BoF (Birds of a Feather)

BoF (Birds of a Feather) sessions are held at RIPE Meetings to start an informal discussion on a topic of shared interest among RIPE Meeting attendees. If a BoF attracts sufficient interest, it might become a RIPE Working Group or Task Force. Previous BoFs have centred around areas such as IPv6 and peering.

Monday, 31 October, 17:45 – 19:00

A. RIPEstat Live Demo Session #10
Christian Teuschel, RIPE NCC
17:45 – 18:15

The RIPEstat toolbox makes it easier to access various datasets
maintained by the RIPE NCC and others. Demo sessions are held monthly
to highlight developments and solicit feedback from the community.

B.”IPv6″ RIPEness Update
Vesna Manojlovic, RIPE NCC

C. Open slot for RIPE Labs Lightning Talks

Thursday, 3 November, 17:45 – 19:00

AK Vorrat’s position on IPv6 privacy issues
Benjamin Erhart, Arbeitskreis Vorratsdatenspeicherung Germany

IPv6 recently came into the focus of the German NGO Arbeitskreis Vorratsdatenspeicherung (Working Group on Data Retention). Since then, the working group has developed a position on how user privacy should be supported by ISPs and software/hardware vendors. To mitigate privacy issues with potentially life-long IP addresses for every user, users should be empowered to choose what’s best for them.

Join Benjamin at this BoF to offer your input on this and discuss, among other topics, how:
– The introduction of IPv6 influences data retention laws
– Your MAC address is used as part of an IPv6 host address
– Privacy concerns in Germany are going to influence ISPs’ IPv6 assignment practices

BoF sessions are welcomed at RIPE Meetings and can be scheduled around the agenda. If you would like to organise a BoF at a RIPE Meeting, please contact the meeting organisation team.