RIPE NCC launched a Regional Conference in Holiday
Inn Suschevsky Hotel, Moscow (Reseaux IP Europeens,
Internet Network Distribution Coordination Center in
RIPE NCC Regional Meeting in Moscow took place for
the fifth time. RIPE NCC representatives advised the
attendees of the advancements that had been achieved
as of the last year's conference held in Moscow, and
outlined the prospective development plans. RIPE NCC
is currently supporting about 6 ths. local Internet
registrars within NCC, including 709 Russian LIR. This
was announced by Axel Pawlik, RIPE NCC General Director.
Franz Schwarzinger, RIPE NCC Programming Engineer,
briefed on achievements in RIPE NCC information services.
Jochem de Ruig, Head of the Finnish Department, cheered up
the providers by announcing that the service prices
for 2009 will remain fixed. Rob Blokzijl, RIPE Community
President encouraged the Russian community members for
a deeper involvement in common events for policy making
as regards Internet resources regional distribution.
Among the pending issues, head of RIPE NCC emphasized
that Internet community will shortly face IPv4 address
complete exhaustion and stressed the need to transit
to IPv6 protocol.
IPv6 became an object of the discussion with the
involvement of IPv6 protocol developers (Jordi Palet,
Spain) and implementers (Jaap Akkerhuis, Netherlands).
Andrey Robachevsky, RIPE NCC Technical Director, briefed
on the use of NAT-PT IPv4-IPv6 and IPv6-IPv4 transition
technologies. All attendees shared the opinion that
implementation of IPv6 will not mean the disuse of IPv4
and recommended that the providers use both protocols
simultaneously for a long-term period. One of the reasons
therefore is that majority of applications is currently
used with IPv4 protocol.
The discussants suggested using various transition
mechanisms and eventually admitted their shortcomings,
adding that debugging will take a long time. To provide
for efficient IPv4-IPv6 interface, the experts recommended
that dual approach be applied for networking: IPv4 to be
used in local segment (LAN), and IPv6 - for Internet access
(on WAN interfaces). The attendees readdressed IPv6 issue
on the following day as part of the report made by Jordi
Palet (Consulintel) and speech of
Michail Kader (CISCO)
related to security problems in IPv6 networks.
The Russian side at the conference was represented by
RIPN became its cosponsor. Conference speakers
addressed the issues on traffic exchange nodes, functioning
as part of "Regional IX" in Saint-Petersburg, Yekaterinburg,
Samara, Rostov-on-Don, Novosibirsk and Vladivostok.
RIPE NCC Moscow Regional Meeting was also cosponsored
by the Internet Development Fund and Domain RU Coordination
Center. Moscow Internet Exchange
(MSK-IX) provided Internet
access to its attendees.
All the reports addressed at the conference are published