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  • Dhruv Dhody

Connections 2022 - Day 1 (Keynote)

India Internet Engineering Society (IIESoc) & Industry Network Technology Council (INTC) will be organizing the 5th iteration of Connections as a joint India-US fully online event on April 2-8 2022.

Register - HERE

The timing of the event would be 19:30 India, 14:00 UTC, 10:00 ET, 07:00 PT for 2.5 hours each day.

Day 1 (Monday) would be the keynote track -

IP Version 6 (IPv6), Past, Present, and Future by Bob Hinden

The session will discuss why IPv6 was developed, how the IETF developed IPv6, what is the current status of IPv6 on the Internet, and the Challenges going forward. It will also include the speaker's thoughts on how enterprises will transition from IPv4 to IPv6.

Bob Hinden is a Check Point Fellow at Check Point Software, and co-chairs the IPv6 working group in the IETF. He is the co-inventor of the Internet Protocol Version 6 Protocol (IPv6).

Bob Hinden was the Chair of the Internet Society Board of Trustees from 2013 to 2016, and a member of the Board of Trustees from 2010-2016. Previously at Nokia, he was a Nokia Fellow, Chief Internet Technologist at Nokia Networks, and Chief Technical Officer (CTO) at the Nokia IP Routing Group. Bob Hinden was one of the early employees (i.e., employee number 4) of Ipsilon Networks, Inc. Ipsilon was acquired by Nokia on December 31, 1997. He was previously employed at Sun Microsystems where he was responsible for the Internet Engineering group that implements internet protocols for Sun's operating systems. Prior to this he worked at Bolt, Beranek, and Newman, Inc. on a variety of internetwork related projects including the first operational internet router and one of the first TCP/IP implementations.

Bob Hinden was co-recipient of the 2008 IEEE Internet Award for pioneering work in the development of the first Internet routers.Bob Hinden has been active in the IETF since 1985 and is the author of forty-seven RFCs, including three April 1 RFCs. He served as the chair of the IETF Administrative Oversight Committee (IAOC) from 2009 through 2013. Prior to this he served on the Internet Architecture Board (IAB), was Area Director for Routing in the Internet Engineering Steering group from 1987 to 1994, and chaired the IPv6, Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol, Simple Internet Protocol Plus, IPAE, the IP over ATM, and the Open Routing working groups. He is also a member of the RFC Editorial.

Bob Hinden holds an B.S.E.E., and a M.S. in Computer Science from Union College,

Schenectady, New York.

Going Dark -- catastrophic security/privacy losses due to loss of visibility by managed private networks by Dr. Paul Vixie

Going Dark -- effective modern site security is behavioral in nature. We cannot choose or exclude our endpoints nor validate their supply chains, and so to the extent that we manage digital risks posed by our endpoints we do it by watching the signals (packets and flows) they emit. Such observations are categorically untenable for investigative journalists and dissidents since the category is occupied by corrupt or authoritarian regimes or their national security apparatus -- as explained by E. Snowden in 2013 and as codified by the IETF in RFC 7258.

Using the same protocols for mobile devices which accounted for most human-centric endpoint growth since 2010 as we do for fixed devices on networks controlled by families and businesses is disrupting our limited ability to secure the latter in order to defend against worst-case outcomes for the former. Several decades of unapologetic abuse by the powerful have led the IETF to reform the basic Internet protocol suite around TLS 1.3 with Encrypted Client Hello, DNS over HTTPS, and the replacement of TCP by the UDP-based QUIC protocol.

In this new configuration, network operators will not be able to detect endpoint behavior changes corresponding to infection, takeover, poisoned software update, latent design dangers, predaceous grooming, insider corruption, or hundreds of other well-understood digital harms. Many such operators have not been warned about this "rules change" and deserve to have their expectations explicitly and immediately reset so that they can make new plans which will be practical in the next era. It is the goal of this presentation to enumerate those alarms.

Paul Vixie was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame in 2014 for work related to DNS. Vixie is a prolific author of open source Internet software including Cron and BIND, and of many Internet standards documents concerning DNS and DNSSEC. He was the founder and CEO of Farsight Security (2013-2021). In addition, he founded the first anti-spam company (MAPS, 1996), the first non-profit Internet infrastructure software company (ISC, 1994), and the first neutral and commercial Internet exchange (PAIX, 1991). He earned his Ph.D. from Keio University for work related to DNS and DNSSEC in 2010.

Problems That Keep Me Awake At Night by Ron Bonica

In the next 25 years, what new demands will be placed upon the Internet? What technologies will satisfy those demands? What will distract us from developing those technologies?

Ron Bonica is a Distinguished Engineer at Juniper Networks, specializing in IPv6 and Segment Routing. He is active in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), having authored or co-authored twenty RFC documents and served three two-year terms as co-director of the IETF Operations and Management Area. Ron currently co-chairs the IETF V6OPS and OPSEC Working Groups.

Prior to joining Juniper Networks, Ron was employed by a major Internet Service Provider and operated an Layer 3 Virtual Private Network for U.S. Government customers.

Full schedule HERE with abstract and speaker information.

On behalf of the program committee, we would like you to welcome to our annual event and hope to see you participate on all days!

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