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Sunday, May 23 1999
Time/Webcast:Room:Topic/Abstract:Presenter/Sponsor:Presentation Files:
1:00pm - 3:00pm 

Tutorial: Introduction to MPLS

This tutorial introduces concepts of Multi Protocol Label Switching, including: <UL> <LI> Overview of MPLS</LI> <LI> Label Encapsulations</LI> <LI> Label Distribution Protocols</LI> <LI> MPLS & ATM</LI> <LI> Constraint Based Routing with CR-LDP and RSVP</LI> </UL>

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  • Peter H. Ashwood-Smith, Nortel.
3:15pm - 5:15pm 

Tutorial: Router Configuration Management Tools

Presented will be both generic and Cisco-specific tools for planning, tracking, and implementing router configuration changes.

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  • Abha Ahuja, Merit Network.
  • Avi Freedman, AboveNet.
pptRouter Configuration(PPT)
7:00pm - 9:00pm 

Tutorial: Implementing IP over Satellite

This tutorial introduces concepts of deploying TCP over satellite, including practical solutions using various routing technologies. Also covered are specific implementation issues for Asian and European operators.

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  • Avi Freedman, AboveNet.
  • Andrew Khoo, VersaTel Telecom NL.
7:00pm - 9:00pm Tutorial: So Your Customer Wants a VPN From YouSpeakers:
  • Howard Berkowitz, Gett Communications.
pdfSo Your Customer Wants to Buy a VPN From You(PDF)
Monday, May 24 1999
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9:00am - 9:15am Welcome, Introductions, Future MeetingsSpeakers:
  • Randy Bush, Verio.
  • Craig Labovitz, Merit Network.
  • Dave Meyer, Univ. of Oregon.
youtubeWelcome, Introductions, Future Meetings
9:15am - 9:45am 

DNSSec and the New Version of BIND

ISC will present a status report on DNSSEC: technology, standards, export control, implementation, operations, and politics. <BR><BR> <A HREF=\"http://www.nanog.org/meetings/nanog16/presentations/vixie/index.htm\">Presentation information</A>

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  • Paul Vixie, Internet Software Consortium.
youtubeDNSSec and the New Version of BIND
9:45am - 10:15am 

Security Attacks and Detection on OC-12 & Above Backbones

We analyze the pattern and statistics of security incidents reported within a month. Although we have sound proactive measures to secure our backbone elements, we have only been able to react to attacks on our customers\' networks after the damage has been done and the incident reported. DosTracker has been a useful tool on our previous Cisco-centric backbone; however, our recent introduction of new routers limits its usefulness.<BR> <BR> Proactive solutions and early detection of attacks are our primary interest. We present the ideas we have tried or are working on. We review the latest technologies for detecting security attacks on OC-12 and above backbones.

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  • Y. John Jiang, Cable & Wireless.
youtubeSecurity Attacks and Detection on OC-12 & Above Backbones
pptSecurity Attacks and Detection on OC-12 & Above Backbones(PPT)
10:15am - 10:45am FBI Responses to Security Attacks on the Internet InfrastructureSpeakers:
  • Scott Larson, FBI.
  • Steve Schmidt, FBI.
10:45am - 11:00am Break
11:00am - 11:30am 

Cyber Warfare: A Report From the Trenches

A military research organization presents real world experiences in defending against network intrustions. Statistics illustrating the increasing vulnerabilities and threats will be presented. Considerations for hardening of the infrastructure will be outlined along with discussion of the interactions between ISPs and <A HREF=\"http://www.cert.org/\" TARGET=\"_blank\">CERT</A> teams in response to an attack.

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  • Ron Broersma, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center.
youtubeCyber Warfare: A Report From the Trenches
11:30am - 11:45am Spam UpdateSpeakers:
  • Paul Vixie, Internet Software Consortium.
youtubeSpam Update
11:45am - 12:00pm 

Controlled De-Aggregation: A Successful Experiment in More Optimal Routing

AboveNet seeks to get and honor MEDs from all peers on a global basis; however, IP allocation policies make MEDs less than perfect on larger aggregates. This talk will go over the results of taking deaggregated route views from peers, with MEDs, both operationally on the routers and in terms of traffic flow results.

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  • Avi Freedman, AboveNet.
youtubeA Successful Experiment in More Optimal Routing
12:00pm - 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm - 2:00pm 

SONET Technology Primer

For service providers that have exhausted DS3\'s capacity, the Synchronous Optical Network (SONET) standard allows the creation of >150 Mbps highly available data links between routers. This presentation covers the basics of the standard, including: <UL> <LI> History and motivation</LI> <LI> Frame structure and bit rates</LI> <LI> SONET multiplexers</LI> <LI> Topologies and redundancy</LI> </UL>

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  • Marty Schulman, Juniper.
youtubeSONET Technology Primer
pptSONET Technology Primer(PPT)
2:00pm - 2:30pm 

IP over Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing

This talk reviews Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing technology and discusses key aspects of the architecture that affect IP networking, such as transponder requirements, synchonization and protection.

