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18 January 2015

All times are India Standard Time (IST), or UTC+5:30

10:00 AM

Opening Remarks

Chris Grundemann (Internet Society)


10:15 AM

Welcome from the Internet Society Sri Lanka Chapter

Prof. Gihan Dias (Internet Society Sri Lanka Chapter)

The President of the Internet Society’s Sri Lanka Chapter welcomes ION attendees with an introduction to the Internet Society and an overview of the Chapter’s efforts to promote the open development, evolution, and use of the Internet for the benefit of all people in Sri Lanka. Dedicated to the growth of the Internet in Sri Lanka, the creation of content in Sinhala and Tamil and the use of Lanka and Ilangai domain names, the Chapter focuses on Internet connectivity and accessibility for people who live in rural areas of the country. Of equal importance, the Chapter facilitates collaboration within its membership, helps local ICT professionals and companies get involved in the IETF, and advises the government on policy, Internet connectivity and broadband standards in Sri Lanka. Learn more about the Internet Society, the Sri Lanka Chapter, and how you can get involved and join today.

10:30 AM

Two Years After World IPv6 Launch: Are We There Yet?

Vivek Nigam (APNIC)


June 2014 marked the 2nd anniversary of World IPv6 Launch, when thousands of Internet Service Providers, home networking equipment manufacturers, and web companies around the world came together to permanently enable IPv6 on their products and services. Where are we now on the path to full global IPv6 adoption? We’ll discuss the current state of IPv6 adoption, including statistics and lessons learned from and since World IPv6 Launch, and the next steps needed to move forward with IPv6 deployment.

11:00 AM


11:15 AM

Why Implement DNSSEC?

Jitender Kumar (Afilias)


DNSSEC helps prevent attackers from subverting and modifying DNS messages and sending users to wrong (and potentially malicious) sites. So what needs to be done for DNSSEC to be deployed on a large scale? We’ll discuss the business reasons for, and financial implications of, deploying DNSSEC, from staying ahead of the technological curve, to staying ahead of your competition, to keeping your customers satisfied and secure on the Internet. We’ll also examine some of the challenges operators have faced and the opportunities to address those challenges and move deployment forward.

11:45 AM

Deploying DNSSEC: A .LK Case Study

Sashika Suren (LK Domain Registry)


This session will explore LK Domain Registry’s technical solution for deploying DNSSEC support in the .LK registry. With a goal of making it easier for domain name holders to easily add DNSSEC, we will take a quick look at our DNSSEC implementation strategy, the status/progress of .LK signed domains, and our lessons learned and challenges for increasing the percentage of signed domain names.

12:00 PM

DANE: The Future of Transport Layer Security (TLS)

Dan York (Internet Society)


If you connect to a “secure” server using TLS/SSL (such as a web server, email server or xmpp server), how do you know you are using the correct certificate? With DNSSEC now being deployed, a new protocol has emerged called “DANE” (“DNS-Based Authentication of Named Entities“), which allows you to securely specify exactly which TLS/SSL certificate an application should use to connect to your site. DANE has great potential to make the Internet much more secure by marrying the strong integrity protection of DNSSEC with the confidentiality of SSL/TLS certificates. In this session, we will explain how DANE works and how you can use it to secure your websites, email, XMPP, VoIP, and other web services.

12:30 PM


2:00 PM

Lock it Up: TLS for Network Operators

Chris Grundemann (Internet Society)


Transport Layer Security (TLS), the successor to Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), can be used in many applications other than Web browsers. In order to make the Internet more secure, TLS needs to be widely deployed by all kinds of applications across the Internet. In this session, we will help network operators understand how best to support the use of TLS-encrypted applications across their networks and address how operators can best support their networks and users once everything is encrypted.

2:30 PM

What’s Happening at the IETF? Internet Standards and How to Get Involved

Dan York (Internet Society) and Thilini Rajakaruna (former IETF Fellow)

Dan York’s Slides

What’s happening at the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)? What RFCs and Internet-Drafts are in progress related to IPv6, DNSSEC, Routing Security/Resiliency, and other key topics? We’ll give an overview of the ongoing discussions in several working groups and discuss the outcomes of recent Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) sessions, and provide a preview of what to expect in future discussions.

3:00 PM

Operators & the IETF

Chris Grundemann (Internet Society)


The Internet Society is seeking to foster a larger and more engaged network operator community around the IETF and protocol development work. We conducted a widespread survey of network operators from January to July 2014 and are now analyzing and synthesizing the results. In this session, we’ll discuss the initial survey results and our next steps to create a report and IETF Internet-Draft that outlines the challenges to greater operator engagement in the IETF and a summary of potential solutions.

3:15 PM


3:30 PM

Best Current Operational Practices – An Update

Jan Žorž (Internet Society)


The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) standardizes the protocols and services that vendors implement and network operators are supposed to deploy and use. We believe there is an opportunity to better identify, capture, and promote best current operational practices emerging from various regional network operators’ groups. We believe sharing these documents across the globe would benefit the wider Internet community and help more operators deploy new technologies like IPv6 and DNSSEC faster and easier. Deploy360’s Jan Zorz will give an update on this progress, discuss the status of BCOP efforts across the world, and give an overview of some of the documents in the process so far.

3:45 PM

IPv6 Success Stories– Network Operators Tell All!

Asela Galappattige (Sri Lanka Telecom); Senevi Herath (LEARN); Patrick Okui (Network Startup Resource Center); Matsuzaki Yoshinobu (IIJ)

Asela Galappattige’s Slides
Patrick Okui’s Slides
Senevi Herath’s Slides
Matsuzaki Yoshinobu’s Slides

In this session, we invite network operators to share their IPv6 success stories and lessons learned along the way that can help other managers of networks deploy IPv6. How did they do it? What technical, organizational, and political challenges did they face? Attendees will gain vital insight as network operators lay out the stages for IPv6 implementation—creating the business case for management buy-in, initiating a planning process, flipping the switch, and, finally, gathering measurements and proving success.

4:45 PM

Closing Remarks

Chris Grundemann (Internet Society)

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