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Schedule: 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM Eastern Time

8:30am - Registration & Breakfast - Foyer (3rd Floor)
9:00 am - Program - Waterfront Ballroom (3rd Floor)
5:00 pm - Reception - Bistro & River Room (2nd Floor)


Tuesday, April 21 2015
Time/Webcast:Room:Topic/Abstract:Presenter/Sponsor:Presentation Files:
8:30am - 9:00amFoyerRegistration
9:00am - 9:05amWaterfront Ballroom

Welcome & Introductions

Thank you for joining NANOG On The Road - Boston. We'll introduce you to the day's program and speakers.

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  • Sean Kennedy.
9:05am - 9:20amWaterfront Ballroom

NANOG Opportunities

A brief presentation about the opportunities for involvement with NANOG. From mailing lists to Fellowships and the College Immersion Program to volunteering, learn how you can participate, benefit, and expand your knowledge in the world of Network Operators.

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  • Jezzibell Gilmore, GTT
  • Jezzibell currently serves as the Vice President of Business Development for GTT, one of the largest transit free network service providers in the world. She brings 15+ years of professional experience on the Internet. Jezzibell began her tenure in the industry at AboveNet, when it was still just a startup that no one had heard of. She has held various positions in Management, Marketing, Operations, Global Sourcing, Corporate Strategy, and Business Development at companies such as: AboveNet, Akamai Technologies, State Street, Roam Data, IX Reach, ServerCentral / nLayer, and GTT. Jezzibell was the Vice Chair of the Development Committee from 2012 - 2013. She has been an active NANOG participant since 2001.
pdfNANOG Opportunities(PDF)
9:20am - 10:05amWaterfront Ballroom

Keynote: “It” will be called “The Internet” but …

The Internet makes little or no sense to most governments. The Internet survived indifference and is now threatened by relevance. This talk will describe how we got to where we are and if there is a future with a recognizable Internet.

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  • Scott Bradner, Harvard University
  • Scott Bradner has been involved in the design, operation and use of data networks at Harvard University since the early days of the ARPANET. He was involved in the design of the original Harvard data networks, the Longwood Medical Area network (LMAnet) and New England Academic and Research Network (NEARnet). He was founding chair of the technical committees of LMAnet, NEARnet and the Corporation for Research and Enterprise Network (CoREN). Mr. Bradner served in a number of roles in the IETF. He was the co-director of the Operational Requirements Area (1993-1997), IPng Area (1993-1996), Transport Area (1997-2003) and Sub-IP Area (2001-2003). He was a member of the IESG (1993-2003) and was an elected trustee of the Internet Society (1993-1999), where he currently serves as the Secretary to the Board of Trustees. Scott is also a member of the IETF Administrative Support Activity (IASA) as well as a trustee of the IETF Trust. Mr. Bradner is a Senior Technical Consultant in the Office of the Harvard University CTO. His job includes work in the area of identity management as well as exploring, developing and upgrading technology at Harvard, monitoring changing technology trends and exploring their potential for use at Harvard. He founded the Harvard Network Device Test Lab, is a frequent speaker at technical conferences, a weekly columnist for Network World, and does a bit of independent consulting on the side.
pdfKeynote: “It” will be called “The Internet” but …(PDF)
10:05am - 10:20amWaterfront BallroomBoston Internet Exchange: UpdateSpeakers:
  • Susan Forney, Markley Group.
pdfBoston Internet Exchange: Update(PDF)
10:20am - 10:30amFoyerBreak
10:30am - 11:30amWaterfront Ballroom


Provides an overview of the critical resources of DNSSEC and RPKI. Domain Name Servers are not secure but this overview of DNSSEC demonstrates how attaching signatures make it spoof proof. Then learn about Resource Public Key Infrastructure, a tool that provides more credibility to identify number resource holders that leads to more routing security.

