LACNIC XIV took place from 19 to 20 October 2010 at the Caesar Park International Airport Hotel, Guarulhos, Sao Paulo, Brazil hosted by the NIC.br - CGI.br. 200 people from 21 countries inside and outside the LACNIC region attended the meeting.
LACNIC XIV was held in conjunction with the first meeting of LACNOG, (Forum of Network Operators of Latin America and the Caribbean) and the 4th edition of the Brazilian PTT Forum.
All sessions had simultaneous translation in 3 languages (Spanish, English and Portuguese) and were broadcast via webcasting. There was a significant number of people who participated remotely through the channels provided for this purpose.
The most important activities of the LACNIC meeting were:
PUBLIC POLICY FORUM
5 policy proposals were presented at the Public Forum. 4 of them reached consensus at the Forum and are now within the 45-day period of last call for comments. The proposals that reached consensus are:
During the discussion of the following global policy proposal,LAC-2010-04 - Global Policy for IPv4 Allocation by the IANA post exhaustion The chairs of the Public Policy Forum considered that it had not been adequate discussion about this policy prior to the Forum. It was returned for discussion to the mailing list.
All policy proposals are accessible at the agenda.
PANEL: THE END OF IPV4 ADDRESSES POOL. WHAT NOW?
The Executive Director of LACNIC made an introduction to the panel presenting an analysis of the use of the IPv4 address space in LAC and what is the IPv4 space available for the region. The panel was composed of representatives of major Internet operators in the region who gave their views on the subject and discussed the current IPv4 address exhaustion and the relevance and plans for the transition to IPv6.
LACNIC's presentation is available at:
PANEL: WHAT KIND OF POLICIES DO WE NEED?
As a complement to the panel about the new scenario after the central pool depletion, it was presented a panel integrated by operators from Argentina, Brazil and Venezuela, focusing on the need for adjustments to current policies, so as to ensure a harmonized transition towards the deployment of IPv6. Some suggestions that came as contributions from the panelists and the audience were: request deployment of IPv6 to those providers applying for IPv4 remaining addresses, ensure availability of IPv4 address space during the transition time, reservation policy to prevent black market and policies between LACNIC and NIRs .
PANEL: PROMOTING PARTICIPATION: NEEDS AND POSSIBILITIES
This panel was composed of the moderators of all LACNIC forums (Public Policy Forum, LACSEC, FLIP-6 and Interconnection) to discuss how to increase community participation in meetings, mailing lists, forums and all the activities of LACNIC. There was a high number of participants both onsite and remotely that provided input.
It was presented an update of LACNIC Technical Services and its progress on issues such as:
Resource Certification System (RPKI), Automated Registration System Resources (EPP) and Comments for "Certification Practice Statement" (CPS) for RPKI.
All presentations are available at the agenda.
The webcast archives of the entire meeting will be available shortly on the meeting website.
LACNIC XIV - LACNOG FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Thanks to LACNIC´s financial assistance program with the support of ISOC, 34 people from 12 countries of the region received financial assistance to attend the joint event LACNOG - LACNIC XIV.
LACNIC, together with other relevant regional organizations (ISOC, CLARA, NIC.mx, NIC.br - CGI.br) provided support in organizing the first Forum of Network Operators of Latin America and the Caribbean, LACNOG 2010, which had the participation of a large number of members of the Internet community who had the opportunity to exchange experiences and technical information related to network infrastructure and to discuss technical implementation issues and business practices.
LACNIC would like to thank everyone who made this meeting possible, especially Nic.br - CGI.br who hosted the meeting and the Internet Society (ISOC), who took the responsibility to make possible this first LACNOG. Also, to all the sponsors who contributed to strengthen the quality of the event:
Antel Uruguay, Google, Internexa, NIC.cl, Brocade, Black IT, Extreme Networks, TDEC Network Group.