Want to learn about IPv6, Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) and some of the latest connectivity ideas in the United Kingdom? If so, you can watch the live webcast of UKNOF 29 starting today, September 8, 2014, at 13:30 British Summer Time (BST, which is UTC+1). The critical links to know are:
Today’s sessions are mainly focused on network operations and Internet connectivity and include:
- HEAnet’s Optical Backbone & School’s Connectivity
- Watery Wireless
- Options for Metro 100Gig
- Network Function Virtualisation, bringing virtualised network infrastructure into the cloud
- Broadcast editing and delivery over IP (from the BBC)
- LINX’s UK regional peering strategy
- An overview of BT’s network infrastructure in Ireland and Northern Ireland including connectivity to the the rest of the UK
- UKNOF Status Update
Tomorrow, Tuesday, September 9, 2014, the morning sessions include some that may be of interest to our readers and then the afternoon will be our ION Belfast event. Here’s the current UKNOF agenda going from 09:30-12:35 BST:
- Latest Internet Plague: Random Subdomain Attacks (about DNS security)
- Tales of the unexpected – handling unusual DNS client behaviour
- Using 100 Billion DNS Queries to Analyse the Name Collision Problem
- What went wrong with IPv6?
- IPv6-only Data Centres
- Introduction of UK IPv6 Council
In particular I would point your attention to the “What went wrong with IPv6?” talk at 11:30 BST by Dave Wilson from HEAnet. He recently gave a version of this talk at RIPE 68 and both the video and the slides from that talk are available. He asks some great questions and, I think, has some great ideas for we can advance IPv6 deployment – definitely worth listening to!
After a lunch break, our ION Belfast event will then begin with a packed agenda talking about IPv6, DNSSEC and securing BGP. That, too, will be webcast live for all to see!
All in all it will be two days of outstanding sessions talking about the Internet’s infrastructure and how we can make it work better, faster and more secure!
I hope you will join me in tuning in to watch!