Daily Recap - Friday 1

Welcome to our fifth daily recap of our activities at LACNIC 20 – LACNOG 2013
"Committed to the future of the Internet" in Willemstad, Curaçao

1st November 2013.-  Today was the last day of the LACNIC 20-LACNOG2013 regional event, "Committed to the Future of the Internet," which was held at the World Trade Center Curacao from 28 October to 1st November, in Willemstad, Curacao.

This meeting is among the most relevant annual events for the Latin American and Caribbean Internet community, and it seeks to create a forum for participants to share their experiences and discuss key issues on the future of the Internet in our region. Approximately 300 experts attended the meeting, among them Internet organization leaders, members of academia, as well as government and civil society representatives.

The day began at 9:00am (local Curacao time, UTC -4:00 hours) with the panel on IPv6: Implementation Techniques and Success Stories, featuring Jan Zorz (ISOC) and Guy Tal (Verizon). One of the current challenges in this area involves explaining and creating awareness on the post-IPv4 exhaustion scenario and showcasing some of the first successful IPv6 implementation initiatives.

The third part of the Public Policy Forum was then held in the Exhibition room, where interested participants were able to share their different views on key policies for a secure and stable transition to IPv6. 

Highlights of this session included:

  • LACNIC Services Report - Luisa Villa, LACNIC
  • RPKI Implementation and BGP Origin Validation in Ecuador - Fabián Mejía, AEPROVI
  • LACNIC: RIPE ATLAS Ambassador - Alejandro Acosta, LACNIC
  • Certiv6 - Luisa Villa, LACNIC
  • IPv4 Leasing - Juan Alejo Peirano, LACNIC
  • APNIC Update (Video) - Pablo Hinojosa, APNIC
  • LAC-2013-01 Publishing information on reassigned IP address blocks via FTP
  • LACNIC Projects and Training Activities - Ernesto Majó, LACNIC
  • LACNIC 20 - LACNOG 2013 Report - Ernesto Majó, LACNIC

The afternoon's activities included the panel on the Evolution of LACNOG, followed by the session on Securing DNS Servers: Best Configuration Practices and Rate Limiting, presented by Carlos Martínez. The presentation has discussed the anatomy of distributed denial of service attacks using DNS amplification, including the role of open recursive servers.

This presentation was followed by two lightning talks, one on Reducing Energy Usage at Datacenters and the other on New Generation of Network Structure.

The day's final activity was the CaribNOG meeting (the group of Caribbean Network Operators), which was held in the Exhibition Room. Speakers were Stephen Lee, Bevil Wooding, Eldert Louisa and Nico Scheper. 

Stephen Lee presented the Caribbean IXP Journey and Steve Spence talked about the cloud adoption in the Caribbean. This last presentation looked at the reality of implementing and utilizing cloud services in the Caribbean region from the perspective of a service provider. It discussed bandwidth, user expectations vs. feasibility and gives practical lessons learned.

CaribNOG is a dedicated community of network operators and stakeholders committed to providing the Caribbean region with a forum. This meeting focused on sharing technical experiences and expertise, building technical capacity and knowledge and advocating relevant technical approaches and solutions for the region.

The event closed on a high note with the 6:00pm (Curacao local time- UTC -4:00 hours) closing ceremony.

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