He was also a founder of the Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC), http://www.nsrc.org/, an NSF-supported pro bono effort to help develop and deploy networking technology in the developing economies. In amongst these activities he helped found a few NOGs is an active researcher, and is co-author of a number of papers; see see https://archive.psg.com/papers.html.
Speakers
  • Speaker Randy Bush
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This presentation provides practical guidance to make your hiring process more inclusive for anyone involved in the hiring process for technical teams. During this talk I will (1) provide a history of technical hiring and why our current norms are ineffective and biased against underrepresented groups (2) review cognitive biases and how they impact decision making (3) recommend some practical best practices for creating more inclusive interviews, and (4) provide examples of how to build a team culture to support more inclusive hiring systems.

Jill Bender: Jill Bender is a Software Engineer with over 10 years of experience on both sides of the technical interview table, providing her with a unique perspective on inclusive hiring practices. She has a background as a backend software engineer working on low-level distributed systems and has seen first hand that the lack of diversity in technical teams can have a significant impact on the success of a project or organization. She collaborates with recruiters and hiring managers to both increase the diversity of technical teams and improve the technical hiring process for everyone. In her previous NANOG talk "Inclusive Hiring in Tech: How to Write More Inclusive Job Descriptions", she shared practical strategies for crafting job descriptions that attract a diverse pool of candidates. Her goal is to create a more welcoming and diverse tech industry while continuing to build innovative technology to create a better world for all.
Speakers
  • Speaker Jill Bender
Brad Gorman - American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
Full Abstract

Stand Up for Your Routes using the Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI)

It’s never a good time for your routes to be hijacked. Whether by human error or deliberate action of a bad actor, the mis-configuration of an Internet connected device could result in a disruption of connectivity, even financial loss for your company. Would you like to limit your exposure to hijacks? Find out how easy it is to strengthen your routing security by using the opt-in RPKI services at ARIN.

Brad Gorman: Brad Gorman is the Senior Product Owner, Routing Security at the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) and is the community resource for Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI), Internet Routing Registries (IRRs), and other similar topics that impact routing security within the ARIN region and the greater Internet ecosystem. He has worked in the Internet community since the mid-1990s, as a network engineer at service providers like America Online, Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications. He also spent three years as the peering coordinator for Verisign. Brad represents ARIN at the other Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) in the RPKI community, at the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), and at industry conferences and meetings.
Speakers
  • Speaker Brad Gorman - American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
Future Cain - CEO, Future of SEL
Kam Agahian - Oracle
Jill Bender
John Jason Brzozowski
Edward McNair - NANOG
Tina Morris - Amazon Web Services
Full Abstract

The technology industry is facing a number of economic challenges, including rising inflation, supply chain disruptions, and global uncertainties due to a tumultuous stock market. These challenges have led to widespread layoffs across the technology sector, last year alone - an estimated 93,000 jobs were cut from small to large tech companies.

Despite these challenges, it is more important than ever for the tech industry to focus on inclusive hiring. Weathering the storm for many means not only surviving an economic slowdown by trimming costs, increasing efficiency, and growing revenues yet also looking for ways to remain innovative and building a strong competitive position for the future . A diverse and inclusive workforce is therefore essential for innovation, creativity, and customer understanding.

The tech industry is notoriously white and male. In 2021, women made up only 26% of the workforce in the tech industry and while this figure is staggering, time and time again lackluster interviewing and recruiting strategies lead to a less diverse workforce and negative consequences for organizations including:
• A lack of innovation: studies have shown that more diverse teams are more innovative
• A lack of creativity: Diverse steams are more likely to come up with new ideas and business solutions.
• A lack of customer understanding: Diverse teams are better able to understand the needs of a wider range of customers.
• A lack of employee satisfaction: Employees from underrepresented groups are more likely to leave their jobs if they feel like they don’t belong.

This panel will discuss the challenges and opportunities of inclusive hiring in the technology industry. The panelists will share their experiences and insights on how to create more diverse and inclusive workplaces, even in the face of economic challenges.

