Proposed Agenda for Regional-Techs
Thu Sep 30 01:56:58 UTC 1993
Hi. Here is a more realistic version of the agenda including
proposed session times.
Merit/NSFNET Regional-Techs Meeting
October 4-5, 1993
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Preliminary Agenda (version 1.0)
Monday October 4
8:30am Registration, Coffee, Gathering
9:00 Shared Whois Project (SWIP) Plan - Mark Knopper
This project has been underway for a while, but after
a lot of discussion we now have a project plan which
is nearing agreement between RIPE, InterNIC and Merit.
The plan essentially specifies that the registries
"synchronize" their data such that all information
related to the same network object is the same,
following a timeline of next April for synchronization.
We'd like to hear the comments of other networks
before we finalize the plan and publicize it further.
Our document will be sent to the regional-techs list
before the meeting.
9:45 CoREN Planning Status - Vince Fuller
Some preliminary activities are in progress among the
CoREN technical staff, and Vince can give a very
brief overview of who is in the group and its status.
10:00 NSFNET/NREN Solicitation Status - Peter Ford
Discussion of the solicitation and what we know
about the transition to the new environment.
10:45 Report from RIPE Meeting - Elise Gerich
Elise will give a report on the recent RIPE meeting
11:15 CLNP Registration (Sue Hares)
RIPE has been working on registration of NSAP addresses, and
Merit is designing a database representation in order to
configure routers to support IDRP. Sue will give a status
report of these activities.
12:00 -- Lunch (provided by Merit) --
1:15-5:00 or ? Status of CIDR Deployment
This session will focus on the components of work left to do
in order to deploy CIDR. Some of the following are presentations
with question/answer sessions and others are brief reports.
1:30 ANS GateD support - Dennis Ferguson
2:15 Merit PRDB support - Dale Johnson
2:30 Router vendor support and interoperability testing (ANS,vendors)
3:15 CIDR Analysis - Jessica Yu
This topic is a followup of discussion at the last
IETF, to look at how effective we think CIDR will be
in conserving address space and making IPv4 last longer
as a viable protocol. We will attempt to gather ideas
from anyone who has done such analysis and present them
at this session for discussion.
4:15 Open Issues for CIDR Deployment - group discussion
Tuesday Oct 5
8:30 Coffee, Gathering
9:00 Registration issues for network providers - Mark
This will follow up on our discussion from the June
meeting too see if there are further thoughts on how
to handle provider/customer ownership, and register
CIDR "holes". This will include a discussion on how
to use the "aggregate registry" that has been proposed
for CIDR implementation and coordination.
9:45 Routing issues for carrier selection - John Scudder
John will present the ideas in Yakov Rekhter's internet-draft,
"Selecting an Indirect Provider".
10:30 Future of Regional-Techs Group - Mark Knopper/Peter Ford/Andrew Partan
Though this forum is primarily to discuss NSFNET-related
matters, it has also served well as a general discussion
forum for US Internet network providers. It is clear that
this function should preserved and even broadened, though
Merit's management with NSFNET will eventually draw to
a close (see session III above). This session will focus
on several ideas that have been proposed on how to
keep the Regional-Techs forum alive in some form to
continue discussion and cooperation among providers.
11:15 ANS Backbone Update - Jordan Becker
Jordan will give a status report on current status and
planned changes on the ANS backbone.
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