Friday was the final day of RIPE 73, with everyone ready and raring to go following the previous night’s dinner and dancing at Casino de Madrid. 630 attendees were checked in on the day.

The morning began with an ICANN update from Ron da Silva, ICANN Board, followed by the NRO/RIR Report session, which included updates from each of the RIRs. All RIRs reported growth in membership numbers over the last year. Security has been a focus for all RIRs. For example, in Mexico, implementation of RPKI for members has been launched. Each LIR is working towards educating their local communities with more face-to-face trainings and online trainings.

Hans Petter then announced the outcome of the Number Resource Organization Number Council (NRO NC) election. Filiz Yilmaz topped and was thusly re-elected for a second three-year term, to commence on 1 January 2017.

Carlos Fracas opened the morning’s lightning talks with a presentation on fighting CSAM, followed by Leslie Carr’s investigation into Mirai and the recent DDOS attacks. Geoff Houston finished the lightning talks session by looking at DNS attacks and the prospects for developing a more resilient DNS infrastructure.

After the coffee break, Geoff Houston opened the closing plenary with a comparison of IPv4 and IPv6 performance by country. The general conclusion was that much more work needs to be done in terms of effective deployment. Geoff was then followed by the morning’s next series of lightning talks.

First up, Gabriel Lucas discussed his research on broadband access in Spain, including an economical perspective on customer access to mobile connectivity. Evgeny Pskov then explained the difficulties in using Looking Glass and existing BGP visualisation tools to analyse autonomous systems. Given inconveniences such as non-standard output formats and lack of real-time measurement functionality, Evgeny introduced a tool to solve these problems and produce reports in a coherent and convenient way. The final lightning talk came from Mary McKeon, a RIPE Meeting stenographer, who delivered an insightful (and also hilarious) presentation on how the RIPE Meeting stenography works, including shorthand, computer recognition and building dictionaries.

Following the lightning talks, Menno Schepers of the RIPE NCC delivered the technical report for the meeting, which didn’t show any major surprises or problems. RIPE Chair Hans Petter Holen then provided the closing remarks, which included a request for the community to use the RIPE Chair Discussion mailing list in order to make progress on determining a RIPE Chair replacement procedure.

Meeting stats:

  • 630 checked-in attendees
  • 173 newcomers
  • 63 countries

Working Group Chair Changes:

  • Thank you to Meredith Whittaker, who stepped down as Cooperation Working Group Co-Chair, and welcome to Achilleas Kemos and Julf Helsingius who replace her.
  • Thank you to Anna Wilson, who stepped down as IPv6 Working Group Co-Chair, and welcome to Raymond Jetten who replaces her.
  • Thank you to Job Snijders, who stepped down as Database Working Group Co-Chair.

RIPE Programme Committee Changes:

  • Thank you to outgoing PC member Marcus Stoegbauer and welcome to returning member Leslie Carr and new member Maria Isabel Gandía Carriedo.

Hans Petter closed the meeting by thanking all those involved and inviting everyone to RIPE 74, which takes place in Budapest from 8-12 May 2017.