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  • Mark Kosters, ARIN Chief Technology Officer
  • Mark Kosters is the Chief Technology Officer of the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), responsible for all engineering initiatives within the organization, leading both development and operations. Mark has over twenty-three years of experience as an applications developer, networking engineer, technical manager and executive. For eighteen years previous to his employment at ARIN, he has been a senior engineer at Data Defense Network (DDN) NIC, chief engineer and Principal Investigator under the NSF-sponsored Internet NIC (InterNIC), and Vice President of Research at VeriSign. Over his career, Mark has been involved in application design and implementation of core internet client/server tools, router administration, UNIX system administration, database administration, and network security. He has represented both network information centers in various technical forums such as the IETF, RIPE, APNIC, CaribNOG and NANOG. Additionally, he has co-authored many IETF RFCs running from directory services to IP Address Practices to improvements to DNSSEC.
11:30am - 12:00pmWaterfront Ballroom

QUIC: Next generation multiplexed transport over UDP

QUIC is a new transport protocol that runs on top of UDP. It is currently deployed to >50% of Chrome users of Google services. It combines TCP-style congestion control, TLS-grade security, and HTTP/2 multiplexing. Our measurements on real-world traffic show that QUIC significantly decreases page load times and time between pauses in video playbacks.

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  • Ian Swett, Google
  • Ian Swett, Software Developer working on YouTube video delivery at Google
pdfQUIC: Next generation multiplexed transport over UDP(PDF)
12:00pm - 1:00pmBistro & River RoomLunch
1:00pm - 1:30pmWaterfront Ballroom

20 Years of Research Networking in New England

The Northern Crossroads (NOX) is an affiliation of higher education, research, government, and partner organizations that support research, education, and economic development. The NOX is the hub of research networking in New England. Founded in 1998, The Northern Crossroads has its origins in the days of NEARnet and the relationships that we’re built in that endeavor. Those relationships were and continue to be the foundation of the Northern Crossroads efforts and this presentation will discuss how they have enabled other projects from fiber builds to NEREN (the Northeast Research and Education Network) and the MGHPCC ( Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center). From the days of T1’s and DS3’s to the current NOX regional network with 100GB connectivity to national and international Networks. How we continue to evolve and our interactions with other regional, national and international networking groups and networks.

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  • Leo Donnelly, Harvard University
  • Leo Donnelly is a Senior IT Consultant with Harvard University Information Technology. Leo has been with Harvard University for 25 years and is currently working on strategic networking and infrastructure projects for the University. These include, dark fiber initiatives, commercial Internet and Internet2 projects, optical networking, and VoIP, IP Video, cellular voice, building systems technologies on the IP network and wireless technologies. Current projects include: • Deploying Telepresence for regional, national, and international high definition video conferencing using the global research & education networks for transport. • Serving as the co-lead for the IT work stream for the MGHPCC. The Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center located in Holyoke, Massachusetts. www.mghpcc.org • Technology Planning for the House Renewal program at Harvard University. A decade plus planning process. • IT Infrastructure Planning for the Allston campus expansion, including the Health and Life Sciences Building.
pdf20 Years of Research Networking in New England(PDF)
1:30pm - 2:30pmWaterfront Ballroom

Tutorial: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Optical Networking

Everything you ever wanted to know about optical networking but were afraid to ask. Example topics include: * How fiber works (the basics, fiber types and limitations, etc) * Working with optics (choosing the right type, designing optical networks, etc) * Optical power (understanding dBm, loss, using light meters, etc) * DWDM (how it works, muxes, oadms, amps, etc) * Dispersion (what is it, why do we care, how do we fix it) * Optical Myths (can I hurt myself looking into fiber, can I overload my optic)

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  • Richard Steenbergen, Turkbergen Telecom
  • Richard A Steenbergen worked for several ISPs in the late 1990s, served as Chief Scientist at ServerCentral, founded nLayer Communications and stayed as CTO through its acquisition by GTT. He's most recently merged with Turkes Industries and established a growing boutique residential experience brand, "The Turkbergen".
pdfEverything You Always Wanted to Know About Optical Networking(PDF)
2:30pm - 2:45pmFoyerBreak
2:45pm - 3:15pmWaterfront Ballroom

The Interplay of Operations Knowledge and Policy in IPv6 Deployment

Internet operations is having an increasing impact on the public interest. State regulators are the conventional steward of the public good, but have little operational expertise. Network operators have deep knowledge of the operational environment, but have historically eschewed engagement in public policy. This presentation builds on Sowell's dissertation work and a recent paper on IPv6 policy strategies co-authored with Lee Howard to frame the interplay between these distinct communities, focusing on IPv6 as an early instance of engagement whose most successful outcomes are a product of hybrid arrangement drawing on complementary capabilities in these otherwise disparate groups. The conclusion of this presentation suggests that the operator community should develop policy entrepreneurs that are both "clueful" and willing to engage policy makers as they navigate the unfamiliar terrain of Internet infrastructure operations.

