Daily Recap

Welcome to our fourth daily recap of the LACNIC 27 meeting currently underway in Foz do Iguaçu!

In the Ballroom, Thursday 25 May began with the Latin American IPv6 Forum (FLIP 6). Forum Chair Azael Fernández presented some opening remarks, and highlights of this activity included keynote speakers Timothy Winters and Mikel Jiménez and their presentations on how the IPv6 Ready Logo contributes to IPv6 deployment and IPv6 @ FB: A journey from the NIC to the Edge.

Timothy Winters, IPv6 Ready Technical Chair, presented the IPv6 Ready Logo and explained how it contributes to IPv6 deployment and how it can be obtained.

More information: https://www.ipv6ready.org/db/index.php/public/

Jorge Cano of NIC.Mx presented Jool, a tool that makes it easier to transition from IPv4 to IPv6. After this presentation, participants discussed various experiences with the tool.

Jordi Palet explained the evolution of datacenters without IPv4. "SIIT-DC allows a datacenter to have a solution similar to 464xLACT," he added.

Jaime Olmos and José Martín Flores explained some experiences in voice-over-IPv6 deployment at the University of Guadalajara.

Alejandro Acosta presented NATMeter, a tool for measuring the use of NAT at regional level. More information: https://natmeter.labs.lacnic.net/

Mikel Jimenez, the morning's last keynote speaker, then presented IPv6 @ FB: A journey from the NIC to the Edge, and explained that "all Facebook user services are implemented in IPv6."

Twenty-seven participants registered, but in the end Tiago Giovanaz da Silva and Edwin Gómez were the winners of the IPv6 Challenge, which aimed to encourage and promote IPv6 deployment among organizations established in the region.

Likewise, during the IPv6 Forum, the Jim Bound Awards were presented to five companies: Telecentro Argentina, Wind Telecom, Tigo Guatemala, Telefonica Argentina, and CNT Ecuador.

In the afternoon, the same room hosted the panel on IPv6 implementation success stories, among them different organizations such as Telecentro, ANTEL, COPEL, and Telefónica Brasil. To summarize, all these organizations have moved to IPv6 and found different barriers along the way, including planning, business strategy, and others.

Then, Farsight Security CTO Merike Kaeo presented on effective security. Merike analyzed different network architectures and the devices connected to the Internet, and showed how we all have a role to play in providing more effective security by going back to basic principles. The scale, sophistication and impact of Cybercrime is changing. Attackers will continue to try and change tactics to stay under detection."

"Security continues to be an exercise of blind trust. Go back to basics. Let´s all do our part"

As part of the IPv6 Day activities, LACNIC CTO Carlos Martinez explained the root zone KSK rollover and what it entails for operators in the LAC region. More information: http://www.lacnic.net/web/lacnic/key-signing-key

The last activity of the day in the Ballroom was the usual update from other regional registries (ARIN, APNIC and RIPE NCC) and the session where Sergio Rojas spoke about IPv4 exhaustion, specifically about Phase 3. http://www.lacnic.net/web/lacnic/agotamiento-ipv4


Meanwhile, two tutorials were presented in the Iguaçu I,II,III room:

TUTORIAL: Resource Management / MiLACNIC

Rodrigo Zambrana, LACNIC

Earlier this year, LACNIC launched a new resource management system called MiLACNIC, which, in addition to the features currently available (sub-assignments, rDNS delegation, user management, etc.) centralizes payments (adding PayPal as a new payment method) and the Resource Certification System (RPKI). This tutorial offered a detailed description of the features of MiLACNIC and how to use the new system.

TUTORIAL: Using BGP communities

Instructors: Lucenildo Lins, Rodrigo Regis and Tiago Nakamura (NIC.br)

This tutorial explained BGP attributes and capabilities. It also included a virtual laboratory simulating communities.