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  • Larry McAdams, Cisco Systems.
youtubeIP over Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing
pptIP over DWDM(PPT)
2:30pm - 3:00pm 

Packet Optimized Optical Transport Solutions

This talk focuses on the practical aspects of integrating Dynamic Packet Transport (DPT) into existing Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH) networks. Topics covered in the talk include: <UL> <LI> What are DPT and SRP (Spatial Re-use Protocol)?</LI> <LI> Integrating DPT into your exsisting SDH network</LI> <LI> Removing the \"transport\" layer</LI> <LI> DPT and robustness</LI> <LI> SRP and the fairness algorithm</LI> <LI> Deployment issues and models</LI> <LI> Real world deployment example VersaTel is currently considering the deployment of this technology. Hence, this presentation is simply a theoretical look at the new technology.</LI> </UL>

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  • Marc Teichtahl, VersaTel Telecom.
youtubePacket Optimized Optical Transport Solutions
pptPacket Optimized Optical Transport Solutions(PPT)
3:00pm - 3:15pm Break
3:15pm - 4:15pm 

US-Sprint Optical Internet Design

This presentation describes the deployment of Sprint\'s optical OC-48 backbone, which integrates POS, SONET, and DTP/SRP (Dynamic Packet Transport/Spatial Re-use Protocol). The talk also explains how Sprint integrated multicast natively.

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  • Peter Lothberg, Sprint.
youtubeUS-Sprint Optical Internet Design
4:15pm - 5:15pm 

Deploying a Greenfield Network using POS and MPLS

Today\'s ISPs are faced with many choices in growing their network topology and architecture. This presentation outlines issues and considerations when making decisions to deploy a greenfield network. A greenfield network is a term usually describing an original first-generation deployment of a telecommunications network. <BR><BR> Specifically, this presentation will address technology decisions regarding network design and L2 protocol choices. Furthermore, we will discuss traffic engineering and scalability as strong components of a network design. Topics to be covered include: <OL> <LI> Designing a network: considering issues such as assets, cost structures, and goals </LI> <LI> Deciding between ATM, packet over SONET, and frame relay </LI> <LI> Physical deployment challenges </LI> <LI> Traffic engineering - transitioning from using IGP metrics to using MPLS constraint based routing and traffic engineering <B>disclaimer</B> - we are just now here, we expect to be significantly into deployment by 5/23 </LI> <LI> Experiences and observations </LI></UL>

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  • Alan Hannan, GlobalCenter.
youtubeDeploying a Greenfield Network using POS and MPLS
5:30pm - 7:30pm Beer n Gear

  • Sponsors Cabletron Systems; Cisco Systems; Nortel Networks; Packet Engines; Torrent Networking Technologies; Lucent Technologies
  • Sponsors
  • Tuesday, May 25 1999
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    9:00am - 9:30am Industry Plans for Wireless TechnologiesSpeakers:
    • Erik Johnson, Lucent.
    youtubeIndustry Plans for Wireless Technologies
    9:30am - 10:00am 

    Wireless Networks and Improved Networking in Rural Areas

    How wireless can and is being used to improve routing and reachability in rural and wide open places. <BR> The talk will include real-world examples from New Mexico.

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    • John M. Brown, iHighway.
    youtubeWireless Networks and Improved Networking in Rural Areas
    10:00am - 10:30am 

    SURFnet and the GigaPort Project

    SURFnet, the Dutch national research and education network, is a player in the GigaPort Project. GigaPort consists of two interrelated sub-projects, GigaNet and GigaWorks. Within the context of GigaNet a highly advanced communications network is being developed with super-fast connections across The Netherlands and Europe and to North America and Asia. GigaWorks offers the Dutch business community the opportunity to carry out large-scale research into new applications for the next generation of the electronic highway. <BR><BR> SURFnet operated an OC-12 speed backbone across The Netherlands with a 200 Mbit/s connection to North America and a 155 Mbit/s connection to TEN-155, to which most other European national research and education networks are connected. SURFnet is connected to the STAR TAP in Chicago, IL and has a direct connection to Abilene.

