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UKNOF44 (Belfast)

Europe/London
Assembly Hall (Assembly Buildings, Belfast)

Assembly Hall

Assembly Buildings, Belfast

2 - 10 Fisherwick Place Belfast BT1 6DW
Fearghas McKay (Flexoptix // UKNOF), Keith Mitchell (UKNOF), Marek Isalski (Faelix Limited)
Description

UKNOF events offer an OPEN environment for anyone within or interested in the Internet Industry. Network with industry colleagues, participate in knowledge sharing and freshen up on best practice around network operations and security.

For more information about UKNOF itself, please visit our primary site.

Social Media hashtag: #UKNOF44

We are currently looking for corporate patrons and sponsors to support UKNOF.

 


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Registration: Now open

Call for Presentations: Now closed.

Webcast: http://uknof.bogons.net/uknof44.html (live on 10 September)

IRC Chatroom: #uknof@irc.terahertz.net

Twitter hashtag: #UKNOF44


Volunteers: We always appreciate volunteer help in setting up and running UKNOF events. If you're interested in helping at UKNOF44, please indicate this on the registration form. Our helpers always make a big difference.


Funding UKNOF: We have the following funding opportunities for UKNOF in 2019 (covering UKNOF44)


If you are interested in supporting UKNOF, please contact us on admin@uknof.org.uk

Planning
Travel Info
Participants
  • Adrian Bolster
  • Alun James
  • Andrew Campling
  • Andrew Hearn
  • Andy Davidson
  • Andy Fidler
  • Anthony Turner
  • Aoibhinn Nic Aoidh
  • Asad Javied
  • Aseem Sharma
  • Barry O'Donovan
  • Bekki Dube
  • Ben Carter
  • Bert Hubert
  • Bob Sleigh
  • Brandon Butterworth
  • Brendan Minish
  • Brian Nisbet
  • Cathal Mooney
  • Charles Gillan
  • Chris Cousins
  • Clare White
  • Clay Haynes
  • Damian ONeill
  • David Armstrong
  • David Farrell
  • David Malone
  • David Murray
  • David Robinson
  • David Schmitt
  • Debbie Casey
  • Denesh Bhabuta
  • Denis Nolan
  • Dermot Bradley
  • Donal O Duibhir
  • Dunc Lockwood
  • Dónal Cunningham
  • Eileen Gallagher
  • Elliott Brown
  • Fearghas McKay
  • Ferenc Csorba
  • Gerard Gillan
  • Hal Ponton
  • Hazel Murray
  • Ian Chilton
  • Ian McManus
  • Ian Morgan
  • Ignas Bagdonas
  • Inga Turner
  • Issa Daniel
  • Jacob Steadman
  • Jamie Jones
  • Jeff Osborn
  • Jody Botham
  • Julian Borthwick
  • Keith Mitchell
  • Laura Winters
  • Liz Stevens
  • Louise Ashtonhurst
  • Marek Isalski
  • Mark Fordyce
  • Mark Taplin
  • Martin Atkinson
  • Matt Illingworth
  • Matthew Jepp
  • Matthew Trewartha
  • Max Naylor
  • Michael Smith
  • Nat Lasseter
  • Nicholas Hart
  • Nick Ryce
  • Nicolas Cartron
  • Noel Brady
  • Paul Besley
  • Paul Devins
  • Paul Joseph
  • Paul Lawrence
  • Peter Myers
  • Peter Stevens
  • Peter Swann
  • Petr Soukeník
  • Phil Sykes
  • Philip Mccallum
  • Rachael Hagan
  • Ray Bellis
  • Ray Belshaw
  • Rene Fichtmnueller
  • Richard Irving
  • Rob Evans
  • Robert Lister
  • Robert Sefr
  • Ross Moya
  • Roy Arends
  • Róisín King
  • Sam Defriez
  • Sam Smith
  • Sandra Brown
  • Sandra Scott-Hayward
  • Shinoj Pittandavida
  • Stanley Jewhurst
  • Stephen Morris
  • Steve Jones
  • Stuart McKinley
  • Stuart Paton
  • Stuart Steele
  • Tema Hassan
  • Thomas Franklin
  • Thomas Weible
  • Tim Chown
  • Tom Bird
  • Tom Strickx
  • Will Hargrave
  • Willie Black
UKNOF44 admin
  • Tuesday, 10 September
    • 09:00 09:55
      Registration 55m Ground Floor Exhibition Area

