Thursday, 7 September 2017

9:00 AM Introduction to the Internet Society and Deploy360

Megan Kruse, Internet Society

9:15 AM Welcome from the ISOC South Africa Chapter

Alan Levin, ISOC South Africa

9:30 AM IPv6  Deployment Challenges Survey

Mukom Akong Tamon, AfriNIC

10:00 AM An IPv6 Case Study

Andrew Alston, Liquid Telecom

10:30 AM BREAK
11:00 AM Introduction to the ISOC Gauteng Chapter

Thato Mfikwe, ISOC-Gauteng

11:15 AM Panel Discussion: MANRS, Routing Security, and Collaboration

Moderator: Kevin Meynell, Internet Society. Panelists: Ben Maddison, Workonline Communications

Collaboration and shared responsibility are two pillars supporting the Internet’s growth and success. While the global routing system has worked well, it has significant security challenges that we must address. In this panel, security experts will discuss how we can create a culture of collective responsibility and improve the global routing system, including an introduction to the “Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security”.

12:00 PM NAT64 experiments and NAT64Check tool

Jan Zorz, Internet Society

As many mobile operators were moving to IPv6 only, which is incompatible with IPv4 on the wire, it’s necessary to employ transition mechanisms such as 464XLAT or NAT64. The Go6lab NAT64/DNS64 testbed was therefore established so that operators, service providers, and hardware and software vendors can see how their solutions work in these environments. This has already generated significant interest, and instructions on how to participate are available on the Go6lab website.

When using NAT64 there are many things that need to be checked to ensure they work correctly. NAT64check has therefore been developed to allow websites to be checked for consistency over IPv4, IPv6-only and NAT64, as well to compare responsiveness using the different protocols. This allows network and system administrators to easily identify anything is ‘broken’ and to pinpoint where the problems are occurring, thus allowing any non-IPv6 compatible elements on the website to be fixed. For example, even if a web server is not running IPv6 (why not?), hard-coded IPv4 addresses can cause NAT64 to fail.

Jan Zorz will give insight and discuss some issues that he found while testing NAT64/DNS64 technology in real life scenarios and use-cases.

12:30 PM LUNCH
1:30 PM Introduction to DNSSEC and Why We Can’t Avoid It

Mark Elkins

DNSSEC helps prevent attackers from subverting and modifying DNS messages and sending users to wrong (and potentially malicious) sites. So what needs to be done for DNSSEC to be deployed on a large scale? We’ll discuss the reasons for deploying DNSSEC, examine some of the challenges operators have faced, and address those challenges and move deployment forward.

2:00 PM How Peering Behaviour Affects Growth of the Internet Ecosystem – An African Study

William Stucke

2:30 PM What’s Happening at the IETF? Internet Standards and How to Get Involved

Kevin Meynell, Internet Society

What’s happening at the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)? What RFCs and Internet-Drafts are in progress related to IPv6, DNSSEC, Routing Security/Resiliency, and other key topics? We’ll give an overview of the ongoing discussions in several working groups and discuss the outcomes of recent Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) sessions, and provide a preview of what to expect in future discussions.

3:30 PM Panel Discussion: IPv6 Success Stories

Moderator: Kevin Chege, Internet Society.
Panelists: Andrew Alston, Liquid Telecom; Mark Elkins; Brian Magwaza, Soweto Wireless

In this session, network operators will share their IPv6 success stories and lessons learned along the way that can help other managers of networks deploy IPv6. How did they do it? What technical, organizational, and political challenges did they face? Panelists will discuss the stages of IPv6 implementation—creating the business case for management buy-in, initiating a planning process, flipping the switch, and, finally, gathering measurements and proving success.

4:30 PM Closing Remarks

Megan Kruse, Internet Society