Conference Program Abstracts

Middle Eastern Internet Trends – James Cowie (Renesys)

In this presentation, we will give an overview of the Internet transit marketplace in Turkey and the Middle East, summarizing the key market growth and interconnection trends of recent years. We will illustrate how regional markets have evolved their approach to international connectivity, identify key providers in each country, and describe ways in which peering and content hosting drive regional transit requirements. Finally, we will consider the impacts that we think local peering exchanges, cloud computing, and new physical paths to Europe and Asia will have on the marketplace in the coming years.

Content Providers must lead the way to IPv6 Deployment – Owen DeLong (Hurricane Electric)

With the IANA IPv4 free pool likely to be gone before the end of the year, IPv6 deployment is now a very pressing issue. In order to provide a good user-experience to what will be an ever-increasing collection of IPv6-only eyeballs, or, eyeballs with severely degraded IPv4 access, content providers simply must add IPv6 capabilities to their systems. If you haven’t already started on this process, you are already running late, but, the sooner you start, the less traumatic it will be.

What ISPs need to know about the Underground Economy – John Kristoff (Team Cymru)

The Underground Economy is a catchphrase often used to describe a variety of criminal activity enabled and fostered throughout various dark corners of the Internet. While there is no single, universally agreed upon market index for the underground economy, Team Cymru has been one of the pioneers in trying to better understand who is involved and why they are participating. In this talk we will examine trends from the underground economy and how ISP networks are often unwitting victims or enablers in this marketplace. After experiencing this presentation, you will have a greater appreciation for the types of criminal activity that takes place every day on your networks and what sorts of things you can or cannot do to help thwart it.

Qtel Mobile Broadband IPv6 Service – Robert Saunders (Qtel)

Qtel is in the implementation phase of enhancing it’s Mobile Packet Core infrastructure to support IPv6 Internet services. This presentation covers background leading to the decision to undertake the project, how the project was implemented, the results, and the next steps.

Case Study: A Service Provider’s road to IPv6 – Amir Tabdili (UnisonIP)

Service Providers often various multivendor networks such as Public IP for Internet Access, MPLS L3 VPN network for business customers, and a residential BRAS network with LAN and LNS components. When moving services to IPv6 all the various networks have to be considered and adopted for IPv6. This document shows the design decisions for a large European SP on the road to convert three networks to IPv6: Residential Network, MPLS VPN network and Public Internet.

Some Recent Interesting Observations about the Internet – Daniel Karrenberg (RIPE NCC)

Daniel will talk about a number of recent Internet measurements and statistics and what they mean for the community. If he has time Daniel will also give a sneak preview of some new and exciting measurements the RIPE NCC will announce at the Rome RIPE meeting.

Deploying IPv6 on DSL Networks – Marco Hogewoning (XS4ALL)

This presentation is an extension of the one on MENOG6. Showing what it takes to roll out IPv6 towards DSL end users. As we are now live, the final presentation will also contain some statistics on what happens when you enable it.

Trends in Internet Traffic Patterns – Darren Anstee (Arbor)

Arbor Networks’ unique ATLAS and Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report initiatives provide one of the most accurate pictures of Internet traffic trends and Security Threats. Arbor Networks will present global and region-specific data.

RIPE Labs – Mirjam Kühne (RIPE NCC)

RIPE Labs is a platform designed by the RIPE NCC for network operators, developers and industry experts to expose, test and discuss innovative Internet-related tools, ideas and analysis that can benefit the RIPE community and the broader technology world. Anyone can:

  • Present research
  • Showcase prototype tools
  • Share operational experience
  • Exchange ideas
  • Discuss with others in the community

You can find articles related to a wide range of operational topics, for instance routing, DNSSEC, IPv6, operators tools, measurements and statistics.

Under each article there is space to contribute feedback on prototypes, suggest improvements and discuss news, ideas and developments.

IPv6 Transition works in Turkey and Experiences of ICTA – Sezen Yeşil (ICTA)

The Internet has become an important infrastructure for economic and social lives. Its increasing usage means increasing demand for IP addresses. However, the pool of available IPv4 addresses for new assignments is being rapidly depleted. As a solution to this problem, IPv6, which provides very large capacity of IP addresses, was developed. To ensure sustainability and continuous growth of the Internet and Internet based applications, it is very important to be IPv6-ready and to start transition works from IPv4 to IPv6. In most parts of the world, various works related to IPv6 transition have been conducted in different levels and recently these works get accelerated. It is deemed to be necessary now to plan the process of transition to IPv6 so that the transition in Turkey has not lagged behind and transition costs have not increased. So, e-Transformation Turkey Executive Board gave ICTA (Information and Communication Technologies Authority) some missions regarding the transition to IPv6. ICTA has initiated a project, “National IPv6 Infrastructure Design and Transition Project”, in collaboration with TÜBİTAK – ULAKBİM (the National Research and Education Network), Gazi University and Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University. After this project, strategies of transition to IPv6 will be determined at the national level, diffusion and awareness studies that will foster research and technology development studies regarding IPv6 will be conducted and cost of transition in Turkey will be calculated. Apart from this project, ICTA decided to start IPv6 transition work in its own network infrastructure to present an example for other governmental agencies as well as to trigger its ISP to enable IPv6 services . The presentation addresses IPv6 transition works and plans in Turkey, the outputs of “National IPv6 Infrastructure Design and Transition Project” and ICTA’s IPv6 deployment experience and challenges.