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Agenda & Presentations

Note: Our Internet Society colleagues held a workshop called “Combating Spam – Technical Options for Spam Mitigation and Network Management” just before the ION Conference.

The full webcast archive includes the Spam workshop and ION Djibouti.

2 June 2014

3:30 PM

Opening Remarks

Chris Grundemann, Internet Society

3:45 PM

The Business Case for Implementing DNSSEC

Mark Elkins, Posix Systems

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.

4:15 PM

DNSSEC Deployment Within Africa – A Status Check

Alain Aina, AfriNIC

The Internet Society produces maps that provide a view into global DNSSEC deployment and break the deployment status into five categories: experimental, announced, partial, DS in root, and operational. These maps are a bit different from other DNSSEC statistics sites in that they contain both factual, observed information (for the “DS in Root” and “Operational” states) and also information based on news reports, presentations and other collected data (the first three states). Where are African ccTLDs on their path toward full DNSSEC deployment?

4:30 PM

Deploying DNSSEC: A Case Study

Toilem Godwin, KENIC

This session will explore one potential technical solution for deploying DNSSEC support within a ccTLD registry. We’ll take a quick look at DNSSEC awareness strategy, the status/progress of signed domains, and lessons learned and challenges for increasing numbers of signed domain names.

5:00 PM


5:15 PM

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

Dan York, Internet Society

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.

5:25 PM

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

Hisham Ibrahim, AfriNIC

6 June 2014 marks 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 provide a global update and then focus on the current state of IPv6 adoption in Africa, including statistics and lessons learned from and since World IPv6 Launch, and the next steps needed to move forward with IPv6 deployment in Africa.

5:55 PM

Panel Discussion – IPv6 in Africa: Untangling the Web

Moderator: Kevin Chege, Internet Society. Panelists: Mark Elkins, Posix Systems; Frank Habicht; Martin Levy, CloudFlare; Janvier Ngnoulaye; Patrick Okui, Network Startup Resource Center

IPv6 has been available from the Regional Internet Registries for almost 15 years. How do different types of organizations formulate their plans to deploy IPv6, and what’s taking so long? Will reliance on Carrier Grade NATs (CGNs) affect the development and accessibility of the Internet in Africa? Panelists will discuss IPv6 vs. CGNs: issues, problems and solutions. The discussion will also encompass panelists’ experiences deploying IPv6 in Africa; the technical, organizational, and political challenges they face, and the current status of their deployments.

6:55 PM

Closing Remarks

Chris Grundemann

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