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Another beautiful day in Bucharest and another great line-up of engaging plenary presentations at RIPE 71.
Tuesday morning’s 9:00 plenary focused on network measurements, and two-thirds of the presenters were from past and present RIPE Academic Cooperation Initiative (RACI) attendees:
- RACI attendee Dario Rossi, Telecom ParisTech, presented results about where in the world anycast networks can be found
- Andra Lutu (RACI alumni) from Simula Research Laboratory explained MONROE, a mobile broadband measurement platform
- Jamie Horrell, NZRS, talked about research into spatial representation, including lots of pretty maps of New Zealand’s broadband infrastructure
Attendees queued up for their RIPE 71 meeting t-shirts during the coffee break before filling up the main room for the second plenary session.
- A look at the tools used to maintain the Facebook network, use cases, the lessons learned and resulting recommendations from Facebook’s Jose Leitao and David Rothera
- The design of a small data centre, the mistakes made and problems that present themselves from Karl Brumund, Dyn
- Leslie Carr on the pros of automation, the importance of network and system teams working together and how amazing Git and GitHub is
The afternoon’s first plenary slot on Tuesday had a broader, less technical focus that prompted a lot of audience comments. Highlights included:
- A presentation from University of Leiden students (and RACI attendees) on international humanitarian law and cyber warfare
- An in-depth update from the RIPE Crisp Team on the IANA Stewardship Transition
Highlights of the last session of the day included:
- Pitches from RIPE Programme Committee candidates
- APNIC’s George Michaelson on how adverts can be used to measure IPv6 deployment
- RACI attendee Yves Vanauble delving into MPLS
- Lightning talks from RIPE NCC staff on BGPlay and multi-CDNs resemblance to jellyfish
The day finished with presentations from talented students and researchers in the RACI session (see: ripe.net/ripe/raci) and a parallel BoF on addressing the problem of IP spoofing.
Attendees then boarded the shuttle busses and headed to Maraboo for a fun night of networking, dancing and great food (thank you to RIPE 71 host Interlan!).