Internet History

Fred Baker, USA

This talk traces the history of the Internet from early beginnings - J.C.R. Licklider's ruminations on a global information system and various efforts including the ARPANET - through commercialization to the present day. It also traces the development of the organizations that make it work - the IAB, the IRTF, the IETF, and the Internet Society.

Encryption and Enterprise Data Centers

Nalini Elkins, USA

Many new protocols are being worked on at the IETF. Some are RFCs already; others will soon gain that status. These include: TLS1.3, DNS over HTTPs, and HTTP/2, and QUIC. A fundamental premise that all of these protocols share is that metadata may be misused. So, more and more of the packet is being encrypted.  How will this impact diagnostics and troubleshooting? If many of the protocol headers themselves are encrypted, how will we get information on performance?  Deep packet inspection is currently used by IDS / IPS, fraud detection and other security tools at enterprises.


These new protocols require a transition for enterprise network management.    This session will discuss the nature of the problem and potential solutions for government and industry.

IPv6: Past, Present, and Future

Ron Bonica, USA

In this talk, we will discuss IPv6 architecture and extensibility, as it was initially conceived, as it is currently deployed, and as it may be deployed in the future.

Contributing to the IETF: how to play your part, and how RFCs are made.

Adrian Farrel, UK

Making standards for the Internet is not magic, but it is hard work. The IETF's specifications depend on engineering excellence and collaborative work from experts, designers, academics and most importantly from implementers.

In a high-pressure environments focused on getting it right, there can be many different commercial incentives and there are a lot of strong opinions. But you can contribute to make your mark and to make the Internet work better.

This talk will give you some pointers on how the IETF works, how RFCs come about, and the best ways to penetrate the IETF's unique culture and get involved.

IETF and Regional Internet Registries (RIR)

Paul Wilson, Australia

In 1992, RFC 1366 proposed the regionalisation of IP address management, and led to the establishment of Regional Internet address Registries (RIRs) in the following years. APNIC was founded in 1993 as the RIR for the Asia Pacific region, and serves the regional Internet operator community with IP address allocation and registration services (including IPv4 and IPv6 addresses, and Autonomous System numbers).  In this session Paul Wilson will introduce APNIC’s role and responsibilities, and its relationship with IETF standards and processes which are critical to IP addressing and routing in the Internet today.

Internet & IETF Principles

Fred Baker

This talk is a discussion of design principles that architects and operators have found interesting and useful - including principles for the design of standards organizations and the discussions they entertain.

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