LACNIC XIII Report
Hosted by the Bureau Telecommunications and Post and CAR-IX, the LACNIC XIII event was held on 16-21 May 2010 in the city of Willemstad, Curaçao. The meeting was attended by 251 participants from 35 different countries, both from the LACNIC region as well as from other regions.
Participants included representatives from different sectors such as governments, academia, ISPs, NAP and ccTLD operators, content providers, international carriers, Regional Internet Registries, ICANN, and civil society.
Simultaneous interpretation in three languages (Spanish, English and Portuguese) was provided for all plenary sessions, which were also broadcast via webcast. Remote participation was significant.
The following is a summary of the most important activities that took place during the event.
Starting on Sunday, 16 May, 7 tutorials were held. The material presented during these workshops is available at the event's website at the following URLs:
- IPv6: Introduction and Configuration
- IPv6 - OSPF and BGP Routing Practices
- Resource Certification System - RPKI LACNIC
- New LACNIC Registration System (EPP)
- Creating and Managing Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRTs)
- ISP Traffic Engineering Using BGP Features
Session for first-time participants
More than 50 people who attended the LACNIC event for the first time participated in this informational meeting, where a presentation was made about LACNIC and its annual meetings. This session was also attended by several members of the LACNIC Board of Directors.
In what was an innovation to the traditional structure of LACNIC events, joint general sessions were held with the participation of LACTLD. These sessions focused on relevant issues of common interest to both organizations, such as Internet Governance, DNS Security, DNSSEC deployment in ccTLDs. As usual, LACTLD also held its member assembly and a policy workshop within the framework of LACNIC's annual event.
Regional Interconnection Forum, NAPLA 2010
A report of what had been discussed on the Napla mailing list was presented, followed by reports by representatives of many of the region's NAPs. In addition, the results of the election conducted to appoint a moderator for the list were announced: Milton Kaoru Kashiwakura was the winning candidate. The presentation files are available at:
LACSEC - 5th Network Security Event for Latin America and the Caribbean
This event's agenda included two keynote speakers: Laura Kuiper (Cisco), whose presentation dealt with how to handle security incidents, and Carlos Morales (Arbor Networks) who analyzed possible threats and defense mechanisms when a datacenter faces a distributed denial-of-service attack.
The presentation files are available at:
Within the framework of this project, an agreement was signed between LACNIC, ISC and the Haitian Association for the Development of Information and Communication Technologies (AHTIC) which will allow installing a copy of the F root server in Haiti.
Public Policy Forum
During the Public Policy Forum 5 proposals were presented, 3 of which approved. These proposals will now enter the 45-day last call for comments period:
Max Larson Henry, of Haiti, was elected co-chair of LACNIC's Public Policy Forum and will now occupy the position vacated by Franciso Arias, whose term expired at the closing of the forum.
As announced during the Forum, this year a second Public Policy forum will be held during the LACNIC XIV event that will take place in October in the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil, together with the first LACNOG event.
During the Forum a report on the progress of LACNIC's activities relating to the implementation of the Resource Certification (RPKI) project was presented, as was LACNIC's CPS (Certification Practice Statement) for RPKI, which consists of a description of the practices followed by a Certification Authority (CA) in order to generate and manage certificates. Both presentations are available at:
Forum Moderator Panel
The Forum's agenda included a panel made up by the chairs of all of LACNIC's forums −Public Policy, LACSEC, FLIP-6, and Interconnection Forums− who debated on how to increase the community's participation in the forums and other LACNIC activities.
Latin American IPv6 Forum, FLIP 6
An annual report was presented on the activities of the Latin America and Caribbean IPv6 Task Force, followed by several presentations on activities conducted to promote the deployment of IPv6 within the region and at world level. These presentations can be found at:
LACNIC Annual Member Assembly
During the assembly, the annual report, balance sheets and external auditor's reports as at December 2009 were approved by unanimous vote.
New members of the Fiscal and Electoral Commissions were also elected. The winning candidates for these positions were Cassio Vecchiatti and José Enrique Díaz, respectively.
The proposed modification of service and membership fees for 3 member categories was approved by a majority of votes.
LAC Govenment Meeting
The III Meeting of the Latin American and Caribbean Governments Working Group was also held within the framework of LACNIC XIII. The meeting was attended by 18 government officials representing 15 different countries of the region, while 11 more officials from 5 other countries participated remotely.
LACNIC presented an activities report relating to the AMPARO and RPKI projects.
The exhaustion of IPv4 addresses and the importance of transitioning to IPv6 were debated. In addition, discussions were held on issues relating to the WHOIS service and the implications of some countries' privacy laws. Several representatives of different law enforcement agencies of the region joined in this discussion remotely.
It was agreed to continue to work on facilitating IPv6 adoption within the region, coordinating promotion and training activities.
Caribbean Participants Meeting
Fifteen attendants from Caribbean countries participated in the meeting summoned by LACNIC with the aim of understanding their needs, their view on LACNIC meetings and of how to improve the participation of the Caribbean community in the different participation instances offered by LACNIC.
Session for sponsored participants
Forty people from 21 different countries of the region received financial support through LACNIC's sponsorship program so that they could participate in LACNIC XIII. These participants were invited to a session where they were informed about the activities LACNIC is conducting to promote the community’s participation and what LACNIC expects from them in return.
LACNIC wishes to thank everyone who made this event possible, particularly the Bureau Telecommunications and Post and CAR-IX who hosted the event, as well as all of the meeting's sponsors:
Nic.br, CGI.br, Afilias, Ams-IX, Google, ISOC, ICANN, NIC.mx, NIC.cl, Antel Uruguay, UTS, Scarlet, NetPro.