      Ground Floor Exhibition Area

      Assembly Buildings, Belfast

      2 - 10 Fisherwick Place Belfast BT1 6DW
    • 09:55 10:00
      Introduction and Welcome 5m Assembly Hall

      Assembly Hall

      Assembly Buildings, Belfast

      2 - 10 Fisherwick Place Belfast BT1 6DW
      Speaker: Mr Keith Mitchell (UKNOF)
    • 10:00 10:30
      A Dragon Has Destroyed the Datacentre 30m Assembly Hall

      Assembly Hall

      Assembly Buildings, Belfast

      2 - 10 Fisherwick Place Belfast BT1 6DW

      Humans do two things very well; we play games and we tell stories. Indeed, DR/BCP exercises combine both as we roleplay our way through a scenario.
      Similarly, tabletop Roleplaying games (RPGs). such as Dungeons & Dragons, are all about presenting a scenario to a group of players and seeing how they react. Millions of people play these games every year and this has produced extensive critical analysis and large amounts of material on how to keep players engaged.
      There are many useful tips and tricks from these games that can be applied to DR/BCP tests, albeit they tend to have fewer dragons and to involve more conventional monsters like power loss, DDoS or floods. Hopefully some of these will not only keep those involved more interested, but can also highlight and exploit some more novel ways of reacting to events.

      Speaker: Brian Nisbet (HEAnet)
    • 10:30 10:50
      From Plan A to Plan B - making IPv6 real 20m Assembly Hall

      Assembly Hall

      Assembly Buildings, Belfast

      2 - 10 Fisherwick Place Belfast BT1 6DW

      Community Fibre are a growing FTTH provider in London. We have 150kms of
      fibre in the ground chiefly via PIA, we have passed over 75,000 homes
      and plan to pass 500,000 homes by the end of 2021.

      Provisioning of IPv4 public addresses was not scaling well as the
      network grew and additionally our original distributed DHCP deployment
      didn't support IPv6 prefix delegation, preventing us from introducing
      IPv6 to our customers the way we wanted to. We revisited our design and
      decided to update to a more centralized model, selecting ISC's Kea DHCP
      from a number of other vendor servers for a rollout of IPv6 to existing
      clients.

      This talk is about the transition from where we were to where we are now
      - having introduced IPv6 to our customer base and now seeing 25%
      of our total customer traffic running over IPv6. There were some
      hiccups along the way, so we're going to run through the details of
      those teething problems, how they were overcome and what we learned from
      them and then end with our future plans which include migration of IPv4
      to join IPv6 on the new Kea servers and improvements to the management,
      reporting and resilience of our redesigned solution.

      Speaker: Mr Sam Defriez
    • 10:50 11:20
      Morning Coffee Break 30m Ground Floor Conference Room & Exhibition Area

      Ground Floor Conference Room & Exhibition Area

      Assembly Buildings, Belfast

      2 - 10 Fisherwick Place Belfast BT1 6DW
    • 11:20 11:40
      Corero Sponsor-led Content - NOC Consideration: Dance of Multi-Vector DDoS Attack 20m Assembly Hall

      Assembly Hall

      Assembly Buildings, Belfast

      2 - 10 Fisherwick Place Belfast BT1 6DW

      This presentation will provide an insight into the challenges and considerations of ever growing DDoS threat landscape. With the help of data points from a recent DDoS incident, I will do a deep-dive analysis into the attack techniques and discuss mitigations strategies, which organisations can leverage against these attacks.

      Speaker: Aseem Sharma (Corero)
    • 11:40 12:10
      The complexity of hyper speed transceivers - lets make it! 30m Assembly Hall

      Assembly Hall

      Assembly Buildings, Belfast

      2 - 10 Fisherwick Place Belfast BT1 6DW

      Thomas will describe in detail the structures inside optical transceivers. A Transmitter / Receiver Optical Sub Assembly (TOSA / ROSA) is no longer just a diode in a housing handling the light path to and fro to the fiber.
      The performance increases from 10G to 100G onwards to 400G - are not only giant steps in bandwidth they are matching leaps in manufacturing.

      How did the optical industry players around the globe make it possible to squeeze everything into the tiny form factors we see today? It is about all precision - a microscope with a calm and competent hand is no longer sufficient, now it is about; nano tolerances, testing, complex transceiver firmware and a shed load of money.

