Daily recap - 8th may

Welcome to this fifth daily recap of our activities at LACNIC21 "Building the Future of the Internet: Security, Transparency and Participation," which is being held in Cancun, Mexico.

Thursday morning began with two parallel sessions – the Regional Interconnection Forum and the Security Forum.

Regional Interconnection Forum

Forum Chair Fabián Mejía opened the session highlighting the goals and resources of this discussion space created by LACNIC.

The following two presentations involved real-life IXP interconnection experiences. Gregorio Manzano of CENIT described the experience of connecting an academic network to IXP in Venezuela. Marco Velepucha of Nettplus gave a motivational explanation of how a small ISP in Ecuador chose to maintain its independence by managing its own ASN and IP address resources.

Then Arturo Servín explained how a content delivery network (CDN) works, as well as the meaning of terms such as private and public peering. Arturo also presented an update on the Peering Forum that had been held earlier during the week.

Participants were able to enjoy a panel on "CDNs at IXPs," where several panelists representing IXPs from three different countries (PTTmetro, NAP Cabase, NAP.EC) and two of the world's largest CDNs (Akamai and Cloudflare) shared their experiences and opinions on the current and future relationship between content delivery networks and Internet exchange points.

Tom Paseka of Cloudflare showed how an Anycast CDN works and analyzed the peering scenario among different regions, as well as the status of routing within the Latin American and Caribbean region, identifying both challenges and best practices.

Osvaldo Pacheco of Cisco explained how the BGP Route Server feature works and where it is implemented.

Security Forum

Meanwhile, the Greco-Dalí Room hosted the LACSEC Forum. This meeting provided an opportunity for the region's operators to share technical information and experiences in network operation and infrastructure development.

Presentation highlights included:

  • Malware in Mobile Devices - Sebastián Bortnik, ESET Latin America
  • CSRF Token Bypass in Practice, William Costa
  • An Analysis about Compliance Management in Critical Systems - Sergio Nunes, Defenda
  • Running Secure Server Software on Insecure Hardware: Managing SSL Keys on a Global Scale - Joshua Motta, CloudFlare
  • Two parallel sessions were also scheduled for the afternoon – LACNIC's Public Policy Forum and the Latin American IPv6 Forum (FLIP6).

Public Policy Forum

Several policies were discussed, including:

  • LAC-2012-08v3 Inter-RIR IPv4 Address Transfers - Edmundo Cázarez-López, NIC.mx
  • LAC-2013-01 Publishing Information on Reassigned IP Address Blocks via FTP - Jorge Lam, Level 3

The meeting also included presentations by LACNIC staff, such as a presentation on the phases of IPv4 exhaustion and a presentation on LACNIC's new policy management system, as well as updates from the other RIRs, IANA and the NRO. The forum ended on a high note: Bevil Wooding and Ermanno Pietrosemoli were presented with the 2013 and 2014 Lifetime Achievement Awards, respectively.

Since 2009, LACNIC honors those individuals who have permanently and significantly contributed to the development of the Internet and the Information Society in the region of Latin America and the Caribbean. (Links Premio Trayectoria 2013 y 2014)

Latin American IPv6 Forum (FLIP6)

The Latin American IPv6 Forum met today at the Greco Room for its third and final session.

The session's only speaker was Azael Fernandez, who gave two presentations on two very interesting topics.

The first presentation was titled "Effects of IPv6" and showed IPv6 from a perspective different than we are used to hearing, initially providing attendees with numbers, statistics, and predictions on the future of IPv4 and IPv6, then showing how IPv6 affects the environment from a social and operational (cost) point of view. The second presentation was titled "IPv6 and I" and also started by presenting IPv4 and IPv6 numbers and statistics and then spoke of different "things" having IPv6 support, such as cars, light bulbs, buildings, and others.

The daty ended with a tribute to Raúl Echeberría, LACNIC's Executive Director, who will be leaving the organization on June 30th.

We cordially invite you to join us tomorrow at 9.00 am (local Cancun time) for the sixth day of the LACNIC21 meeting. For the latest news on this event, visit our website (eventos.lacnic.net/lacnic21), where you will be able to follow our live webcasts. You can also follow us on twitter #LACNIC21.

Stay tuned for our next daily recap!

Thanks for reading,