In parallel there was a panel on diversity and inclusion. The remarkable thing about this panel is that it was organized by the community itself through the it-women mailing list. The panel was moderated by Renata Aquino Ribeiro and made up by Raquel Gatto (ISOC), Laura Kaplan (LACNIC), Carmen Denis Polanco (UADY - Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán), and Yacine Khelladi (A4AI).

We invite you to join us tomorrow for the fifth and final day of LACNIC 27.

Welcome to our third daily recap of the LACNIC 27 meeting currently underway in Foz do Iguaçu!

Several parallel activities took place this Wednesday, 24 May:

The morning began with the reelection of the LACNIC region's representative to the ASO AC, Jorge Villa. Ricardo Patara and Jorge Villa then presented an ASO AC update, explaining some of their tasks, particularly following the IANA functions' stewardship transition. More information: https://aso.icann.org/

At 8:45, LACNIC's Deputy CEO Ernesto Majó spoke of the role of the IANA functions Review Committee and its regional representatives (Edmundo Cazarez, Nicolás Antoniello, and Ernesto Majó). It was also announced that Esteban Lescano will fill the position that will be vacated by Edmundo when his term ends in December.

The purpose of the Review Committee is to conduct a periodic review of the service level of the IANA Numbering Services provided to the Internet  Number Community.

More information: http://www.lacnic.net/web/elecciones/2017-review-committee

Regional Interconnection Forum and Open LAC-IX Meeting

At 9:00, participants met in the Bourbon Ballroom for the Regional Interconnection Forum, held jointly with the open LAC-IX meeting. Fabián Mejía and Ariel Graizer welcomed everyone and gave the opening remarks

Ariel Graizer, LAC-IX Chair, stressed the importance of detecting traffic exchange issues. He also noted that it is important to generate content locally in order to improve Internet quality in terms of traffic exchange.

The goal of the Regional Interconnection Forum is to bring together Internet exchange point operators and their members in order to promote peering agreements and discuss regional interconnection within Latin America and the Caribbean.

Likewise, the LAC-IX meeting has consolidated itself as a workspace where Latin American and Caribbean Internet Exchange Point Operators share their experiences on topics of interest to the IXP community.

Highlights included the following two panels:

1) The panel on IXPs for Small ISPs, with the participation of Iván Zilic (PIT Chile) Rodrigo Peña (SCL-IX), and Jhonny Naranjo (APROSVA).

2) The panel on RPKI Origin Validation in IXPs, with the participation of Mauricio Oviedo (IX.CR) and Fabián Mejía (NAP.EC).

Within the framework of this panel, Mauricio explained the experience of CRIX in RPKI origin validation and the benefits it offers, among them generating trust when validating that routes are safe or avoiding route hijacking. He also described certain challenges, such as the creation of ROAs and certificates or the increase of the number of end users with ASNs and knowledge of RPKI.

Fabián Mejía then discussed origin validation at NAP.EC and mentioned some RPKI-related incidents. Among the benefits that were detected, he mentioned the possibility of solving configuration errors.


The following tutorials were presented today:

During the morning, the Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group (M3AAWG) presented its Hands-On Abuse Operations Methods Training.  This tutorial introduced participants to methods on how to handle the potentially overwhelming flow of reports and how to shift abuse operations from a cost center in the organization to a cost neutral, potentially even cost positive factor.

In the afternoon, participants gathered for the Peering tutorial, which analyzed the basics of traffic exchange, peering, and CDNs, and discussed their business relationships as well as relevant technical aspects.

Within the framework of the Peering tutorial, Arturo Servín, Guillermo Cicileo, Nicolás Antoniello, and Michela Galante presented an overview of this technology's features and applications. Presenters showed how stakeholders should analyze different components before considering implementing peering relationshios. "If you want to enter a peering relationship, the first thing you must do is a cost-benefit analysis," said Arturo Servín. While presenting the various factors that can affect peering quality, Guillermo Cicileo emphasized how important it is for providers of different sizes to participate in Internet Exchange Points. "It's important for local providers —not only CDNs— to be part of IXPs," he said. Micaela Galante then presented the status of the RIPE Atlas project's probes and anchors, and Nicolás Antoniello spoke on issues related to routing and peering.