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    • Erik-Jan Bos, SURFNet.
    pptSURFnet and GigaPort(PPT)
    youtubeSURFnet and the GigaPort Project
    10:30am - 10:45am Break
    10:45am - 11:15am 

    Interconnection Strategies for ISPs

    This talk highlights the tradeoffs between the direct circuit interconnect model and the exchange point interconnection model for ISPs. The paper discusses the operations and financial models (taking into account the circuit costs, cost of exchange participation, cost of dark fiber, etc.) and the implications of these strategies across the number of interconnection participants and bandwidth utilization between the participants. <BR><BR> Major points to be presented include the following: <UL> <LI> For ISP interconnection, direct circuit interconnection is financially attractive for low numbers of connections (O(5)) of relatively low bandwidth (DS-3/OC-3). This is due to the fact that ISPs typically pay only half of the cost for the direct circuits between each other, while they pay the full freight for the big pipe into the exchange. ISPs may want to use the exchange for a POP, but barring use like that, if all one wants to do is exchange traffic with these other five folks into the foreseeable future, the direct circuit interconnect model makes sense. <BR><BR></LI> <LI> As the bandwidth and number of interconnections grow, the exchange point interconnection model proves much more scalable for two reasons. First, as bandwidth grows between participants, ISPs are able to aggregate interconnection traffic over increasingly large pipes back to their cloud, yielding potentially significant economies of scale. The direct circuit interconnection does not provide for this aggregation. Secondly, operationally, there are fewer backhoes in an exchange, fewer local loop providers to troubleshoot, etc. The greater the dependence on interconnection, the more hardened one wants that interconnection environment. <BR><BR></LI> <LI> Several of the exchanges also provide for the centralization of content, allowing additional transit sales revenue that potentially dwarf the cost savings highlighted above for interconnection. The direct circuit interconnect model doesn\'t allow for this additional revenue opportunity. <BR><BR></LI> </UL> The analysis finds that facilities-based ISPs win big since (being able to exploit WDM technologies) they can seamlessly grow the pipe(s) into the exchange while the direct circuit interconnection model can\'t take advantage of this level of aggregation. These are among several of the dominant reasons for the IXP to be around well into the future.

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    • Bill Norton, Equinix.
    pptInterconnection Strategies for ISPs(PPT)
    youtubeInterconnection Strategies for ISPs
    docInterconnection Strategies white paper(DOC)
    11:15am - 12:00pm 

    Architecting Multicast Backbones

    This talk will cover the current protocols and design issues involved in architecting multicast backbones, and it will look briefly at the current state of multicast deployment in the Internet today.

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    • John Meylor, Cisco Systems.
    youtubeArchitecting Multicast Backbones
    12:00pm - 1:30pm Lunch
    1:30pm - 2:15pm 

    News from the Exchange Points

    Ameritech NAP Update <BR><BR> Amsterdam InternetExchange <BR><BR> PAIX Update <BR><BR> Ameritech NAP Update <BR><BR> PacBell NAP Update <BR><BR> The MAEs

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    • Erik-Jan Bos, SURFnet.
    • Mark Cnota, Ameritech.
    • Steve Feldman, MCI Worldcom.
    • John Pedro, PAIX.
    • Mark Pryor, PacBell.
    pptAmeritech NAP Update(PPT)
    youtubeAmeritech NAP Update
    pptAmsterdam InternetExchange(PPT)
    youtubeAmsterdam InternetExchange
    pptPacBell NAP Update(PPT)
    youtubePacBell NAP Update
    youtubePAIX Update
    youtubeThe MAEs
    2:15pm - 2:30pm ARIN UpdateSpeakers:
    • Nate Davis, ARIN.
    pptARIN Update(PPT)
    youtubeARIN Update
    2:30pm - 3:00pm InterNIC UpdateSpeakers:
    • Mark Kosters, InterNIC.
    youtubeInterNIC Update
    3:00pm - 3:15pm Break
    3:15pm - 4:00pm 

    Y2K Status and NOC Contingency Planning

    This is not another talk detailing \"How to prepare for the Year 2000 computer problem.\" We assume that NANOG attendees know what the problem is, and have already taken steps to address it. This session is about what happens after you think you have fixed your own problems. A failure may still result from something overlooked, or an unexpected combination of factors. In any case, Murphy\'s Law will not expire after December 31, 1999.<BR> <BR> Because the Internet is a network of networks, in addition to preparing a contingency plan for your own network, you should prepare to maintain your network as part of the Internet. There is potential for numerous, small-scale disruptions across the country which overwhelm normal inter-provider NOC communications. This presentation outlines contingency planning steps providers should take to prepare for potential communications problems.

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    • Sean Donelan, Data Research Associates.
    pptY2K Status and NOC Contingency Planning(PPT)
    youtubeY2K Status and NOC Contingency Planning
    4:00pm - 4:15pm 

    IETF Y2K Investigations

    A report on the activities of \"The Internet and the Millennium Problem\" Working Group of the IETF. A thorough investigation of how Y2K issues will affect the operations of Internet-related protocols was conducted by the IETF. The complete results will be published in an upcoming RFC. This presentation will give a quick overview of the issues discovered and how they may affect operations.

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    • Philip J. Nesser II, Nesser & Nesser Consulting.
    pptIETF Y2K Investigations(PPT)
    youtubeIETF Y2K Investigations
    4:15pm - 4:30pm Closing RemarksSpeakers:
    • Craig Labovitz, Merit Network.


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