Fred Baker - Cisco Systems

Data Center Latency Control

Cisco Fellow Fred Baker will discuss the Data Center Latency Control problem, and the nascent IRTF research group working on it. The problem is related to that of TCP Congestion Control, the exception that while Congestion Control tries to maximize throughput at all costs, latency control tries to maximize throughput while minimizing latency. Part of the issue has been incast in Map/Reduce applications in data centers; that itself may be giving way to superior data center models.


Cisco Fellow Fred Baker has been involved in data communications since 1978 and the development of the Internet since the 1980's. He has been involved in standards development in the IETF, both contributing technically and managing processes. His current interests are in routing, the management of latency and data flow, and the universal deployment of IPv6, and the public policy implications they bring with them.

Roland Dobbins - Arbor Networks

When the Sky is Falling: Network-Scale Mitigation of High-Volume Reflection/Amplification DDoS Attacks

This session will focus on network-scale best practices for detection, classification, traceback and mitigation of high-impact, high-volume reflection/amplification DDoS attacks ranging from the tens of megabits/sec up to more than 300gb/sec in size. Principles and properties of reflection/amplification attacks will be discussed, including specifics of common reflection/amplification methodologies. Incident management practices for handling large-scale network-impacting attacks will also be covered.


Roland Dobbins has 29 years of operational experience in the service provider (SP) and large enterprise arenas, designing, deploying, operating, securing, maintaining, troubleshooting, and defending many of the highest-visibility networks in the world. He is a recognized industry leader in the fields of operational security (opsec) and network telemetry, and has an extensive background in security product/feature innovation, devising operational security requirements for network infrastructure devices, and protocol design.

His focus is on extending the availability, scalability, and security of the network infrastructure and the applications/services it enables, with an emphasis on flexible and resilient global service delivery capabilities.

James Dollar - Uplogix Inc.

Presentation title: Escaping the network management dark ages

Today's networks generally look very different to those of 10 years ago: Multi vendor, multi-service networks often with a vast geographical reach. Traditional network & device management techniques have evolved more slowly than the platforms they manage and are often the source of service outages and operations headaches. This presentation will focus on the evolution of network management techniques and technologies and describe a set of best practices that can apply to both new and existing networks.


Mr. Dollar is a respected technology innovator with 20 years experience designing and managing network communication infrastructures. Before founding Uplogix he was a key network architect at several application service providers, responsible for 99.999% application and network availability. Mr. Dollar has spent over a decade with world-class organizations such as The Coca-Cola Company and Reliant Energy, driving key aspects of technology and network architecture strategies.

Simon Hackett - Non-Executive Director of NBN Co Limited

Rebooting The NBN - Reflections On The Journey Thus Far

The author (having been a long term public constructive critic of Australian National Broadband Network policy) accepted an invitation to join the board of NBN Co in late 2013 as part of its post-election reboot.

He will reflect upon various aspects of the NBN including: Progress of the reboot to date, the view from inside the tent, and why being on the board of NBN Co doesn't (necessarily) prove that he has Abandoned The One True Way and Turned To The Dark Side.


Simon was involved in building AARNet Version 1 and he has been using - and installing - Internet links since well before the Internet was trendy.

Beatty Lane-Davis - Cyan Inc.

Future metro architectures

What are the factors that are going to define the shape of the metro networks of the future? Silicon density, physical plant, power, regulatory shenanigans, practical realities of protocol architecture, coherent detection, moon phases and astrological signs? This talk is going to explore the interplay between the variables involved and come to very few conclusions, perhaps even more questions than answers if we’re lucky. It will draw on data points from the worlds of: silicon development, standardization, recent examples from countries with outstanding regulatory shenanigans, software-defined whatever and the thinking of forward-looking tier-1’s from around the globe.

Diogo Montagner - Juniper Networks

BGP-TE/LS - Application-Level Topology Intelligence

One of the challenges when deploying traffic engineering in networks is the lack of end-to-end visibility. Network planning, fault isolation, inter-area and inter-domain TE, smart routing and network knowledge at the application level are just few examples where the end-to-end visibility of the network is required. IETF has defined two applications where this visibility is required: ALTO (Application Layer Traffic Optimization) server [RFC5693] and PCE (Path Computation Elements) [RFC4655]. Both PCE and ALTO Server need to collect the information about the network in order to fullfill their function. The BGP-TE/LS is the mechanism used to collect Link State and Traffic Engineering (TE) information from the networks and share with external components using the BGP protocol. This presentation will focus on what BGP-TE/LS is, use case scenarios and, if the time allows, a live demo or a recorded demo.


Diogo Montagner (JNCIE #1050 and PMP #1616862) holds a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science from Universidade Federal de Santa Maria (UFSM) and MBA in Project Management from Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV). He is working in the Juniper Advanced Services Team since 2008 and recently has published his first book (Using JSNAP To Automate Network Verifications).

Mark Smith

Network Virtualisation: The Killer App for IPv6?

A variety of network virtualization over layer 3 methods are currently being developed and deployed, such as VXLAN, NVGRE or STT. Each of these methods treats both IPv4 and IPv6 as equivalents, with both providing unicast and multicast capabilities.

IPv6 provides a number of capabilities not available in IPv4. In this presentation I will present a variety of ways that IPv6's unique capabilities could possibly be leveraged to enhance the operation of any of these network virtualisation technologies. This will also demonstrate the benefits of IPv6 being more than just "IPv4 with bigger addresses".