Network Security Forum

In the afternoon, the main room welcomed LACSEC, the Network Security Forum.

The LACSEC Forum was opened by Hugo Salgado, member of the LACNOG Committee, as LACSEC Chair Fernando Gont was unable to attend the event.

Several relevant topics were discussed at the Forum, including the use of MACSEC in enterprise networks, the importance of DNS in preventing cyber attacks, CSIRT development and others. Carlos Martínez explained the root zone KSK rollover and the plans in place for this year. More information: http://www.lacnic.net/web/lacnic/key-signing-key

The day ended with a social event at Salão Expocenter III of the Rafain Palace Hotel & Convention Center. 

We invite you to join us for the fourth day of LACNIC 27.

Don't forget to visit the LACNIC stand to talk to our experts.

Welcome to our second daily recap of the LACNIC 27 meeting currently underway in Foz do Iguaçu!

Tuesday 23 May began with the LACNIC 27 opening ceremony, attended by more than 600 participants and with a remote audience of more than 420. The opening ceremony was hosted by:

  • Ariel Graizer, Chair of LAC-IX
  • Eduardo Santoyo, Chair of LACTLD
  • Demi Getschko, Director President of NIC.br.
  • Hartmut Glaser, Executive Secretary at CGI.br
  • Wardner Maia, Chairman of the LACNIC Board

Demi Getschko welcomed the community to Brazil —his own country— and noted the importance of building the Internet community. He particularly stressed the growth of IPv6 traffic in the region.

In turn, according to Hartmut Glaser, CGI.br Executive Secretary, "Together we want to build an Internet that will continue to reduce distances."

Wardner Maia stressed the relevance of 2017 —LACNIC's 15th anniversary— and the importance of the work carried out throughout the years to build the community. He also highlighted some of the activities included in the program, among them the panels on IPv4 exhaustion, IPv6 implementation success stories, and diversity and inclusion.

Then it was time for the panel on The Internet of the future: Its Evolution over the Next 10 Years. This panel addressed emerging technology trends and their impact on the development of the Internet over the next 10 years. Moderated by Oscar Robles, this panel was made up by Adiel Akplogan (ICANN), Christine Hoepers (CGI.br), Flavio Amaral (Netflix), and Matías Quintanilla (Telefónica Argentina).

"We must think about what the community can do to achieve an open, stable and secure Internet," added Christine Hoepers, General Manager of CERT.br. "Internet growth and mobile network requirements mean that over the next three years customers will go from 5 Mbps to 20 Mbps," noted Matías Quintanilla, part of Telefónica Argentina's mobile department.

Adiel Akplogan then explained that the number of interconnected apps and "things" will continue to grow in the coming years, as will the amount of data and mobile access, meaning that privacy issues will become increasingly relevant.

To conclude, Flavio Amaral observed that currently people are investing in customization algorithms, so that users' preferred contents will always be available.

This was the first time that Göran Marby, ICANN CEO, attended a LACNIC event. This time, he gave a presentation titled ICANN Post IANA Functions' Stewardship Transition" describing what happened after the transition of the IANA functions. After a transition process completed on 30 September 2016, the Regional Internet Registry (RIR) community has taken over stewardship of the IANA functions together with other organizations.

Göran recognized the work of the number community and highlighted the growth of IPv6 in the LAC region.

Public Policy Forum

The Public Policy Forum —a space for participants to present, discuss and approve policy proposals regarding the rules that define how Internet resources are managed in Latin America and the Caribbean— began at 11:00. Following the opening remarks and the presentation of the Forum's agenda, it was time to introduce Paola Pérez, the newly elected co-chair who will assume her position once the Foz do Iguaçu Forum comes to an end.

