Category: BCOP

In 5 Days, ION Sri Lanka Will Cover IPv6, DNSSEC, DANE, BGP, TLS, BCOP and more

ION Sri Lanka logoComing up in just over 5 days, our ION Sri Lanka event will take place in Kandy, Sri Lanka, on Sunday, January 18, 2015, beginning at 10:00 am India Standard Time (IST, UTC+5:30).  As our agenda shows, we have an ambitious list of sessions covering pretty much all of the topics we cover here at Deploy360. Sessions include:

  •  Welcome from the Internet Society Sri Lanka Chapter, Prof. Gihan Dias (Internet Society Sri Lanka Chapter)
  • Two Years After World IPv6 Launch: Are We There Yet?, Vivek Nigam (APNIC)
  • Why Implement DNSSEC?, Jitender Kumar (Afilias)
  • Deploying DNSSEC: A .LK Case Study, Sashika Suren (LK Domain Registry)
  • DANE: The Future of Transport Layer Security (TLS), Dan York (Internet Society)
  • Lock it Up: TLS for Network Operators, Chris Grundemann (Internet Society)
  • What’s Happening at the IETF? Internet Standards and How to Get Involved, Dan York (Internet Society) and Thilini Rajakaruna (former IETF Fellow)
  • Operators & the IETF, Chris Grundemann (Internet Society)
  • Best Current Operational Practices – An Update, Jan Žorž (Internet Society)
  • IPv6 Success Stories– Network Operators Tell All!, Asela Galappattige (Sri Lanka Telecom); Senevi Herath (LEARN); Matsuzaki Yoshinobu (IIJ)

We have an excellent set of speakers and are very much looking forward to this event!

REGISTRATION IS FREE! If you can get to the Amaya Hills Hotel in Kandy, Sri Lanka, there is no additional cost to attend ION Sri Lanka.  You do need to register by filling out the SANOG registration form.

If you will not be able to get to the ION Sri Lanka location, we’ll be offering a live video stream / webcast of the event via YouTube Live events. Do note that all events happen on Sunday, January 18, starting at 10:00 am India Standard Time (IST).  Given that this is UTC+5:30, the start of ION Sri Lanka may actually be in the late hours of Saturday, January 17, for people in the United States.  Here are some examples:

  • 10:00 am, Sunday, Jan 18 – IST, Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • 5:30 am, Sunday, Jan 18 – CET, central Europe
  • 4:30 am, Sunday, Jan 18 – UTC
  • 11:30 pm, Saturday, Jan 17EST, east coast, USA
  • 8:30 pm, Saturday, Jan 17PST, west coast, USA

You may find it helpful to use one of the time/date conversion tools to ensure your timing is correct. All the sessions will be recorded for later viewing and the slides will be available online as well.

To stay up-to-date about ION Sri Lanka you can also join:

If you are on Twitter, you can follow @Deploy360 and use hashtag #IONConf for all things ION!

We’re looking forward to seeing many people at the ION Sri Lanka event and joining in the other SANOG 25 activities happening there.  If you are in Sri Lanka (or can get there), please do join us for ION Sri Lanka!

P.S. And if you want to get started today with IPv6, DNSSEC or other topics, please visit our Start Here page to begin – why wait for ION Sri Lanka?  Why not start now?

Watch LIVE Right Now From Japan: ION Tokyo – IPv6, DNSSEC and BCOP

Want to learn the latest news about IPv6, DNSSEC, and Best Current Operational Practice (BCOP) efforts? Please join us on Monday, 17 November 2014, at 9:30am JST (00:30 UTC / 19:30 EST), when our ION Tokyo event will be streaming live out of Japan via this link:

ION Tokyo has just started in Japan and will go for the next 2.5 hours – please join us:

ION Tokyo - Chris Grundemann

The ION Tokyo agenda is packed with great sessions:

  • Keynote: Can We Go Back to the Original? A Return to the End-to-End Principle
    Dr. Shin Miyakawa (NTT Communications)
  • The Business Case for Implementing DNSSEC
    Dan York (Internet Society)
  • Best Current Operational Practices Update
    Chris Grundemann (Internet Society)
  • Panel Discussion – IPv6 in Asia Pacific: Untangling the Web
    Moderator: Tomohiro Fujisaki (Internet Society Japan).
    Panelists: Miwa Fujii (APNIC); Toshio Hiraga (Sony Global Solutions, Inc.); Kaname Nishizuka; Akihiro Tsuru (KDDI Corporation).

Our Sponsors

We would like to once again thank Afilias for supporting ION Tokyo as an ION Conference series sponsor!

