Here are details of some of the speakers and presentations from AusNOG-01

Geoff Huston - APNIC - Technology, Engineering, Religion and IPv?

For more than a decade we've been hearing that the end of the Ipv4 world is nigh and that we'd need to repent and embrace IPv6 - and as an industry we've been ignoring the message. This presentation will look at the numbers behind Internet's address consumption and start looking at what life for the Internet may look like after the IPv4 address pool in the sky runs dry.

Geoff Huston - APNIC - 4Byte ASNs overview and experience

Not content with enlightening the AusNOG-01 audience only once, Geoff will also share his experiences on the 4 Byte ASN project.

Dr. Jose Nazario - Arbor Networks - BlackEnergy DDoS Bot Analysis

BlackEnergy is an HTTP-based botnet used primarily for DDoS attacks. Unlike most common bots, this bot does not communicate with the botnet master using IRC. Also, we do not see any exploit activities from this bot, unlike a traditional IRC bot. This is a small (under 50KB) binary for the Windows platform that uses a simple grammar to communicate. Most of the botnets we have been tracking (over 30 at present) are located in Malaysian and Russian IP address space and have targeted Russian sites with their DDoS attacks.

Bill Norton - Equinix Inc. - Video Internet: The Next Wave of Massive Disruption to the Peering Ecosystem

Cable companies, content providers and ISPs constantly adjust their networks and networking relationships to improve performance, gain greater control over the end-user experience, and lower overall operating costs. Mr. Norton's research indicates that the growing wave of video traffic presents a likely disruption to the current models of Internet traffic distribution. This presentation examines the potential volumes of video-based traffic in the near future, presents four common means of content distribution, and compares the costs of each. These technical and economic factors will shape the way the worldwide network is grown in coming years as all parties adjust to the wave of video traffic.

Bill Norton - Equinix Inc. - Peering Simulation Game

This live simulation pulls four audience members to play the roles of Peering Coordinator in a confined open market for ISP services. Each ISP rolls the die, acquires network territories, receives revenue and pays transit fees to the incumbent "tier 1 ISPs." If the ISPs build their network into Internet Exchange Points, they can "peer" with the other ISPs in the game. However, they need to negotiate the terms of the interconnect, which brings into view the relative values of peering to each player in the negotiation. This game has evolved over the years and has proven to be an illuminating, fun and lively exploration of peering.

John Lindsay - Internode/Agile - Lessons learned while deploying ADSL2+

John will detail Internode's experiences deploying DSLAMs and ADSL2+ on a national level.

Stephen Baxter - PIPE Networks - Submarine Cable 101

Ever tried to bury a fiber cable 2000m below the ocean ? All ISPs and Carriers use them but what do you really know about them ? Submarine capacity in Australia is one of the most highly prized segments of a network - find out about how they are built and the features of all submarine networks that allow for high bandwidth, future proof upgrades and very high system uptimes that we have all come to rely on.

Stephen Baxter - PIPE Networks - The Status of Internet Peering in Australia with PIPE Networks

This talk will cover the current Internet peering environment in Australia. It will provides statistics on traffic and route levels, data on interfaces types and speeds and some analysis on what type of content flows via peering Australia. We will discuss the rise of the Content Delivery Network in peering and how the trends in traffic levels are coupled to other trends in the Internet market.

Dr Paul Brooks - Layer10 - The state-of-play VDSL2

• Comms Alliance/ACIF C559 review to get VDSL2 permitted in Australia. - VDSL2, how it relates to ADSL2+ and VDSL1
• Bandplan choices for Australia
• There Will Be Only One, and why
• UPBO, and the new 'Deployment State C'
• Implications for DSLAMs in exchanges and nodes
• Expected timing for use

Mark Prior - Real World IPv6

The topic will cover the imminent exhaustion IPv4 and its effects on IPV6 from the perspective of Content Providers, ISPs as well as the Vendors. Breaking out from there Mark will address the issues of real world deployment of IPv6 in addition to finding a current catalyst to encourage the investment of time and infrastrucutre into IPv6. Finally Mark demonstrates how to easily make a start ... showing that it ain't that hard after all.

Rahul Vir - Foundry - Protection and Fault Recovery at Internet Peering Points using 802.1ag CFM

Service Providers at Internet Peering points have the challenge of monitoring and troubleshooting links that span multiple operators. Current diagnostic tools are either Layer 3 tools like ping and traceroute that offer no visibility of the underlying Layer 2 network or are proprietary and may not work between operators. Monitoring tools available today also are either proprietary or are constrained in the information they provide. With the recent developments in IEEE in ratifying 802.1ag Connectivity Fault Management (CFM) as a standard, a very attractive OAM toolset is available that provides Continuity check, loopback and linktrace. With this the Service providers, Exchange Point providers and Co-location providers have new tools to address the diagnostic challenges and provide higher availability. The presentation will also provide an overview of CFM and presents an example of troubleshooting a network using these tools.

Shara Evans - Market Clarity - State of the Market, Nov. 2007

Shara will share insight on the current state of the Australian Internet and VoIP services market. Shara's talk will draw upon Market Clarity's extensive databases and will include: Key facts and figures on the rollout of broadband infrastructure in Australia - including new GIS-based maps of telecoms infrastructure Assessing the impact of infrastructure-based initiatives Key facts and figures on the Aussie VoIP market, and the correlation between broadband infrastructure and VoIP services

Guy Tal - LimeLight Networks Inc. - A Foray into MPLS

Discussing operational issues arising from architectural decisions made in an MPLS-TE enabled network