The following seven proposals were presented:

- LAC-2016-5: Modify the size of initial IPv6 allocations, presented by Jordi Palet Martinez. This proposal was abandoned, as it serves the same purpose as LAC-2016-7.  https://politicas.lacnic.net/politicas/detail/id/LAC-2016-5?language=sp

- LAC-2016-7: Modify the size of initial IPv6 allocations, presented by Jordi Palet Martinez. Considering the comments by participants during the meeting as well as those submitted on the policy mailing list, it was decided that the proposal had reached consensus and will now enter a 45-day last call for comments period.


- LAC-2017-1: Rectifying the size of initial allocations, presented by Jordi Palet Martinez. Considering the comments by participants during the meeting as well as those submitted on the policy mailing list, it was decided that the proposal had reached consensus and will now enter a 45-day last call for comments period.


- LAC-2017-2: One-way interregional transfers to LACNIC, presented by Daniel Miroli. The proposal did not reach consensus and will therefore return to the mailing list for further discussion. 


- LAC-2017-4: Modify the minimum size of initial IPv6 allocations to ISPs, presented by Evandro Antonio Ramos Terra Varonil de Sousa. Considering the comments by participants during the meeting as well as those submitted on the policy mailing list, it was decided that the proposal had reached consensus and will now enter a 45-day last call for comments period.


- LAC-2017-5: Addenda - Resource revocation, presented by Andrés Piazza. Considering the comments by participants during the meeting as well as those submitted on the policy mailing list, it was decided that the proposal had reached consensus and will now enter a 45-day last call for comments period.


- LAC-2017-6: Modify the Resource Recovery Process, presented by Edmundo Cazarez-Lopez. In the end, the proposal did not reach consensus and will be sent  back to the mailing list for further discussion.  https://politicas.lacnic.net/politicas/detail/id/LAC-2017-6?language=sp

To read more about the proposals, go to https://politicas.lacnic.net/politicas/list

To join the policy mailing list, go to https://mail.lacnic.net/mailman/listinfo/politicas


Welcome to this first daily recap of our activities at LACNIC27, currently underway in Foz do Iguaçu!

The event is being held at the Bourbon Cataratas Convention & Spa Resort with more than 600 registered participants. On Monday 22 May, four tutorials were held in parallel, as well as the Computer Security Incident Response Teams meeting.

Tutorial: Advanced IPv6

Instructors: Alejandro Acosta, Alejandro D'Egidio, Ariel Weher, Jordi Palet

This tutorial was designed for participants with prior experience working with IPv6 who wish to further their knowledge. Contents included topics such as transition mechanisms, IPv6 in xDSL networks, IPv6 in LTE networks, and IPv6 addressing plans.

Tutorial: Changing Internet Policies is Easy

Instructor: Gianina Pensky, LACNIC

During this tutorial, participants learned how to modify the requirements for obtaining IP addresses as well as the rest of the policies under which the numbering resources are managed (IPv4 and IPv6 addresses and ASNs).

We invite you to subscribe to the Policy mailing list and keep up with the latest news:

Tutorial: Monitoring

Instructors: Santiago Aggio, Pablo Cuello

The instructors presented theoretical concepts and analyzed basic tools for monitoring networks and traffic in the links between different autonomous systems.

The goal of this tutorial was to encourage operators and administrators to implement monitoring solutions using open source tools which, along with the IPFIX (Netflow) and SNMP protocols, will allow them to obtain statistics on traffic aggregation and IP flows.

Tutorial: BGP and RPKI

Instructors: Mariela Rocha, Gerardo Rada, Guillermo Cicileo, Erika Vega

This was a two-part tutorial. The first session included an introduction to the BGP protocol, along with recommendations and current best practices for both carrier/ISP and end-user environments.

The second session introduced some of the current trends in routing security, specifically origin validation using resource certification.

The day ended with a welcome cocktail where participants had the chance to meet and greet their Latin American and Caribbean colleagues.

We invite you to join us tomorrow at 8:30 am (local Brazil time) and remind you that you can visit the LACNIC stand, where our experts will be available throughout the week to provide information and answer questions about our services and activities.

Stay tuned for our next daily recap!

Thanks for reading,