UKNOF29 & Internet Society ION Conference

Assembly Buildings

Assembly Buildings

2-10 Fisherwick Place Great Victoria Street Belfast Antrim BT1 6DW
Keith Mitchell (UKNOF)

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Registration: Registrations are still open at the REGISTRATIONS PAGE.

  • Adam Badger
  • Ady Baker
  • Alun James
  • Andrew Bays
  • Andrew Maybin
  • Andy Davidson
  • Asegid Legesse Teshome
  • Ashley Gregory
  • Barbara Wolf
  • Barry O'Donovan
  • Benedicte Titley
  • Bob Sleigh
  • Brandon Butterworth
  • Brendan Cleary
  • Brendan Minish
  • Brian Nisbet
  • Bruce Van Nice
  • Cathy Almond
  • Charles Gillan
  • Chinnaraji Annamalai
  • Chris Bagnall
  • Chris Cousins
  • Chris Grundemann
  • Chris Orsman
  • Colin Whittaker
  • Conor Olden
  • Craig Denton
  • Craig Gallen
  • Damian O'Neill
  • Daniel Ankers
  • Darren James
  • Dave Wilson
  • David Alldritt
  • David Beckett
  • David Farrell
  • David Freedman
  • David Malone
  • David Rothera
  • Debbie Casey
  • Denesh Bhabuta
  • Donal Cunningham
  • Duncan Kennedy
  • Edwin Punt
  • Eoin Jennings
  • Eoin O'Reillly
  • Erol Bucukoglu
  • Fearghas McKay
  • Gerard Gillan
  • Gerry Brown
  • Greg Choules
  • Ian Farrer
  • Ian Meikle
  • Jamaica Bloch
  • James Galvin
  • Javed Vohra
  • Jim Reid
  • John Akeem Etamba Mbulu
  • John Bond
  • John Bussmann
  • John Freebairn
  • John Mahon
  • John Mitchell
  • John Souter
  • Jonathan McDowell
  • Jonty Hewlett
  • Julie Doherty
  • Kayode Ajao
  • Keith Mitchell
  • Kenneth Dixon
  • Kenny Marlow
  • Kevin Mott
  • Kieran Dalton
  • Liz Fletcher
  • Louise Ashtonhurst
  • Lynette Walsh
  • Malcolm Murphy
  • Manus Savage
  • Margherita Barbieri
  • Maria Farrell
  • Mark Downey
  • Mark Kellett
  • Mark McFadden
  • Mark McKillop
  • Mark Stokes
  • Mark Taplin
  • Martin Smith
  • Marty Strong
  • Massimiliano Stucchi
  • Megan Kruse
  • Michael Boyle
  • Michael Horn
  • Michael Major
  • Mick O'Donovan
  • Mike Hughes
  • Mike Kelly
  • Mohammad Faisal
  • Mutairu Arogundade
  • Nat Morris
  • Nathalie Kunneke-Trenaman
  • Neil McRae
  • Niall Beirne
  • Niall O'Reilly
  • Nick Hilliard
  • Nicolas CARTRON
  • Noah Oduntan
  • Olaseni Okunola
  • Paul Cairney
  • Paul O'Reilly
  • Paul Thornton
  • Peter Maynard
  • Peter Thornton
  • Philip Stanfield
  • Ralf Weber
  • Ray Bellis
  • Richard Petrie
  • Rob Evans
  • Rob Speed
  • Robert Lister
  • Robert Neep
  • Ronan O'Hart
  • Sanjay Chohan
  • Sarah Keedy
  • Sarah Nalubwama
  • Scott McClelland
  • Sergiusz Paprzycki
  • Shani Latif
  • Simon Beevers
  • Stephen Maloney
  • Steve Jones
  • Steve Seymour
  • Susmita Adhikari
  • Timo Hilbrink
  • Tom Bird
  • Tom Everenden
  • Tom Hill
  • Tony Gray
  • Tony Pearson
  • Tref Davies
  • Veronika McKillop
  • Wale Bakare
  • Will Hargrave
  • Yaseen Patel
  • Zanecebo Mchunu
  • Monday, September 8
    • 12:30 PM 1:30 PM
      Registration 1h
    • 1:00 PM 1:30 PM
      Atlas Probe Distribution 30m
      Speaker: Fearghas McKay (UKNOF)
    • 1:40 PM 2:10 PM
      HEAnet's Optical Backbone & School's Connectivity 30m
      In 2013 HEAnet partially rebuilt and greatly enhanced the resilience of our optical networks in Dublin and around the country. Around the same time we continued our roll out of 100Mbps connectivity to every secondary school in the Republic of Ireland. This talk aims to describe the technology design choices, the implementation process and some of the interesting issues and pitfalls encountered along the way.
      Speaker: Mr Brian Nisbet (HEAnet)
      Presentation Video
    • 2:10 PM 2:40 PM
      Watery Wireless 30m
      Research, design and testing of a licence exempt 5.8GHz wireless Link solution for streaming data back from an offshore marine research buoy.
      Speaker: Mr Brendan Minish (Westnet)
      Presentation Video
    • 2:40 PM 3:00 PM
      Options for Metro 100Gig 20m
      Agenda Overview Metro 100G market Optical Transmission windows Options 100G LR4 100G DWDM Coherent 100G DWDM Direct detect Examples Some test results
      Speaker: Mrs Susmita Adhikari (Cube Optics)
      Presentation Video
    • 3:00 PM 3:15 PM
      Network Function Virtualisation, bringing virtualised network infrastructure into the cloud 15m
      Sponsor Presentation
      Speaker: Kenny Marlow (Alternative Networks)
      Presentation Videos
    • 3:15 PM 3:50 PM
      Afternoon Coffee Break 35m
    • 3:50 PM 4:20 PM
      Broadcast editing and delivery over IP 30m
      Over the summer BBC R&D tested a few of the technologies we're working on as part of our ip end to end long term research Featuring content from the Rio World Cup and Commonwealth Games in UHD (4k) with IP/software delivery from the camera to the consumer we expect this to take over from traditional broadcasting. We'll present how we did it and some of the results
      Speaker: Mr Brandon Butterworth (BBC)
      Presentation Video
    • 4:20 PM 4:50 PM
      LINX's UK regional peering strategy 30m
      An update on LINX's UK regional peering strategy, where we are today and our plans for the future. I'll also give some thoughts on what might be achievable in Northern Ireland/Belfast, based on our current experience developing an exchange in Cardiff.