      This is the high precision optical mechanical engineering revolution which fuels the hyper growth of data centers and optical networking worldwide…

      As a small „one more thing" Thomas will dive into the basics of how FEC compensates for errors caused by PAM4 modulation.

      presenter: Thomas Weible - Co-Founder and CTO of Flexoptix GmbH. He formerly lead the groundbreaking software development within the company. Thomas has moved more and more towards the field of transceiver technology and his so called „support with no levels and no bullshit“. Enthusiastic in everything he does, he gives realistic and practical answers to get transceivers working and operational. As speaker at several conferences around the globe he is able to target the needs of network engineers.

      Speaker: Thomas Weible (flexOptix GmbH)
    • 12:10 12:40
      Deploying 400G single-carrier wavelengths on Janet 30m Assembly Hall

      Assembly Hall

      Assembly Buildings, Belfast

      2 - 10 Fisherwick Place Belfast BT1 6DW

      This presentation will cover some of the work that we did on the Janet network to deploy single-carrier 400G wavelengths, and why we did it.

      I'll start off with a very brief description of Janet, explain why we wanted to deploy 400G transmission, then describe where we've deployed it (and why we deployed it there first), talk about the challenges of deploying it, and where we're looking to go next.

      This will be a modified version of a talk I gave at TNC this year,

      Speaker: Rob Evans (Jisc)
    • 12:40 14:10
      Lunch Break 1h 30m Ground Floor Conference Room & Exhibition Area

      Ground Floor Conference Room & Exhibition Area

      Assembly Buildings, Belfast

      2 - 10 Fisherwick Place Belfast BT1 6DW
    • 13:30 14:00
      PGP Signing Session 30m Ground Floor Exhibition Area

      Ground Floor Exhibition Area

      Assembly Buildings, Belfast

      2 - 10 Fisherwick Place Belfast BT1 6DW

      Please submit public keys in advance to pgpsign@uknof.org.uk

      Speaker: Duncan Lockwood
    • 14:10 14:25
      The latest news in the DNS resolution 15m Assembly Hall

      Assembly Hall

      Assembly Buildings, Belfast

      2 - 10 Fisherwick Place Belfast BT1 6DW

      DNS resolution is far from being resolved. The latest developments in standards bring not only significant security improvements but also additional configuration and management requirements. This presentation will sum up the latest related challenges and introduce benefits that all network operators can get out of it.

      • DNSSEC - challenges and benefits:
      • Examples of incidents during DNSSEC introduction and the case study of country-wide DNSSEC introduction from .sk TLD.
      • DNSSEC as a benefit for the network-manager - DNSSEC can be beneficial not only for the user. It can be a great benefit for the internet provider or network-manager due to the NSEC3 negative caching.
      • DoH and DoT demystified. Shall you support DNS over HTTPS and DNS over TLS? A brief but comprehensive excursion to the large topic.
      • Advance caching features for improving service to users. How to reduce the impact or even solve 3rd party authoritative servers' outages: serve stale and prefetching.
      Speakers: Mr Petr Soukenik (Whalebone), Mr Robert Šefr (Whalebone)
    • 14:25 14:55
      Update on DoH and emerging IETF / IRTF standards 30m Assembly Hall

      Assembly Hall

      Assembly Buildings, Belfast

      2 - 10 Fisherwick Place Belfast BT1 6DW

      A UK ISP perspective on the current status of DNS over HTTPS across the end to end ecosystem, covering an overview of IETF discussions, browsers, mobile applications, customer premise equipment, operator core networks, customer experience and regulatory aspects. Combined with a beyond DoH view on wider IETF and IRTF activities that may be of interest to ISPs/network operators, such as the evolution of DoH to mobile applications and IoT and the opportunities and risks created by ESNI, TLS1.3 and QUIC.

      Speaker: Andy Fidler (BT Plc)
    • 14:55 15:40
      Panel: Operational Considerations of DoH Deployment 45m Assembly Hall

      Assembly Hall

      Assembly Buildings, Belfast

      2 - 10 Fisherwick Place Belfast BT1 6DW

      This panel will focus on the operational and UK-specific aspects of DoH, including:
      - what will DoH deployment break ?
      - is centralisation of DNS services good engineering practice ?
      - what happens if ISPs try to work around/block this ?
      - GDPR considerations
      - UK-specific content filtering considerations
      - what features would ISPs like to see from browser/cloud DoH vendors to ensure the best user experience ?
      - performance considerations
      - impact on enterprise networks

      Speakers: Andy Fidler (BT Plc), Keith Mitchell (DNS-OARC - Moderator), Robert Sefr, Roy Arends (ICANN), bert hubert (PowerDNS)
    • 15:40 16:10
      Afternoon Coffee Break 30m Ground Floor Conference Room & Exhibition Area

      Ground Floor Conference Room & Exhibition Area

      Assembly Buildings, Belfast

      2 - 10 Fisherwick Place Belfast BT1 6DW
    • 16:10 16:25
      Time Management for Technical People 15m Assembly Hall

      Assembly Hall

      Assembly Buildings, Belfast

      2 - 10 Fisherwick Place Belfast BT1 6DW

      This is a 10-minute talk on time management for technical people.
      Slides based, but with very few bullet points - see attached.
      Covers using tech tools to manage your time as well as paper-based
      ones. Warning: contains at least one cute cat picture.

