Best…IGF…Workshop…Ever

The IGF workshop “Routing and Resource Certification,” co-organized by IGP and LACNIC/NRO, was in my humble and slightly biased opinion one of the most successful uses of the IGF's format ever. It brought together diverse stakeholder participants to engage in highly substantive, sometimes intensely contested, but constructive discussion of an issue where there is a real need for knowledge. The sharpness of many of the exchanges only demonstrated the gaps in understanding that existed between various participants in the debate, and the way that an open and unmanipulated dialogue can improve that situation. (Move ahead to minute 7:00 to avoid waiting)

Highlights: John Curran of ARIN claiming that RPKI is like a screwdriver, it has no political implications; Andrea Glorioso becoming perhaps the first member of the European Commission staff to make clear, forthright comments in a public forum; Curran sparring with Glorioso about how, when and if engineers should consult public authorities about standards development and implementation; Danny MacPherson talking about “decoupling” RPKI for resource holdings from RPKI for routing announcements; Yoshinobu Matsuzaki arriving 20 minutes late to a panel on certification because he couldn't get his identity certified (forgot his passport); Malcolm Hutty of LINX and EuroISPA giving a long and impassioned speech about how RPKI raises concerns among ISPs; the Chief Scientist of BBN, Steve Kent, re-enacting with Milton Mueller the episode below


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2 comments

  1. Anonymous

    > Yoshinobu Matsuzaki arriving 20 minutes late to a panel
    > on certification because he couldn't get his identity
    > certified (forgot his passport)
    More importantly, despite not having his “certificate,” he was routed and arrived. πŸ™‚

  2. Anonymous

    Are you saying a bunch of clueless people were discussing a complex topic about ISP-to-ISP interconnects which they do not pay for ?
    Who is going to pay for all of the grandiose plans that come out of the IGF ? that next group of one billion users who have no money ?