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  • Jesse Sowell, MIT
  • Jesse Sowell recently completed a PhD entitled “Finding Order in a Contentious Internet” in the Technology, Management, and Policy track of MIT’s Engineering Systems Division. Sowell’s dissertation evaluated common resource management institutions that sustain the integrity of the Internet’s numbering and routing system, focusing on the character of authority in these communities (in contrast to state authority) and the family of consensus processes used to adapt resource policy apace with Internet growth and development. Sowell’s has previously done work on the contextual integrity of online privacy (Master’s thesis). Currently, Sowell is a Research Affiliate at MIT building on his work with anti-abuse communities as one element in the larger complex of non-state (“private”) institutions supporting cybersecurity. Sowell is also building on his studies of IX development and management, most notably contributing to ISOC’s work on IX deployment in developing regions.
pdfThe Interplay of Operations Knowledge and Policy in IPv6 Deployment(PDF)
3:15pm - 3:45pmWaterfront Ballroom

Tutorial: IPv6 Security: Myths & Legends

There is a lot of misinformation and FUD floating around about IPv6. I'll be covering what reality looks more like, some of the more likely issues and what you can do to prepare as you roll out IPv6 for yourself and your customers.

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  • Paul Ebersman, Comcast
  • Paul Ebersman works for Comcast as a DNS architect and as a technical resource, both internally and to the internet community. He first worked on the internet for the Air Force in 1984. He was employee number ten at UUNET and helped build AlterNET and the modem network used by MSN, AOL and Earthlink. He has maintained his roots in the internet and the open source community, working for various internet infrastructure companies including ISC and Nominum before coming to Comcast.
pdfIPv6 Security: Myths & Legends(PDF)
3:45pm - 4:15pmWaterfront Ballroom

Untethering the Branch: Enterprise Peering Opportunities

The private line and MPLS networks that connected enterprises over the last twenty years are quickly becoming a thing of the past. Enterprises seek to untether their locations and users from these networks, but still allow them easy and secure access to corporate data and applications. In order to achieve this, enterprises increasingly are placing caching and acceleration equipment at multiple locations near the edge of the network. They are also using these locations to provide direct access to cloud solution providers. This creates a significant opportunity for peering providers to support these services and expand well beyond their traditional customer base.

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  • Gabe Cole, RTE Group
  • Gabe Cole, Founder of RTE Group, is an accomplished Technology Executive with over 20 years’ experience across data center, network, and cloud. Gabe assists service providers and enterprises with converged network and data center design, procurement, and migration including colocation and the XaaS stack of services. He has personally worked on over 150 engagements in North America and EMEA. He is an expert at balancing reliability and performance requirements against technology and business limitations to consistently increase performance at progressively lower price points. In addition, he is frequently called on by investors for assistance with data centers, telco hotels, data center technologies, and services companies. Gabe has also founded and/or participated in a number of venture-backed emergent technology companies including Telwares, Virtustream, Verne Global, Enclave, and Ixpanse. He was one of three founders of CO Space, Inc., a leading provider of colocation and data center facilities and related operations services to the telecommunications, data, and Internet markets. CO Space was acquired by Internap Network Services Corporation in 2000. Gabe is an engineer at heart and an expert in IT architecture, with a current professional focus on the development of highly efficient data centers at "edge" locations where the convergence of local (mobile and terrestrial) networks, backbone networks, and content/application providers is enabling next generation services. Gabe holds SB and SM degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
pdfUntethering the Branch: Enterprise Peering Opportunities(PDF)
4:15pm - 4:45pmWaterfront BallroomTutorial: BGP Made EasySpeakers:

  • John Van Oppen, Spectrum Networks, Inc
  • John van Oppen runs the technical operations, including design, engineering and planning, for Spectrum Networks, INC (AS11404). He lead support of NewNOG originally and as a result, Spectrum Networks was a founding sponsor of what is now NANOG.
pdfBGP Made Easy(PDF)
4:45pm - 5:00pmWaterfront Ballroom

Open Mic, Survey, Program Wrap-up

Thank you for spending the day with us! Don't forget to fill out the survey for a chance to win one of two $100 Amazon Gift cards.

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  • Sean Kennedy.
5:00pm - 6:30pmBistro & River RoomReception


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