In addition, we’re honored to have several co-location partners at this event including IA Japan, the IPv6 Promotion Council, JPNIC, and the ISOC Japan Chapter.

Join Us

Will you be in Tokyo next week for any of the many excellent events happening? Please be sure to let us know! You can respond to the Facebook or Google+ events, drop us a message on FacebookTwitter, or Google+ (using the hashtag #IONConf), or simply email us.

We can’t wait to see you in Japan – or online – as we continue to share real-world deployment experiences and work to better understand your needs to get things like IPv6, DNSSEC, TLS, and secure routing deployed.

Join us Monday for what should be an excellent set of sessions!

And if you want to get started now with deploying these technologies, please visit our “Start Here” page to find resources targeted at your type of organization or role.

BCOP Session At RIPE 69 Streaming Live Now

RIPE 69 logoRight at this moment at the RIPE 69 meeting in London, the RIPE Best Current Operational Practices (BCOP) Task Force is holding its meeting and reviewing a number of different draft BCOP documents.  You can watch live on the RIPE 69 live stream but the session is close to finishing up.  The good news is that all of the slides and video archives are appearing on the RIPE69 BCOP Task Force page almost as soon as they are presented.

The agenda for the meeting is:

A. Opening – Jan Zorz

B. BCOP Around the World – Aaron Hughes

C. Euro-IX IXP BCOPs  – Bijal Sanghani

D. IPv6 Troubleshooting for Helpdesks  – Sander Steffann and Jen Linkova

E. BCP38 + Enterprise and IX Filtering – Aaron Hughes

F. BGP BCOP – Guillaume Valadon

G. Deaggregation by Large Organizations – Iljitsch van Beijnum

H. MANRS (aka Routing Resilience Manifesto) – Andrei Robachevsky

Our team member Jan Žorž is there facilitating the meeting and actively participating as part of our overall efforts to help create more BCOP documents globally.



Chris Grundemann At NANOG62 This Week Talking BCOP

NANOG 62 LogoAre you at NANOG 62 in Baltimore, MD, this week?  If so, look for our Chris Grundemann (see team photo) who is there all week.

Chris is primarily at NANOG for the Best Current Operational Practices (BCOP) Track happening today from 4:30 to 6:00pm US EDT in the “Maryland Suites” room.   Chris was very active with this BCOP work in NANOG before joining the Internet Society and remains closely connected to what is going on.  As we’ve written about in the past, our team here is working to help facilitate the creation of regional BCOP documentation efforts around the globe and a good bit of what Chris expects to be doing at NANOG 62 is speaking with operators about what other BCOP documents could be written.

He’ll also be speaking with people about all the work we’re doing here to promote IPv6, DNSSEC, TLS and technologies to secure BGP.  If you’d like to meet up with him, please drop an email to and he can connect with you there at the show.

Beyond the BCOP session today, which is unfortunately not being webcast, there is an outstanding agenda of presentations this week, many of which will be webcast / live streamed for remote viewing.  Some of the sessions that hit the topics we cover here at Deploy360 include (slides are available for sessions that are already over, and the video recordings should be available soon):

Monday, October 6, 2014

  • Detecting and Quantifying IPv6-based SMTP Abuse
  • Project Turris  (an IPv6-capable and DNSSEC-validating home gateway/router from CZ.Nic)
  • Single Pass Load Balancing with Session Persistence in IPv6 Network

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

  • DNS Track (unfortunately not webcast)

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

  • Adventures in RPKI (non)Deployment

There are a great range of other talks on the NANOG 62 agenda that may be of interest, too.  I’m personally interested in the talk on Thursday (right before the RPKI talk) from Tim Stronge at TeleGeography about submarine cables as I just find that whole area intriguing.

All in all it should be a great event – and if you want to learn more about what we are doing and want to provide some feedback about what you could use help with to get started with IPv6, DNSSEC and other technologies, please do find Chris and say hello!

Watch LIVE Now! AfPIF Lightning Talks On IXP Toolkit, Deploy360, More

AfPIF LogoRight NOW in Dakar, Senegal, the last session of the African Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) 2014 is happening.  As we wrote previously, our Chris Grundemann is there – and he will actually be speaking during this “Lightning Talk” session about what we are doing here with Deploy360 in general and in particular with our Best Current Operational Practices (BCOP) efforts.  You can watch live at:

It will also be archived for later viewing.

Right now our Internet Society colleague Jane Coffin is talking about the IXP Toolkit that has been developed to help with the creation of Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) (see our IXP page for our resources to help).

