BoF (Birds of a Feather)

Tuesday, 9 May 18:00 - 19:00

RACI aims to increase ties between the RIPE community and the academic/research sector. The RIPE NCC selected eight academics to attend the RIPE 74 Meeting and present their Internet-related research to, and receive feedback from, the community. At this session, those academics who have not presented in the main RIPE Meeting program will present and discuss their research.

Where: Main Room
  • Systems Anonymization of Network Traces Using Differential Privacy
    Ahmed AlEroud, Yarmouk University, Jordan
  • BGP Table Fragmentation: What & Who?
    Julien Gamba, University of Strasbourg, France
  • Entropy/IP: Uncovering Structure in IPv6 Addresses
    Pawel Foremski, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

Tuesday, 9 May 18:00 - 19:00

Security BoF: On the Linkage Between Device and Infrastructure
Marco Hogewoning, RIPE NCC

Whatever the definition of the Internet of Things is, one thing is for sure: the number of devices connected to the Internet is constantly growing. Even the traditional access markets continue to expand their number of end users and, importantly, the bandwidth available to them.

As a follow-up to the RIPE 73 Internet of Things (IoT) BoF, we plan to explore the effects of this ever-expanding network in terms of infrastructure stability and security. Botnets, including the ones made up from relatively dumb devices such as the Mirai botnet, pose a substantial threat to the very infrastructure those devices depend on for their connectivity.

Not only does the phenomenal growth in the number of poorly maintained devices increase the attack surface, but with more bandwidth available to them, the threat becomes even bigger.

Can we prevent the Internet from collapsing under its own weight? Aside from the ongoing discussions on the need to secure these devices, with options ranging from capacity building to regulation, this BoF will explore the role of access providers in the ecosystem. As the natural gatekeepers between the local networks and the global infrastructure, what are their options to protect their own and other networks from these attacks?

This BoF will tackle the following questions:
  • Is there a role for the access provider in controlling/limiting access of compromised devices to the infrastructure?
  • Are there technical means to detect and contain devices that form a potential threat?
  • Would it be feasible to limit connectivity for such unsafe devices? Are there feasible alternative means to mitigate the threat that these compromised devices form to our systems?
Where: Tutorial Room

Thursday, 11 May 18:00 - 19:00

Regional BoF
Alexander Isavnin

This BoF is for RIPE community members that come from regions where the local Internet community isn't as well developed as those in Western Europe. There are MENOG, ENOG and SEE meetings for these parts of the community. What's next for these regions? How can the developed part of the RIPE community and the RIPE NCC help to improve the development of those communities and fully integrate into the RIPE community?

Where: Side Room