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ION Belgrade - IETF Update


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23 November 2017 - At ION Belgrade, Kevin Meynell discusses what happened at the recent IETF meeting, and how to get involved in the open Internet standards community.

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ION Belgrade - IETF Update

  1. 1. Internet Society © 1992–2017 Internet Standards and how to get involved What’s Happening at the IETF? Kevin Meynell Content & Resource Manager 23 November 2017 Presentation title – Client name 1
  2. 2. Disclaimer Two important points: No-one really speaks for the IETF I am speaking about the IETF as an individual participant 2
  3. 3. Mission of the IETF Make the Internet work better by producing high quality, relevant technical documents that influence the way people design, use, and manage the Internet 3
  4. 4. The Internet is a global community — First meeting in 1986 — Large open international community of network engineers, operators, vendors and researchers concerned with development and smooth operation of the Internet — Volunteers participate on an individual basis to develop and refine protocols that are useful to operators, manufacturers and vendors utilising the Internet who support the work of the IETF — Produce open standards known as Request for Comments (RFCs) 4
  5. 5. IETF Standards make the Internet work TCP/IP — IPv4 (RFC791) and IPv6 (RFC2460…) — TCP (RFC675…) and UDP (RFC768) E-Mail — SMTP (RFC5321), IMAP (RFC3501) Network and Routing — BGP (RFC4271), OSPF 5 DNS — DNS (RFCs 1034, 1035…) — DNSSEC (RFCs 4033, 4034 & 4035) — DANE (RFCs 6698, 7671…) Web — HTTP (RFC2616…) Security — TLS (RFCs 5246 & 6176)
  6. 6. The Internet Engineering Task Force — — Anyone can participate in the mailing lists and discussions — Anyone can submit a ‘draft’ document (known as an Internet Draft or I-D) — Working Groups debate and discuss drafts — Documents progress through the standards process to become RFCs — Primary venue for all communication is e-mail 6
  7. 7. Working Groups and Areas — 135 Working Groups – Each working group has 2 or 3 Co-Chairs — Working Groups have a Charter that defines: – Purpose – Deliverables – Timeframe — Working Groups are created, re-chartered and concluded — Activities organized into 7 Areas – Each area has 2 or 3 Area Directors (ADs) 7
  8. 8. IETF Areas - 8 • Application protocols and architectures • Real-time (and non-real-time) communication Applications and Real-Time (ART) • Mechanisms related to data transport on the Internet • Congestion control Transport (TSV) • Routing and signalling protocols Routing (RTG) • IPv4/IPv6, DNS, DHCP, VPNs, mobility Internet (INT) • Network management • Operations: IPv6, DNS, security, routing Operations and Management (OPS) • Security protocols and mechanisms, including cryptography Security (SEC) • Activities focused on supporting and updating IETF processes General (GEN)
  9. 9. Working Groups - by Area 9 ART, 40 GEN, 1 INT, 19 OPS, 17 RTG, 25 SEC, 19 TSV, 13
  10. 10. IETF Meetings — Three times each year — Move around the world to different locations — Continuation of discussions on e-mail lists 10
  11. 11. IETF 100: 11-17 November 2017, Singapore — — 1,620 on-site participants from 50+ countries — 1 from Serbia (remotely)! — IETF Hackathon and Codesprint (12-13 Nov 2017) Held to encourage developers to discuss, collaborate and develop utilities, ideas, sample code and solutions that show practical implementations of IETF standards — ISOC posts about IETF 100 at: – – 11
  12. 12. Next Meeting: IETF 101 — 17-23 March 2018, London — Remote participation available: – Audio streams – Web conferencing systems – Jabber chat rooms 12
  13. 13. IETF Fellowship Programme Fellowships available to enable people to attend IETF meetings programmes/ietf-and-ois-programmes/internet-society-fellowship 13
  14. 14. IETF Policy Programme Fellowships available for regulators to attend IETF meetings and learn about IETF standards and processes programmes/ietf-and-ois-programmes/internet-society-fellowship-5 14
  15. 15. IPv6 Activities — IPv6 now common across most working groups — Some key groups: – IPv6 Operations (v6ops) WG – provides operational guidance on deploying and operating IPv6 in new and existing networks. – IPv6 Maintenance (6man) WG – upkeep and advancement of IPv6 protocol specifications and addressing architecture. – Home Networking (homenet) WG – developing networking protocols for small residential networks. – Sunsetting IPv4 (sunset4) WG – discusses transition of IPv4 to IPv6 with view to deprecating IPv4. 15
  16. 16. DNS/DNSSEC Activities — DNS Operations (dnsop) WG – provides operational guidance on DNS software and services, administration of DNS zones, and DNSSEC. — DNS-based Authentication of Named Entities (dane) WG - developing mechanisms and techniques to allow establishment of cryptographically secured communications using information in the DNS. — DNS PRIVate Exchange (DPRIVE) WG – developing mechanisms to provide confidentiality to DNS transactions using TLS and/or DTLS. — DNS over HTTPS (DOH) WG – developing mechanisms to provide confidentality between DNS clients and recursive resolvers using HTTPS where TLS and DTLS have problems. 16
  17. 17. Routing Activities — Secure Inter-Domain Routing (sidr) WG – improving the security of the routing infrastructure through the RPKI and BGPSEC specifications — SIDR Operations (sidrops) WG – developing operation guidance on deploying and operating SIDR in new and existing networks. — Global Routing Operations (grow) WG – considers the operational problems with the IPv4 and IPv6 global routing systems,including route leaks. — Inter-Domain Routing Working Group (idr) WG – improving the robustness and scalability of BGP by IPv4 and IPv6. 17
  18. 18. Trust, Identity and Privacy Activities — Transport Layer Security (tls) WG – developing a cryptographic protocol to provide privacy and data integrity between communicating computer applications. — Using TLS in Applications (uta) WG - developing definitions for using TLS with application protocols, best practices for clients and servers, and guidance for developers. — Automated Certificate Management Environment (acme) WG – developing REST-based specifications for automating digital certificate issuance, validation, revocation and renewal. The basis of the Let’s Encrypt service. — Public Notary Transparency (trans) WG – developing mechanisms to allowing detection of mis-issued certificates. — CURves, Deprecating and a Little more Encryption (curves) WG – developing new cryptographic security, including new algorithms for DNSSEC 18
  19. 19. Summary — The IETF makes the Internet work better — It has a fundamental role in Internet administration — It has international scope, but local relevance — It has an open, inclusive and well-established structure — Your participation is critical to the success of the IETF — More information: 19
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