The desire to virtualise networks is being created by the desire to be able to move virtualised hosts outside of the physical server. One of the capabilities that virtualising the network over IPv4 or IPv6 provides is the ability to create a virtual network that spans multiple data centers, with the benefit of not only being a larger pool of physical server resources, but also better geographical redundancy for the services the virtualised hosts provide.

Following on from how IPv6 can enhance network virtualisation, we will take a higher level services view of what network and host virtualisation is providing, and how IPv6 may provide further benefits.


Mark joined the industry in the early 1990s. Initially starting out in desktop support, he quickly moved into Novell server administration. He subsequently became a Certified Novell Instructor for Comtech (now Dimension Data), and then a Systems Engineer when Comtech became a network integrator. He moved on to EDS Client Server Engineering, preparing solutions for the South Australian Government.

Mark moved into networking in 1998. Since then he has held positions involving support, deployment, product and network engineering roles for EDS, UUNet/Worldcom (now Verizon), Adam Internet and Internode. While at Adam Internet, he lead the design and deployment of a new core network architecture to support Adam Internet's rapidly growing broadband customer base. At Internode, Mark worked on the development of Internode's production deployment of broadband IPv6. He currently works as an IP Engineer for Nextgen Networks.

In his own time, Mark follows and participates in the IETF IPv6 maintenance (6man) and operations (v6ops) working groups. He is an acknowledged reviewer and contributor to more than a dozen IPv6 related RFCs. Over the past 30 months, he has also authored 6 Internet Drafts, "A Larger Loopback Prefix for IPv6", "Mitigating IPv6 Neighbor Cache DoS Using Stateless Neighbor Presence Discovery", "MLDv2 Procedures for Link-Layer Unicast Deliver of Multicast IPv6 Traffic", "IPv6 CE Device DHCPv6 Option Transparency", "Further Mitigating Router ND Cache Exhaustion DoS Attacks Using Solicited-Node Group Membership" and "Enhancing Virtual Network Encapsulation with IPv6".

Mark previously presented at AusNOG-05 (2011) on the topic of residential IPv6 CPE, and AusNOG-2013 on the impact of smartphones and tablets on the network.

Elly Tawhai - APNIC

APNIC Update

This short presentation is designed to update the Australian network operations industry covering what is happening around the world with Internet resources. Included are current statistics on AS numbers, IPv4, and IPv6 address delegations, updates on Internet resource policies (such as implementation of recovered IPv4 address blocks), IPv4 markets and transfers, interface service improvement along with other recent APNIC news, and affects on the local industry.

Usen Tulemisov - Cisco Systems

Bandwidth-On-Demand capability in Carrier Network

With the rapidly growing Cloud Services market there is an opportunity to apply Cloud Consumption model to business telecommunications services. One approach Carriers could take is to develop Bandwidth-on-Demand capability to enable their customers to dynamically scale up or down their service and substantially decrease lead times and operations cycles associated with service activation. Whilst it is a complex topic the session gives an overview and number of pointers on some models, tools and approaches which are available now to support this overall goal.


Usen Tulemisov is an Senior Systems Engineer in the Service Provider team at Cisco Australia. Usen holds a PhD in Information Systems and has over 10 years of experience working in telecommunications, managing technology alignment and strategy with partners/customers in Internet, Cloud, Media and Utilities service provider markets. Some of his key areas of interest are SDN, NFV and SON use cases.

Chris Wiren - Defence Science and Technology (DSTO) Communication Networks Research (CNR) Group

An Analysis of the 2013 Icelandic Prefix Hijack

Internet routing is currently based upon a trust relationship that is open to abuse. In May 2013, an Icelandic ISP abused that trust relationship to advertise Australian IP addresses in a prefix hijacking attack. Using publically available BGP data we were able to confirm that 27 Australian IP prefixes were affected and the attack propagation was widespread. This talk will cover an analysis of the event, exploring how far the attack propagated and the effect this had on hijacking and rerouting Australian traffic. We look at the complex nature of the global Internet routing system and the models used to describe it. While the Internet is certainly complex, it is possible to derive meaningful results with only partial knowledge of the policies that underpin global routing decisions. This talk will conclude with a discussion on attribution, detection, prevention and future work.


Chris Wiren is a senior research engineer who has over 20 years’ experience in the telecommunications field. He is a self-confessed telecommunications geek with a particular passion for the alphabet soup of network routing protocols. During his time at DSTO he has presented at both international and national conferences, conducted training workshops and is currently promoting an awareness of routing protocol vulnerabilities. His research interests include Inter-Domain Routing, Interior Gateway Routing, Next Generation Networks and Network Emulation.

Jeff Young - Juniper Networks

Packet Optical Convergence

Convergence of packet and optical networks has been talked about for a number of years, but with the deployment of 100G Coherent technology, we are seeing the first significant progress. This session will cover;
  • A view of what is required for packet optical convergence
  • Some results from field trials of integrated 100G Coherent solutions
  • An insight into some of the early benefits and use cases for this technology, such as pre-emptive restoration


Mr. Young has worked in the Information Technology and Telecommunications industries for 25+ years. His experience spans both the end-user/enterprise, the service provider industry, the equipment vendor, and he has worked as an industry analyst. Mr. Young currently works for Juniper as the Director of Core Architecture in APAC where he helps enterprise and service provider customers develop and propose scalable and cost-effective network designs.