The list of speakers will be:

  • IXP Toolkit (Jane Coffin, ISOC)
  • IPv6 Webinars (Kevin Chege, ISOC)
  • Peering in Kenya (Barry Macharia, KIXP)
  • The successful implementation of an IXP and its evolution (Adelard Kenese, Burundix)
  • DO Base (Chris Grunderman, ISOC)
  • Business Intelligence Application (Elaud Kutiwa)

Each is to do a short 5-10 minute presentation.

If you want to see more, you can watch live RIGHT NOW!  :-)

Deploy360@IETF90, Day3: Operators and the IETF, DHC, DANE in TRAM, CrypTech and more

IETF LogoWednesday at IETF90 is a bit quieter day for our Deploy360 topics, which is nice after the crazy schedule of yesterday and of Monday .  It’s still quite busy and starts off with our team member Jan Žorž presenting in the OPS Area Working Group about our “Operators and the IETF” project, as well as IPv6 activity happening in the DHC Working Group. We learned of a new DANE draft happening in the TRAM Working Group. The CrypTech project has a lunch briefing and the Routing Area Working Group meets this afternoon.  More info below…

If you’d like to join the OPSAWG or TRAM sessions (or any of the others) remotely to hear the discussion you can follow the instructions on the IETF 90 Remote Participation page or use the “tools-style” agenda page that provides easy links to the audio stream, jabber chat room documents and more for each of the sessions.

OPS Area Working Group  - and IPv6 in DHC

In the Operations Area Working Group from 9:00-11:30 EDT, Jan is going to be speaking about our “Operators and the IETF” project and presenting some preliminary results from the survey we undertook to understand what were some of the reasons network operators had for not participating in the IETF standards process.  The goal here is to relay the feedback we’ve collected thus far and have a conversation about how we might be able to get more network operators involved with the IETF so that we can improve the amount of operational feedback provided into the standards process.

At the same time in another room the DHC Working Group will be covering a great many topics related to IPv6 and DHCP, specifically clarifying various points about how DHCP works with IPv6 and how to use DHCP more securely.

Lunch Briefing About The CrypTech Project

During the lunch break from 11:30-13:00 EDT in the Quebec Room there will be a briefing about the CrypTech Project, a fascinating project to develop an open hardware cryptographic engine.  Our colleague Lucy Lynch recently wrote about this in a blog post, “The Black Box Paradox – How to Trust a Secret on Today’s Internet“.  It looks quite interesting.

A DANE Draft in TRAM

In a side conversation with Marc Petit-Huguenin here at IETF 90 on Monday I learned that he has a DANE-related draft in the TRAM Working Group. The TRAM WG is focused on improving the TURN and STUN servers that facilitate real-time communications between people who are behind NAT boxes such as home / enterprise firewalls. This is particularly of interest to people working on WebRTC/RTCWEB.  Marc’s draft, draft-petithuguenin-tram-stun-dane-00, defines how DANE can be used by STUN clients to secure the TLS connection with servers.  His slides are available.

After that we’ll probably be in the Routing Area Working Group and then listening to the Operations and Administration Plenary tonight.  And then we’ll be getting ready for another VERY busy day tomorrow!

The information about the relevant working groups today is:

DHC (Dynamic Host Configuration) WG
(Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 0900-1130 EDT, Salon B)

OPSAWG (OPS Area Working Group) WG
(Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 0900-1130 EDT, Ontario)

TRAM (TURN Revised and Modernized) WG
(Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 1300-1130 EDT, Manitoba)

RTGWG (Routing Area Working Group) WG
(Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 0900-1130 EDT, Ballroom)

For more background on what is happening at IETF 90, please see our “Rough Guide to IETF 90″ posts on the ITM blog:

If you are here at IETF 90 in Toronto, please do feel free to say hello to a member of the Deploy360 team.  And if you want to get started with IPv6, DNSSEC or one of our other topics, please visit our “Start Here” page to find resources appropriate to your type of organization.

Congrats on 25 Years of RIPE Meetings – And We’ll Be Promoting Videos From RIPE68

ripe-25-anniversaryAs the RIPE 68 meeting has drawn to a close in Warsaw, Poland, we would just like to take a moment to join with our CEO and many others in congratulating the RIPE community on their 25th anniversary.  Over these past 25 years the RIPE community has done an amazing amount of work together to create a stronger and better Internet.  On a global level, we are all collectively so much better off because of all the work that has happened within the RIPE community. Do check out their “25 Years of RIPE Timeline” to learn more.

We heard from Chris Grundemann and Jan Žorž that the 25th anniversary celebration on Tuesday evening was a great event – and both of them have raved about what an excellent – and exhausting – week this has been for them. As we wrote about last week, they’ve had an extremely busy week with a great amount of activity on IPv6, DNSSEC, securing BGP and our BCOP and  Operators and the IETF projects. Outside of that, Jan is also a member of the RIPE Program Committee (and was chosen again for that role) and so he was super-busy with helping with general organizational issues.  Our colleague Andrei Robachevsky was also there being very active on issues around routing resiliency and some of the great work happening there.