      Speaker: Mr John Souter (LINX)
      Presentation Video
    • 4:50 PM 5:20 PM
      UKNOF Status Update 30m
      It's been a busy year at UKNOF since our last update. This presentation, prepared for the UKNOF AGM, gives a brief overview of UKNOF's operations, visibility into its governance and finances, what we have achieved in 2013, and some strategy and plans for the future.
      Speakers: Denesh Bhabuta (UKNOF), Mr Keith Mitchell (UKNOF)
      Presentation Video
    • 5:20 PM 5:35 PM
      Introduction of UK IPv6 Council 15m
      UK IPv6 Council was formed in April 2014 as a local chapter of IPv6 Forum. It's a non-profit organisation with the aim of bringing together technical and business community in the UK and share experience with and knowledge of IPv6. This presentation is aiming at introducing the organisation to the the UKNOF meeting attendees and raise awareness of the UK IPv6 Council initiatives.
      Speaker: Mrs Veronika McKillop (Chair of UK IPv6 Council)
      Presentation Video
  • Tuesday, September 9
    • 8:30 AM 9:30 AM
      Registration 1h
    • 9:40 AM 10:00 AM
      Latest Internet Plague: Random Subdomain Attacks 20m
      DNS DDoS attacks continue, fueled by open DNS proxies. Now they're stressing resolvers and authorities worldwide using pseudo random subdomains. In June of 2014 there was a 400% increase in this traffic and popular domains continue to be targeted. Analysis of recent DNS data reveals other interesting details. For instance, Response Rate Limiting in authorities appears to aggravate attacks. This presentation will cover the latest attack data as well as tests of the major resolvers showing the impact of capabilities to mitigate them, ranging from changes in recursive behaviors to filtering traffic at ingress.
      Speaker: Mr Ralf Weber (Nominum)
      Presentation Video
    • 10:00 AM 10:30 AM
      Tales of the unexpected - handling unusual DNS client behaviour 30m
      Over recent months ISPs and other operators of Recursive DNS services have been reporting their experiences with unusual DNS query patterns both to the community and to their DNS software providers. Increasing attention is now being paid to the performance of recursive servers under different circumstances, including the evolution of various techniques to help manage client queries in a way that favours 'good' and minimises the impact of 'bad'. This talk looks at some of the problems that can be encountered and then presents for discussion the experimental features that are being tested with BIND currently as well as introducing other ideas that have been considered but not yet coded by ISC. Active discussion will be sought on all potential mitigation and tuning strategies, whether internal to DNS software or as part of an organisation's network infrastructure.
      Speaker: Ms Cathy Almond (Internet Systems Consortium)
      Presentation Video
    • 10:30 AM 11:00 AM
      Using 100 Billion DNS Queries to Analyse the Name Collision Problem 30m
      For some time there have been concerns that new gTLD strings were already being informally used on the Internet. ICANN commissioned a study in 2013 to assess the extent of the problem. This was used by ICANN to develop a risk mitigation strategy. The key assumption behind that strategy was then examined in a followup study. An explanation of what was done and the findings from these studies are discussed in this presentation.
      Speaker: Jim Reid (RTFM)
    • 11:00 AM 11:30 AM
      Morning Coffee Break 30m
    • 11:30 AM 12:00 PM
      What went wrong with IPv6? 30m
      HEAnet has been trying to encourage IPv6 deployment since... oh, since ever. So have lots of the rest of us. But for something that's taken a decade or two of effort, the numbers still don't look very good. What happened? More importantly, what do we need to change? There's an area of research called Disruption Theory that teaches us how a less well equipped competitor can beat a dominant incumbent - can we use this to change our approach to IPv6?
      Speaker: Mr Wilson Dave (HEAnet)
    • 12:00 PM 12:20 PM
      IPv6-only Data Centres 20m
      Subtitle: What happens when you turn off IPv4 When Bytemark decided to build our own datacentre, we wanted to avoid using IPv4 wherever possible. Almost all of our internal systems are already dual-stacked, and all staff have native IPv6 at home as well as IPv6 via openvpn. The usual issues with IPv6 in a dual-stack environment not withstanding, we found some new issues when we tried to go IPv6-only.
      Speaker: Tom Hill (Bytemark)
      Presentation Video
    • 12:20 PM 12:40 PM
      An overview of BT’s network infrastructure in Ireland and Northern Ireland including connectivity to the the rest of the UK 20m
      Speaker: Mr Neil McRae (BT)
      Presentation Video
    • 12:40 PM 1:45 PM
      Lunch Break 1h 5m
    • 1:45 PM 5:30 PM
      ION Conference
      Video #1 - Internet Society ION Opening
      Video #2 - Two Years After World IPv6 Launch
      Video #3 - Why Implement DNSSEC
      Video #4 - IPv6 Success Stories- Network Operators
      Video #5 - IETF Update
      Video #6 - Panel: Routing Around Catastrophe
      Video #7 - Securing BGP
    • 3:30 PM 4:00 PM
      Afternoon Coffee Break 30m