Jill Bender: Jill Bender is a Software Engineer with over 10 years of experience on both sides of the technical interview table, providing her with a unique perspective on inclusive hiring practices. She has a background as a backend software engineer working on low-level distributed systems and has seen first hand that the lack of diversity in technical teams can have a significant impact on the success of a project or organization. She collaborates with recruiters and hiring managers to both increase the diversity of technical teams and improve the technical hiring process for everyone. In her previous NANOG talk "Inclusive Hiring in Tech: How to Write More Inclusive Job Descriptions", she shared practical strategies for crafting job descriptions that attract a diverse pool of candidates. Her goal is to create a more welcoming and diverse tech industry while continuing to build innovative technology to create a better world for all.
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!”
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.
Speakers
  • Moderator Future Cain - CEO, Future of SEL
  • Panelist Kam Agahian - Oracle
  • Jill Bender
  • John Jason Brzozowski
  • Edward McNair - NANOG
  • Tina Morris - Amazon Web Services
Full Abstract

With the growing complexity and scale of cyber attacks there is an urgent need for efficient, accurate, and rapid incident response.
We’ll explore the role of automation and orchestration including AI/ML and SOAR based approaches to achieving scalable and efficient incident response. We will outline the challenge, talk about tools, methodologies, and best practices, and emphasize the need for collaboration and open standards.

Speakers
  • Speaker Jesse Ebel
Full Abstract

Join us for a 15 minute video recap of the hackathon - where the theme was Interacting With Sources of Truth
You'll hear from hackathon coordinators, open source maintainers, and participants.

Full Abstract

Part 2; to the talk I gave at NANOG 76 and is one of the most viewed videos on YouTube.

In this 30-minute session I will be going over the main network engineering areas most frequently quizzed by the tech giants and the proper way to prepare for such interviews.

1- Layer 4 (TCP/UDP): including the tiering details.
2- IGP: ISIS/OSPF: including the tiering details.
3- BGP: including the tiering details.
4- Key sample scenarios
5- Key styles
6- Quick list of soft skill mistakes almost all engineers tend to make

Kam Agahian: Kam is the director of cloud engineering with Oracle in Southern California with over 24 years of experience in designing and implementing complex network architectures. Over the years Kam has interviewed over 1000 candidates in North America, APAC and EMEA for various network engineering and leadership positions. Kam has previously presented at NANOG77 in Austin, TX and NANOG75 in Washington DC on IPv6 over MPLS and network engineering job interview processes. You can follow his random thoughts on Twitter.
Speakers
  • Speaker Kam Agahian
Full Abstract

The legacy-space-rich US Research and Education Community lags in its embrace of creating RPKI-ROAs to improve their routing security. This presentation will share Internet2's experience in assisting with RPKI-ROA adoption. Challenges have included communication and training difficulties, aversion to change, and legal processes for state institutions.

Speakers
  • Speaker steven wallace
Full Abstract

Computing is woven into the fabric of society and has begun to reshape it in unexpected ways. These changes have increased our reliance on hidden infrastructure powering cloud, telecom, and Internet service providers, making these systems & networks critical societal scale computing infrastructure.

Today, we increasingly trust a small number of infrastructure providers, who operate at nation-scale with an incredible amount of our data and private information. While this ongoing colocation resulted in economies of scale, it opened up tremendous abuse potential. Organizations providing critical services to citizens in a country could (1) maliciously misuse the data collected without consent, (2) be legally compelled to breach user privacy by governments, (3) be attacked by hackers in efforts to breach and sell user data, and (4) mis-configure services or face infrastructure failures which might appear as attacks -- affecting customer trust, cause reputation and economic damages.

While decentralization might be a tempting solution to address these challenges, it is difficult to achieve the scale, performance and ease of access of todays networks. My PhD thesis work focuses on scalable, and practical mechanisms in which users interacting with hidden infrastructure could gain privacy benefits keeping security unaffected through improved transparency, while maintaining comparable performance. In the lightning talk I would like to present the trust settings in today's computing infrastructure and propose secure practical alternatives specifically to enable private, and verifiable communications with critical Internet services such as through Oblivious DNS over HTTPS and improved connection coalescing through HTTP ORIGIN Frames. I would like to request feedback from NANOG attendees for my ongoing research work focused on improving DNS resolver transparency.

Sudheesh Singanamalla: Sudheesh Singanamalla is a 4th year PhD candidate advised by Prof. Kurtis Heimerl and Prof. Richard Anderson. In an effort to improve user privacy for Internet users, his work challenges the default trust settings in today's computing and network infrastructure and proposes secure, practical alternatives to democratize Internet access, enable private and verifiable communications with critical Internet services, and reduce trust requirements through improved service transparency and verifiability.
Speakers
  • Speaker Sudheesh Singanamalla


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