One of the great things about the RIPE meetings is how quickly they make the videos and presentations available for viewing.  There were some outstanding presentations at this RIPE 68 meeting in Warsaw, and so we’ll be highlighting and promoting some of the sessions that we found most valuable and interesting.  We’ve already started this yesterday with a post about Chris’ presentation about operators and the IETF, but we’ll be doing more of that over the next few weeks.

Congrats again to the RIPE community on their 25th anniversary - and we look forward to seeing all that will happen over the next 25 years!

Deploy360 at RIPE68 May 12-16 in Warsaw: IPv6, BCOP and more

RIPE 68Next week will be an extremely busy week for two of our team members at the RIPE 68 meeting happening May 12-16 in Warsaw, Poland. Both Jan Žorž and Chris Grundemann will be there and as Jan is also a member of the Program Committee he has a very active week there.

Looking at the very packed RIPE 68 Meeting Plan, the week looks like this:


First, Chris Grundemann will be speaking in the “Lightning Talks” plenary session happening sometime between 16:00-17:30 about our “Operators and the IETF” project and what we are doing to try to get more network operators involved with the IETF standards process.

Jan will be chairing one of the early plenary sessions but his main activity will be the Best Current Operational Practices (BCOP) Taskforce meeting happening Monday night.  Several aspects:

  • Jan is chairing the overall session along with Benno Overeinder
  • Jan will be speaking about the document on “IPv6 Troubleshooting for Helpdesks”, of which he is one of the editors
  • Our colleague Andrei Robachevsky will be speaking about the “Code of Conduct” initiative

Jan, as you may be aware, also heads up our effort focused on getting more BCOP documentation out there.


Chris will be speaking in the 11:00-12:30 plenary session on the topic of “Security in an IPv6 World: Myth & Reality” looking at IPv6 security issues.

I’ll note that later in the day (16:00-17:30) there will be a session celebrating 25 years of RIPE which will be great to see! (And congratulations are certainly due to everyone in the RIPE community on hitting that milestone!)


On Wednesday we don’t have any specific Deploy360-related presentations, although Jan will be presenting as an individual in a session about the address policy working group.


For us, Thursday will be all about the IPv6 Working Group, with multiple activities:

  • Jan and Sander Steffann will be presenting about the work underway to update the RIPE-554 requirements for IPv6 in ICT equipment.
  • Jan and Benno Overeinder will be speaking again about the BCOP document for IPv6 troubleshooting for helpdesks.

You can expect to find both Jan and Chris in that session given the other very interesting presentations as well.

While there in Warsaw both Chris and Jan are very interested to talk to people about how we can help you with your deployment of IPv6, DNSSEC or the other topics we cover.  If you’d like to meet with either of them, you can find them in the sessions above – or email us at

Video/Slides: Status of Best Current Operational Practices (BCOP) at RIPE67

At the RIPE67 event last week, our Jan Zorz joined Benno Overreinder on stage to give an overview of the ongoing efforts to expand sharing of “best current operational practices” (BCOPs) between network operators around the world. Jan’s slides are available and the video of the talk can be viewed on the RIPE 67 site:

RIPE 67 BCOP Presentation

To learn more about this initiative, please visit our BCOP page.

Speaking About BCOP At NANOG59 TODAY In Phoenix, Arizona

NANOG 59 MeetingIf you are attending the 59th meeting of the North American Network Operators Group (NANOG) in Phoenix, Arizona, please do say hello to Chris Grundemann, our new director of Deployment & Operationalization (DO), under which the Deploy360 Programme sits.

Chris is of course no stranger to NANOG as he has been very involved with setting up the regional “Best Current Operational Practices (BCOP)” efforts happening within NANOG.

In fact he will be speaking on a panel about BCOP from 4:30 – 6:00 pm MST TODAY. [1 - see note below about timezone] Chris will now be able to speak not only about the BCOP work within NANOG but also the broader picture of how we are intending to help encourage more BCOP creation and sharing around the world.

A livestream of NANOG59 is available at:

The full agenda can be found on the NANOG website.  Beyond his BCOP presentation, Chris will be around the NANOG event meeting with people in his new role.  If you are interested in reaching Chris, you can email him at

[1] Arizona does not use Daylight Savings Time and so Phoenix has remained on “Mountain Standard Time” (MST) which is UTC-7 and the same as US Pacific Daylight Time (PDT). So you can think of it as being the same time as it is in California and the rest of the US west coast.