      Talk was presented in its first form at iNOG in Dublin; Brian
      Nisbet can confirm same and whether talk would be of interest
      to UKNOF members.

      Speaker: Mr Donal Cunningham (HEAnet)
    • 16:25 16:55
      IXP Route Servers with RPKI 30m Assembly Hall

      Assembly Hall

      Assembly Buildings, Belfast

      2 - 10 Fisherwick Place Belfast BT1 6DW

      Most route server instances at internet exchanges (IXPs) perform prefix filtering based on route/route6 objects published by internet routing registries. The data quality of these IRRDB objects is often poor, with problems relating to missing, stale and incorrectly duplicated information. Resource holders often have difficulty correcting this information due to the object sets being decoupled from the RIR resource assignments.

      RPKI is a public key infrastructure framework designed to secure the internet's routing infrastructure in a way that replaces IRRs with a database where trust is assigned by the resource holder. There are still issues: the database has only a fraction of the prefix coverage as IRR databases do and there is no implemented support for features such as AS-SETs. We are now in a multi-year transition from IRR to RPKI while these issues are solved. In the presentation, we propose a best-practice integration of RPKI into the current IX route server context which still includes IRR support.

      We will present the development work we have completed with IXP Manager to support RPKI and discuss our experiences at putting this live at INEX.

      Speaker: Mr Barry O'Donovan (INEX)
    • 16:55 17:25
      The 5 Ws of Network Monitoring for SDN-based IDPS 30m Assembly Hall

      Assembly Hall

      Assembly Buildings, Belfast

      2 - 10 Fisherwick Place Belfast BT1 6DW

      With the introduction of software-defined networks (SDNs) and network function virtualization (NFV) come opportunities for efficient network threat detection and protection. SDN’s global view and NFV service distribution provide a means of monitoring and defence across the entire network. However, with distributed attacks involving high traffic volumes, network monitoring is a challenging task. In this talk, we will discuss our lessons learned and recommendations for efficient and proportionate network monitoring; the Who, What, When, Where, and Why (5 Ws) of network monitoring for SDN-based intrusion detection and prevention systems.

      Speaker: Dr Sandra Scott-Hayward (Queen's University Belfast)
    • 17:25 17:35
      NetNI - A group for networkers in Northern Ireland (and beyond) 10m Assembly Hall

      Assembly Hall

      Assembly Buildings, Belfast

      2 - 10 Fisherwick Place Belfast BT1 6DW

      Quick overview of the group, the reasoning behind it, the first meeting the progress and challenges so far. Shouldn't take more than 5 minutes, lightning talk style. I expect we'll reuse some of the content from the meeting Denesh made it to in Belfast.

      We've had challenges building momentum so we hope to use this as an opportunity to reboot NetNI and start the community growing again, raising awareness through the lightning talk.

      Speakers: Mr David Farrell (NetNI), Mr Ray Belshaw (NetNI)
    • 17:35 17:40
      Wrap-up, Annual Meeting, UKNOF45 5m Assembly Hall

      Assembly Hall

      Assembly Buildings, Belfast

      2 - 10 Fisherwick Place Belfast BT1 6DW

      The UKNOF Annual Meeting is open to all interested parties and will take place in the UKNOF44 venue at 10am on Wed 11th Sep.
      UKNOF45 will take place in London on 15th January.

    • 18:00 20:00
      Pints n' Packets 2h
  • Wednesday, 11 September
    • 10:00 12:00
      UKNOF Annual Meeting 2019 2h Boardroom

      Boardroom

      Assembly Buildings, Belfast

      2 - 10 Fisherwick Place Belfast BT1 6DW

      An update from the UKIF Board and UKNOF Crew of the current state of running UKNOF, including Financial reports, Governance status, Strategy, and future plans. Members of UKNOF's Committees are specifically invited, and the meeting is open to all interested UKNOF Participants. Remote participation will be available via Zoom.

      Speakers: Denesh Bhabuta (UKNOF), Mr Keith Mitchell (UKNOF)
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